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.

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The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez will play beginning April 6, 2022 in FST's Gompertz Theatre. 

Run Time: 1 hour and 50 minutes with a 15-minute intermission


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CREATIVE

Director | Kate Alexander
Choreographer | BillyD Hart
Scenic Design | Isabel Curley-Clay and Moriah Curley-Clay
Costume Design | Lea Umberger
Assistant Costume Design | Mari Taylor Floyd
Lighting Design | J. Dominic Chacon
Sound Design | Louis Vetter-Torres
Assistant Sound Design | Thom Korp
Wig Design | Susan Haldeman
Drag Consultant | Kraig Swartz
Dance Captain | Stanley Martin
Stage Manager | Roy Johns

CAST

Casey | Britt Michael Gordon
Eddie | Eric Hoffmann
Rexy/Jason | Stanley Martin
Miss Tracy Mills | Kraig Swartz
Jo | Tatiana Williams


BRITT MICHAEL GORDON (Casey) Regional credits include: Camelot (Actors Playhouse); Around the World in 80 Days (Savannah Repertory Theatre); The Legend of Georgia McBride (Vermont Stage); Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Good People, and The Pitmen Painters (American Stage); Assassins (freeFall Theatre); Tribes, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, and Cabaret (Florida Repertory Theatre); and Arcadia (Palm Beach Dramaworks). Catch Britt’s feature film debut in What She Said on most of your favorite streaming platforms.

ERIC HOFFMANN (Eddie) FST: The God of Isaac, Butler, and Over the River and Through the Woods. Select credits: Bob Ewell in To Kill A Mockingbird (Orlando Shakes) and Officer Krupke in West Side Story (World Tour). His regional credits include: The Old Globe (3 seasons), Pittsburgh Public Theatre, McCarter Theatre, and the St. Louis and Alabama Shakespeare Festivals. He spent nine seasons with both Washington DC’s Shakespeare Theatre and The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, where he appeared in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Love’s Labor’s Lost, and Much Ado About Nothing. A proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

STANLEY MARTIN (Rexy/Jason) Aladdin (Original Broadway cast). Regional credits: White Christmas, Hairspray, Show Boat, Wizard of Oz, Music Man, Romeo and Juliet, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. National/International Tours: West Side Story, Smokey Joes Cafe, and Sophisticated Ladies. Opportunity (Playwright) at the Strawberry One Act Festival. It was nominated for 6 awards, including Best Play, and won Best Direction and Best Actress. Comedic writer and creator of comedic content called “Mixed Messages” that you can find on YouTube. @stanleymartinthethird

KRAIG SWARTZ (Miss Tracy Mills): returns to Sarasota, previously appearing in Driving Miss Daisy (WBTT); Fully Committed, Syncopation, and Visiting Mr. Green (Asolo Rep). Select credits include The Voysey Inheritance and The Madras House (The Mint Theatre); So Help Me God (Lucille Lortel); and Take Me Out (Barrymore Award) and Fully Committed (Barrymore Award) at Philadelphia Theatre Company. Select regional credits: Guthrie Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, St. Louis Rep, Pioneer Theatre, Goodman Theatre, and Kennedy Center. He has appeared in dozens of plays over his 20 years at Peterborough Players. Television: SNL. Film: World and Time Enough.

TATIANA WILLIAMS (Jo) FST debut. Recent credits include White Noise (Studio Theatre); BLKS (Woolly Mammoth); Smart People (Denver Center); The Royal Family, A Christmas Carol (Guthrie Theater); Katori Hall’s Pussy Valley (Mixed Blood Theatre); Girl Shakes Loose (Penumbra Theater); BLKS reading (Ojai Playwrights Festival); and Prometheus Bound (Getty Villa Malibu). She has appeared in various ads, including for Hilton and Best Buy. BFA in Acting from CalArts. Additional training: The Royal Scottish Conservatoire, Interlochen Arts Academy. tatianasimonewilliams.com

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THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE IN THE NEWS

April 29, 2022  I  The Observer  FST Costume Designer brings characters to life

April 15, 2022  I  SRQ Daily  I  Breaking Barriers at Florida Studio Theatre

April 3, 2022  I  Sarasota Herald-Tribune  I  FST explores gender and humanity in The Legend of Georgia McBride

March 18, 2022  I  Arts Axis Florida Podcast  I  Drag is a Safe Place to Express Yourself 

March 15, 2022  I  BroadwayWorld  I  Florida Studio Theatre Presents Mainstage Musical Comedy, The Legend of Georgia McBride

REVIEWS

Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Lively"
"Impactful"
"A hit"
"Light-hearted"
"Charms everyone"
"Fun to watch"
"Engaging"
"A delight"
"Entertaining"

Sarasota Magazine
"Drag queen glam"
"Big laughs"
"Fun"
"Lopez's dialogue can range from all-out funny to poignant"

BroadwayWorld
"Charming"
"Gripping"
"A smash hit with the audience"
"Entertaining"
"Beautiful"

Total Theater
"Kraig Swartz...is an ebullient entertainer"
"Poignant"
"Personal"
"Doesn't hit a bad note"
"Amazing"
"Impresses"
"Great"

 

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ARTICLES BY FST

When Life Gives You Lemons, Tuck 'Em

Glitter, Glamour, and A Little Bit of Heart

Georgia McBride Comes Home

Artist Spotlight: Meet the Choreographer Behind The Legend of Georgia McBride

ADDITIONAL ARTICLES

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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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.


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