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And the World Goes Round 

Music by John Kander

Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Conceived by Susan Stroman, David Thompson, and Scott Ellis

Directed and Choreographed by Ben Liebert


Rehearsals Begin – 5/14/2024

Previews – 6/5/2024, 6/7/2024

Show Open – 6/6/2024

Show Closes – 6/23/2024

Potential Extension Thru – 7/14/2024

Filled with humor, romance, drama and nonstop melody, this title is a thrilling celebration of life and the fighting spirit that keeps us all going. Five individuals find themselves careening through the world of love, babies and coffee. From Cabaret to Chicago, the nonstop hit-parade features unforgettable gems, including "Mr. Cellophane," "Maybe This Time," "Cabaret" and "New York, New York," seamlessly interwoven into a passionate, harmonious, up-tempo evening of musical theatre.


Note from Director: The work of Kander and Ebb is honest, vulnerable, dark, wry, powerful, regretful and knowing.  It’s the songs of people triumphing against challenging (if not tragic) circumstances and choosing optimism and self reliance to succeed.  Each piece in this revue is a story and, in turn, I’m looking for great and honest storytellers.  Yes, the show asks for great voices, excellent part singing, and everyone must move quite well.  But it all comes from storytelling.


WOMAN 1 – Female-presenting, any ethnicity. 30’s-40’s.Tough, strong, and passionate. She has been hurt before. Clumsy, slightly awkward, but hopeful. May sing songs such as “And The World Goes Round”, “My Coloring Book”, “Only Love”, “Maybe This Time” Vocal range top: A5-Vocal range bottom: E3


WOMAN 2 – Female-presenting, any ethnicity. 30’s-40’s. Independent, alluring, poised. She is also bawdy and brassy.  A dancer/strong mover. May sing songs such as “Arthur in the Afternoon”, “All That Jazz”, “A Quiet Thing”, Vocal range top: G5- Vocal range bottom: F3


WOMAN 3 – Female-presenting, any enthincity. 30’s-40’s. Sentimental, daring, optimistic, self-assured yet cautious in matters of the heart. Nostalgic. May sing songs such as “Colored Lights”, “How Lucky Can You Get”, “Ring Them Bells”, “Isn’t This Better” Vocal range top: F5- Vocal range bottom: F3


MAN 1 – Male-presenting, any ethnicity. 30’s-40’s is an optimist. Sincere, loving, and charming. A dancer/strong mover. May sing songs such as “Mr. Cellophane”, “Sometimes A Day Goes By”, “Sara Lee”,  “Marry Me” Vocal range top: G5- Vocal range bottom: A4


MAN 2 – Male-presenting, any ethnicity. 30’s-40’s. Stern and demanding with a commanding voice. Nostalgic and lonely, but he is captivating and charming. May sing songs such as “Kiss of the Spiderwoman”, “I Don’t Remember You”, “We Can Make It”, and “The Happy Time” Vocal range top: A5- Vocal range bottom: G3



LORT Non-Rep

$776 weekly minimum (LORT D)


Florida Studio Theatre is working towards becoming a more 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.


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