Gypsies, Tramps, and ThievesBy Rebecca Hopkins and Richard Hopkins
Arrangements by Jim Prosser
Celebrates the women who have captivated the world with their dynamic personalities and fierce vocals.
From the 1970s to today, female artists have been pop pioneers; pushing boundaries and charting new musical territory. Featuring songs by powerhouse performers such as Cher, Tina Turner, and Reba McEntire.
A contemporary edge to songs of the past
Juliana Davis Ditmyer
JULIANA DAVIS DITMYER is thrilled to be back at Florida Studio Theatre after last being seen in Shear Madness! Credits include: Collected Stories and Honky Tonk Angels (Hippodrome), The 39 Steps (American Stage), The Taffetas (Denver Center), 9 to 5 (Alhambra Dinner Theatre) Motherhood: The Musical (G4- Productions, Straz Center), House of Blue Leaves, Pippin, and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Arvada Center), West Side Story (Central City Opera), Lucky Stiff and Doubt (Lake Dillon Theatre Company).
JANNIE JONES was most recently seen in A Night With Janis Joplin (Aretha Franklin/Nina Simone) at Capital Repertory & The Barter Theatre. Also in The Black Stars of the Great White Way, with Tony Award Winners Norm Lewis & Andre DeShields & Emmy Winner, Obba Babatunde, at the National Black Theatre Festival. Catch her episode of The Get Down (Cool Herc’s Mom) now showing on Netflix. Broadway/First National Broadway Tours/Off Broadway: The Full Monty (u/s Annie Golden as Georgie), All Shook Up, (Sylvia), Mama I Want To Sing, (Sister Carrie), Faith Journey (Traci). She won an Audelco Award for August Wilson’s Women, Fences (Rose) & a Bay Area Theatre Critics Award for Black Pearl Sings!, (Pearl). She received critical acclaim for two one woman shows, My Castle’s Rockin’ & Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On The Sparrow, written by Larry Parr & premiering at FST. She can be heard on Barry White’s, Practice What You Preach (CD) & has performed in Carnegie Hall.
MEREDITH JONES This is Meredith’s debut at FST and she is thrilled to be a part of the Cabaret series. Since graduating from Emerson College with a BFA in musical theatre, she has performed in numerous regional theatres across the country. Most recently she was seen at Theatre Raleigh in her regional debut of Vanities as Mary. Favorite credits include: Julie Jordan in Carousel, Julia Gulia in Wedding Singer, and Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods.
JIM PROSSER This season marks Jim’s 22nd season as resident pianist in FST’s Cabaret, where he has arranged and co-developed many shows including Dancing In The Street, By Gershwin, European Cabaret, That’s Life Again, British Invasion, Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits, Harry Who?, Too Darn Hot, and last season’s production of Laughing Matters. He has also served as composer/music director for FST’s Education department, writing numerous songs and scores for children’s shows such as Androcles and the Lion, RAP-Punzel, The Velveteen Rabbit, and the WRITE A PLAY elementary tours. Jim is also a music director for FST Improv, for which he has played many shows including the improvised musical When X Meets Y.
Director | Catherine Randazzo
Music Director | Darren Server
Costume Designer | Susan Angermann
Lighting Designer | Michael Pasquini
Sound Designer | Thom Beaulieu
Sound & Light Board Operator | Jennifer London