Jukebox Saturday Night with The Swingaroos

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Countless musical genres emerged during the first half of the 20th Century, and there was only one place you could find them all: The Jukebox. In this jazzy music revue, The Swingaroos put a dynamic twist on the Jukebox’s greatest hits, including “Get Your Kicks On Route 66,” “Heart and Soul,” and “Hound Dog.”

Jukebox Saturday Night, created by Kimberly Hawkey for The Swingaroos with musical arrangements by Assaf Gleizner, will play beginning September 7 in FST's Bowne's Lab.

Run Time: 75 minutes with a 15-minute intermission

Click here to view the online playbill.

For Your Safety: As of September 26, 2021, FST, along with the major arts organizations of Sarasota, is requiring proof of a recent negative COVID test along with a valid ID for entry. If preferred, patrons may volunteer proof of vaccination as an alternative to testing. Masks are required for all, regardless of vaccination status except when actively eating or drinking during pre-show dining. For a full list of safety protocols to help you prepare for your trip to the theatre, click here. #SafeArtsSarasota


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Artistic Oversight  |  Catherine Randazzo
Scenic Designer  |  Bruce Price
Lighting Designer  |  Andrew Gray
Sound Designer  |  Thom Korp
Sound & Lighting Board Operator  I  Natalie Shadrick


Kimberly Hawkey
Assaf Gleizner
Oliver Bonie
Michael Brownell
Uri Zelig

 Oliver Bonie (Saxophone/Clarinet/Vocals) - A second-generation New Orleans multi-instrumentalist and composer, Oliver Bonie has been making music since the age of six. His father saxophone and clarinetist Earl Bonie often brought him to gigs on the Steamboat Natchez, where he learned vicariously how to play music. Oliver attended the prestigious New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) and got his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Music at the University of New Orleans. Oliver has played, arranged, and composed for a variety of projects featuring jazz, R&B, art-rock, contemporary classical, and electronic music.

 Micheal Brownell (Double Bass/Vocals) - In addition to The Swingaroos, current projects include: The Milkman and Sons, Hello Bittersweet, and Fake Tapes. He began his musical journey on piano with Reese Scott, and then switched to bass. Michael attended Oberlin Conservatory, where he studied with Peter Dominguez and Oberlin’s great jazz faculty. He has lived in Shanghai, and performed across Asia in clubs, concert halls, and festivals. He has performed and recorded with countless musicians, including Marcus Belgrave, Mark Bai, Nick Lyons, Marcus Milius, Tamar Korn, Verneri Pohjola, and Sullivan Fortner.

 Assaf Gleizner (Co-Creator/Music Director/ Piano) - Born and raised in Israel, Assaf Gleizner works as a composer, MD, orchestrator, and arranger in NYC and around the world. Some of Assaf’s favorite projects are: Stephen Schwartz’s 70th Birthday Concert (Hudson Theatre); Arts For Autism (featuring Kelli O’Hara); The Office! A Musical Parody (Composer, Orchestrator); Friends! The Musical Parody (Composer, Orchestrator); 90210! The Musical (Composer, Orchestrator); Move On: A Sondheim Adventure (Arranger and Co-Producer with jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimee). Assaf is also a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.

 Kimberly Hawkey (Co-Creator/Vocalist) - Kimberly is a vocalist, mentor and producer from New York. In addition to bandleading The Swingaroos, she performs with Big Bands and Symphony Orchestras across the nation. After crowdfunding her debut album in 2017, Kimberly released two albums with The Swingaroos, and two more with songwriting team Morris & Rivers (We the Nighthawks & A New Noel - available this Thanksgiving). Awards: Gold Medal - American Traditions Vocal Competition; Johnny Mercer Award, Two-Time Winner of the Cabaret Showdown NYC. www.kimberlyhawkey.com / @kimberlyhawkey    

 Uri Zelig (Drums) - was born in Tel Aviv, to a musical family and a rich musical community. He started playing drums and piano at the age of 10, and only a few years later, started working professionally with some of the country’s greatest artists. Zelig moved to New York City in 2012 to pursue his musical education at The New School, where he graduated with honors. While in NYC, Zelig worked with Jazz legends George Cables, Bill Crow, Marion Cowings, and more. He is currently playing all over town and holds the lead drum chair in several Off-Broadway productions, while recording and composing original music.



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SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE  I  September 5, 2021  I Swingaroos play a half century of 'Jukebox' hits in new FST Cabaret


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The Swingaroos are known as "New York City's swing-era territory band." What is a territory band?  I  READ MORE

The Swingaroos' last Cabaret at FST, Hollywood Serenade, was a hit with Sarasota audiences. Catch a glimpse of this popular show.  I  WATCH HERE

Alongside Kimberly Hawkey, Assaf Gleizner leads The Swingaroos. Learn more about this multi-talented music director, composer, arranger, and pianist.  I  READ MORE


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There are plenty of parking options available when you visit Florida Studio Theatre, including two adjacent parking lots and three nearby parking garages, plus on-street parking.

Watch the video below to find a convenient place to park while you enjoy the theatre.

Handicap Drop Off Locations:

Gompertz Theatre, Court Cabaret, and Bowne's Lab: drop off along the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue. 

Keating Theatre: drop off along Cocoanut Avenue between First Street and Palm Avenue.

Goldstein Cabaretdrop off in front of the Cabaret along Palm Avenue between Tamiami Trail and Cocoanut Avenue.

For those who require additional assistance or handicap parking/drop off, please see the map below. For any questions regarding handicap parking please call the box office at 941.366.9000.

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