The Wanderers

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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.”

The Wanderers, by Richard Hopkins and Rebecca Hopkins with musical arrangements by Jim Prosser, will play beginning September 29, 2021 in FST's Court Cabaret. Subscribe and see The Wanderers plus two more Cabaret shows for as little as $49!


FOR YOUR SAFETY: The health and safety of our Patrons, Staff, Volunteers, and Artists is of the greatest importance to FST. Therefore, we will be following all CDC guidelines. For the most up-to-date list of protocols we are taking to ensure your safety, please click here. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


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CREATIVE

Director  |  Catherine Randazzo
Music Director | Minhui Lee
Scenic Design | Bruce Price
Costume Design | Susan Angermann
Lighting Designer  |  Andrew Gray
Sound Designer  |  Thom Korp
 

CAST

Kenneth Quinney Francoeur
Travis Keith Battle
Ryan Morales
Jason Pintar
Jim Prosser - Pianist


Kenneth Quinney Francoeur is elated to be at FST for The Wanderers. Credits: Jersey Boys (Swing; Nat’l Tour), Memphis the Musical (Huey u/s; Nat’l Tour), A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Man; Irish Rep Theatre), The King’s Legacy (Thomas More; 54 Below), Night and Day (Man, Florida Rep), Finian’s Rainbow (soloist; NYC), Hair (Berger; Woodstock), Gypsy (Tulsa; OPTC), Footloose (Lyle; MSMT), and She Loves Me (Kodaly; BCT). BFA Elon University.  For more information, visit kennyfrancoeur.com/ IG kfrancoeur

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.

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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 Court Cabaret is located on the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue inside FST's Hegner Theatre Wing. For GPS purposes, use the address of 1265 First Street, 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:

FST's Court Cabaret: Handicap drop off is at the corner of First Street and Cocoanut 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 box office at 941.366.9000.

Campus Parking Map