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-May 23, 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: 80 minutes with a 15-minute intermission

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Artistic Oversight  |  Catherine Randazzo
Scenic Coordinator  |  Bruce Price
Lighting Designer  |  Nick Jones
Sound Designer  |  Thom Korp


Carole J. Bufford
Bass  |  Isaac Mingus
Piano  |  Jim Prosser

Carole J Bufford HeadshotCAROLE 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 vintage pop, jazz, and cabaret scenes. 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. Carole is the Creator and star of multiple shows, including speak easy. (featuring the Grammy Award-winning Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks), Come Together, and You Don’t Own Me, which earned her rave reviews from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Times (UK). Carole is the Gold Medal winner of the American Traditions Vocal Competition.

Isaac MingusIsaac Mingus is a double bassist, cellist, and electric bassist based in Sarasota, Florida. He studies neuropsychology at the New College of Florida and is expecting to graduate in May 2022. As an educator and a performer, Isaac has performed, taught, and conducted ensembles in a variety of venues for jazz, classical, rock, and other genres. He presently serves as the interim music director for the Siesta Key Chapel.

Jim ProsserJIM PROSSER (Piano): This upcoming Winter Season marks Jim’s 26th season as FST's resident pianist, where he most recently appeared in Light My Fire, That’s Amoré! and the Summer Mainstage show Ethel Waters: His Eye is on the Sparrow. He has arranged and co-developed over 50 Cabarets including: Light My Fire, Outlaws and Angels, That’s Amoré!, The Wonder Years, Guitar Girls, Unchained Melodies, Mack the Knife, Blue Suede Shoes, Dancing In The Street, By Gershwin, European Cabaret, That’s Life Again, British Invasion, Too Darn Hot, and Older Than Dirt. He has served as Composer/Music Director for FST’s Education department, writing numerous scores for children’s shows such as Deck the Halls, Androcles and the Lion, RAP-Punzel, The Velveteen Rabbit, and WRITE A PLAY Elementary Tours. Jim is also a Music Director for FST Improv, for which he has played many shows including the improvised musical, When X Meets Y.



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BROADWAY WORLD  I  April 17, 2021  I  Vintage POP! Comes to Florida Studio Theatre

SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE  I  March 20, 2021  I  FST Reopens with 'Vintage' Hits

GREAT DAY LIVE  I  March 19, 2021  I  FST Reopens With All-New Musical Revue

SUNCOAST VIEW  I  March 15, 2021  I  FST's new season

BROADWAY WORLD  I  February 23, 2021  I  FST Reopens With Two New Musical Revues for Socially-Distanced Audiences

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


Sarasota Herald-Tribune
“A boat-load of pizzazz and charm”
“Bufford is a ball of fire”
“Such a joy”
“[Bufford] makes each song her own, with her own unique stamp”

Total Theater
“Beautifully delivered”
“Nicely Done”
“It would be no surprise if FST has to extend this show again”

The Observer
"Carole J Bufford is a powerhouse vocalist and a real live wire"
"Lights up the room"
"Outstanding concert"
"Shimmering show"

Sarasota Magazine
"A Cabaret with pizzazz"
"She shimmies, shakes, and sings her way through several decades of American pop music history"
"We see and hear a song in a whole new light"

Talkin' Broadway
"She makes the over-familiar fresh again"
"What a joy"



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A Classic Career

The Advantages of Vintage

POP! Meets the Moment


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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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.

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For FST's Keating Theatre: Handicap drop off is along Cocoanut Avenue between First Street and Palm Avenue. 

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