Under the streetlamps of East Coast cities, doo-wop emerged, bringing tight harmony to the soundtrack of the 1950s. Beginning with doo-wop groups like The Drifters and The Platters, Unchained Melodies celebrates the swingin’ harmonies of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Featuring songs like “Blue Moon,” “16 Candles,” “Save The Last Dance,” and “Working My Way Back To You.”
Unchained Melodies by Richard Hopkins and Rebecca Hopkins with arrangements by Jim Prosser will run October 3, 2018- February 3, 2019 in FST's John C. Court Cabaret, and will reopen in FST's Keating Theatre beginning March 6. Single tickets are available online by clicking the button above or by calling the FST Box Office at 941-366-9000.
Run Time: 90 minutes with 15 minute intermission
To view a large print version of our playbill, click here.
Dine with us one hour prior to your show in the Cabaret. Reservations are not required, you will dine at the table you reserved for the performance. If your show is scheduled to take place in the Keating Theatre, you can make a reservation to dine in our Green Room Café prior to your performance.
Director | Catherine Randazzo
Music Director | Darren Server
Choreographer | Savannah Holds
Costume Designer | Susan Angermann
Lighting Designer | Thom Beaulieu
Sound Designer | Thom Korp
Nathaniel P. Claridad
Micah Jeremiah Mims
Piano | Jim Prosser
NICK ANASTASIA is stoked to be returning to FST for Unchained Melodies! Nick was most recently seen at FST in last year's Burt & Me (Jerry) and 2016's Laughing Matters (vol. 5). Past professional credits also include 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), and bare (Jason, Licensed Premiere). Instagram: @nottherussianprincess
NATHANIEL P. CLARIDAD Off-Broadway/NYC credits include Here Lies Love (The Public Theater), Taylor Mac's 24-Decade History of Popular Music (St. Ann's Warehouse), The Awesome 80’s Prom, work with NYShakespeare Exchange, NYMF, PS122, N.A.A.P.; International: Laser Beak Man (Dead Puppet Society, Brisbane Festival), Taylor Mac’s…(The Forum, Melbourne Festival); National Tour: Alice (The Kennedy Center); Regional: The Kennedy Center, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Folger Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Cape Fear Regional, Imagination Stage, Hangar Theatre, Barrington Stage. Directing credits include The One Minute Play Festival, ShakesBEER, The Drama League. MFA: UNC-CH
DAVID MARMANILLO Off-Broadway/NYC Credits: Three Amigos (Jefé) — Lincoln Center, SLAM: A Hip Hop Musical (Geo) — New York Theatre Barn, Through Andrew’s Eyes (Andrew) — INTAR Theatre, Cole Porter’s Mexican Hayride (Lombo) — Musicals Tonight. Regional: Murder Among Friends w/ Loretta Swit (Larry, Alhambra Dinner Theatre), Lincoln In Love (Shields) — Goodspeed Opera House, Man of La Mancha (José, Pioneer Theatre Company), A Cappella Humana (Original Cast. Bass, Delaware Theatre Company), RENT (Benny, Forestburgh Playhouse). Instagram: @davemarm
MICAH JEREMIAH MIMS hails from Concord, NC, and is a proud graduate of East Carolina University from which he received BFA in Musical Theatre and Professional Acting. He is super excited to be making his FST debut. Micah just finished a National Tour/Grand Ole Opry sit down with Cirque du Soleil in a production called Holidaze. Mims has also spent some time working in Tokyo at the Broadway Music Theater at Disney; as well as touring the world—all 7 continents and 78 countries-with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. as a Guest Entertainer on the 2017 world cruise. Off Broadway: Spandex: the musical. Off-off Broadway: Seussical The Musical (premiere cast), Regional: Sister Act (TJ), AIDA (Mereb) *regional premiere*, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Mitchell Mahoney). Instagram: @misscp2007
Sarasota Herald Tribune
The cast of Unchained Melodies performed "Little Darling" on ABC 7's Suncoast View. I WATCH
When he's not performing in Unchained Melodies, Nick Anastasia volunteers at the Sarasota Humane Society. I WATCH
From Under the Street Lamps and Into the Spotlight by Becca Jennings | READ
From Under the Boardwalk to the Top of the Charts by TJ Lewis | READ
Behind the Songs by Mary Donofrio | READ
Guess Who? by Mary Donofrio | READ
Get to Know the Know-It-All | READ
Meet the Jersey Boy - Nick Anastasia I READ
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The 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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For those who require additional assistance or handicap parking/drop off, please see the map below. Handicap parking is reserved for patrons with a handicap tag and is in the lot across from the Hegner Theatre Wing. The area for drop off of handicap passengers/patrons for the Court Cabaret is on the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue. If handicap parking is not available and you are dropping off a passenger, our lobby concierge would be happy to wait with them until you return. For any questions regarding handicap parking please call the box office at (941) 366-9000.