Now in its fourth year, FST’s Children’s Theatre subscription series brings families together to explore the exciting and engaging world of theatre arts at an affordable price. From the classic Pinocchio to award-winning plays written by elementary school students from all over the world, this year’s season has something for all children… And their favorite grownups.
By Greg Banks
SATURDAYS and SELECT SUNDAYS: October 12, 2019 - November 2, 2019
The world’s favorite little wooden boy comes to life like never before! This new, highly theatrical adaptation tells the story of the misbehaving puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy. Will Pinocchio be able to overcome his own naughtiness, resist temptation, and make his dream come true? Find out in this imaginative retelling of the classic tale that teaches valuable lessons about love, family, and what it means to be human.
Deck The Halls: A Holly Jolly Holiday
By Sarah Durham & Caroline Kaiser
SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS: November 30, 2019 - December 28, 2019
A brand new rendition of everything that makes the holidays in Sarasota special. With all new songs and sketches, audiences should get ready to celebrate the holidays – Florida style – palm trees with decorations, swimming in the sea, sand snowmen, and more. An annual Sarasota holiday tradition, Deck the Halls invites families to deck the palms and join in on the fun at this interactive family show.
Tomás And The Library Lady
By José Cruz González
SATURDAYS and SELECT SUNDAYS: January 11 - February 22, 2020
Some relationships are so special they have the power to change lives forever. Tomás, the son of migrant workers, spends long, hot days in the fields harvesting crops. But when he meets a kind librarian, she helps him find an escape from the heat in the form of thousands of books. Soon his imagination takes off and Tomás discovers a surprising world filled with dinosaurs, tigers, and limitless possibilities. Performed in both English and Spanish, this heartwarming story illustrates the power of imagination, self-respect, and the immeasurable impact one person can have.
The Star Who Could Not Twinkle & Other Winning Plays
By Young Playwrights
SATURDAYS and SELECT SUNDAYS: March 28 - April 18, 2020
Wise, heartfelt, and often comical, this anthology of award-winning short plays celebrates creativity and imagination! Top plays written by elementary school students from our community and around the world are brought to life by a cast of professional actors. From a dragon with a stubborn case of the hiccups to a boy who couldn't resist pulling hair to a star that could not twinkle, we've shined a spotlight on the magic of children's creativity through this beloved annual production for 29 years. We invite you to join us in celebrating what stories young playwrights will imagine this school year in an all-new play filled with laughter, lessons, and learning for us all.
FST Children’s Theatre is more than just a performance to sit and watch! Share and learn during pre-show activities. After the show, meet the cast and ask questions about what you saw and experienced. How did it make you feel? What did you see?
Our low ticket prices ensure that anyone can see a show at FST for less than the cost of seeing a movie--that’s $5 per show, per person! These plays are your plays. These plays are OUR Journey. These plays are YOUR Journey.
We hope you and your family will join us for what is sure to be an exciting theatrical journey filled with laughter, lessons, and love to last a lifetime!
For more information on our in school programs please visit our Write A Play page.