James McFadden was born and raised in San Diego, CA, but has called southern Utah his home for over 12 years now. James is performing as Larry on Shane’s crew & will be serving as the show’s MC.
James McFadden is currently the Editor and Online Content Director for The Independent. With over 30 years of experience in the Marketing & Sales industries, spending his first 10 years out of high school in radio broadcasting. He has published several magazines including Life at Stone Cliff, What’s Up Southern Utah, and the Remodeler. He was also the creative founder behind The Senior Saver, a local coupon guide in southern Utah.
James grew up playing the piano, trumpet, and baritone and eventually taught himself how to play the guitar.
Mara the Musical is only the third production James has performed in with his first and favorite being “Wait Until Dark” just three years ago when he performed as Carlino at Brigham’s Playhouse. However, James is not new to the stage as he was part of an indie band called “James, John, and the Giant” playing in coffee shops throughout San Diego; but that was over 25 years ago now…
Some of his favorite hobbies are writing, teaching, snowboarding, surfing, playing guitar, and using his drone to shoot video.
James’s favorite motto is one that he learned from his father; “Always return that which has been entrusted or loaned to you in as good or better condition than it was when you first took possession of it.” ~ James Michael McFadden Sr.
James believes this can be said for everything in life, especially his children. “Our children are not ours to rule over, they have been entrusted to us to cultivate and nurture so that the world can be a better place than it was when we first arrived.”
You can follow James on Twitter: @DayByJames