Urban CowboysBy Rebecca Hopkins and Richard Hopkins
The Wild West meets the city. In the ‘70s and continuing into the ‘80s a new sound emerged on the airwaves - Urban Cowboy.
Led by legendary artists such as John Denver, George Strait, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, their music forever changed the Nashville sound. This boot-tapping revue features songs including, “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “The Gambler,” “Looking for Love,” and “Islands in the Stream.”
Rousing and touching
Eric Scott Anthony
Sarah Jane Mellen
ERIC SCOTT ANTHONY is thrilled to return to FST for another round! You last saw him here in Shake, Rattle and Roll and 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.
DOMINICK CICCO never seems to get tired of coming to Florida for the winter. This will be his fourth cabaret at FST having appeared in Outlaws and Angels, Night Train to Memphis, Shake Rattle and Roll and now, Urban Cowboys. Good times! Dominick enjoys being versatile. He recently played Sparafucile in Rigoletto. Other opera favorites: Marcello; Escamillo. Theatre favorites: Sweeney Todd, Emile DeBecque. In film, Dominick has been seen with Mark Wahlberg in Invincible and Josh Hopkins in Lebanon, PA. He has also had roles on HBO’s The Wire and How to Make it in America. It’s great to be back in Sarasota!
SARAH JANE MELLEN is returning to FST after appearing in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee! NY credits: Manhattan Children’s Theatre – Peter and the Wolf (Bird), Rikki Tikki Tavi (Darzee/Teddy). Regional credits: The Wiz (Dorothy), Bat Boy (Shelly), City of Angels (Mallory), Seussical (Mayzie La Bird). TV: MTV reality show Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods. Training: Circle in the Square Theatre School.
EMILY MIKESELL FST: Pump Boys and Dinettes (Rhetta), Guitar Girls. Off-Broadway: Lone Star Love (Original Cast Recording), Radio Girls (Original Cast Recording), Swingtime Canteen. Regional: James Joyce’s The Dead, Man of La Mancha, Striking 12, My Fair Lady (Capital Rep); Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Goodspeed); Oil City Symphony (Pasadena Playhouse and others); Smoke on the Mountain (McCoy Rigby Entertainment and others). Most recent: The Piper, new musical by Grammy winning composer Marcus Hummon (Capital Rep).
CONNOR MOORE was seen in 2009’s New York International Fringe Festival, before spending two summers at Connecticut Repertory Theatre and developing a new play at Urban Stages in New York. This is his first show at FST.
TONY BRUNO is delighted to return to FST. He last appeared on the cabaret stage in Shake, Rattle and Roll, A Night Train to Memphis and drummed for Smokey Joe’s Café and 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, Evita, White Christmas, Hairspray and Chicago.
Director | Russell Treyz
Music Director | Brett Schrier
Lighting Designer | Kate DeWall
Costume Designer | Susan Angermann
Sound Designer | Dave Corsello
Stage Manager | Kelli Karen