Let's Twist Again: With The WanderersBy Richard Hopkins and Jim Prosser
Additional assistance from Rebecca Hopkins
The 1950s: bobby socks, hula hoops and street corner quartets. From an innocent era came stunning harmonies by young guys in matching jackets.
These crooners started on the street and serenaded a generation through the ‘50s and ‘60s on boardwalks and rooftops. Featuring songs like “Barbara Ann,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rockin’ Robin” and “Do You Believe in Magic.”
Harmonies that make you want to sing along
ERIC COLLINS Off Broadway: Mole in "The Wind In The Willows" (The New Victory Theater). Other NYC Credits: Karl in "Bookends" and "Believe" (York Theatre Co), "Millennium Man" (Theater Row Theater). Regional: "The Wanderers", "That's Life", “That’s Life Again”, and “Hula Hoop Sha-Boop” (Florida Studio Theatre), "Some Kind of Wonderful" (Florida Stage), Mr. Clayton/Father in “Tarzan” (North Shore Music Theatre), “Karl in "Bookends" (New Jersey Rep), "Fishwrap" (Adirondack Theater Festival), Seymour in "Little Shop of Horrors" (Meadow Brooke Theater), "Jacques Brel" (Syracuse Stage), "Sweeney Todd" (Pennsylvania Centre Stage), Tommy in "The Who’s Tommy" and Doody in "Grease" (Cherry Country Playhouse). BFA Musical Theater Syracuse University. Eric is very happy to be back in Sarasota at FST!
JOSÉ RESTREPO Broadway: GREASE (Sonny LaTierri). Off-Broadway: SKIPPYJON JONES (Mama Junebug/Polkdotito/Alfredo Buzzito), FAME on 42nd St. (Joe Vegas). National Tours: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (Gus), FAME - THE MUSICAL (Joe Vegas). Regional: EVITA (Che), SOUVENIR STORIES (Ensemble), REEFER MADNESS (Jack/Jesus), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Lysander/Flute), PETER PAN (Pirate/Indian), SIDESHOW (Roustabout). Film/TV: GIRLS WHO SMOKE, MISGUIDED, THE TONIGHT SHOW with JAY LENO. Proud member of AEA & R.Evolucion Latina (www.revolucionlatina.org)
BRETT RIGBY's favorite regional credits include Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Sweeney Todd, Sweet Smell of Success, Fatasy Football, Pool Boy, and Plaid Tidings. For 2 years he played Ernie Logan on CBS's Soap Opera Guiding Light. He's appeared on NBC’s Mercy and hosted "Movie Night" on TV Land. Brett just earned his Masters of Music and Vocal Pedagogy from NYU. His album A Minute: The Songs of Craig Carnelia is available on iTunes. www.Brett-Rigby.com
TEDDY TINSON is a New York City based fashion designer and journalist joining Florida Studio Theatre for his first stage performance in five years. A graduate of Syracuse University, Mr. Tinson appeared in A Christmas Carol and workshops of Steppenwolf and The Ernie Williams Story at Syracuse Stage. Theatrical credits include To Be Young, Gifted and Black, The Member of The Wedding, and Dutchman; Film/Television credits include The September Issue, Law & Order: SVU, and Clueless.
JIM PROSSER Over his many years at FST, Jim has most often been seen performing in the Goldstein Cabaret, where he has arranged and co-developed many shows including Laughing Matters, European Cabaret, That’s Life, Again, British Invasion, Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits, Harry Who?, Too Darn Hot, and recently Reel Music. He has also served as resident composer/music director for FST’s Education department, writing numerous songs and scores for children’s shows such as Androcles and the Lion, The Princess and the Pea, and the WRITE A PLAY elementary tours. In addition, Jim plays with the FST Improv Troupe and has also performed locally with Jazz Around The Corner.
Director | Richard Hopkins
Music Director | John Franceschina
Choreographer | Stephen Hope
Costume Designer | Susan Angermann
Lighting Designer | Kate DeWall
Sound Engineer | Ryan Kilcourse
Stage Manager | Kelsey Peterson