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Florida Studio Theatre Opens 2023-2024 Winter Cabaret Series with UP ON THE ROOF
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2023


Florida Studio Theatre (FST) kicks off its 2023-2024 Winter Cabaret Series with Up on the Roof, an energetic music revue celebrating the legendary songwriters who churned out hit after hit in Midtown Manhattan, creating what became known as the “Brill Sound.” Learn more about the upcoming performance and how to get tickets here!

Review: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY: The Legend and the Legacy Live in MSMT's New Production
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 30, 2023


There are certain moments of history that become emblazoned in our collective human  psyches. Fans of American popular music all remember with a searing certainty the day when Charles Hardin Holley was killed in a plane crash at age twenty-two,  his pioneering meteoric rock ‘n’ roll career brought to a tragic end. But if  Feb 3,1959, was “the day the music died “ - as Don McLean wrote - MSMT’s Buddy Holly STORY turns that trope on its head. The new production, staged by Angela C. Howell makes clear that the legacy of Buddy Holly lives, and if MSMT’s production of the jukebox musical about Holly’s legend and his legacy rocks the Pickard Theater to the rafters with its visceral musical energy, it also speaks volumes about the warmth and heart of the Holly story.

THE '70S: MORE THAN A DECADE, Extends Again at Florida Studio Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2023


Florida Studio Theatre has announced that, due to continued audience demand, The '70s: More Than A Decade will be extended for a third time. After playing nine shows a week for 19 weeks to sold-out audiences, The '70s: More Than A Decade had its final performance in FST's Court Cabaret on February 12.

Stage Aurora Theatrical Company To Present HARLEM OF THE SOUTH, A Virtual Production
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 27, 2023


Stage Aurora Theatrical Company, Theatre that Enlightens, will celebrate Black History Month and Women's History Month and present 'Harlem of the South' a virtual Fundraiser featuring some of your favorite stars from Broadway, Film and Television.

Florida Studio Theatre Extends Runs Of THE 70S: MORE THAN A DECADE And A PLACE IN THE SUN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 10, 2023


Florida Studio Theatre is extending two Cabaret productions—The '70s: More Than A Decade and A Place in the Sun: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder­.

MTC Mainstage Brings Rock N' Roll To Fairfield County With This Legendary Production Of BUDDY �" THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 7, 2022


Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company concludes its 35th Anniversary Season with the rockin' and rollin' musical, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story by Alan James with music and lyrics by Buddy Holly.

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards; FUGITIVE SONGS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021


This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards; Thanasis Theatre Company's FUGITIVE SONGS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021


Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

BWW Review: BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Florida Studio Theatre Brings Smiles Start to Finish
by Jacob Ruscoe - Nov 20, 2021


There are shows that make you laugh and others that make you cry. We go to the theatre and are swept away by all kinds of emotions. Some shows make us angry and others inspire hope. Then there are the shows that just make us happy. Above all else, “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” at Florida Studio Theatre is just that show.

BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY to Open Florida Studio Theatre's 21-22 Winter Mainstage Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 8, 2021


Florida Studio Theatre will kick off its 48th Winter Mainstage Series with Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story by Alan Janes, one of the most popular Rock & Roll musicals of all time.

Photo Flash: FST Hosts Annual Fundraiser and Grants Spelman Award
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 25, 2020


On Monday, February 24, artists and supporters of Florida Studio Theatre (FST) flocked to its downtown campus for FST's annual fundraiser, the Dangerous Ladies Shindig. Long-time FST supporter Marie G. Kropp chaired the event, and Gulf Coast Community Foundation supported the Shindig as its lead sponsor. With exclusive live entertainment, the presentation of the distinguished Spelman Award, and a plated three-course dinner, FST's Dangerous Ladies Shindig was a not-to-be-missed event for many of the greatest supporters of the arts and contemporary theatre in Sarasota.

FST's ETHEL WATERS: HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW Extends Until August 10
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 10, 2019


Due to audience demand, Florida Studio Theatre (FST) announces the extension of its Summer Mainstage production, Ethel Waters: His Eye is on the Sparrow by Larry Parr, starring popular FST artist Jannie Jones.

Atlanta Improv Group, Dad's Garage, Extends Stay In Sarasota
by Julie Musbach - Jun 21, 2019


Florida Studio Theatre is proud to announce that Atlanta's top improv group, Dad's Garage, will be extending their stay in Sarasota following the 11th Annual Sarasota Improv Festival.

ETHEL WATERS Compelling Voice Returns To Sarasota
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 6, 2019


Florida Studio Theatre proudly presents Ethel Waters: His Eye is on the Sparrow by Larry Parr, an inspiring musical biography celebrating the life and career of singer and actress Ethel Waters. Detailing Waters' inspiring journey from impoverished beginnings to Broadway and Hollywood stardom, this Mainstage production is a true rags-to-riches story and tribute to the resilience of the human spirit.

FST Announces Summer Season
by Julie Musbach - Apr 29, 2019


Florida Studio Theatre (FST) is excited to announce its lineup for the 2019 Summer Mainstage and Cabaret Seasons. On the Mainstage, FST brings music, drama, and laughter to Sarasota with an Off-Broadway hit, a powerful musical biography, and a sexy, smart comedy of manners. In the Cabaret, some of New York City's brightest and most accomplished musical performers bring the music of the 60s and the 70s, the Golden Age of Hollywood, and Frankie Valli to life.

Florida Studio Theatre Extends GUITAR GIRLS For A Third Time
by Julie Musbach - Mar 14, 2019


Due to high audience demand, Florida Studio Theatre (FST) announces the third extension of Guitar Girls, which celebrates some of the past century's greatest female singer-songwriters, and is now playing through April 21.

FST Announces Additional Extension of GUITAR GIRLS
by Julie Musbach - Jan 24, 2019


Due to audience demand, Florida Studio Theatre (FST) announces the second extension of Guitar Girls, which honors some of the greatest female singer-songwriters from the past century, is now playing through April 14. With energetic performances and featuring songs from music legends like Janis Joplin and June Carter-Cash, audiences have called the production "Exceptional," "Fabulous," and "The best show I've ever seen here [at FST] or anywhere."

Florida Studio Theatre Extends GUITAR GIRLS
by Stephi Wild - Jan 7, 2019


Due to audience demand, Florida Studio Theatre (FST) announces the extension of its second cabaret of the season, Guitar Girls, celebrating some of America's greatest female singer-songwriters now through April 7. Brimming with heart and featuring songs from music legends like Dolly Parton and Joni Mitchell, audiences have called the production "first rate," "powerful," and "full of energy and charm." Tickets can be purchased online at floridastudiotheatre.org, or by phone at (941) 366-9000.

BWW Review: GUITAR GIRLS at Florida Studio Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Jan 6, 2019


Guitar Girls At FST Pays Lovely Tribute To Famous Female Guitar Singers & Strummers

Florida Studio Theatre Announces GUITAR GIRLS
by Julie Musbach - Nov 7, 2018


Florida Studio Theatre (FST) proudly presents Guitar Girls, a tribute to some of the greatest female singer-songwriters of the past century. Featuring such hits as "Coal Miner's Daughter," "Jolene," "Big Yellow Taxi," and "I Will Always Love You," this FST original music revue follows the careers, personal journeys, and impact of female music icons from Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton to Joni Mitchell and the Dixie Chicks.

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