In the mid-1960s, groups such as The Beatles, The Who, and The Rolling Stones were topping the charts. While trying to replicate the rebellious tone of American Rock ‘N’ Roll, a new sound emerged.
By 1964 The Beatles alone had 31 hits on the Top 100. Journey back to a time of peace, love, and everything in between with songs such as “Let It Be,” “Satisfaction,” and “You Really Got Me Going.”
Intelligently arranged and crisply performed
JOHN BRONSTON recently served as musical director of WBTT’s The Color Purple and last performed at FST in Night Train To Memphis. Favorite credits include tours of Hair, Smokey Joe’s Café, and Five Guys Named Moe as conductor and regional productions of A Chorus Line, Fences, and Rocky Horror as a performer. His compositions have been produced by Richmond Shakespeare Festival, New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), and New Jersey Playwright’s Competition.
HUNTER BROWN is honored to be representing his musical heroes in Yesterday. He is the proud musical director of FST Improv, and co-teaches their Musical Improv course. He’s also appeared locally with the Manatee Performing Arts Center in Brigadoon (Charlie), Our Town (George) and Les Miserables (Ensemble). Enjoy the show!
BEN MACKEL is excited to be returning to FST. Previous shows include American Pie; Poems, Prayers and Promises; and Pump Boys and Dinettes. He was a resident actor for eight years at Barter Theatre in VA. As a composer, credits include Of Mice and Men; Billy, Goat, Gruff; and most recently Winter Wheat, a musical about the women’s suffrage movement. His string band, The Blue Eyed Bettys, is currently recording a second album and touring this summer. www.theblueeyedbettys.com
JAMES ZAP is a recent graduate of the University of New Haven. He is from Ridgefield, CT and very excited to return to the FST stage! Past productions include: One Man, Two Guvnors (Guitar, Banjo, Vocals), Triumph of Love (Agis), RENT (Mark), Little Shop of Horrors (Dentist), Into the Woods (Baker).
Director | Catherine Randazzo
Music Director | Ben Krauss
Costume Designer | Susan Angermann
Lighting Designer | Tom Hansen
Sound Designer | Toby Algya
Scenic Designer | Bruce Price
Sound and Light Board Operator | Julienne Bailey