Essential Theatre previews ‘Five Guys Named Moe’

Florida A&M’s Essential Theatre previewed its first performance of “Five Guys Named Moe” on Wednesday night.

Patdro Harris, director and choreographer for “Five Guys Named Moe,” said he was satisfied with the actors’ performance in the preview and appreciated the crowd support.

“We have to keep getting better every night until our opening night,” Harris said. “They did a great job. There was good energy and good people.”

Harris said the play is for music lovers.

“If you love any kind of music, you will love the music,” he said.

Kayla Valley, a freshman biological and agricultural system-engineering student from Tampa, said she enjoyed the musical.

“I loved tonight’s play,” Valley said. “The thing I loved most about it is that they were interactive with the audience, and it wasn’t just sad all the way through. It was real lively and I liked the setting.”

Valley said she gives the play a ten out of ten.

“It seems like these guys worked really hard, and I would recommend it to other people and students,” she said.

Harris said the storytelling of the musical is funny from different perspectives.

“That’s what I like about it,” Harris said. “One man is in trouble, and five guys named Moe come to help him.”

Porscha Tigner, a freshman pre-social work student from Vero Beach, Fla., also enjoyed the musical.

“It had a message, and they were passionate about what they did, and it showed in tonight’s performance,” Tigner said.

A second preview will be held Thursday. General admission for the preview is $8.

Opening night for “Five Guys Named Moe” is Friday at 8 p.m. Showings of the musical will also be Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and Florida A&M employees with ID, $8 for students and children, and $5 for FAMU students with ID.