(Sarasota, FL) — Florida Studio Theatre welcomes Mark Nadler to the Keating stage with his production of I’m A Stranger Here Myself, as part of FST’s Stage III program. It will have a limited engagement beginning March 17, 2015 in the Keating Theatre. Tickets range from $32 to $34. Tickets are on sale and may be purchased from the FST Box Office in person, by calling
(941) 366-9000, or online at www.FloridaStudioTheatre.org.
In this musical, cabaret-style show, I’m A Stranger Here Myself, internationally acclaimed cabaret entertainer Mark Nadler explores the depths of the European Expatriate experience. Nadler examines the lives of German and French songwriters who composed during the years of the Weimar Republic. Nadler also takes a closer look at the lives of ordinary German citizens caught up in the most intriguing and emotionally charged period of the Twentieth Century.
Nadler’s production delves deep into the heart of Weimar Germany. Nadler speaks to the inspiration behind this very personal show. “It’s been so interesting performing this show. I originally thought it would appeal only to Jewish and gay people, because those are the people from the Weimar Republic whose stories I focus on in the show. Most of the artists and great thinkers of the Weimar Republic were either Jewish or gay or both. Then, of course, when Hitler came to power, these two groups were all but wiped out in Germany. But there were survivors and there were people who escaped and it’s these stories that I tell in I’m a Stranger Here Myself. Many of the people who fled to other countries ended up becoming the cultural linchpins of those countries. They became Germany’s greatest export. So, as Ira Gershwin put it, ‘Who’s got the last laugh now.’”
Nadler has previously performed at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops Orchestra Mark Nadler and has been a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Oregon Symphony, National Arts Centre Symphony in Ottawa and others. Nadler has played in almost every significant night-club in New York City and Los Angeles such as four seasons at Sardi’s, 54 Below, The Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, The Cinegrill in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Maxim’s. At the age of nineteen, he played at the West Bank Cabaret where he was the house master-of-ceremonies and musical director. Abroad, Mark has performed in England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Israel and Australia. The New York Times describes this latest production as “Compelling.” The New York Post says it’s “Entertaining and illuminating.” The Wall Street Journal calls it, a “Moving account of the Weimar era.”
I’m A Stranger Here Myself will begin performances March 17, 2015 and run for a limited engagement through March 29, 2015 in FST’s Keating Theatre. Single tickets range from $32 to $34. Tickets are on sale and may be purchased from the FST Box Office in person, by calling (941) 366-9000 or online at www.FloridaStudioTheatre.org. FST is located in historic downtown Sarasota at 1241 North Palm Avenue, Sarasota FL 34236.
About Florida Studio Theatre
Known as Sarasota’s Contemporary Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre was founded in 1973 by Jon Spelman. Starting out as a small touring company, FST traveled to places such as migrant camps and prisons. The company then acquired the former Woman’s Club building, becoming the first permanent venue. Shortly after Richard Hopkins arrived, the building was purchased and renamed The Keating Theatre. In the years that followed, Florida Studio Theatre established itself as a major force in American Theatre, presenting contemporary theatre in its five theatre venues: the Keating Theatre, the Gompertz Theatre, the Parisian style Goldstein Cabaret and John C. Court Cabaret, and Bowne’s Lab Theatre.
Even with its growth, Florida Studio Theatre remains firmly committed to making the arts accessible and affordable to a broad-based audience. FST develops theatre that speaks to our living, evolving, and dynamically changing world. As FST grows and expands, it continues to provide audiences with challenging, contemporary drama and innovative programs.