Shake, Rattle, and Roll!By Richard Hopkins, Rebecca Hopkins, and Jim Prosser
Fifty years after "the day the music died," the influence of the early boppers lives on.
This show pays tribute to the talents of Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins, Ritchie Valens and many more, with hits like "Peggy Sue," "La Bamba," and "American Pie." These artists introduced the world to Rock 'n' Roll: with a west-Texas country sound, sweet harmonies of Kentucky bluegrass, and the electrifying rhythm and blues of Memphis.
A foot-stomping, table-pounding, all-around rollicking good time
Eric Scott Anthony
ERIC SCOTT ANTHONY is thrilled to return to FST for another round! You last saw him here in Night Train to Memphis. Broadway: Ring of Fire. Regional: Ring of Fire at the Studio Arena Theater, The Flat Rock Playhouse, and the Merry Go Round Playhouse. Pump Boys & Dinettes (Jackson) at TUTS in Houston as well as Lyric Theater of Oklahoma (Jackson/MD). Smoke on the Mountain (Dennis) and A Sanders Family Christmas (MD/Stanley) at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Eric is a native of St. Louis and was a section leader/soloist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Love to Amanda!
JONATHAN BROWN is a professional musician in St. Louis, MO and is thrilled to be making his first appearance with the Florida Studio Theatre. He has performed the role of “LM” in Pump Boys & Dinettes (National Tour - Troupe America, Theatre Under the Stars - Houston, Lyric Theatre - OKC) and himself in the Johnny Cash review Ring of Fire (Ivoryton Playhouse - Ivoryton CT).
DOMINICK CICCO is spectacularly happy to be returning to FST for his third cabaret show; the first two being Outlaws and Angels and Night Train to Memphis. A product of a misspent youth, he has played in bands and solo acoustic acts most of his life. On stage he’s played Sweeney Todd and Emile DeBecque. In Opera: Marcello and Escamillo. On TV: HBO’s “The Wire” and “How to Make it in America” and in film; “Invincible” with Mark Wahlberg and “Lebanon, Pa.” with Josh Hopkins.
CASEY GENSLER is happy to return to the Florida Studio Theatre once again after performing in Altar Boyz in the Keating Theatre and also Night Train To Memphis and British Invasion right here in the Goldstein Cabaret. Some of his favorite shows he has performed in are Hair, The Spitfire Grill, Pump Boys and Dinettes and The Fantasticks. Casey has also performed in Kiss Me Kate at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.
TONY BRUNO is delighted to return to FST. He last appeared on the cabaret stage in A Night Train to Memphis and drummed for Beehive: The 60’s Musical in the Keating Theatre. Tony has drummed for dozens of musicals and has completed eight national tours with the Larry Stout Show Band. Most recently he has toured with various artists from the Mighty Tiger and Severn Records labels. He completed a demo recording with legendary jazz pianist Dick Hyman and has drummed for blues guitarist J.R. Watson. He has also recently performed in productions of Singing In The Rain, The Sound of Music, White Christmas, Hairspray and Chicago.
Director | Dennis Courtney
Music Director | John Franceschina
Assistant Music Director | Matthew R. Meckes
Scenic/Costume Designer | Susan Angermann
Lighting Designer | Jeffrey Cady
Sound Engineer | John Valines
Stage Manager | Tommy Rosati