Deck The Halls: Home For the Holidays

November 24, 2018 - December 29, 2018 |  Bowne's Lab Theatre

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. Tis the season to deck the palms and join in on the fun at this interactive family show.

Deck The Halls: Home for the Holidays was written by Caroline Kaiser, FST Director of Children's Theatre and Sarah Durham, FST 18-19 Literary/Playwriting Intern.

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Director  |  Caroline Kaiser
Scenic Designer  |  Bruce Price
Costume Designer |  Adrienne Webber
Lighting Designer  |  Erin Speno
Sound Designer |  Thom Korp


Tinsel  | Nora Kathryn McAuliffe
Candy  |  Jamie Molina
Paul  |  Drew Norris
Jolly |  Liam Tanner
Jingle  |  Anna Weatherwax

Tinsel  |  Nora Kathryn McAuliffe
is a proud St. Louis, MO native who recently graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. At DePauw, she participated in productions such as Hamlet, Mostly, Angels in AmericaRomeo and Juliet, Spamalot, and Antigone. In Fall 2017, she spent the semester studying at The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland. She is absolutely thrilled to be gaining more experience in theatre for young audiences at Florida Studio Theatre.

Candy  |  Jamie Molina
is an Austin, TX native who recently graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Apart from performing, she enjoys playwriting and improv. In her free time, she also enjoys hiking, art history, and experimental cooking. Previous credits include: Lusty Lil's French Revue (Lusty Lil), Stardust (Michelle), The Wild Party (Madeleine True), A Chorus Line (Diana), and One Way (Naomi).

Paul |  Drew Norris
is a recent graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he received his BA in Drama, with a minor in Musical Theatre. Recent acting credits include Seabee/Featured Soloist in South Pacific (Triad Stage), Sebastian in Illyria (Literacy Theatre), Grandpa Gellman in Caroline, or Change (UNCG) and Joe in Waiting for Lefty (UNCG).​ In his free time, he enjoys cooking, reading and looking at pictures of dogs on the internet.

Jolly |  Liam Tanner
is a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire, having majored in Theatre and minored in Anthropology. He is excited to be joining the Florida Studio Theatre as an Acting Apprentice! Some roles he has performed include Pericles in Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Judge Danforth in The Crucible, and Sancho Panza in a ballet of Don Quixote

Jingle  |  Anna Weatherwax
is a recent graduate of the BFA Acting Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is originally from Columbia, South Carolina. Some of her favorite past credits include: Lead Nurse in Triad Stage's South Pacific, Ms. Fleming in Heathers (UNCG), Mimi Schwinn in A New Brain (UNCG), and Nurse in Sunday in the Park with George (North Carolina Summer Rep). Anna is thrilled to be an Acting Apprentice at FST and is looking forward to learning from her colleagues. 


FST's Bowne's Lab is located on the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue inside of The Hegner Theatre Wing. For GPS purposes use the address of 1265 First Street, Sarasota, FL 34236. To see a list of our buildings and shows, please see below. For more information please call the FST Box Office at (941) 366-9000.

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For those who require additional assistance or handicap parking/drop off, please see the map below. Handicap parking is reserved for patrons with a handicap tag and is in the lot across from the Hegner Theatre Wing. If handicap parking is not available and you are dropping off a passenger, our lobby concierge would be happy to wait with them until you return. For any questions regarding handicap parking please call the Box Office at (941) 366-9000.

Drop Off Area for the Bowne's Lab Theatre: along the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue.