The guy just doesn’t like musicals! Sofia chats with the INCREDIBLE Jon Matteson (The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals, The Power of Prom, Completeness, Tiny Fascists: A Boy Scout Musical, Black Friday)!!! Jon is best known for starring as Paul, the titular musical-hating leading man in Team StarKid’s latest production The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals. Jon is also a founding member of (re)discover theatre, a theatre company with a mission to redefine theatrical norms by creating immersive, unique new productions. He has also starred as Hamlet in Hamlet at (re)discover theatre, Vince in The Power of Prom, Tiny Fascists: A Boy Scout Musical and Trigger Happy at the Annoyance Theatre, as well as Completeness at Theater Wit. Jon wrote and performed his solo show Jon Matteson: A Solo Show by Jon Matteson at the Annoyance Theatre in 2018. His film and television credits include Pwn3d, The Most Dangerous Game, Chicago Fire, #DontBeMine and Comp’d. He is the co-host of the YouTube podcast Rim Tim Timmy’s Fun Time Hour alongside Jeff Blim. Jon is a regular improv and sketch performer in theaters all around Chicago, and has worked with Second City Theatricals since 2014. Jon is currently set to star as the demonic toy Tickle-Me Wiggly in StarKid’s upcoming horror-comedy musical Black Friday. Jon and I discuss his strangest, craziest survival jobs, the origin story of the (re)discover theater and its production of Hamlet, his favorite moments and musical numbers from The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals, his solo show at the Annoyance Theatre, great coffee places in California and much more! You can go see Jon in Black Friday at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre in Los Angeles this holiday season, from October 31st to December 8th.