This Week at Florida Studio Theatre June 30, 2014

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This Week at Florida Studio Theatre                                                         June 30, 2014

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


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Becoming Dr. Ruth
 Critics Rave 


Susan Greenhill. Photo by Cliff Roles.


“Wonderfully captures the energy, spirit and 

joy of life…”

“Touching with sprinklings of humor”  

– The Sarasota Herald-Tribune   

“Warm-hearted, humanist play”
“Her positive attitude is a battle cry against life’s enemies “
– The Observer

Becoming Dr. Ruth by Mark St. Germain is Now Playing in the Keating Theatre. 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 the U.S. premier of Taking Shakespeareby John Murrell, 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.



At The Hop 
Final Week
Jeremy Bernard, Mando Fonseca, Grant Hendrickson, and Frank Romeo. Photo by FST.

Now in its final week 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.”

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
Bring Your Loudest Laugh
Patrick A. Jackson and Steve Turrisi. Photo by Cliff Roles.

This Saturday and every Saturday, the laugh riots continue all summer long with 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:

7/5 @ 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
16 Groups, 2 Days of Hilarity

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. All workshops are 1 hour and 45 minute sessions with professional instructors. 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 or 2 for $50


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.  


Summer Camp
Get Inspired All Summer
2013 FST Camper


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 Full Session | Ages 5-6

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

Session III: July 28 – August 15


Children’s Performing Arts Camp Full Session | Ages 7-12

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

Session III: July 28 – August 15 


Full Day Intensive Teen Workshop | Ages 12-17

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

Session II: July 21 – August 8


Teen Improvisation | Ages 12-17

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

Session I: August 11 – August 15


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


Inside FST
Available Cupholders Extend Stay




Improv group, Available Cupholders, will be extending their stay after the 2014 Sarasota Improv Festival to keep the laughter going. They will be performing their 1.5 hour show,  The 15-Minute Hamlet. The group created this show back in high school and has not performed it in 15 years.

The group from Austin, Texas will also be hosting two workshops. Workshops are $30 each or $50 for both.


July 15 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
July 16 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The 15-Minute Hamlet 

July 18 & 19 | 7:30 pm 
Bowne’s Lab Theatre 
Tickets only $15 


For more information Click Here or call Pamela Smith, Education Administrator at (941) 366-1350.  

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