“John Thomas is a busy man…. His interests as a musician are wide, varied, and unbound…. Thomas’ openness to the music of other cultures is ingrained, and it has led him to follow his heart in musical matters, collaborating and experimenting with anything that moves him.”

~ Rebecca M. Alvin, “The Music Men of Provincetown”, Provincetown Magazine

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“Pianist-composer John Thomas creates [the] soundtrack for many of P’town’s most magical moments…

“John Thomas loves to travel, and does so often. His favorite destinations are New Orleans and Mexico, but his most fulfilling journeys take place with fingers crisscrossing black and white piano keys.

“The glow surrounding Thomas as he performs is a reflection of the joy the classically trained pianist (who is also a composer and music director) gives to others. Inspiring a circle of goodwill through music is what keeps him moving forward.”

~ Susan Rand Brown, “Music in the moment”, Provincetown Banner

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“…one of Provincetown’s most prolific composers and performers”

~ Kate Carter, “The Life of Meaning: The Creative Life of John Thomas”, Provincetown Magazine

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“His keyboard style is superb…. lush romantic melodies full of Lisztian arpeggios and glissandos….”

~ John Schutz, “Listening to John Thomas”, Provincetown Magazine

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Recording

4 Hands, 2 Guys, 1 Piano! American Music

“A piano duo for more than a decade, Bisaccia and Thomas honor the grand music of the late 19th– and early-20th centuries on their 20-track recording.”

~ Haley Cote, “Two pianists play one instrument for New Year’s concert”, Best Bets, Pick of the Week, Cape Cod Times

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Music Director

Nevermore

“The music, played nearly continuously by pianist-music director John Thomas, is a treat for both music lovers and Poe fans.”

~ Racine Oxtaby, “Edgar Allan Poe gets the musical treatment at Wellfleet”, Provincetown Banner

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Music Director

Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story

“Music director John Thomas’ constant piano accompaniment is a crucial third presence here, and what he accomplishes with Dolginoff’s driving score is… impeccable….”

~ Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll, “Review: ‘Thrill Me’ chills to the bone”, Cape Cod Times

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“The musical accompaniment, by pianist John Thomas, is almost continuous, with no time for applause breaks. This gives ‘Thrill Me’ an almost manic feeling, preventing the audience and the young criminals alike from soaking in the intensity of what is happening….”

~ Racine Oxtaby, “Thrill Me marries murder and love”, Provincetown Banner

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Music Director

Bat Boy The Musical

“An excellent rock band, led by music director John Thomas”

~ “Review: Bat Boy The Musical”, Michael Portantiere, theatermania.com

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Composer

A Perfect Ganesh

“The ethereal and gossamer staging is at times bright and heavenly and other times bathed in saffron-infused warmth, as is the musical score by John Thomas.”

~ Steve Desroches, “Review: A Perfect Ganesh”, Provincetown Magazine

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Composer

Pure PolyESTHER: a biblical burlesque

“[Abe Rybeck] and John Thomas have set Abe’s intricate rhythms to a bouncy, struttable score as gaudy as Chase Taylor’s costumes, as blatantly broad as Thomas DeFrantz’ dances and direction, as eclectic as Trina Banarjee’s peripatetic sets. Who says Bible Studies have to be dull?”

~ Larry Stark, The Theater Mirror, theatermirror.com

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“Since Pure PolyESTHER debuted in the early ‘90s, we’ve had a soft spot for Abe Rybeck and John Thomas’s lewd and lively drag revamp of the biblical story of Esther. The show is a ribald homage to gay liberation; it’s good-natured though pointed barbs about prostitution, greed, and glitter in the Old Testament were slung with style in the Theater Offensive production.”

~ Skip Ascheim and Bill Marx, Best Small Theater of 1999, Boston Globe, boston.com

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Actor

Old Wicked Songs

“As Mashkan, Thomas portrays the middle-aged professor with an assured and comfortable pace that convinces the audience of his authenticity. His accent is pure and plausible, his physical presence a force to be reckoned with. Yet, there is a gentle side to him, a teddy bear quality that endears him to the audience….”

~ Melora B. North, “’Old Wicked Songs’ not so wicked after all”, Provincetown Banner

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“Mashkan, played to perfection by John Thomas…. As Mashkan, Thomas is endearing and inspiring…. The precision of the musical direction by Thomas is evident throughout.”

~ Catherine Houser, “Prodigy, professor clash in moving ‘Songs’”, Cape Cod Times

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