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

The Power of Comedy With John Long in “The Play That Goes Wrong”

John Long is no stranger to comedy. He’s played King Louis the 13th in The Three Musketeers; Craig, the miserly theater operations manager, in Laughing Stock; and Francis Henshall, a man who finds himself juggling two jobs at the same time, in One Man, Two Guvnors. Now he makes his FST debut in The Play That Goes Wrong, a Tony and Olivier Award-winning comedy that’s … Continue reading The Power of Comedy With John Long in “The Play That Goes Wrong”

An Unbreakable Connection to Country – With Madalyn McHugh

FST audiences will remember Madalyn McHugh from Outlaws & Angels and Three Pianos, two popular FST Cabarets that celebrated outlaw country musicians and piano players, respectively, who blazed their own trails in the industry. Now, Madalyn returns for Friends in Low Places, a contemporary country music revue exploring the musicians who transformed their genre and rocketed to the top of the charts. Armed with an … Continue reading An Unbreakable Connection to Country – With Madalyn McHugh

The Southern Boy – Grant Alan Watkins in “Friends in Low Places”

Growing up in Arkansas, actor/musician Grant Alan Watkins has always been surrounded by country music. Through the year, that music, and its many stories, have brought him cherished memories and musical inspiration. Now, Watkins returns to FST to bring the music of artists like Garth Brooks, George Strait, and Brad Paisley – among others – to life onstage in FST’s hit Cabaret, Friends in Low … Continue reading The Southern Boy – Grant Alan Watkins in “Friends in Low Places”

The Artistic Home & Why We Need It

We are living in an extraordinary time. The pandemic has demanded that we experience something dramatic and tragic together. And we have experienced it as a community and as a nation. Indeed, everyone on the planet is experiencing a common foe: COVID. And during all of this, theatre and art survive. People have poured into the theatre since our reopening in March. We have produced … Continue reading The Artistic Home & Why We Need It

When life Give You Lemons, Tuck’ Em

Life for Casey, the Elvis impersonator, is about to get “All Shook Up.” His rent check bounced (again). He just found out his wife is pregnant with their first child. And to top it all off, he’s just been let go from his not-so-lucrative Elvis gig down at Cleo’s dive bar. Thank you. Thank you very much. And while Cleo’s no longer has a job … Continue reading When life Give You Lemons, Tuck’ Em

WRITE A PLAY Knows No Boundaries

FST’s award-winning arts-in-education program, WRITE A PLAY, is reaching beyond Florida’s borders yet again! At the end of January, FST sent three Teaching Artists—Sarah Durham, Shelby Lynhall, and Kate Walsh—to Camden, NJ, for a week-long residency at Holy Name School. In just five days, they led the entire school through the full WRITE A PLAY program, which normally takes place over the full school year. … Continue reading WRITE A PLAY Knows No Boundaries