Laughing Matters BKG 1617x1055
A musical Saturday Night Live for Sarasota; whether you lean left, right, or circular, there will be no clean getaways.
2011...Will Boehner ever stop crying? Are bedbugs Florida’s newest snowbirds? Should Mexico become the 51st State? These questions and more will be debated when a new edition of Laughing Matters returns to the Cabaret!
Laughter comes frequently
JAMIE DAY (Ensemble) is really excited to be doing her fifth show at FST! She has over 15 years of professional experience on the stage and has been in everything from “Debbie Does Dallas –The Musical” (it was a family show…get your minds out of the gutter) to “2 and ½ Men.” Over the last 3 years, Jamie has been working on her Graduate Studies and will soon be a Registered Drama Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She currently teaches Acting in the Sarasota area and has also created The Drama Discovery Program for children.
STEPHEN HOPE has performed on Broadway in the original productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Scarlet Pimpernel, Off-Broadway in Fairy Tales, Dames At Sea, and Ascension, and on regional stages across the country. FST audiences will recognize him from more than a dozen productions including ...Spelling Bee, The Exonerated, Ruthless!, European Cabaret and both Laughing Matters, Too and ‘09.
GAVIN ESHAM NYC Credits: Cicisbed (Melchior), A Kiss from Alexander (Brad), Dreams this Way, Naked Boy Singing, The Normal Heart (Tommy), Primrose (Toby), Gods of Mischief (Lithius). Regional: Tommy (Lover), CATS (Tugger), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Man #1), Ragtime (Stamford White), The Full Monty (Malcolm), and one half of the original cabaret Chris and Gavin’s Campaign for Broadway. He has performed around the world as the title character in Jesus Christ Superstar.
RICHIE MCCALL (Ensemble) hails from New York City and was both in the Broadway and National tour of Showboat. He was also seen in the national tour of Tommy Tune’s Grand Hotel and has toured extensively throughout Europe. Richie’s regional credits include productions of Pippin, Hamlet, Porgy and Bess, Ain’t Misbehavin, Comedy of Errors and Sweet Charity, to name a few. He has appeared in several commercials and on television. Richie recently produced, wrote and starred in his one man show, “Me and Stepin” in NYC.
Director | Richard Hopkins
Music Director | John Franceschina
Choreographer | Stephen Hope
Costume and Scenic Designer | Marcella Beckwith
Sound Engineer | John Valines
Lighting Designer | Michael Jackson
Stage Manager | Theresa Hindersinn