Artist Spotlight: Meet the Choreographer behind “The Legend of Georgia McBride”

BillyD Hart didn’t just choreograph all of the musical numbers for FST’s The Legend of Georgia McBride. BillyD, (who uses they/them pronouns) is also the understudy for all three drag roles, operates the spotlight for each show, and maintains all 26 wigs (yes, you read that number right) for the production. Oh, and did we mention they can also do a backflip…in heels? The Legend … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Meet the Choreographer behind “The Legend of Georgia McBride”

Back for Another Round of Laughter With Nick Anastasia

After six years, FST decided it was time to produce the next installment of the theatre’s popular musical sketch comedy show, Laughing Matters. So, of course, the show’s creators reached out to the actors who had gotten audiences laughing during the 2016 production. One of those performers was Nick Anastasia, who audiences may also remember from the hit Cabarets, Unchained Melodies (2019) and That’s Amoré! … Continue reading Back for Another Round of Laughter With Nick Anastasia

From Stage to Stage with Gil Brady

If you find yourself sitting in the audience of Laughing Matters thinking, “That guy sure does look familiar…” you’re not wrong. Late last month, actor Gil Brady wrapped up his Mainstage comedy performance as Chris aka Inspector Carter in FST’s sold-out production of The Play That Goes Wrong. Fellow actor William Selby of Laughing Matters had a pre-planned engagement to perform in Forbidden Broadway at North Coast Repertory … Continue reading From Stage to Stage with Gil Brady

“Georgia McBride” Comes Home

Matthew Lopez’s plays are about home. “They’re all about home, creating home and family—either blood family or manufactured family,” Lopez told the LA Times. And it makes sense that Lopez’s plays would harken back to his own home away from home: the theatre. Originally from Panama City, Florida—where The Legend of Georgia McBride takes place—Lopez decided that he was going to be an actor as … Continue reading “Georgia McBride” Comes Home

Glitter, Glamour, and A Little Bit of Heart

He’s low on cash, his wife Jo is expecting a baby, and he just found out he’s been fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator. Meet Casey, a down-on-his-luck performer who is about to discover that he has got a lot to learn about show business—and himself. Desperate to drum up more business, Casey’s boss at Cleo’s Dive Bar gives “The King” the boot, … Continue reading Glitter, Glamour, and A Little Bit of Heart

The FST Newcomer – Nick Abbott

Actor Nick Abbott has performed at theatres across the country—as part of the national tour of Motown the Musical, as Johnny Cash in a Colorado production of Ring of Fire, and as Carl Perkins in Million Dollar Quartet (Clarksville, TN). Now, he makes his FST debut with Friends in Low Places, the theatre’s hit contemporary country music revue featuring the songs of Garth Brooks, The … Continue reading The FST Newcomer – Nick Abbott

Meet The “Laughing Matters” Veteran

Richie McCall could be considered a pro at the ins and outs of FST’s hit musical sketch comedy show, Laughing Matters. This year’s edition of the show, subtitled (Variant 6): Paranoia on Parade, marks the fourth version of the show he’s starred in. And the characters McCall has had to tackle in each show run the gamut. In 2009, he entertained audiences as then-President Barack … Continue reading Meet The “Laughing Matters” Veteran

Music & Memories with Hannah Taylor

Hannah Taylor is no stranger to country music. For years, it provided the soundtrack for her long car rides to and from school with her father. Later, she rocked out to artists like Miranda Lambert and The Chicks with her best friend in high school. Now, she gets to share her own interpretation of the music she knows and loves in FST’s hit Cabaret, Friends … Continue reading Music & Memories with Hannah Taylor

It’s a Lot Of Work to Make People Laugh – With Jenna Cormey

Jenna Cormey spent the end of 2021 perfecting her Lisa Kudrow impression and making audiences laugh as Phoebe Buffay in the Off-Broadway production and National Tour of FRIENDS! The Musical Parody. Now she is showing off her comedy chops in FST’s popular musical sketch comedy revue, Laughing Matters (Variant 6): Paranoia on Parade. We sat down with Jenna Cormey to discuss her favorite song to … Continue reading It’s a Lot Of Work to Make People Laugh – With Jenna Cormey

You’re a Dead Man, Timothy C. Goodwin

The last time FST audiences saw Timothy C. Goodwin on the Gompertz Mainstage, he was playing the novice Little League baseball coach Michael in Richard Dresser’s Rounding Third. Now, he’s showing off his acting chops in a completely different play: The Play That Goes Wrong. In this Tony and Olivier Award-winning comedy, Goodwin plays Jonathan Harris, an amateur actor starring in the fictional West Palmetto Drama Society’s … Continue reading You’re a Dead Man, Timothy C. Goodwin