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, is playing September 29 - February 6, 2021 in FST's Court Cabaret. Subscribe and see The Wanderers plus two more Cabaret shows for as little as $49!

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FOR YOUR SAFETY: 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


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Director  |  Catherine Randazzo
Music Director | Minhui Lee
Scenic Design | Bruce Price
Costume Design | Susan Angermann
Lighting Designer  |  Andrew Gray
Sound Designer  |  Thom Korp
Sound and Light Board Operator  I  Lindsey Boyette


Travis Keith Battle
Michael James Byrne
David Marmanillo
Jason Pintar
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. @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). 

David Marmanillo FST: Unchained Melodies, 2019 & 2020 (Bass). Off-Broadway: Three Amigos (Jefé, Lincoln Center); Lincoln In Love (Shields, York Theatre Company); and Cole Porter’s Mexican Hayride (Lombo, Theatre Row). Regional:  Murder Among Friends w/ Loretta Swit (Larry, Alhambra Dinner Theatre); Man of La Mancha (José, Pioneer Theatre Company); A Cappella Humana (Original Cast, Bass, Delaware Theatre Company); and RENT (Benny, Forestburgh Playhouse). Instagram: @davemarm

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).

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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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


Total Theater
"Do doo-wop proud"
"Audience favorites"

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Harmony Heads Up the Season

"Feel-Good Music" is in Order!

The Wanderers Forum Booklet


Check out Top Ten’s list of the “Top Ten Music Groups With the Best Harmonies.” Do you agree with their rankings?  I  READ

Known for its tight harmonies and catchy rhythms, doo-wop was initially popularized by Black American musicians in the mid-20th century. Learn more about doo-wop’s roots and some of the genre’s most influential songs.  I  LEARN

The 1960s not only brought The Beatles to our doorstep but also delivered some of the coolest slang of the 20th century. Which of these phrases do you remember using?  I  READ





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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