This Week at Florida Studio Theatre June 24, 2014

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This Week at Florida Studio Theatre                                                         June 24, 2014

In This Issue
Becoming Dr. Ruth
Pump Boys and Dinettes
At The Hop
FST Improv
Sarasota Improv Festival
Inside FST: Summer Camp
Quick Links


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Becoming Dr. Ruth
 Opens This Friday 


Susan Greenhill. Photo by Brian Braun.


There’s still time to subscribe FST’s Summer Mainstage season and see three shows for as little as $39!  


Dr. Ruth Westheimer revisits her fascinating life after the death of her third husband. From her time as a young child in a Swiss orphanage to her time working as a celebrity sex therapist, Dr. Ruth approaches the chapters of her life with a charming sense of humor. A moving, funny portrayal of one woman’s determination to survive, thrive and keep learning.


Following Becoming Dr. Ruth is Taking Shakespeare playing in the Gompertz July 23 through August 17. This is a summer season filled with great stories, great music, and great moments.  



Click here for more information or to purchase tickets,
call the FST Box Office at (941) 366-9000.



Pump Boys and Dinettes
 Final Week 


T. Scott Ross. Photo by Cliff Roles.


“Musical slice of life

– Sarasota Herald-Tribune


“Real chemistry and heart

– The Observer


Audiences agree:

“Fun show”

“It was fantastic”

“My style of music”  



Don’t miss your chance to see this down-home rockin’ musical before it closes on June 29, 2014. Great seats are still available! 


The pump boys sell high octane fuel on North Carolina’s Highway 57 and the sassy dinettes run the Double Cupp diner next door. Between changing tires and baking pies, the gang performs a rousing, down-home mix of country western, rock ‘n’ roll and blues in this charming tale of friendship, romance and life’s simple pleasures.


Following Pump Boys and Dinettes is Becoming Dr. Ruth opening this Friday in the Keating Theatre and playing through July 27. The final show will be Taking Shakespeare playing in the Gompertz July 23 through August 17. 



Click here for more information or to purchase tickets,
call the FST Box Office at (941) 366-9000.



At The Hop 
Final Two Weeks
Jeremy Bernard, Mando Fonseca, and Grant Hendrickson. Photo by FST.

Now in its final two weeks in the Court Cabaret is At The Hop by The Alley Cats! They are America’s Premiere Doo-Wop group, performing songs of the 50s and 60s. This dynamic a cappella group entertains with a spontaneous humor and refreshing contemporary style of song. Celebrating their 25th anniversary, The Alley Cats are a perfect blend of musical talent and comic timing. Featuring songs such as “Life Could Be a Dream,” “Rock ‘N’ Roll Is Here To Stay,” and “Duke Of Earl.”
Great seats are available for the following performance:

Following At The Hop is Clearly Invisible: Magic Up Close with Carl Seiger playing July 8 to August 3. Rounding out the summer is Somewhere Over the Rose: The Songs and Stories of Judy Garland and Bette Midler, playing August 5 to August 31.


Click here for more information or 
Call the box office at (941) 366-9000.


FST Improv
Laugh Out Loud
Patrick A. Jackson. Photo by Cliff Roles.

They’re back this Saturday and every Saturday for a summer of laugh-out-loud fun and mayhem in Out of Bounds Match Up.

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. Who will win the duel of fools? You get to decide as they battle it out. 


Upcoming Shows:

6/28 @ 7:30 in Bowne’s Lab 


Full Menu & Bar! For pre-show dining & beverages, please arrive at 6:30pm to ensure service. 




Click here for more information or 
Call the box office at (941) 366-9000.


Sarasota Improv Festival
2 Days of Non-Stop Laughter

Robert Woo in 2013 Improv Festival.
Photo by Jacquelyn Marie.


Join us July 11 & 12 for 2 days and nights of laugh-out-loud performances from 16 of the hottest improv troupes across the country. Headlining the festival is the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Touring Co. all the way from New York City.

The festival will also feature Improv workshops taught by the professional Improvisers attending the festival. This is a must-see event for anyone with a funny bone!


Tickets are on sale:  

Weekend passes – $59

Nightly passes – $49

Special Event tickets – $25 Individual shows – $10

Workshops – $29 for a two-hour session 


Click the group titles below for single ticket information.  


2014 Sarasota Improv Festival Line up  


Friday, July 11 
6:00 pm – FST Improv – Goldstein Cabaret 
7:00pm – The Third Thought – Goldstein Cabaret 
7:00pm – ImprovBoston – Keating Theatre 
8:00pm – Hawk and Wayne – Goldstein Cabaret 
8:00pm – Dad’s Garage – Keating Theatre 
8:00pm – UCB Tour Co.– Gompertz Theatre 
9:00pm – Six Degrees– Goldstein Cabaret 
9:00pm – Villain Improv– Keating Theatre 
10:00pm – Available Cupholders– Keating



Saturday, July 12 
5:00pm – Post Dinner Conversation – Goldstein Cabaret 
5:00pm – Dear Aunt Gertrude– Keating Theatre  

6:00pm – Improv Against Humanity– Goldstein Cabaret
6:00pm – North Coast Improv – Keating Theatre
7:00pm – Dad’s Garage– Goldstein Cabaret
7:00pm – Big Bang Improv– Keating Theatre
8:00pm – STACKED– Goldstein Cabaret
8:00pm – SAK Comedy Lab– Keating Theatre
9:00pm – UCB Tour Co.– Gompertz Theatre
10:30pm – All Play– Gompertz Theatre


Sarasota Improv Festival Sponsors Include: 



For More Information Click Here

call the Box Office at 941-366-9000.  


Inside FST
Summer Camp



FST’s Summer Camp is going strong! Join the campers and make new friends. It is an exciting experience where young performers have a chance to develop, build, refine, and show off their skills in Acting, Improv, Dance, and more. There’s still time to register. 


Available classes include:

Little Theatre Session II &III 

Enhance creativity, explore emotions through movement and song, and develop improvisational and story telling skills. 


Children’s Performing Arts Camp Session III 

Traditional camp with extensive acting, voice, improvisation and dance training.  


Full Day Intensive Teen Workshop Session II

An Intensive acting, movement and improvisation program allowing student to immerse in the rehearsal process.


Teen Improvisation

One week Introduction to creative play, art activities, song, dance movement and Improv.   



For More Information Click Here or call Pamela Smith, Education Administrator at 941-366-1350.  

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