11th Annual Sarasota Improv Festival

By Sarah Durham The start of summer at Florida Studio Theatre means the Sarasota Improv Festival is right around the corner! Director of Improv Will Luera is gearing up for an exciting Festival featuring teams from across the country and as far as the United Kingdom and Canada. This year marks the 11th Annual Sarasota Improv Festival, and with it, new teams, new workshops, and … Continue reading 11th Annual Sarasota Improv Festival

Theatre for Audiences

At FST, we are lucky to have such a large subscriber base. Subscribers are those individuals who sign up for an entire season of plays. There are significant dollar savings for the subscriber, plus subscribers get their choice of the best seats first. According to facts and figures provided by Theatre Communications Group (the service organization for the non-profit professional theatre in America), FST has … Continue reading Theatre for Audiences

A Cabaret Season of Change, Contrast, and Charisma

By: Michael Nichols FST’s Summer Cabaret Series brings existing Cabaret shows from across the country to the Gulf Coast, created by some of the top Cabaret performers from major cities like New York City and Chicago. Since 2014, FST’s Summer Cabaret Series has showcased an exciting variety of musical styles and talent for Sarasota audiences – from the development of jazz in the 1920s to … Continue reading A Cabaret Season of Change, Contrast, and Charisma

A “Marvelous” Start to Summer

By Lydia Baxter Opening FST’s 2019 Summer Mainstage season is the Off-Broadway hit musical The New York Times called “An utter charm bomb”—The Marvelous Wonderettes by Roger Bean. Produced across the country to sold-out houses for over twenty years, The Marvelous Wonderettes takes audiences on a cotton-candy colored musical trip down memory lane with over 30 of the top hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s, … Continue reading A “Marvelous” Start to Summer

Getting to the Truth

In Mark St. Germain’s Wednesday’s Child, Susan and Martin Merrit aren’t able to have a child of their own, so they hire a gifted college student, Becca Connor, to serve as a surrogate. When Becca is murdered, a police investigation explodes the lives of everyone who knew her. As Detectives Aleece Valez and Walt Dixon begin to put the pieces together, secrets surface, alibis weaken, and lies are … Continue reading Getting to the Truth

Bringing Becca to Life

In Mark St. Germain’s Wednesday’s Child, Susan and Martin Merrit aren’t able to have a child of their own, so they hire a gifted college student, Becca Connor, to serve as a surrogate. When Becca is murdered, a police investigation explodes the lives of everyone who knew her. As Detectives Valez and Dixon begin to put the pieces together, secrets surface, alibis weaken, and lies are uncovered. At … Continue reading Bringing Becca to Life

Stats on Surrogacy

by Irene Martinko FST’s World Premiere of Wednesday’s Child centers on the hopes and dreams of the Merrit family. All Susan and Martin Merrit ever wanted was a child of their own, but when they learn they are unable to conceive the old fashioned way, the Merrits turn to surrogacy. That’s how they meet Becca Connor, a young college student with expensive dreams of her … Continue reading Stats on Surrogacy

The Man Behind the Mystery

By TJ Lewis He was named one of the top 20 most-produced playwrights in 2015 and 2016 by American Theatre Magazine. He’s been called “the man who may be America’s premier biographical playwright” by Playbill. He is the winner of the Outer Critics Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play for his work, Camping with Henry and Tom. Now, … Continue reading The Man Behind the Mystery