DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND FST ADDS PERFORMANCES
TO INAUGURAL CHILDREN’S THEATRE SERIES
(Sarasota, FL)— FST now offers families and children even more opportunities to experience the magic and inspiration of live theatre. Due to popular demand, additional performances have been added to all Children’s Theatre productions.
Schedule of Additional Performances:
The Velveteen Rabbit – December 3 at 1:00pm
Deck the Halls! – December 24 at 1:00pm
Alice With a Twist – February 11 at 11:00am
The Dragon Vs. the Hiccups and Other Winning Plays – May 13 at 1:00pm
Children’s Theatre subscriptions are on sale with all 4 shows for only $20. Single tickets are only $10. For more information on the full subscription packages please contact Box Office at 941-366-9000 or visit the Children’s Theatre page online at www.floridastudiotheatre.org.
The Velveteen Rabbit written by Kevin Del Aguila based on the book by Margery Williams kicked off this family friendly series in FST’s Bowne’s Lab on November 19. Audiences have raved over this magical and imaginative tale with comments such as, “It was wonderful,” “Fantastic,” and “Great show.”
FST Director of Children’s Theatre, Caroline Kaiser, speaks to this exciting announcement stating, “I am so excited to open up additional performances of our Children’s Theatre series. This past Saturday was our first performance, and the response and energy in the theatre was amazing for a Saturday morning. Full of all different kinds of families coming together to share in the magic of live theatre, the joy from the children, parents, and grandparents was palpable. The happiness and warmth filling the theatre at each performance is what it is all about for me.”
All productions of the Children’s Theatre Series will play in Bowne’s Lab Theatre, an intimate and engaging space where children and families can experience imaginative and inventive storytelling. Kaiser concludes, “In the hustle and bustle of our busy lives it’s refreshing to just take an hour or two to spend time together as a family and make lasting memories. With the addition of new performances, I hope FST will be part of those special memories for many more families.”
Additional performances have been added to all Children’s Theatre productions.
The Children’s Theatre Series includes The Velveteen Rabbit, Deck the Halls!, Alice With a Twist, and The Dragon vs. The Hiccups and Other Winning Plays. Children’s Theatre subscriptions are on sale for only $20. Single tickets are $10. For more information on the full subscription packages please contact the Box Office at 941-366-9000 or visit the Children’s Theatre page online at www.floridastudiotheatre.org for a full list of performances.
About Florida Studio Theatre
Known as Sarasota’s Contemporary Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre was founded in 1973 by Artist 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 Producing Artistic Director 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, the 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.