Fall in love all over again with the music of the ‘50s and ‘60s! Honoring the dynamic harmony groups of the mid-20th century—from The Four Seasons and The Platters to The Beatles and beyond, The Wanderers will transport you to simpler times with their tight harmonies, smooth moves, and, of course, matching jackets. Featuring such timeless hits as “At the Hop,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” and “With A Little Help From My Friends.”
As of September 26, 2021, FST, along with the major arts organizations of Sarasota, is requiring proof of a recent negative COVID test along with a valid ID for entry. If preferred, patrons may volunteer proof of vaccination as an alternative to testing. Masks are required for all, regardless of vaccination status except when actively eating or drinking during pre-show dining. For a full list of safety protocols to help you prepare for your trip to the theatre, click here. #SafeArtsSarasota
Director | Catherine Randazzo
Music Director | Minhui Lee
Scenic Design | Bruce Price
Costume Design | Susan Angermann
Lighting Designer | Andrew Gray
Sound Designer | Thom Korp
Kenneth Quinney Francoeur
Travis Keith Battle
Jim Prosser - Pianist
MICHAEL JAMES BYRNE is grateful to return to the stage at FST! Credits: Original International Cast of Stephen Schwartz’s: Magic To Do, Drew in Rock of Ages (NCL), Tony in West Side Story (Moonlight Stage Productions), and Billy Lawlor in 42 St. (Peach State Theatre). Michael has also performed in concerts and original workshops with acclaimed composers Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Schwartz, and Adam Guettel. Along with a performing career, Michael has directed Award Winning Short Films (Epoch Press Art Festival) and Stage Plays/Musicals. michaeljamesbyrne.com @mjb3
Travis Keith Battle is a Virginia native currently based out of New York City. He is excited to be joining the Florida Studio Theatre team in the beautiful city of Sarasota. He is a graduate of Temple University’s musical theatre program and a member of the Actors Equity Association. His favorite roles include Jimmy Early in Dreamgirls (Mill Mountain), Gator in Memphis (Walnut Street), and Fleetwood in The Life (11th Hour Theatre Co).
Ryan Morales - FST debut! NY Theatre: My Real Mother (NYMF), Zuccotti Park (Fringe). National Tour: Flashdance the Musical (Nick Hurley). Regional: Working (Man #2), A Man of No Importance (Alfie Byrne), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Pharoah/Levi), Chicago (Fred Casely), Evita (Fight Captain). Martial artist, gamer, nutrition coach. BFA MT Shenandoah Conservatory. www.ryanmorales.me @RyanMoralesGreen
Jason Pintar - FST debut. New York Stage: Small Craft Warnings (Regeneration), Stage Fright (Prospect), Timmy the Great (Jay Binder, dir.), Orphan Train (Pat Birch, dir.), The Underpants Godot (NYIT Award Nom.), Merrily We Roll Along (APAC). Regional Stage: Oliver! (Paper Mill), Anything Goes (North Shore), South Pacific (Riverside), On Golden Pond (New Harmony), Camelot (Arrow Rock Lyceum). Recordings: In the Light: A Faustian Tale and Tonya & Nancy: Highlights from The Rock Opera (Broadway Records). www.jasonpintar.com
Jim Prosser (Pianist) - This upcoming Winter Season marks Jim’s 26th season as FST’s Resident Pianist. He most recently appeared in Vintage POP! and has arranged and co-developed over 50 Cabarets at FST including: Three Pianos, Light My Fire, Outlaws and Angels, That’s Amoré!, The Wonder Years, Unchained Melodies, and more. He has served as Composer/Music Director for The FST School, writing numerous scores for children’s shows. Jim is also a Music Director for FST Improv.
THE WANDERERS IN THE NEWS
SUNCOAST CULTURE CLUB I October 25, 2021 I Jason Pintar of FST's The Wanderers Joins the Club!
SUNCOAST VIEW I October 15, 2021 I Florida Studio Theatre brings us a preview of The Wanderers
SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE I September 26, 2021 I The Wanderers bring their doo-wop sound back to FST
"Do doo-wop proud"
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