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Vintage Pop!

Created by Carole J. Bufford
Arrangements by Carole J. Bufford and Ian Herman
March 24 - May 23, 2021 Keating Theatre

Vintage Pop!

Created by Carole J. Bufford
Arrangements by Carole J. Bufford and Ian Herman
March 24 - May 23, 2021 Keating Theatre

With music made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Creedence Clearwater Revival, this revue starring Summer Cabaret favorite Carole J. Bufford explores the evolution of popular music from The Roaring Twenties to The Soaring Eighties. Featuring hits like “St. Louis Blues,” “Every Breath You Take,” “Sway,” and “A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”

Vintage POP!, created by Carole J. Bufford with arrangements by Carole J. Bufford and Ian Herman, will play from March 24-May 23, 2021 in FST's Keating Theatre. Single tickets are available online by clicking the button above or by calling the FST Box Office at 941.366.9000.

Running Time

80 minutes with a 15-minute intermission

A boat-load of pizzazz and charm


Carole J. Bufford

Isaac Mingus


Jim Prosser



Artistic Oversight  |  Catherine Randazzo
Scenic Coordinator  |  Bruce Price
Lighting Designer  |  Nick Jones
Sound Designer  |  Thom Korp

More On This Production


BROADWAY WORLD, April 17, 2021  |   Vintage POP! Comes to Florida Studio Theatre

SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE, March 20, 2021  |   FST Reopens with 'Vintage' Hits

GREAT DAY LIVE,  March 19, 2021  |  FST Reopens With All-New Musical Revue

SUNCOAST VIEW,  March 15, 2021  |   FST's new season

BROADWAY WORLD,  February 23, 2021  |  FST Reopens With Two New Musical Revues for Socially-Distanced Audiences

SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE, December 28, 2020  |  Behind the Scenes: Looking forward to the return of live arts


Sarasota Herald-Tribune
“A boat-load of pizzazz and charm”
“Bufford is a ball of fire”
“Such a joy”
“[Bufford] makes each song her own, with her own unique stamp”

Total Theater
“Beautifully delivered”
“Nicely Done”
“It would be no surprise if FST has to extend this show again”

The Observer
"Carole J Bufford is a powerhouse vocalist and a real live wire"
"Lights up the room"
"Outstanding concert"
"Shimmering show"

Sarasota Magazine
"A Cabaret with pizzazz"
"She shimmies, shakes, and sings her way through several decades of American pop music history"
"We see and hear a song in a whole new light"

Talkin' Broadway
"She makes the over-familiar fresh again"
"What a joy"


Catch a glimpse of Carole J. Bufford performing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at Lincoln Center.  I  WATCH HERE

British scientists studied how pop music has changed since the 1960s. Learn more about their findings.  I  READ MORE

What five songs defined an era but never made it to #1 on the charts?  I  READ MORE

Last summer, we sat down with Carole J. Bufford and talked about what inspired her to create her hit Cabaret, Come Together, and what she loves most about Sarasota audiences.  I  READ MORE