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“Great night out”

Florida Studio Theatre
Ranked #28 of 148 things to do 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 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.
Reviewed May 7, 2013

The three theaters all have their niche. The Cabaret performances are consistently great and the season ticket offer is the best way to go. The Gompertz is newly decorated and quite nice.

Thank Karen S
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

We have been season ticket holders for 2 years now and have yet to see a poor performance. Great energy, exciting and often stimulating material and just a great evening. Some shows more to our taste than others, but all very good, and that is just personal opinion.

Thank Gary B
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Best professional theater in town. All of its stages are intimate and FST usually focuses on modern pieces, as well as premieres. A great night out! They also have great educational programs for children as well as adults and lovely improv, too!

Thank konsrq
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

We attended Urban Cowboys and you couldn't ask for better music and singing. Loved it! The venue is cabaret style with no bad seat in the house except for tables at the side and front where posts may obstruct the view. Good thing about these particular seats is proximity to the stage. When we return our preferred seating will be balcony or booths along the back wall. There is a parking garage within easy walking distance of the theater.

Thank lovesthebeach07
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

We have a subscription to the mainstage program, which gives us four plays for less than $15/each. Terrific value. Seating is a little cramped at the Keating Theater, but the Gompertz Theater is very roomy and there is not a bad seat in the house. This is intimate theater. Even in the back row, you are close to the stage. Frequently, the plays take on controversial subjects. Even when we are not crazy about a play, the acting is generally top rate.

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