If Jamie Day looks familiar, you either pay close attention to 1-800-Ask-Gary commercials or regular Florida Studio Theatre.Day, 33, is the lone, female actors member in FST’s “Laughing Matters 2009,” a musical parody that pokes fun at Sarasota national politics, characters and society. She performed in the company’s first run of the show in 2007, and this year she hams it up aacquire in a new collection of modern spoofs.From ripping Sarah Palin in rimmuch less glasses and brunette wig, to mocking downtvery own Sarasota’s roundaround chaos, “‘Laughing Matters’,” says Day, “is like vaudeville meets sketch comedy meets ‘Saturday Night Live’ for Sarasota.”A Southgate resident, Day is also one of a number of tv spokespeople for 1-800-Ask-Gary’s lawyer and also medical-referral solutions, a gig she landed after finding out that the woman through whom she common a StairMaster at the gym was the wife of Ask Gary owner Gary Kompothecras. An Evansville, Ind., indigenous, Day involved Sarasota in 2005 to work on an FST play referred to as “The Last Schwartz.” After salso years in New York City and one hectic year in Los Angeles, the 5-foot-9 actress was exhausted and also prepared for a change of pace. She began coaching acting classes and also in 2007 started Acting via Integrity, a regime that provides after-school- and also summer-camp drama lessons through the Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota County and also the Sarasota Partnership for Children’s Mental Health. She currently commutes once a week to Nova Southeastern College, in Ft Lauderdale, where she is examining to gain her master’s level in drama treatment and marriage-and-family members treatment.“Now that I’ve taken acting to a different level, my passion for it has reverted a hundred-fold,” she claims. INFORMATION“Laughing Matters 2009” continues with June 6, at FST’s Goldstein Cabaret. To purchase tickets, speak to 366-9000 or visit www.floridastudiotheatre.org. For more on Acting with Integrity, speak to 646-221-8558 or visit www.actingwithintegrity.com.

DAY’S TOP FIVE MUSICALS‘Oklahoma’“I played Acarry out Annie a bajillion times, and ‘Overture’ still offers me goose bumps.”‘Cabaret’“I would certainly love to play Sally Bowles, also though I’m always told I’m also tall, or also voluptuous, or also corn-bred for the role.”‘Les Misérables’“I remained in high institution the first time I experienced ‘Les Mis.’ I still cry every time I hear the score.”‘The 1940s Radio Hour’“It’s not an original musical, however it’s among the most fun times I’ve ever had actually on phase. It’s collection throughout World War II and focused roughly a holiday show for the troops.”‘Crazy for You’“I’m crazy about anything Gershwin. I simply love music from the 1930s and also 1940s. Berlin. Howard Arlen. They were such wonderful wordsmiths.”




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