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

The Universal “Mr. Cool”

Returning to FST after his appearance in the record-breaking Cabaret, Blue Suede Shoes, Nygel D. Robinson lends his smooth voice to the music of Dean Martin in That’s Amoré!. A forever fan of crooners like Sinatra and Bobby Darin, Nygel has learned, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, how to “embody the smooth sophistication of the period.” We sat down with Nygel to discuss the development process of That’s Amoré!, what he’s … Continue reading The Universal “Mr. Cool”

Amoré for the King of Cool

By Michael Nichols & Becca Jennings “If this is just the beginning, my life’s gonna be beautiful,” Dean Martin once said. And he was right. The original cool guy with a dusky baritone voice, Dean Martin was a fast-thinking, charismatic entrepreneur who not only sang his way to stardom, but built the bridges to help get him there. From his early days in Martin and … Continue reading Amoré for the King of Cool