Artist Spotlight: Meet Shades of Bublé’s Adam Rennie

Over the past six years, Adam Rennie has traveled around the world, sharing and celebrating the music of Canadian crooner, Michael Bublé. This summer, he has been charming FST audiences with hits like “Feeling Good,” “Moondance,” and “Just Haven’t Met You Yet.” We sat down with Adam to learn more about his experiences on the road with Shades of Bublé, his favorite songs to perform, … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Meet Shades of Bublé’s Adam Rennie

Swingin’ Through the Century

Where could you find Bob Dylan, Motown hits, patriotic anthems, and musical comedians like Spike Jones all in one place? We’ll give you a hint… What machine sat in the corner of almost every diner and soda shop in America for most of the 20th century? You guessed it! The jukebox. Now Sarasota’s favorite swing-era territory band, The Swingaroos, are back at FST to explore … Continue reading Swingin’ Through the Century

Get To Know The Producer: Drew Pournelle

When Drew Pournelle appeared in the first performance of Shades of Bublé: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé in 2015, little did he know that, one day, he would be producing the show and bringing it to venues around the world. This summer, the popular musical tribute to the Canadian crooner, Michael Bublé, has been charming audiences at FST with its tight harmonies and upbeat … Continue reading Get To Know The Producer: Drew Pournelle

Running For Home

Don and Michael are two polar opposites whose lives are in no way going according to plan. But when destiny lands their sons on the same Little League team, the men are forced to coach the swarm of a dozen or so youngsters with bats…together. Don is a win-at-all-costs baseball coaching veteran with zero patience for lateness, losing, or untied shoelaces. Michael is a newcomer … Continue reading Running For Home

The Big Swing with Timothy C. Goodwin

When we first meet Michael in Richard Dresser’s heartwarming comedy Rounding Third, he doesn’t seem to be the kind of coach to lead a team to victory. He’s constantly late, tripping over equipment, and insisting that fun is more important than winning. He’s very clearly a novice at this whole Little League thing. Timothy C. Goodwin, on the other hand, is no novice. Not only … Continue reading The Big Swing with Timothy C. Goodwin

The Drive to Win with Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper

We’ve often heard that winning isn’t everything, right? It’s a question that FST’s heartwarming comedy Rounding Third poses via Don, a veteran Little League coach with a heart full of determination…and little sympathy for losers. Stepping up to the plate to take on Don is actor Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper. An accomplished actor on the stage and the screen, he has already received rave reviews for his … Continue reading The Drive to Win with Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper

A Voice For Change with Thursday Farrar

In 1939, Marian Anderson stood at the Lincoln Memorial and lifted up her voice to perform a powerful rendition of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” (also known as “America”) on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Now, actress Thursday Farrar is stepping onstage to help tell the hidden story behind that iconic concert in My Lord, What A Night by Deborah Brevoort. An accomplished actress, … Continue reading A Voice For Change with Thursday Farrar

Cracking the Code with David Edwards

To call Albert Einstein “one-of-kind” would be an understatement. His scientific discoveries revolutionized theoretical physics and led Time Magazine to dub him “Person of the Century” for the 1900s. Tackling such an icon could be a rather daunting task for an actor. Thankfully, David Edwards, who stars in FST’s Rolling World Premiere of Deborah Brevoort’s My Lord, What A Night, is more than capable of … Continue reading Cracking the Code with David Edwards

The Spark of Inspiration with Jason Cohen

What does a nice Jewish boy from Jersey have in common with a hot headed rockabilly pop star from Louisiana? It’s a question Jason Cohen has been asked quite a few times, and, fortunately, the answer is always easy. Like Jerry Lee Lewis, Cohen is a self-taught pianist who took a childhood knack for tickling the ivories and turned it into a successful career in … Continue reading The Spark of Inspiration with Jason Cohen

Meet the Improviser: Spotlight on Kyle Van Frank

Kyle Van Frank has been making audiences smile since he arrived to the Suncoast in 2019. As a cast member of FST Improv, he brings manic energy and effervescent musical numbers to shows such as Out of Bounds, Triple Play, and FST Improv’s summer hit, Life’s A Beach. We sat down with Kyle to learn more about his history with improv comedy, as well as … Continue reading Meet the Improviser: Spotlight on Kyle Van Frank