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Florida Studio Theatre

1241 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5602
+1 941-366-9000
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Dinner and a show

We had a truly exceptional evening that included a world class menu and service. The musical show... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Jhonesnaps60
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Bradenton, Florida
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Upstairs acoustics not as good as main floor

Saw Blue Suede Shoes, a very popular 'held over" show. The show, performers were as good as any... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2018
DOGLOVER4323
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Nokomis, Florida
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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 professional regional theatre, the FST campus is a village of five theatres - the historic Keating and Gompertz Theatres,the Parisian style Goldstein Cabaret and John C. Court Cabaret, and Bowne's 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,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 200,000 attendees per year through its six major programs: the Mainstage Series, the Cabaret Series, the Stage III series, WRITE A PLAY, Education, and New Play Development.
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1241 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5602
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We had a truly exceptional evening that included a world class menu and service. The musical show Blue Suede Shoes was the main attraction. The performers were world class and exceptionally talented and entertaining. This emotional performance was one that took us back to the...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Saw Blue Suede Shoes, a very popular 'held over" show. The show, performers were as good as any program I've seen at FST in the past 10 years. The disappointment was sitting upstairs. Visual was limited which for a musical event, I could live with....More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

We've been here several times and enjoyed it each time. Last night we went to the Browne's Lab Theater for "Things they Carried". The play was excellent, the theater charming, and the dinner, which you can eat in the theater, was good. It was an...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Powerful, energetic performance. Held over for good reasons. Had different seat tonight, great. This was a show we had scheduled for a Sunday which was canceled because of illness

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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

This place just gets larger every year. There are now 5 separate stages in this complex. Each has its own show. Seats are comfortable, productions are professional. Definitely worth going to. Try it! Parking can be an issue.

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Florida Studio theaters are in the downtown area of Sarasota and easily accessible from nearby towns. The variety of productions is amazing. I have seen numerous moving plays well acted, unusual and entertaining improv comedy shows, and even a poetry presentation by a past US...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

We saw a show at the Cabaret and enjoyed it very much./ It is a very intimate setting and you really get to see the cast face to face. We just had a drink because we had reservations for dinner elsewhere after the show. But...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Saw Native Gardens with my wife and a full house. Play was funny, but with some bite. Well written and well acted. Picked Sunday because we thought it would be quiet downtown, but the Art Festival was on and we had to search for parking....More

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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

I was just blown away by the 5 people on stage. They were enjoying themselves so much and made us just love the music and songs that they entertained us with. Blue Suede Shoes was an excellent show.

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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

What a lovely small theater - great production of Native Gardens. I can hardly wait for another opportunity to return. Charming theater.

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Missy P
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Not that I know of, but I always wear slacks and a golf shirt. Call them and ask!
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Lots of parking in the area on side streets.
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