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”

“Georgia McBride” Comes Home

Matthew Lopez’s plays are about home. “They’re all about home, creating home and family—either blood family or manufactured family,” Lopez told the LA Times. And it makes sense that Lopez’s plays would harken back to his own home away from home: the theatre. Originally from Panama City, Florida—where The Legend of Georgia McBride takes place—Lopez decided that he was going to be an actor as … Continue reading “Georgia McBride” Comes Home

Glitter, Glamour, and A Little Bit of Heart

He’s low on cash, his wife Jo is expecting a baby, and he just found out he’s been fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator. Meet Casey, a down-on-his-luck performer who is about to discover that he has got a lot to learn about show business—and himself. Desperate to drum up more business, Casey’s boss at Cleo’s Dive Bar gives “The King” the boot, … Continue reading Glitter, Glamour, and A Little Bit of Heart

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