Humor, Heart, and The US Constitution

Called “Endearingly funny and deeply affecting” by The Washington Post, What the Constitution Means to Me shattered box office records during its Broadway run at the Helen Hayes Theater, playing a total of 24 weeks. Now, the play by Obie Award-winning playwright Heidi Schreck is coming to Florida Studio Theatre’s Mainstage. Nominated for both the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for … Continue reading Humor, Heart, and The US Constitution

“We the People” Gets Personal

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Prosperity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” These are the first 52 words of our country’s founding document, the U.S. … Continue reading “We the People” Gets Personal

The Musical’s The Thing!

by Jack Getz This Season, FST is proud to kick off its Winter Mainstage Series with a play that The New York Post called “Broadway’s new big, fat hit.” Shakespeare is coming to Florida Studio Theatre. Strictly speaking — the knock-off Shakespearean play featured in Something Rotten!, dreamed up by two dirty rotten scoundrels competing with The Bard. To explain their funny business, let’s turn … Continue reading The Musical’s The Thing!

The Conniving Director of “Smoke & Mirrors” – With Ben Cherry

At the center of the comedic murder mystery, Smoke & Mirrors is Hamilton Orr, a crafty Hollywood film director who wants complete control over a multi-million-dollar movie. In order to take the reins of the film, he comes up with a deadly scheme and recruits his wife, Barbara, and creative partner, Clark, to lend a hand. Things do not go as planned and the wily … Continue reading The Conniving Director of “Smoke & Mirrors” – With Ben Cherry

Full of Heart – With Rachel Moulton

In Audrey Cefaly‘s uplifting comedy, Maytag Virgin, FST Associate Artist Rachel Moulton plays Lizzy Nash, a quick-witted English teacher taking a break from the classroom after losing someone close to her. Moulton has the unique artistic challenge of not only having to memorize a vast majority of the play’s dialogue but also having to tell the story of Lizzy’s complex (and very human) emotional journey. … Continue reading Full of Heart – With Rachel Moulton

Classic Hollywood is Back With a Vengeance

Nothing is at it seems in Smoke & Mirrors, a comedic murder mystery about a band of Hollywood creatives who only care about one thing more than themselves: guaranteeing that their latest film will be a box office smash hit. Hamilton is an enterprising Hollywood director, consumed by a scandalous vision for the film. Clark is a frenzied screenwriter who is fiercely determined that his … Continue reading Classic Hollywood is Back With a Vengeance

The Healing Power of Love – With Blake Price

Actor Blake Price is no stranger to playing a leading man—he played Monty Navarro in the national tour of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Jimmy Ray Dobbs in FST’s hit 2020 production of Steve Martin & Edie Brickell’s Bright Star. This summer, he returns to FST to play Jack Key, a mild-mannered Southern man who moves in next door to a quick-witted, … Continue reading The Healing Power of Love – With Blake Price

Love is a Funny Thing

Some say it’s blind. Others say it’s eternal. Plato called it “a serious mental disease.” For Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Audrey Cefaly, maybe love is all these things. This is where her play, Maytag Virgin, takes root. In this uplifting Southern love story, the unflappable Jack Key moves in next door to the endearingly neurotic Lizzy Nash, and almost instantaneously, sparks begin to fly. Her yard … Continue reading Love is a Funny Thing

A Note from “Ring of Fire” Director, Ben Hope

When Johnny Cash boarded the train that would take him beyond this life, he must have had a great deal of luggage. His unique gift earned him 11 Grammy Awards, the National Medal of the Arts, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and led to his membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of … Continue reading A Note from “Ring of Fire” Director, Ben Hope

All’s Fair in Love and Laundry

Good fences make good neighbors, right? But what about clotheslines? Audrey Cefaly’s charming comedy, Maytag Virgin, centers on two neighbors in a small Alabama town who are both dealing with the everyday struggles of loss, love, and life. At first glance, the two neighbors couldn’t be more different—the backyard of one house is cluttered, filled with moving boxes and furniture, while the other is adorned … Continue reading All’s Fair in Love and Laundry