The Flip Side by Richard Hopkins and Rebecca Hopkins
Musical Arrangements by Jim Prosser
Directed by Catherine Randazzo
Music Direction by Darren Server
Life is strange, and the people around us are even stranger. Sardonic, ironic, and even histrionic, these witty tunes are full of moronic characters and sophisticated lyrics that reveal the present state of our world—the good, the bad, and the funny. With songs like “I’m My Own Grandpa,” “The Ballad of Sigmund Freud,” “Still Gonna Die,” “Killed by a Coconut,” and others, this offbeat show pays tribute to some of the best comic songwriters of the 20th Century.
AGVA Contract*, “A sister union of Actor’s Equity”
FST’s Court Cabaret Theatre
Rehearsals begin – January 16, 2024
Previews – February 7 - 8, 2024
Show opens – February 9, 2024
Closes – June 16, 2024
Possible Extension Through – June 23, 2024
Man 1: Male-Presenting. Any ethnicity. Sings patter songs such as “Ballad of Sigmund Freud” and “Night & Day (with punctuation marks).” Has a great voice, great sense of humor, and great movement skills. This performer needs to possess the qualities of an intellectual and be witty. Must be comfortable with physical comedy and good facility with accents/dialects.
Man 2: Male-Presenting. Black. This performer must be sweet and congenial. Has a great voice, great sense of humor, and strong movement skills. May sing songs such as “Would Jesus Wear a Rolex?” and “Helium.” Must be comfortable with physical comedy and good facility with accents/dialects.
Man 3: Male-Presenting. Any ethnicity. This performer must possess the qualities of a class clown—funny, mischievous, and wily. Has a great voice, great sense of humor, and strong movement skills. Sings songs such as “Vegematic” and “I Am My Own Grandpa.” Must be comfortable with physical comedy and good facility with accents/dialects.
*AEA members and Non-Union actors are encouraged to audition alongside AGVA members. You do not have to join AGVA to take this contract.
All actors must have the ability to connect genuinely with the audience as themselves and should be excellent singers and movers. Musical revues for Florida Studio Theatre develop and change as they rehearse, so actors must be flexible in rehearsal and treat the show like a new musical workshop.
$600-$800/wk, based on experience and size of role
Florida Studio Theatre is working towards becoming a more anti-racist and inclusive theatre. FST is thus committed to developing a work environment that is reflective of the diverse world that it serves. People who share this belief are encouraged to audition.
Florida Studio Theatre is an established, five-stage non-profit, operating under LORT D, LORT D EXPERIMENTAL, and AGVA contracts located in Downtown Sarasota, FL