The Fabulous LipitonesBook by John Markus and Mark St. Germain
Music by Randy Courts and Lyrics by Mark St. Germain
A high note leaves a barbershop quartet without their fourth member just before the national competition.
When the voice of “Bob” is heard through the phone the Lipitones are all ears… but when they meet him in person, he’s not quite what they expected. A comedy of misunderstanding, stereotypes, and the path to perfect harmony.
Nostalgic, chocolate sundae sweetness
D.C. ANDERSON returns to FST having been ‘Wilbur’ in Hairspray last season. Broadway: Phantom of the Opera. National Tours: Martin Guerre, Nicholas Nickleby, Pippin, Phantom. Regional: Guthrie, Goodspeed, Rep Theatre of SL, Steppenwolf. Three films in 2016: Oppenheimer Strategies, Miles, Fair Market Value. TV: The Mysteries of Laura, Lady Blue. Over 100 songs (many original), 9 CD’s on iTunes. Video: YouTube. Website: dcanderson.net
JOEL BLUM Broadway: Show Boat (Tony nomination), Steel Pier (Tony nomination), 42nd Street, Music Man, Christmas Carol, After the Night and the Music. Off Broadway/On Tour: Golf-The Musical (2004 Drama Desk nomination for Best Supporting Actor), World Goes ‘Round, Dr. Doolittle (w/Tommy Tune, Co-Choreographer), numerous regional theater including Tin Pan Ally Rag, (Barrymore award). TV: Law and Order twice, Sopranos, Ed, The Tonight Show, Sonny and Cher, Bob Hope, and Liberace.
LEVIN VALAYIL hails from Sugar Land, Texas and is thrilled to make his Florida Studio Theatre debut with The Fabulous Lipitones. Levin recently starred in Poster Boy at the Williamstown Theater Festival directed by Broadway director Stafford Arima. Levin also previously starred in Bollywood and Vine as Bhuvan, a new musical off Broadway in New York City. Levin has received his MFA in Musical Theater from Boston Conservatory and his Bachelors in Voice/Piano Performance and Music Therapy from Berklee College of Music. He is a licensed Music Therapist along with being a performer.
SCOTT WAKEFIELD Broadway: It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues; Ring Of Fire; Hands On A Hardbody. Off-Broadway: Texas In Paris (York Theater); Paint Your Wagon (City Center); Going Somewhere Definite (Atlantic Theater) and others. Scott runs a cattle ranch, vacations at Civil War battlefield sites, and plays Martin guitars. He has recorded two CDs of original music, Older Than Dirt and Vegetarian Nightmare, which have each sold tens of copies. ScottWakefield.com.
Director | John Markus
Stage Manager | Roy Johns*
Music Director | Steven Freeman
Scenic Designer | Isabel & Moriah Curley-Clay
Costume Designer | April Soroko
Lighting Designer | Christopher Bailey
Sound Designer | Jason Romney
* Denotes member Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.