Sophie Tucker: The Last of the Red Hot Mamas

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Meet Sophie Tucker, The Last of the Red Hot Mamas! With a voice and personality that lit up Vaudeville and Broadway, Tucker proved that female entertainers could reach the top of show business on their own terms. Starring FST favorite Kathy Halenda, this sizzling show features classics like “The Lady is a Tramp,” “You’ve Got to See Mama Every Night,” and Tucker’s signature song, “Some of These Days.”

Sophie Tucker: The Last of the Red Hot Mamas by Jack Fournier and Kathy Halenda will play beginning June 2 in FST's Gompertz Theatre. Subscribe and see Sophie Tucker plus two more Mainstage shows for as little as $49!


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CREATIVE

Director  |  Richard Hopkins
 

CAST

Sophie Tucker  I  Kathy Halenda
Piano  |  Jim Prosser



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SOPHIE TUCKER IN THE NEWS

REVIEWS

WHYY (NPR)
"Thoroughly winning"
"Excellent"
"One-of-a-kind"
"Built for fun"

Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Red hot"
"Kathy Halenda is a force of nature onstage"
"Radiant"
"Utter joy"

Theater Sensation
"The show will make you laugh, and warm your heart"
"Will delight audiences"
"Unique...bold"
"Dazzling"
"Outstanding"
"Full of heart and soul"



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In 1962, when Americans were asked what they thought when they heard the name "Sophie" 95% answered "Tucker.” Learn more about the popular entertainer who was on close terms with both presidents and gangsters. READ MORE

Sophie Tucker was a character on and off the stage. Watch this excerpt from the 2014 documentary, The Outrageous Sophie Tucker. WATCH
 
Bette Midler was one of the many women inspired by Sophie Tucker, even naming her own daughter after the late legendary performer. Watch Midler tell stories and jokes about the one-and-only Sophie Tucker. WATCH
 

 


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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