Vintage POP!

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With music made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Creedence Clearwater Revival, this revue starring Summer Cabaret favorite Carole J. Bufford explores the evolution of popular music from The Roaring Twenties to The Soaring Eighties. Featuring hits like “St. Louis Blues,” “Every Breath You Take,” “Sway,” and “A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”

Vintage POP!, created by Carole J. Bufford with arrangements by Carole J. Bufford and Ian Herman, will play from March 24-April 25, 2021 in FST's Keating Theatre. 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 a 15-minute intermission

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With a full food and drink menu featuring such favorites as fresh salads, flat breads, homemade quiche, and more, FST’s on-site restaurants offer something for all tastes!

Dining Times:

2PM performances: Reservations begin at 12:15PM
6PM performances: Reservations begin at 4:15PM
8PM performances: Reservations begin at 6:15PM

Click here to make your dining reservation online or call the FST Box Office at 941.366.9000.


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CAROLE J. BUFFORD A recipient of the Nightlife, Bistro, and BroadwayWorld Awards for Outstanding Vocalist, Carole has become one of the most sought after young performers on the American jazz and cabaret scene. She recently enjoyed a highly praised 10 month solo run at New York’s Birdland Jazz Club and a monthly residency at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Her shows, Speak Easy (featuring the Grammy Award-winning Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks), Come Together, and You Don’t Own Me earned her rave reviews from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Times (UK). 



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SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE  I  December 28, 2020  I  Behind the Scenes: Looking forward to the return of live arts


New York Times

Time Out New York
“One of cabaret's brightest rising stars”
“A distinctive, bluesy voice”

Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Engaging, surprising"

Talkin' Broadway
"She [Carole] is the whole package: great voice, focused presentation, interesting stage patter, and wonderful costumes."

The Observer
"Carole and friends serve up quite a musical feast"
"Delivers an iconic performance"

Venice Gondolier Sun
"More than a rockin' good night"

Total Theater



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Catch a glimpse of Carole J. Bufford performing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at Lincoln Center.  I  WATCH HERE

British scientists studied how pop music has changed since the 1960s. Learn more about their findings.  I  READ MORE

What five songs defined an era but never made it to #1 on the charts?  I  READ MORE

Last summer, we sat down with Carole J. Bufford and talked about what inspired her to create her hit Cabaret, Come Together, and what she loves most about Sarasota audiences.  I  READ MORE



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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 Keating Theatre is located on the corner of Palm and Cocoanut Avenues. For GPS purposes, use the address of 1241 N. Palm Avenue, 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 Keating Theatre: Handicap drop off is along Cocoanut Avenue between First Street and Palm 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