The Lone Wolf

Joe Casey is not a “chick with a pick” himself, but he performs with four rockin’ women nine times a week in FST’s Goldstein Cabaret. We sat down with him to chat about the development process of Guitar Girls, why he loves Johnny Cash, and his favorite Sarasota haunts. Guitar Girls runs in FST’s Goldstein Cabaret now through April 7. For tickets and more information, click … Continue reading The Lone Wolf

Meet the Jersey Boy – Nick Anastasia

We sat down with Nick Anastasia, one of the cast members from FST’s Cabaret Unchained Melodies. Get to know him a little bit more by reading the interview below: Before you were cast in Unchained Melodies, what did you know about male harmony groups? What have you learned since that you find interesting? Luckily for me, I grew up on, and was obsessed with, the smooth sound of groups … Continue reading Meet the Jersey Boy – Nick Anastasia

The Man Behind the Murder

We sat down with Jimmy Nicholas, who plays the enterprising Monty Navarro in FST’s production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. From his Dunkin Donuts addiction to the focus he needs onstage, Jimmy Nicholas is – like Monty – a complex character. A Gentleman’s Guide is now playing in FST’s Gompertz Theatre through January 13. For tickets and more information, click here. How would you describe … Continue reading The Man Behind the Murder

Get to Know the Know-It-All

We sat down with Nathaniel P. Claridad, the human history book of doo-wop. Find out more about him here: Have you ever performed in a cabaret before? If not, how would you describe FST’s process? This is my first experience performing in a cabaret!  The process of creating Unchained Melodies was a whirlwind.  Imagine workshopping and fully mounting a jukebox musical in three weeks – things … Continue reading Get to Know the Know-It-All

Meet the Woman in the Pink Dress

We sat down with Sarah Ellis, who plays Sibella Hallward in FST’s production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Get to know her a little bit more by reading the interview below: You were previously part of the national tour of Gentleman’s Guide. What was that experience like, and how is it different from FST’s production of the show? The Gentleman’s Guide tour was my first big … Continue reading Meet the Woman in the Pink Dress

White Entitlement: Exploring Racial Privilege

by Charles E. Williams Some define privilege as a right or benefit that is given to some people and not to others. To many, privilege is often thought of as something that is earned and not given. The controversial and often hotly disputed term “white privilege” can be thought of as an advantage that white people have in society that is earned by operation of … Continue reading White Entitlement: Exploring Racial Privilege

Don’t Have A Merry Meltdown

by Becca Jennings Let’s face it. The holidays are a time of good tidings, great cheer…and even greater stress. In Straight White Men, the festivities are unexpectedly suspended when son Matt is brought to tears, putting a confusing damper on the family’s Christmas celebration. Here’s a list of seven things inspired by the play that are guaranteed to up the stress level this holiday season. … Continue reading Don’t Have A Merry Meltdown

From the Outside In

by Jenna Tonsor To say playwright Young Jean Lee is “a big deal” is an understatement. She’s been called “One of the best experimental playwrights in America,” by Time Out New York and “The most adventurous downtown playwright of her generation,” by The New York Times. She is the first female Asian American playwright to ever have a play produced on Broadway. She’s a two-time … Continue reading From the Outside In

A Holiday Hits Home

by Jenna Tonsor They say you can never go home again. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee follows three adult brothers, Drew, Jake, and Matt, who reunite in their childhood home to celebrate the Christmas holiday with their father, Ed, who loves his boys as much as he loves forcing them to wear matching Christmas pajamas. Under … Continue reading A Holiday Hits Home