Jake La Botz

Reviews from Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

The Shape (Jake La Botz) lives in a shadow world somewhere between a “True Blood” vampire king and the MC in “Cabaret.” ...he is slithering, salacious, manipulative, delightful. ...the Shape struts off like some diabolic cowboy. - LOS ANGELES TIMES

His melodramatic yarn opens with a creepy, tattooed singer named the Shape ascending out of a trap door. A redneck version of the M.C. from “Cabaret,” played with oily glee by Jake La Botz, he presents himself as our conscience’s evil alter ego. About church he says: “I get bad reviews there. Always have. True artists usually do.” The musical comes alive in Mr. La Botz’s every bravura entrance. But his stage time is too brief. - NEW YORK TIMES

...it's hard to see this show and not think the one member who stole the entire performance was Jake La Botz (The Shape).  In fact, if this show went to Broadway, almost any member of this cast could be replaced except for Jake's portrayal of The Shape.  It was truly a role he was born to play.  Jake's character, The Shape, is basically the Devil.  He is so charismatically charming - one can see the danger in finding him so likable.  - ATLANTA COMMUNITY EXAMINER

Now, let me play the devil's advocate for a minute: Jake La Botz was creepy and funny and devilishly good as "The Shape," the smartass, Vegas-by-way-of-Deliverance apparition who slinked around every corner of the set waiting for a character to screw up. His comic relief was so dead-on, it wouldn't surprise me if Ghost Brothers gets re-tooled into a musical revue called "The Shape Shack" (now there's an idea those finicky New York audiences could sink their teeth into). - HUFFINGTON POST

The Shape (Jake La Botz) continually undermines the good intentions of the living. A tattooed, gap-toothed, swaggering rock 'n' roller who could be Satan himself, The Shape preens through the opening numbers of both acts with deliciously hateful songs about leading humanity astray. Readers of King will notice similarities between The Shape and Randall Flagg, a demonic recurring figure with a vicious sense of humor and fondness for "the devil's music."  - ATLANTA CREATIVE LOAFING

An outer demon takes the form of a tattooed punk-rock narrator of sorts called The Shape (an unforgettable Jake La Botz), who lurks throughout the story, not simply a detached observer of events but often subliminally guiding the characters and their actions from the beyond. - ATLANTA CONSTITUTION JOURNAL