Laughing Matters (vol. 5) Lock the Gates!Head Writer: Rebecca Hopkins
Contributing Writers: Jim Prosser, Stephan deGelder, and Adam Ratner
Additional material: Steve Turrisi and Will Luera
Will Hillary Clinton find herself Trumped? Just how many hotels can fit in one Sarasota block? Will Benderson Park find itself up the creek without a paddle?
These questions and more will be debated when a new edition of Laughing Matters, a musical Saturday Night Live for Sarasota, returns. Whether you lean left, right, or are still stuck on a roundabout, there will be no clean getaways.
Gets audiences laughing
NICK ANASTASIA FST Debut! Past professional credits include Voca People, (Tenoro, Off-Broadway/National/International Tours, Lucille Lortel Award), The Love Note (Adam, Original Off-Broadway Cast), In The Heights (Sonny, Regional Premiere), Scab (featuring Alice Ripley), Disney Cruise Line (Disney Fantasy), Little Women (Laurie), Baby: The Musical (Danny), Snow (Kyle, World Premiere), and bare (Jason, Licensed Premiere).
RICHIE MCCALL from New York City is thrilled to return to the cabaret stage of FST. He was seen in the original Broadway, Toronto, and National touring company of Hal Prince’s production companies of Showboat. The Broadway touring company of Tommy Tune’s Grand Hotel. He has appeared on TV, Film, and numerous commercials. His one man show, which he wrote and starred in, Me and Stepin was nominated at the Midtown Festival in NYC. Soon to be seen this fall in the Web Series, Everything’s OK.
ALI REED is thrilled to be back at FST after last year’s Never Marry A Girl...! Off-Broadway: Once Upon A Mattress with Jackie Hoffman and John “Lypsinka” Epperson, Happy Karaoke Fun Time. Regional credits include: Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbit), Reefer Madness (Sally), They’re Playing Our Song (Sonia Walsk). Ali has been seen at 54 Below, Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret, and The Pittsburgh City Theater as well. Musical Improvisation: UCB, The Magnet Theater, The People’s Improv Theater, The Annoyance, and FST Improv: When X Meets Y.
WILLIAM SELBY most recently starred as Luther Billis in the critically acclaimed South Pacific at Ivoryton Playhouse in CT. Off-Broadway: Many joyful years of Forbidden Broadway. Also, The Daring Duo, Nerds, Forbidden Hollywood, Juba, The Apple Tree. He has starred in more than seven productions of Forbidden Broadway across the country and overseas, and has directed 18 productions of the show in major US cities. He can be heard on 4 of the popular recordings as well. Regional: Barrymore, The Presidents (with master impersonator Rich Little), Hot n’ Cole, The All Night Strut.
Director | Richard Hopkins
Music Director | Darren Server
Choreographer | Thomas Dewayne Barrett
Costume Designer | Susan Angermann
Lighting Designer | Tom Hansen
Sound Designer | Toby Algya
Sound and Light Board Operator | Mariah Young