SARASOTA, Fla.: Florida Studio Theatre (FST) has announced its return to full production for the 2021 summer season. The season will feature a mainstage series of three shows and a cabaret series of three shows. FST previously opened for indoor performances at limited capacities this spring.
The mainstage series will begin with Sophie Tucker: The Last of the Red Hot Mamas, created by Kathy Halenda and Jack Fournier. Sophie Tucker tells the story of the legendary musical trendsetter and features 20 of her best known songs. The show will begin June 2.
The next show will be the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of My Lord, What a Night by FST Playwright Collective member Deborah Brevoort. Based on actual events, the play offers a glimpse into the real struggles of Albert Einstein and Marian Anderson. My Lord, What a Night opens June 30.
The mainstage series will close with Rounding Third by Richard Dresser. Rounding Third follows Don and Michael, two Little League coaches who explore fatherhood, friendship, and what it means to truly win. The play opens July 28.
FST’s cabaret series will begin June 15 with Great Balls of Fire. Created by Jason Cohen and Michael Schiralli, this tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis features many of his hit songs.
Following will be Shades of Bublé: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé, beginning July 13. This high energy concert returns from its sold-out debut in 2015.
The cabaret series will conclude with Jukebox Saturday Night, a new show from Sarasota swing band the Swingaroos. This jazzy music revue features the jukebox era’s greatest hits and opens September 7.
All audiences will be at limited capacities in accordance with, and updated to reflect, local, state, and federal safety guidelines. FST has also installed MERV-13 air filters in all air conditioning units to ensure the safety of patrons, artists, and staff.
FST originally planned to produce Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story by Alan Janes this summer, but is postponing the production due to the musical’s large cast size.
Florida Studio Theatre is the largest subscription-based theatre in Florida and is committed to making the arts accessible and affordable to as many people as possible.
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