Up On The RoofBy Rebecca Hopkins and Richard Hopkins
Additional Support by Sarah Durham
Musical Arrangements by Jim Prosser
In the 1950s and ‘60s, chart-topping songs burst out of Midtown Manhattan. The Brill Building stood at the center of it all. The iconic ‘Brill Sound’ produced legendary songwriting teams like Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Carole King and Gerry Goffin, as well as Burt Bacharach and Hal David, who churned out hit after hit. Featuring songs like “A Teenager in Love,” “One Fine Day,” “Walk on By,” “River Deep Mountain High,” and many more.
Songs are life in 80 words or less.
JANNIE JONES revived the role she co-created in Ethel Waters at FST in 2019. Broadway/Off-Broadway/1st National Tours: The Full Monty (U/S Georgie), Hair (Dionne), Mama I Want to Sing (Sis. Carrie), and Faith Journey (Traci). Regional: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story “Marlena” (MSMT, Tuacahn, & FST), Caroline in Caroline or Change (WBTT), Lena Younger in Raisin (WBTT), The ‘70s: More Than a Decade (FST), Guitar Girls (FST), Blue Suede Shoes (FST), and Gathering Blue, where she created the role of Annabella (Mt. Gretna Theatre). TV: The Get Down (Cool Herc’s Mom). She has also performed at Carnegie Hall.
Jacquelyne Paige is ecstatic to be making her Florida Studio Theatre debut this season! A SUNY Fredonia graduate, her favorite University credits include Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, and Martha in Spring Awakening. Jacquelyne resides in NYC, where she performs in the club scenes of New York, and spends a majority of her money at flea markets. Follow her socials @Jacquelyne_Paige to see what she's up to next!
Joey has worked as a professional stage actor for nearly 15 years, performing on national tours and at regional theaters throughout the country. He is happy to return to the stage here at FST, having performed with FST Improv and in our Summer New Play Festival. He has also produced many local arts campaigns and popular online video series. Joey is a co-host of the morning talk show, Suncoast View on ABC7. Find him online at joeypanek.com
Brandon headlines the touring vocal act Under the Streetlamp which can be seen nationally on PBS. Broadway: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Assassins, James Joyce’s The Dead, Good Vibrations, and Catch Me if You Can. Other theatre: Reel Music (FST), Evil Dead the Musical (Off-Broadway), RENT (Hollywood Bowl). 5 Tony nominations with 1 win for Porgy and Bess and 4 Grammy nominations as a producer including Patti LuPone’s Gypsy Broadway cast album.
Director | Catherine Randazzo
Music Director | Darren Server
Choreographer | Ben Liebert
Costume Design | Daniel Ciba
Lighting & Scenic Design | Andrew Gray
Sound Design | Nicholas Christensen
Matthew Parvin | Sound and Light Board Operator
Dance Captain | Jacquelyne Paige
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