The ‘70s: More Than A Decade
Get ready to get your groove on—we’re celebrating all things ‘70s, baby! With music made famous by The Who, Carole King, The Bee Gees, Marvin Gaye, and more, this dynamic new Cabaret traces a pivotal decade and some of the greatest music ever recorded. From the war in Vietnam to the rise of disco, this energetic Cabaret celebrates the musical hit parade that was the 1970s. Featuring such songs as “Joy to the World,” “Let It Be,” “Stayin’ Alive,” and more.
The ‘70s: More Than A Decade, By Rebecca Hopkins, Richard Hopkins, and Sarah Durham with Musical Arrangements by Jim Prosser, is playing October 5, 2022 - February 12, 2023 in FST's John C. Court Cabaret.
Run Time: 90 minutes with a 15-minute intermission.
BRIANNA BARNES | Brianna's album, Hierophanies: Manifestations of the Sacred, made the first round on the Grammy Awards ballot and can be found on all streaming platforms. She is the Composer/Lyricist of Let There Be Light (Best Musical/Best Score, NY Theatre Festival); Rathskeller (Best Musical - BroadwayWorld’s Off-Off Broadway Awards); and Walking With Bubbles. She recently played Lucy in the national tour of A Charlie Brown Christmas and has performed at Theatre Aspen, John W. Engeman Theater, and The Wick. brianna-barnes.com
MICHAEL JAMES BYRNE returns to FST after performing in The Wanderers (2021-22). Other credits: Original International Cast of Stephen Schwartz’s Magic To Do, Drew in Rock of Ages (NCL), Tony in West Side Story (Moonlight Stage Productions), and Billy Lawlor in 42 Street (Peach State Theatre). Michael has performed in concerts and workshops with such composers as Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Schwartz. Michael has also directed award-winning short films, stage plays, and musicals, and is an accomplished Acting/Vocal Coach. michaeljamesbyrne.com @mjb3
JANNIE JONES revived the role she co-created in Ethel Waters at FST in 2019. Broadway/Off-Broadway/1st National Tours: The Full Monty (U/S Georgie), Hair (Dionne), Mama I Want to Sing (Sis. Carrie), and Faith Journey (Traci). Regional Theatre: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story “Marlena” (Tuacahn & FST), Caroline in Caroline or Change (WBTT), Lena Younger in Raisin (WBTT), Guitar Girls (FST), Blue Suede Shoes (FST), and Gathering Blue, where she created the role of Annabella (Mt. Gretna Theatre). TV: The Get Down (Cool Herc’s Mom). She has also performed at Carnegie Hall.
EDDIE WEAVER | This is Eddie’s second year at FST! Eddie recently completed FST’s Acting Apprenticeship Training Program. He participated in over six productions, ranging from Cinderella to The Wanderers. He studied performance at Columbus State University, where he earned his BA in Theatre. Favorite credits include: The Wiz (Lion), Once On This Island (Agwe), and Detroit 67 (Sly). Eddie is thrilled to be back at FST, and to be working with such a wonderful cast.
THE '70S: MORE THAN A DECADE IN THE NEWS
November 22, 2022 I Suncoast Culture Club I Eddie Weaver, Cast Member of Florida Studio Theatre's The '70s: More Than a Decade, Joins the Club
October 6, 2022 I Sarasota Herald-Tribune I From Beatles to Bee Gees, Florida Studio Theatre cabaret sings hits of the 1970s
October 2022 Issue I SRQ Magazine I Florida Studio Theatre's Cabaret Series
"A treat as much for the eyes as for the ears"
"Hits a new high"
INTERVIEWS WITH ARTISTS
ARTICLES BY FST
Get an overview of important moments in music during the 1970s | CLICK HERE
Five important Rock & Roll moments of the ‘70s | CLICK HERE
The 1970s were also a time of transformation and experimentation when it came to fashion. Check out some of the decade’s hottest trends via Harper’s Bazaar | CLICK HERE