Zeiders American Dream Theater

Meet Founder and Director, Michael Zeiders and Marketing and Patron Manager, James Bryan of Zeiders American Dream Theater; a local theater that offers a full range of performing arts.

Do you have a nickname? What is it?
M: When I was a little kid I was called little Mike because big Mike lived across the street.
J: When I was a kid I was called Jimmy, so my family started calling me Jimmy Joe Jetters when they wanted to embarrass me in front of my friends.

What is one food that you will not eat?
M: Cooked spinach
J: Octopus

What was your favorite movie?
M: Old Yeller
J: West Side Story

If someone was to give you a gift (money’s no object) what would you want?
M: Give me an extra week to take a longer vacation.
J: My own Haunted House – I am a big Halloween person.

What is your biggest fear?
M: Being late
J: Not being successful

What is the one quality you admire most in others?
M: Passion
J: Character

Where is the next place you want to visit?
M: The Grand Canyon
J: Ireland

If you had to pick one place in town to take a tourist, where would it be?
M: I would take a tourist to the Oceanfront near 31st street.
J: Besides our theater, I would take them to the Pagoda Garden in Norfolk.

Describe your perfect day off.
M: Spending the day with my wife and going to the beach.
J: A day road trip to some place I’ve never been.

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