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

At the center of the comedic murder mystery, Smoke & Mirrors (now playing in FST’s Gompertz Theatre), 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 … 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

“The Man in Black” Comes to FST

This summer, FST is proud to bring audiences Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, a raw and rousing musical biography celebrating the life and songbook of Johnny Cash. Called “A show that should not and cannot be missed” by Showbiz Chicago, Ring of Fire features over two dozen of Johnny Cash’s biggest hits, from “I Walk the Line” and “Folsom Prison Blues” to … Continue reading “The Man in Black” Comes to FST

A Boy Named Cash

This summer, fall in love with Johnny Cash and his music all over again with FST’s Summer Mainstage production of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash. In this powerful musical, the story of Johnny Cash’s life—including his successes, challenges, triumphs, and missteps—is told through his music. Featuring such classics as “Folsom Prison Blues” and “I Walk the Line,” Ring of Fire brings audiences … Continue reading A Boy Named Cash

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”