Inspired Lunacyby Richard Hopkins, Rebecca Hopkins, and Jim Prosser
An irreverent collection of witty, wacky, and whimsical novelty songs. Join our comic explorers as they set out on a daring mission to amuse, and delight.
Relying on the waggish wisdom of composers such as Allan Sherman, Shel Silverstein, and Kander and Ebb with songs like "Ring Them Bells," "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park," and "Jolly Old Sigmund Freud," our wayward jesters attempt to solve the mystery at the center of the universe.
Big show full of big laughs
DANE BECKER is beyond humbled to return to Florida Studio Theatre after playing Link Larkin in Hairspray this season. Favorite Credits: Band Geeks!, Showbiz Tonight, Carrie, Into The Woods, and The Civil War. TV/FILM: Deadly Affairs, The Following, and Why. Dane has also done worked for Disney, Publix, and Bealls. He is a proud graduate of CCM and member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA. Dane proudly represented Theatre Troupe 6020 at Lakewood Ranch High School.
GIL BRADY is so happy the doctors let him out to do this crazy show! Also at FST: Spamalot, The Underpants, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Our Son’s Wedding, and Reel Music. The Kennedy Center: Shear Madness. Off-Broadway: National Pastime, National Tour: Annie. Boeing, Boeing (Seven Angels Theatre), Around The World in 80 Days and Three Days of Rain (Oldcastle Theatre), Grease (Fulton Theatre and Mill Mountain), The Full Monty (Foothills Theatre), The Crucible (Gallery Players), North Carolina Shakespeare Festival. TV: Law and Order: SVU, All My Children. www.GilbertBrady.com
DON FARRELL returns to FST after a considerable hiatus having last directed, choreographed and played the role of “Sparky” in FST’s production of Forever Plaid (2000) and as a cast member of Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits (1999) and the original production of Inspired Lunacy (1998). Since FST, he founded Actors Theatre of Indiana (www.actorstheatreofindiana.org), the resident professional theatre company at the Center for the Performing Arts (www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org) located in Carmel, Indiana where he serves as Artistic Director.
KATHY HALENDA is always delighted to come back to FST. FST: Sophie Tucker: Last of the Red Hot Mamas, Dirty Blonde, The Wonder Years, 3 Postcards, Inspired Lunacy, numerous cabarets. National Tour: Gypsy, 42nd St., Oliver, Grand Hotel, Fiddler on the Roof. Regional: title roles in Mame, Hello Dolly, Evita, Annie Get Your Gun, Gypsy, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Oliver, Annie, Little Shop of Horrors, Steel Magnolias. Other credits: the first female Singmaster of the Big Apple Circus. Sang the National Anthem at Madison Square Garden and Fenway Park, Brassy Broads of Broadway premiered in NYC and presented nationwide, Sophie Tucker: Last of the Red Hot Mamas has been critically acclaimed and chosen for the Piccolo Spoleto Festival and The Arts Festival. Her latest show, Somewhere Over the Rose, was last seen at FST.
DENNIS KENNEY Favorite credits include the Broadway National touring production of How the Grinch Stole Christmas where he covered and performed the role of the Grinch. The role of Eddie in Mamma Mia! Mame starring Christine Baranski and Harriet Harris at the Kennedy Center, First National Broadway Revival tour of 42nd St. TV appearances include The Today Show with Kathy Lee and Hoda, Comedy Central, The Young and the Restless and the CBS Comedy Showcase. BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University. Thank you to my agents at BLOC. www.dennisokenney.com
Piano/Conductor | Ben Krauss/Jim Prosser
Second Keyboard | Shawn Marren
Drums | Tony Bruno
Reeds/Saxophone | Tom Ellison
Director | Richard Hopkins
Music Director | Ben Krauss
Choreographer | Christine O’Grady
Scenic Designer | Isabel & Moriah Curely-Clay
Costume Designer | Gregory A. Poplyk
Lighting Designer | Rob Perry
Sound Designer | Tony Angelini
Projection Designer | Erin Pleake
Stage Manager | Kelli Karen*
* Denotes member of Actors' Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.