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“Wonderful; you will want to go again and again and again” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Florida Studio Theatre

Florida Studio Theatre
1241 North Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
+1 941-366-9000
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Ranked #11 of 49 Attractions in Sarasota
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Owner description: Florida Studio Theatre (FST) is one of the major cultural resources in the Gulf Coast region, bringing the best in Contemporary plays, musicals, and comedy to the Sarasota community since 1973. An Equity theatre, the FST campus is a village of theatres - the historic Keating and Gompertz Theatres,the Parisian style Goldstein Cabaret and the new John C. Court Cabaret. In January 2014 we opened our fifth venue, The Bowne Lab Theatre. Near the Sarasota bayfront, FST brings an energy and vitality to the downtown area. Each theatre is small in size and large in impact - providing an intimate and engaging setting for high-quality, professional performances. Hip and historical, entertaining and challenging, we are the theatre where the street meets the elite, where everyone is welcome to come and engage in the art of theatre.FST has modeled itself on the strength of creating the best in contemporary theatre at an affordable price. Overall, FST serves over 160,000 attendees per year through its major programs: the Mainstage Series, the Cabaret Series, WRITE A PLAY, Education, and New Play Development.
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“Wonderful; you will want to go again and again and again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Florida Studio Theatre has consistently good perrformances and amazingly low prices. That explains why it is always full to capacity. The current performance of Smokey Joe's Cafe (the 1st of 4 shows for the fall/winter season) provides a rousing, amazing, and fun evening. I find that most of FST's shows make me want to go back and see them again. If you are in the Sarasota area and can get tickets to an FST Main Stage performance, don't miss it.

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“Smokey Joe's Cafe--outstanding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

all that talent--singing, dancing and the musicians and the costuming and the sets!! imaginative, classy, entertainment of the highest caliber. FST has outdone itself again! (as it often does)

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“Smokey Joe's Cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed the show. Singing was right on and the choreography was very much in key with the period of the music. Costumes and staging were a big enhancement to the songs. The band was terrific and backed up the singers perfectly, not overwhelming them (as some bands unfortunately do).
All in all, a great time.

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“Smokey Joe's Cafe....BRAVO!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We saw Smokey Joe's Cafe at the Keating Theater Saturday evening. What a show! We have been members for over 10 years and this was by far one of the best we have seen!
BRAVO to these great actors!

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“Let's Twist Again by the Wanderers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We had a delightful evening at the Cabaret of Florida Studio Theater. The entertainment was 4 singers and a piano player singing to 50's and 60's music based around a dialogue of love lost. These 4 men had incredible voices. We bought a package of 3 shows at the Cabaret and were truly impressed at the level of talent of the performers and spirit of the show. We look forward to our two other shows coming up in January and March. The cabaret is a quaint and charming setting. They also serve dinner, drinks and light snacks.

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