That's Amoré!

September 25, 2019 - February 2, 2020  I  Court Cabaret

Dean Martin was “The King of Cool.” His effortless charm and smooth voice made him a star who captured our hearts. From his early days in Martin and Lewis through film, television, and the Rat Pack, this timeless music revue celebrates the great songbook of Dean Martin. Featuring such hits as “Everybody Loves Somebody,” “That’s Amoré,” “Volare,” “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head,” and “Welcome to my World.”

That's Amoré! 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
Costume Designer  |  Susan Angermann
Lighting Designer  |  Michael Cummings
Sound Designer  |  Thom Korp

Nick Anastasia
Mike Backes 
Emily Dennis
Nygel D. Robinson
Piano |  Jim Prosser
Drums |  Andrew Deeb

Nick Anastasia is thrilled to be returning to FST for That’s Amoré! FST: Unchained Melodies, Burt & Me, and Laughing Matters (vol. 5). Other professional credits: Hair (Claude, International Tour), Voca People (Tenoro, Off-Broadway*/National/International Tours, *Lucille Lortel Award), Monster Jam (Host/Announcer, Fox Sports 1), The Love Note (Adam, Original Off-Broadway Cast), In The Heights (Sonny, Regional Premiere), Scab (featuring Alice Ripley), Disney Cruise Line (Disney Fantasy), bare (Jason, Licensed Premiere). Instagram: @nottherussianprincess

Mike Backes is grateful to be back at FST! FST: Mack the Knife, Next to Normal. Most recent: A Bronx Tale (1st National Tour-Directed by Robert De Niro). Highlights: Jersey Boys (Original Las Vegas Cast); Rock of Ages (1st National Tour); Grease (National Tour, starring Frankie Avalon); and Ren in Footloose (North American Tour). Workshops (Regional): Carl in Ghost at The Fulton Theatre and Maine State Theatre. TV/Film: Orange Is The New Black and Discovery ID’s Most Likely To.

Emily Dennis is thrilled to make her FST debut with That’s Amoré! Her most recent theatre credits include a one woman Andrew Lloyd Webber musical entitled, Tell Me On A Sunday. Additionally, A Chorus Line (Cassie), Oklahoma (Laurey Williams), Smile (Doria Hudson), and Rock of Ages (Waitress #1), have been some of Emily’s favorite roles to perform. Film and TV credits include Sidelined (A&E and Lifetime), Disposable (Amazon Prime), and Ghost Source Zero (Amazon Prime).

Nygel D. Robinson returns to FST after being seen in the 17-18 season hit Cabaret Blue Suede Shoes. He is a Singer/Actor and multi-instrumentalist based in NYC. His recent theatre credits include Five Guys Named Moe (Nomax) at Opera House Theatre Company, Godspell (Jesus/Musician) at St. Michael’s Playhouse, Beau (Larry/Musician) at MTF and Lincoln Center, and The All Night Strut (Actor/Musician) at Milwaukee Rep. His single “One More Chance” is available on Spotify and Apple Music.


The Universal "Mr. Cool"

Side By Side

Golden Era Goddess

More Than A Comedian


Amore for the King of Cool

Dean Martin & The Leagacy of a King


Dean Martin’s music and voice is still heard on the radio, in TV, and in movies. Learn more about Martin and his legacy on his official website  |  LEARN

Read more about Martin’s personal and professional life  |  LEARN

Hear some of Dean Martin’s greatest hits  |  LISTEN

Did you know that Dean Martin could not read music? Find out more fun facts about the coy crooner |  LEARN


FST's John C. Court Cabaret is located on the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue inside of The Hegner Theatre Wing. For GPS purposes use the address of 1265 First Street, Sarasota, FL 34236. To see a list of our buildings and shows, please see below. For more information please call the FST Box Office at (941) 366-9000.

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Drop Off Area for The Court Cabaret: on the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue