Florida Studio Theatre will be swingin' with Fran Charnas' The All Night Strut, jazzing up the joint March 28-May 19. The 1930s and 40s retrospective revue is directed by FST artistic director Richard Hopkins.
With the songs of Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael, Cab Calloway and Johnny Mercer, Strut returns to an era when the hit parade featured "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?," "I'll Be Seeing You," "Minnie the Moocher," "In the Mood," "Fascinating Rhythm," and "As Time Goes By." Charnas' revue has been produced in Boston, New York City and Detroit.
Strut stars Erin Eichberg, Jannie Jones (EST's Blues in the Night), Kevin Michael Kennedy and Jeff Whiting.
Tickets are $20-$18. Florida Studio Theatre is located at 1241 North Palm Avenue. For reservations, call (941) 366-9000. Florida Studio Theatre is on the web at http://www.fst2000.org.
Also at Florida Studio is Margaret Edson's Pulitzer-winning Wit, running on the mainstage through April 15. Kathleen Butler stars as the cancer-stricken professor of literature, Dr. Vivian Bearing. -- By Christine Ehren