After a sold out 19-week run, plus an additional 4-week limited return engagement, The ’70s: More Than a Decade has officially become the biggest hit in FST Cabaret history. With 21,000 tickets sold, The ’70s: More Than a Decade has outstripped previous record-breaking Cabarets, including Unchained Melodies, Blue Suede Shoes, and Guitar Girls. Now, FST is thrilled to share this beloved revue with you in … Continue reading The ’70s Are Back, Baby!
FST’s latest hit Cabaret, The ’70s: More Than A Decade, opens with “A Fifth of Beethoven” written by Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band and adapted by FST Resident Pianist Jim Prosser. “Jim takes classical and well-known songs and turns them on their heads,” said Managing Director and Cabaret Developer Rebecca Hopkins. “He wants audiences to know the words and the music. He wants … Continue reading Jim Prosser’s 30th Year With FST!
Get ready to get your groove on – we’re celebrating all things ‘70s, baby! It was the decade that brought us disco balls, go-go boots, macramé, the invention of Post-Its, and the very first Apple Computer. It was the decade that brought our troops home from Vietnam and brought on government distrust in the wake of Watergate. But the 1970s also brought us something more: … Continue reading The ’70s Are Back at FST
Though she lives in New York City, Jannie Jones is a staple of the Sarasota performing arts community. Jones has been featured in almost two dozen FST productions, including the powerful musical biography Ethel Waters: His Eye in on the Sparrow, the runaway Cabaret hit Blue Suede Shoes, and last season’s hit musical, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. This season, she brings the distinct music … Continue reading Sarasota Favorite, Jannie Jones, Returns to FST’s Cabaret
Even though he was not alive during the 1970s, Michael James Bryne grew up listening to the decade’s biggest artists, from Carole King and Elton John to ABBA and Queen. Now, in FST’s latest music revue, The ’70s: More Than A Decade, Byrne gets to revisit the music that was always playing in his house when he was young. We sat down with Michael to … Continue reading Artist Spotlight – Get to Know Michael James Byrne