REGIONAL PREMIERE! Two lonely souls embark on a relationship filled with surprising discoveries. A young man seeks the instruction of a Broadway dancer, now sidelined with injuries. As their relationship unfolds, they’re caught off-guard by the unexpected revelations – both hilarious and heartwarming – that they make about each other.
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
NOW PLAYING | Gompertz Theatre
It’s 1962 – 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, “The Corny Collins Show” and, overnight, is transformed from outsider to irrepressible teen celebrity. But can a trendsetter in dance and fashion vanquish the program’s reigning princess, win the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a television show without denting her ‘do?
REGIONAL PREMIERE! 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.
SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL PREMIERE. A flat pancake-like bread, usually of whole wheat 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.
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From hula hoops and drive-ins to the fight for equal rights, The Prima Donnettes broke onto the airwaves. Featuring songs from dynamic 50s girl groups like The Chiffons and The Chordettes and empowering artists of the 70s such as Aretha Franklin and Cher. The Prima Donnettes are back to feature a soundtrack for the hopes and dreams of women everywhere with songs such as “Chapel of Love,” “Delta Dawn,” and “I Will Survive.”
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In 1964 the Beatles came to America and the British Invasion began. In response a second American Revolution occurred. Artists such as Simon and Garfunkel, and Bob Dylan paved the way for Neil Diamond, John Mellancamp, Billy Joel, and more. Featuring songs such as “The Sounds of Silence,” “Sweet Caroline,” and “New York State of Mind.”
By Richard Hopkins, Rebecca Hopkins, and Jim Prosser
Opens February 18 | John C. Court Cabaret
“Start every day with a smile and get it over with” – W.C. Fields. At its peak in the 20s over two million people saw vaudeville shows EVERY DAY! Vaudeville was the ORIGINAL American entertainment. Celebrate the greatest musical artists such as Fanny Brice, George M. Cohen, Jerome Kern, and Al Jolson. Featuring irreverent humor and unforgettable melodies like “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” “Birth of the Blues,” “Give My Regards to Broadway,” and “Nobody.”
From last week’s “Paper Chase” to other games like “Should’ve Said” and “ABC Shakespeare”, the cast of FST Improv is ready to make your Saturday more comedic!
Every Saturday until January 3, two teams take the stage in Bowne’s Lab to duke it out for the most laughs. Taking audience suggestions, the FST Improv actors will twist and turn them into something hilarious.
It’s that time of year again for FST’s Mixed Nuts Ugly Sweater Party! Folks coming together in the spirit of ugly sweaters has been a beloved and hysterical holiday tradition over the years. This holiday season, FST continues the tradition of the Ugly Sweater Party with a special Mixed Nuts evening of improv.
This year’s party brings together FST’s Adult improv students, FST Improv cast members, and improv performers from the Greater Sarasota and Tampa Bay area. Clad in their ugliest sweaters, they perform games of holiday-themed hilarity.
What great night of Improv would be complete without a little competition? Audience members adorned in the most hideous, hilarious, and ugliest of sweaters will be rewarded. The first prize winner will receive one full session of an FST adult education class.
December 10 @ 7:30 p.m.
Bowne’s Lab Theatre
Tickets ONLY $5
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