The Legend of Georgia McBride

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He's young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby. To make matters even more desperate, Casey is struggling with his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small-town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business—and himself.

The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez will play beginning March 30, 2022 in FST's Gompertz Theatre. Subscribe and see The Legend of Georgia McBride plus three more Mainstage shows for as little as $69!

Run Time: 1 hour and 50 minutes without an intermission

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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Director | Kate Alexander
Choreographer | BillyD Hart
Scenic Design | Isabel Curley-Clay and Moriah Curley-Clay
Costume Design | Lea Umberger
Lighting Design | J. Dominic Chacon
Sound Design | Thom Korp 
Drag Consultant | Kraig Swartz
Dance Captain | Stanley Martin
Stage Manager | Roy Johns


Miss Tracy Mills | Kraig Swartz
Casey | TBA
Jo | TBA
Rexy/Jason | Stanley Martin
Eddie | TBA

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Los Angeles Times
“Flamboyantly fun comedy!”

LA Weekly
“One of those rare charmers"

Stage Scene LA
“Crowd-pleasing comedy”

New York Times
“A stitch-in-your-side funny new comedy...full of sass and good spirits!” 

“A funny and often glorious tribute to the art of drag...a barrelful of fun!” 

Hollywood Reporter
“Featuring enough amusingly bitchy one-liners and energetic musical numbers to be a genuine crowd-pleaser!” 

DC Metro Theatre Arts
“A theatrical cornucopia of camp, country music, drag, domestic dilemmas, and larger-than-life divas”
“Light-hearted and zesty”
“Vivid and exciting”
“Outgoing and lovely”

Broadway World
“Incredibly entertaining!”
“The musical numbers will keep you laughing from beginning to end!” 

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Explore the evolution of drag.  I  LEARN MORE

In the play, Casey's career as an Elvis impoersonator isn't panning out. Find out how a dip in Elvis's popularity has affected Las Vegas.  I  READ MORE

Learn more about the history of and the art of drag.  I  READ


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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.

Getting Here:

FST's Gompertz Theatre is located on the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue inside FST's Hegner Theatre Wing. For GPS purposes, use the address of 1265 First Street, Sarasota, FL 34236. For a map of FST buildings and venues, please see below. For more information, please call the FST Box Office at 941.366.9000.

Handicap Drop Off:

For FST's Gompertz Theatre: Handicap drop off is at the corner of First Street 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 FST Box Office at 941.366.9000.

Campus Parking Map