Called “Endearingly funny and deeply affecting” by The Washington Post, What the Constitution Means to Me shattered box office records during its Broadway run at the Helen Hayes Theater, playing a total of 24 weeks. Now, the play by Obie Award-winning playwright Heidi Schreck is coming to Florida Studio Theatre’s Mainstage. Nominated for both the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for … Continue reading Humor, Heart, and The US Constitution
They say that behind every great man is a great woman. In Something Rotten!, FST’s Mainstage Series opener, Bea Bottom is the “great woman” behind her husband, Nick Bottom—a playwright in Elizabethan England who can’t seem to get out from under the shadow of the Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” Jillian Louis plays the dogged and determined Bea in FST’s production of the … Continue reading Meet Bea, Nick Bottom’s Wife and “Right Hand Man”
Welcome back. It’s the beginning of a new season. And this new beginning is filled with anticipation, excitement, and just the right amount of gleeful fear. Why? Because now, we set out on a journey to bring the best in Contemporary Theatre to one of the best audiences in the land. I am entering my 43rd Season as your Artistic Director. When I started in … Continue reading FST is Back in Full Swing – A Personal Note from the Producing Artistic Director
FST Improv returns this fall to satisfy Sarasota’s comedy fix. With fan-favorite competitions, improvised musicals, and a murder mystery show with a new twist, you won’t want to miss what FST Improv is offering this season. The season kicked off last month with FST’s classic competition show, Out of Bounds, playing now through November 26. Two teams go head-to-head, battling it out with improv games, … Continue reading Get Your Comedy Fix With FST Improv!
FST’s Children’s Theatre Series is back, and this season, all four shows have moved into FST’s larger Keating Theatre. “When our weekend Children’s Theatre Series began six years ago, we were hoping that we could fill a weekend or two,” said Director of Children’s Theatre Caroline Saldivar. “Now, the interest has grown so much that we need to move into the larger theatre to accommodate … Continue reading Classics Reimagined
On February 6, 2023, FST’s Hegner Theatre Wing will be bustling with disco balls and groovy music, as we celebrate the return of FST’s Annual Shindig. This year’s theme is “The Groovy ’70s” and attendees are invited to don their favorite ’70s apparel. Wendy Grady will chair the once-a-year event, bringing together audience, actors, and supporters to revel and honor the art of theatre. “We’ll … Continue reading FST’s Shindig Returns
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Prosperity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” These are the first 52 words of our country’s founding document, the U.S. … Continue reading “We the People” Gets Personal
He was an accomplished musician by age eight and made his recording debut at twelve. He is a 25-time Grammy winner and has been inducted into The Rock & Roll, Rhythm and Blues, and Songwriters Halls of Fame. He even helped make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a federal holiday. This Season, FST is celebrating the songbook of the one-and-only Stevie Wonder. Featuring such songs … Continue reading FST Cabaret Shines a Spotlight on the Songbook of Stevie Wonder
by Jack Getz This Season, FST is proud to kick off its Winter Mainstage Series with a play that The New York Post called “Broadway’s new big, fat hit.” Shakespeare is coming to Florida Studio Theatre. Strictly speaking — the knock-off Shakespearean play featured in Something Rotten!, dreamed up by two dirty rotten scoundrels competing with The Bard. To explain their funny business, let’s turn … Continue reading The Musical’s The Thing!
Get ready to get your groove on – we’re celebrating all things ‘70s, baby! It was the decade that brought us disco balls, go-go boots, macramé, the invention of Post-Its, and the very first Apple Computer. It was the decade that brought our troops home from Vietnam and brought on government distrust in the wake of Watergate. But the 1970s also brought us something more: … Continue reading The ’70s Are Back at FST