Light My Fire

February 5, 2020 - March 15, 2020  I  Court Cabaret

There was one constant in America in the 1960s: change. New musicians, writers, and artists inspired a cultural revolution across the country. With hits by Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and more, Light My Fire celebrates the musical soundtrack of one of America’s most turbulent and electrifying decades. Featuring hits from the 60s such as “Somebody to Love,” "California Dreamin'," "Can't Buy Me Love," and "The Times They Are a-Changin'."

Light My Fire, created by Richard Hopkins and Rebecca Hopkins with arrangements by Jim Prosser.

Run Time: 90 minutes with a 15-minute intermission.

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Director  |  Catherine Randazzo
Music Director  |  Darren Server
Scenic Designer  |  Bruce Price
Costume Designer  |  Susan Angermann
Lighting Designer  |  Michael Cummings
Sound Designer  |  Thom Korp

Seth Eliser
Alayna Gallo
Dale Obermark
Jim Prosser  |  Pianist
Marcus James  |  Drummer

Seth Eliser is excited to return to FST for Light My Fire. National Tours: The Lightning Thief (2x), The Music Man. Cruises: Disney Magic. Regional: Once (Weston Playhouse/FST/ Northern Stage/ Bucks County Playhouse), Pump Boys and Dinettes (Weston Playhouse), Buddy Holly Story (TBTS), Million Dollar Quartet (Fireside), Hairspray (NCT). Seth can also be found performing in NYC night clubs and cabarets with musical theater writers Joe Iconis and Rob Rokicki. Just love one another.

Alayna Gallo is grateful to return to FST! Light My Fire will be her third show at FST. She was previously seen in The Wonder Years and Dancing in the Street with the Primadonettes. Her Broadway credits include Tarzan and Jersey Boys. Favorite roles include Eva Peron in Evita, Ellen in Miss Saigon, and Mary in Jesus Christ Superstar. She has also been a part of the Chicago 1st National Tour as well as the Australian and South African companies of Jersey Boys.

Dale Obermark is a performer currently based in New York City. He was born and raised just outside of St. Louis, MO. He studied voice and performance at Missouri State University and Webster University. Previous roles include Chad from All Shook Up, Skip from Life Could Be a Dream, and Parpignol from La Bohème.

Marcus James Passion for music led Marcus from teaching himself the drums as a teenager to attending the Berklee College of Music, where he toured Europe and the USA with his Pop Punk band, Super Prime. Primarily influenced by rock, this multi-genre drummer has performed in Jazz ensembles, Gospel bands, and is currently drumming for Disparager, a Brooklyn and NY-based Metal band. Marcus is also a gifted poet and rapper and is currently working on an EP.


SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE  I  January 31, 2020  I Light My Fire explores music in a time of upheaval


Sarasota Herald-Tribune
“Captures sound of turbulent times”
“Do yourself a favor and catch the original musical revue Light My Fire”
“You can’t do much better”
“Tight blend of harmonies”
“A revelation”
“Blowing you away”
“Unique interpretations”
“A delight”
“Poignant and profound”

Total Theater
"Rekindles memories"

Venice Gondolier Sun
"Audience members could not help singing along"

The Observer
"A mellow musical memory tour"
"Great musicians"
"Full throttle"
"A hit parade"
"Crowd-pleasing, hand-clapping musical time trip"


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