The Man Behind the Mystery

By TJ Lewis He was named one of the top 20 most-produced playwrights in 2015 and 2016 by American Theatre Magazine. He’s been called “the man who may be America’s premier biographical playwright” by Playbill. He is the winner of the Outer Critics Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play for his work, Camping with Henry and Tom. Now, … Continue reading The Man Behind the Mystery

Of Life, Death, and Inbetween

By Michael Nichols From the playwright who brought us both Relativity and Dancing Lessons, FST’s Mainstage series proudly presents the WORLD PREMIERE of Wednesday’s Child by Mark St. Germain. The curtain rises on Becca Connor’s bloodstained living room as detectives Valez and Dixon attempt to piece together the details of her murder. Interviews with characters Susan and Martin Merrit reveal that the couple had hired … Continue reading Of Life, Death, and Inbetween

Meet Record-Breaking 10-Year-Old Playwright, Viviana

By Becca Jennings Viviana is a normal fifth grader. Her favorite colors are robin’s egg blue and sea foam green. In her spare time, she enjoys reading Harry Potter and playing with her dog, Millie. She also really likes watching random videos on YouTube. But unlike most fifth graders, Viviana is an award-winning playwright. In fact, Viviana has won FST’s annual youth playwriting competition for … Continue reading Meet Record-Breaking 10-Year-Old Playwright, Viviana

Secrets Stored: Unveiling Celebrity at all Costs

By Meg Gilbert and Irene Martinko While the Guitar Girls are “Workin’ 9-5” in FST’s Goldstein Cabaret, struggling LA actor Alex More is working the oddest of odd jobs in FST’s Bowne Lab Theatre. “The gates opened, and suddenly I was in another world. Like when Dorothy steps from sepia into technicolor,” muses character Alex More in the opening of Buyer & Cellar by Jonathan … Continue reading Secrets Stored: Unveiling Celebrity at all Costs

What a Wonderful World

By Becca Jennings and Jenna Tonsor Florida Studio Theatre invites you to take a ride, a twist, or even a mashed potato down memory lane with its newest Cabaret, The Wonder Years: The Music of the Baby Boomers. Experience 20 years of music that shaped a generation, and, in many ways, shaped the world. “There were so many significant moments in music and history that … Continue reading What a Wonderful World

Christopher’s Guiding Light

In Simon Stephens’ The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a highly gifted teenage boy named Christopher Boone investigates the murder of his neighbor’s dog, Wellington. As his investigation unfolds, Christopher unearths family secrets that throw his world in a tailspin, making him question everything he believes, and spurring him on an adventure that will change his life forever. In FST’s production of Curious Incident, Ashton Heyl … Continue reading Christopher’s Guiding Light

Four Women. One Man. Six Strings.

by Becca Jennings “It’s a man’s world,” Joni Mitchell once said of the music industry. “Men wrote most of the songs for women, and they were mostly tales of seduction. I wrote my own songs. That ended that.” From the front porch swing to sold out stadiums, Guitar Girls, FST’s second Cabaret of the Winter Season, celebrates the greatest female-songwriters of the last century. Shining … Continue reading Four Women. One Man. Six Strings.

A Marquee Season with Challenges and Entertainment

We have a fantastic Mainstage line-up this Winter! It is the kind of season that comes together every five or ten years. It’s a “marquee” season: three of the plays received highly successful, high-profile Broadway productions and the fourth is a World Premiere. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder won the Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Direction, and … Continue reading A Marquee Season with Challenges and Entertainment

Singin’ It Like the Women Lived It

by Lydia Baxter “We were poor but we had love. That’s the one thing that Daddy made sure of,” sang Loretta Lynn in her most famous song, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” For the most influential female singer-songwriters of all time — including Lynn along with artists like Joni Mitchell, June Carter-Cash, Dolly Parton, and countless others, music not only transformed their lives, their music was their … Continue reading Singin’ It Like the Women Lived It