Towards A Fervent Theatre

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 country. I am entering my 40th Season as your Artistic Director. When I started in … Continue reading Towards A Fervent Theatre

Love in Translation

By Madison McAllister How many languages does love speak? Just in time for the holidays, FST’s Mainstage Series brings you Handle With Care. Called “The perfect non-Christmas ‘Christmas’ show,” by The Los Angeles Daily News, this New York Times Critics’ Pick tells the story of love lost and love found under the strangest of circumstances on Christmas Eve. The romantic comedy follows Ayelet, a young … Continue reading Love in Translation

Honoring the Dangerous Ladies

By Camryn MacIver Florida Studio Theatre is proud to present The Suffragist Project, an artistic and community-wide celebration of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. With FST at the helm, the Project has brought together over 50 community partners that will each host their own programming in honor of the monumental milestone. Partners … Continue reading Honoring the Dangerous Ladies

Eminent Entertainment

By Benedict Burgess FST Improv returns, reviving old favorites and expanding into new forms. The season kicks off with audience favorite Out of Bounds, a competitive improv show where teams face off in a gut-busting battle. “We’re doing things a little differently this year,” says Will Luera, FST’s Director of Improv. “We’re forming a total of eight distinct teams. Every Saturday night, the audience decides … Continue reading Eminent Entertainment

Anyone Can Be a Storyteller

By Meg Gilbert One big idea shines through FST’s 4th Annual Children’s Theatre Season: anyone can be a storyteller. “Using the imagination and innovation that audiences have come to expect from FST, we will tell stories of truth and family for a new generation this season,” shared Caroline Kaiser, FST’s Director of Children’s Theatre. Starting November 30, FST’s Children’s Theatre celebrates the holidays with Deck … Continue reading Anyone Can Be a Storyteller

Melting Pot Music

By Lydia Baxter It sounded like heartbreak, but with a rock & roll twist and a flair for the soulful. Featuring the sounds of hard knock living and home-style storytelling, FST’s rousing new musical revue, Outlaws and Angels, captures an American spirit with themes of freedom, faith, and family. From country’s classics like Hank Williams and “Outlaws” like Willie Nelson, to contemporaries like Miranda Lambert, … Continue reading Melting Pot Music

Dean Martin & The Legacy of a King

By Lydia Baxter Charisma. Comedy. Confidence. Dean Martin was “The King of Cool.” Elvis Presley admired him. Marilyn Monroe partied with him. And Frank Sinatra was his wingman. FST’s newest Cabaret, That’s Amoré! celebrates the great songbook and talent of Dean Martin. Featuring music that put Martin on the map, with classics like, “Everybody Loves Somebody,” “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head,” and “Volare,” … Continue reading Dean Martin & The Legacy of a King

Shine On, Bright Star

By Lydia Baxter We’ve all had musicals and movies that we grew up with, featuring songs or scenes we just can’t knock from our memories. For me, it was Guys and Dolls and West Side Story. For comedian Steve Martin, it was The Music Man and Oklahoma. For American singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, it was The Sound of Music. What is it about these musicals that cause … Continue reading Shine On, Bright Star

When Great Minds Think Alike

By Lydia Baxter Edie Brickell and Steve Martin are somewhat of an unlikely pairing—she’s a well-known singer-songwriter and he’s a comic legend. But they struck gold in 2013 with their Grammy Award-winning album, Love Has Come for You, and again three years later, when Bright Star hit Broadway. While Brickell and Martin were touring together shortly after their record release, they started discussing their love … Continue reading When Great Minds Think Alike

‘Bright Star’ Brings the Heart Home

By Meg Gilbert They say, “Home is where the heart is.” This fall, Florida Studio Theatre is proud to bring you the Florida Premiere of Bright Star, a play about coming home that is steeped in heart. Created by actor, comedian, and writer Steve Martin along with renowned folk singer Edie Brickell, Bright Star tells the story of Alice Murphy, a literary editor who meets … Continue reading ‘Bright Star’ Brings the Heart Home