As Seen on TV

“I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” Sound familiar? This famous line originally comes from Paddy Chayefsky’s 1976 Academy Award-winning film, Network. This Season, FST is proud to produce the Regional Premiere adaptation of this timely play on our Mainstage. Network tells the story of Howard Beale, a veteran news anchor who has just learned he’s being let go for … Continue reading As Seen on TV

Expecting: A Miracle

Imagine a world in which, within the first few months of pregnancy, you’re able to know how your unborn child will look and behave — if they will have brown eyes, dimples, a sweet disposition, or a rebellious streak. In Jacqueline Goldfinger’s dark comedy, Babel, expectant parents can have all of these answers as early as the first trimester thanks to a new genetic test. … Continue reading Expecting: A Miracle

Get to Know Motown Trivia King, Ben Senneff

Musician and theatre artist Ben Senneff makes his FST debut with the theatre’s latest Cabaret, A Place in the Sun: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder. This high-energy salute to the music legend is packed with more than two dozen of Wonder’s biggest hits, including “I Just Called to Say I Love You,” “Superstition,” and “Isn’t She Lovely?” When Senneff discovered the magic of Stevie Wonder, … Continue reading Get to Know Motown Trivia King, Ben Senneff

Singing the Songs of Stevie Wonder – Get to Know Cast Member, Joshua Pyram

Stevie Wonder was child prodigy who signed with a record label when he was just 11 years old and topped the Billboard chart with his single “Fingertips” at the age of 13. Like Wonder, Joshua Pyram has been performing and playing music since he was young and growing up in Brooklyn. With A Place in the Sun – A Tribute to Stevie Wonder, Pyram has … Continue reading Singing the Songs of Stevie Wonder – Get to Know Cast Member, Joshua Pyram

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

Meet Bea, Nick Bottom’s Wife and “Right Hand Man”

They say that behind every great man is a great woman. In Something Rotten!, FST’s Mainstage Series opener, Bea Bottom is the “great woman” behind her husband, Nick Bottom—a playwright in Elizabethan England who can’t seem to get out from under the shadow of the Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” Jillian Louis plays the dogged and determined Bea in FST’s production of the … Continue reading Meet Bea, Nick Bottom’s Wife and “Right Hand Man”

FST is Back in Full Swing – A Personal Note from the Producing Artistic Director

Welcome back. It’s the beginning of a new season. And this new beginning is filled with anticipation, excitement, and just the right amount of gleeful fear. Why? Because now, we set out on a journey to bring the best in Contemporary Theatre to one of the best audiences in the land. I am entering my 43rd Season as your Artistic Director. When I started in … Continue reading FST is Back in Full Swing – A Personal Note from the Producing Artistic Director

Get Your Comedy Fix With FST Improv!

FST Improv returns this fall to satisfy Sarasota’s comedy fix. With fan-favorite competitions, improvised musicals, and a murder mystery show with a new twist, you won’t want to miss what FST Improv is offering this season. The season kicked off last month with FST’s classic competition show, Out of Bounds, playing now through November 26. Two teams go head-to-head, battling it out with improv games, … Continue reading Get Your Comedy Fix With FST Improv!

Classics Reimagined

FST’s Children’s Theatre Series is back, and this season, all four shows have moved into FST’s larger Keating Theatre. “When our weekend Children’s Theatre Series began six years ago, we were hoping that we could fill a weekend or two,” said Director of Children’s Theatre Caroline Saldivar. “Now, the interest has grown so much that we need to move into the larger theatre to accommodate … Continue reading Classics Reimagined

FST’s Shindig Returns

On February 6, 2023, FST’s Hegner Theatre Wing will be bustling with disco balls and groovy music, as we celebrate the return of FST’s Annual Shindig. This year’s theme is “The Groovy ’70s” and attendees are invited to don their favorite ’70s apparel. Wendy Grady will chair the once-a-year event, bringing together audience, actors, and supporters to revel and honor the art of theatre. “We’ll … Continue reading FST’s Shindig Returns