The Tampa JCCs and Federation brings you live theater with a Jewish lens at the Cohn Campus J Stage Theatre.

Seating will be socially distanced per CDC guidelines and masks will be required at all times.



BILOXI BLUES by Neil Simon

Wednesday, November 3 | 7:00 PM

Thursday, November 4 | 7:00 PM

Saturday, November 6 | 8:00 PM

Sunday, November 7 | 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM

Tuesday, November 9 | 7:00 PM

Wednesday, November 10 | 7:00 PM*


The second in the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon’s trilogy which began with Brighton Beach Memoirs and concluded with Broadway Bound.

*SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT VETERAN’S DAY SHOW | All veterans receive 1/2 price ticket and a special show gift.

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Announcing the cast of Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues

Opening on November 3, 2021 in the JSTAGE Theatre at the JCC on the Cohn Campus.

Friday 10/15

Keira Osborne (Daisy Hannigan) is making her professional debut in this production and is thrilled to be working with such an amazing group of actors. She is seventeen years old and a senior at Carrollwood Day School, planning to pursue a BFA in Musical Theater in college. Some of her most notable performances include Amneris Aida, Helen Keller The Miracle Worker and Fräulein Kost Cabaret. She is also the co-founder of the non-profit, The 4 Chairs and a Keyboard Project. Lastly, she would like to thank the audience for supporting local theater. @keira.osborne

Sunday 10/17

Rei Capote (Rowena)- is an actor and director native to South Florida. They have worked in professional theatres, done voice-over work, been on television, and small films across Florida. They have trained in Theatre at FIU, UM, and Cambridge University UK. @reiofmoonlight

Monday, 10/20

Cody Farkas (JAMES HENNESSEY) Previous credits:  T.M.L.M.T.B.G.B., Awesome 80’s Prom, Amish Project, N.3.R.D. (RRHS). Excited to do his inaugural Vivid Theatre show here at the J Stage Theatre! @codyfarkas

Tuesday 10/19

Nick Noelte (Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey)- is excited and proud to be part of this fantastic production of Biloxi Blues with this exceptional cast and crew. Nick has always been drawn to Neil Simon’s sense of humor and genuine sincerity. Nick is thankful to Drew Eberhard, the J Stage Theatre, and all of you for the opportunity to be a part of this special show!

Thursday 10/21

Chris Cordero (Roy Selridge)- is thrilled to be joining the cast of Biloxi Blues. He has most recently been seen in Seussical as Cat in the Hat at Carrollwood Cultural Center and New Tampa Players’ production of Akeelah and the Bee. Some of his past favorite roles have been Snoopy You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Harold Bride Titanic: The Musical. Chris has also previously been a cast member of NYC’s S.T.A.R. Theatre Company and US Air Forces’ Tops in Blue. Chris can be seen next at St. Pete City Theatre’s All Together Now musical revue and Eight O’Clock Theatre’s You Raise Me Up.

Sunday 10/24

Chris Cavazza (Donald Carney)- is very happy to be back for his Second Season with Vivid Theatre and J Stage. You may have seen him on this stage as Jonah in Bad Jews, or Frank in All My Sons. Some past awards/credits include 2018 Broadway World's Best Actor in the Tampa/St. Petersburg Area, as Andrew in I Hate Hamlet, El Gallo in The Fantasticks, Jimmy in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Emmett in Legally Blonde. When he's not acting, Chris teaches theatre classes at Ruth Eckerd Hall's Marcia P. Hoffman's School of the Arts. He would like to thank his friends, his girlfriend, and teachers for all their support. @chris.cavazza

Tuesday 10/26

Shaun Memmel (Joseph Wykowski) is super excited to be portraying Joseph Wykowski in Neil Simon’s ‘Biloxi Blues’ and returning in his second season and fourth show with Vivid Theatre Productions! He has been acting on stage since the 7th grade and his is previous roles have included Liam in ‘Bad Jews’, Stanley in ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’, and George in ‘All My Sons’. Shaun would like to his friends and family for all of their support! @shaun_memmel

Thursday 10/28

Ryan Fisher (Arnold Epstein)- is a Senior-year Theatre and Communications dual major at the University of Tampa. Some of his notable credits are as Dylan Klebold/Loner in Innovocative Theatre’s Columbinus, Peter Van Dann in Valrico Village Player’s The Diary of Anne Frank, and George Betterman in UT’s The Arsonist. Enjoy the show!  @rm.fisher


Sunday 10 /31

Elijah Zurek (Eugene Jerome)- is thrilled to play Eugene with this AMAZING cast!  His previous credits include Brighton Beach Memoirs (Eugene), Spring Awakening (Ernst), Little Women (Aunt March), Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd), Mamma Mia (Harry Bright), and 13 the Musical (Eddie).  Elijah is thankful to Vivid Theatre Productions, Drew Eberhard, his fantastic crew and the J Stage Theatre for the opportunity to perform! @elijah_with.a_z

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