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From big hair and dancing to a touching romance between two animal-lovers, Florida Studio Theatre has an exciting line-up this season. Subscribe today and secure your chance to witness a Tony Award winning musical, two Regional Premieres, and a South Eastern Regional Premiere all come to life on stage. By subscribing, you save over 50% off regular prices and can enjoy our liberal seat exchange policy. For more information on our shows this season, click on the titles below or call our Box Office at (941) 366-9000. If you would like to subscribe online, please click here
Based on the film by John Waters, book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

Opens November 12
Gompertz Theatre

The ’50s are out and change is in the air. Baltimore’s Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion – to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, and overnight is transformed from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. But can a trendsetter in dance and fashion vanquish the program’s princess, win over her heartthrob, and socially integrate a television show without denting her ‘do?


“Infectiously funny” – Chicago Tribune

Dancing Lessons
By Mark St. Germaine

Opens December 10 
Keating Theatre 

A young man with Asperger’s Syndrome seeks the instruction of a Broadway dancer, now sidelined with injuries. As their relationship unfolds, they’re caught off-guard by the surprising discoveries – both hilarious and heartwarming – that they make about each other.


“Inspirational” – Berkshire Onstage
By Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan

Opens February 4 
Gompertz Theatre

A powerful story of the fight and flight for freedom both abroad and at home. Fly follows four  
African-American military pioneers from training through WWII. Proving themselves as officers and pilots, they paved the way for desegregation of the American military. A true tale of brotherhood, acceptance, and equality.


“Superior piece of theatrical synergy” 

– The New York Times 


By Christian O’Reilly 


Opens April 8

Gompertz Theatre 


(Chuh-pah-tee) A flat pancake-like bread, usually of wholewheat flour, baked on a griddle. Romance is a distant memory for two lonely animal-lovers living in Dublin. When forlorn Dan and his dog Chapatti cross paths with the amiable Betty and her nineteen cats, an unexpected spark begins a warm and gentle story about two people rediscovering the importance of human companionship.

“Compassionate new piece”

– Chicago Tribune



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