Welcome to the Edge: Stage III Returns

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, FST’s Stage III Series returns to the Bowne’s Lab stage. Designed for the adventurous theatre-goer, Stage III produces edgy plays that are challenging in content and unique in form. This year’s lineup is particularly exciting, featuring two World Premieres and one Regional Premiere. THE CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE The process of getting pregnant and preparing to welcome a … Continue reading Welcome to the Edge: Stage III Returns

Jim Prosser’s 30th Year With FST!

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!

Network: A Human Story

This Winter, FST presents the Regional Premiere of Network, a thrilling dramatic retelling of the 1976 Academy Award-winning film by Paddy Chayefsky. Adapted by Lee Hall, Network follows Howard Beale, a veteran anchorman who is fired for not bringing in enough viewers. Furious that he is being let go after 25 years with the network, Howard has a mental breakdown live on air during his … Continue reading Network: A Human Story

The Man of Many Hats: Meet Kevin Loreque of “What the Constitution Means to Me”

Kevin Loreque was last seen at FST in 2014 playing Patsy in Monty Python’s Spamalot, an outrageous parody of the legend of King Arthur and his search for the Holy Grail. This season, he shows off his dramatic acting skills in the Obie Award-winning play, What the Constitution Means to Me, now playing in FST’s Keating Theatre through February 26, 2023. Over the course of the 90-minute play, … Continue reading The Man of Many Hats: Meet Kevin Loreque of “What the Constitution Means to Me”

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

The ’70s Are Back at 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

Sarasota Favorite, Jannie Jones, Returns to FST’s Cabaret

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

Welcome to the Renaissance!

It’s 1595, and there’s plague, Puritans, and a power struggle over who is the paramount playwright. At the top of the heap is “The Bard,” William Shakespeare, and Elizabethan England can’t get enough of him. It is against this backdrop that the hit Broadway musical Something Rotten! unfolds. Forced to live in the shadow of Shakespeare, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom struggle to make ends … Continue reading Welcome to the Renaissance!

Artist Spotlight – Get to Know Michael James Byrne

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

It’s Time to Get Your Groove On!

The 1970s were a decade unlike any other, and gave birth to music unlike any other decade that came before. This Season, FST is celebrating that music in The ’70s: More Than a Decade. Featuring such hits as “Joy to the World,” “Let it Be,” “Stayin’ Alive,” and more, audiences should get ready to get their groove on as we travel down memory lane together … Continue reading It’s Time to Get Your Groove On!