November 28, 2018 - April 21, 2019 | Goldstein Cabaret
A celebration of female singer-songwriters. Icons like June Carter-Cash, Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin, and Dolly Parton have proven that a girl with a guitar can make an undeniable impact. Featuring songs like “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Jolene,” “Big Yellow Taxi,” and “I Will Always Love You.”
Guitar Girls by Richard Hopkins, Rebecca Hopkins, and Catherine Randazzo with arrangements by Jim Prosser.
Run Time: 90 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.
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FST is proud to be part of the 2018/2019 Sarasota Culture Collective Season. Culture Collective provides young adults between the ages of 21-39 the opportunity to experience 8 local arts organizations with a community of arts enthusiasts. Learn more at the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County.
Director | Catherine Randazzo
Music Director | Paul Helm
Costume Designer | Susan Angermann
Lighting Designer | Thom Beaulieu
Sound Designer | Thom Korp
JOE CASEY is thrilled and grateful to be back at FST. FST: Blue Suede Shoes, Million Dollar Quartet, American Pie, and Poems, Prayers & Promises. Regional: The Bridges Of Madison County (Robert Kincaid), Million Dollar Quartet (Johnny Cash), The Crucible (John Proctor), Betrayal (Jerry), Nite Club Confidential (Buck Holden), ‘57 Chevy (Elvis Presley), Assassins (Czolgosz), Spike Heels (Edward), Wait Until Dark (Mike). New York: Allen Wilder 2.0 (Michael), The Great American Backstage Musical (Johnny Brash). National Tours: Joseph...Dreamcoat (Pharaoh). TV: The Knick, A Crime To Remember, and The Hunt With John Walsh.
JANNIE JONES was most recently seen on the FST stage in last year’s record-breaking Cabaret, Blue Suede Shoes. Earlier this year, she portrayed Lena Younger/Mama in the musical Raisin at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe. Jones created the role of Annabella in Gathering Blue (World Premiere) at the Mt. Gretna Theatre and was Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone in A Night with Janis Joplin at Capital Rep. and the Barter Theatre. She performed with The Black Stars of the Great White Way with Tony Award- Winners Norm Lewis & Andre DeShields and Emmy Award Winner Obba Babatunde at the National Black Theatre Festival. Catch her episode of The Get Down (Cool Herc’s Mom) on Netflix and Power on Starz. BROADWAY/FIRST NAT’L BDWY TOURS: The Full Monty (u/s Annie Golden as Georgie) All Shook Up (Sylvia), Hair (Dionne) CARRE THEATRE: Mama, I Want to Sing (Sister Carrie), Faith Journey (Traci). She won an Audelco Award for August Wilson’s Fences (Rose) and A Bay Area Critics Award for Black Pearl Sings (Pearl). She received critical acclaim for two one-woman’s shows, My Castle’s Rockin’ (Alberta Hunter), and Ethel Waters, His Eye is on the Sparrow, written by Larry Parr and Premiering at Florida Studio Theatre. She can be heard on Barry White’s (CD) Practice What You Preach and has performed at Carnegie Hall.
"There is no denying the heart, passion, fire, and musical pleasures in [...] Guitar Girls"
Venice Gondolier Sun
"It was as though Janis Joplin had returned to sing again"
The Lone Wolf: An Interview with Joe Casey I READ
Music Was a Given: An Interview with Cat Greenfield I READ
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