On The Road Again
Pack your bags! This summer, FST is taking the whole family on a one-of-a-kind musical road trip in On The Road Again, an all-new live performance. Featuring songs like “Country Roads,” “Surfin’ USA,” and “Deep in the Heart of Texas," we’ll celebrate all that makes this country special from sea to shining sea. Join us for an outdoor concert in this summer touring performance as we hit the road with music that has defined the U.S for generations.
Registration is encouraged for public events.
Schedule of Free Public Events:
Tuesday, 6/29 @ 10AM - Fruitville Library
Wednesday, 6/30 @ 10AM - Gulf Gate Library
Thursday, July 1 @ 10AM - William H. Jervey Jr. Public Library
Saturday, July 3 @ 10AM - North Port Public Library
Friday, July 9 @ 10AM - Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Saturday, July 10 @ 7:30PM - Elsie Quirk Library
Sunday, July 11 @ 7PM - The Benderson Family Finish Tower at Nathan Benderson Park
Saturday, July 17 @ 10AM - Selby Library
Sunday, July 18 @ 7PM - The Gazebo at Phillipi Estate Park
Saturday, July 24 @ 10AM - Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library
Tuesday, August 3 @ 10AM - Shannon Staub Public Library
Sponsored in part by the Bank of America Client Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.
Director | Caroline Saldivar
Choreographer | Cory Boyas
Jack B. Murphy
Allison Arana is a St. Louis native and a graduate of Lindenwood University. It is there that she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. Allison is also an alumni of The Second City Conservatory in Chicago where she studied improv and sketch comedy. Allison's theatrical credits include Spring Awakening (Wendla) at Stray Dog Theatre, Cabaret (Sally Bowles) at Lindenwood University, and Ghost Quartet (Rose Red) at The Basement Theatre. Allison has been performing stand up comedy in St. Louis since 2019. Allison's teaching credits include private music instruction of voice, piano, and guitar as well as coaching rock bands through School of Rock, Ballwin. It is there she taught and coached children ages 6-18 for two and a half years. Allison's personal mission as it pertains to the arts is as follows: "To challenge, educate, and celebrate humanity through theatre, music, and comedy."
Jack B. Murphy is an NYC-based actor and writer with a B.F.A. in musical theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory. In his time at Shenandoah, he wrote his first full length musical, Lilac, with his collaborator Bailey Baker (book/music/lyrics). With the help of an on campus group, Playwrights Performances, Baker & Murphy have also written several award winning short musical pieces (Benji & Enough). He also studied arranging with Broadway music director and arranger Patrick Brady, as well as with Carnegie Mellon professor and National Alliance for Musical Theatre member Rick Edinger. Favorite acting credits include South Pacific and All Shook Up at Flat Rock Playhouse, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Ted in Peter and the Starcatcher, and Cookie in Nice Work If You Can Get It. Film credits: A Cupid For Christmas.
Facia Lee was born in Palatka, Florida and began performing in her community when she was about 13. She has had the opportunity to be part of many notable shows including Hairspray playing Motormouth Maybelle, Big Fish playing Sandra, and Mary Poppins when she was double cast as The Bird Woman and Mrs. Corry. Facia is so excited to work with everyone here at Florida Studio Theatre!
Edward Weaver is a 22-year-old college graduate from Atlanta Georgia. He attended Columbus State University and received a Bachelor's degree in Theatre, with a concentration in Performance and Directing. He's performed in a number of shows ranging from Once on this Island to Detroit '67'. Recently, he had displayed his directing capabilities at the annual Columbus State University One Act Festival Directing For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls By Christopher Durang.
Special Thanks to Our Community Partners
Betty J. Johson North Sarasota Library
Church of the Redeemer
Elsie Quirk Library
First Presbyterian Church
The Florida Center
Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library
Gene Matthews Club
Gulf Gate Library
Lee Wetherington Club
Louis and Gloria Flanzer Club
Nathan Benderson Park
Newtown Estates Club
North Port Library
Phillipi Estate Park
Robert and Joan Lee Club
Roy McBean Club
South Gate Community Center
William H. Jervey Jr Venice Public Library
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