FST extends dancing in the street for a 17th week
(Sarasota, FL) — Due to popular demand, Florida Studio Theatre is proud to announce the extension of Dancing in the Street, developed by Richard Hopkins and Jim Prosser with special assistance by Rebecca Hopkins. The show will run through February 14, 2015. Subscriptions for all three Cabaret shows can be purchased for as little as $39 online at FloridaStudioTheatre.org, by phone at
(941) 366-9000, or by visiting the Box Office. Single tickets for Dancing in the Street range
Dancing in the Street opened in the John C. Court Cabaret on October 22, 2014 with audiences eager to sing and dance along with these iconic songs from some of the greatest female artists in music history. Due to such a positive response, the show has been extended for a 17th week. Returning company member and one of the original Prima Donnettes, Jannie Jones describes her experience on this show stating, “I love doing this show with my sweet and talented cast. What I love even more are the smiles, cheers and participation of our audiences as they travel down memory lane. It’s simply a joy.”
Audiences have responded with enthusiasm and excitement saying, “Such energy!”and “Absolutely superb, couldn’t imagine it better!” The critics agree. The Sarasota-Herald Tribune called the show, “An engaging musical revue.” The Observer described it as a, “High energy, feel good revue.”
Sharing her thoughts on performing night after night for enthusiastic Sarasota audiences is newcomer, Maggie Politi. “It’s fun to have a unique, fresh performance every night. I love being able to look into the audience and work off their smiling faces and energy. Our shows are always impacted by our audience members and the great energy they bring to the theatre.”
Fellow cast member, Courtney Stokes also shared her thoughts on what it means to be a part of this toe-tapping revue. “I am excited to be part of Dancing in the Street because I love being able to share and interpret music that has been popular for so many years. It is not often that an actress is given the freedom to put her own spin on material which makes this such a rare and wonderful opportunity.”
The Prima Donnettes will keep audiences dancing through February 14, 2015. Subscriptions for all three Cabaret shows can be purchased for as little as $39 online at FloridaStudioTheatre.org, by phone at (941) 366-9000, or by visiting the Box Office. Single tickets for Dancing in the Street
range from $18-39.
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.
HAIRSPRAY – November 12 – January 11
DANCING LESSONS – December 10 – February 27
FLY – February 4 – April 4
CHAPATTI – April 8 – May 30
WITH THE PRIMA DONNETTES – October 22 – February 5
AMERICAN PIE – December 31 – April 23
AND OTHER LIFE LESSONS FROM VAUDEVILLE – February 18 – June 7
OUT OF BOUNDS MATCH UP – October 18 – January 3
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RAP-Punzel – September 23 – November 14