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Florida Studio Theatre

1241 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5602
+1 941-366-9000
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Always entertaining

Mac The Knife - Bobby Darrin in the Cabaret. Nice songs along with the bio of Darrin. Performers... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Osprey, Florida
via mobile
Mack the Knife-music good and story wonderful

went early for dinner. had fish & chips. the Cod was not heavily breaded and the portions were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sarasota, 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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  • Average6%
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1241 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-5602
+1 941-366-9000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Mac The Knife - Bobby Darrin in the Cabaret. Nice songs along with the bio of Darrin. Performers were very good and we are lucky to have this in Sarasota.

Thank spikenails
Reviewed yesterday

went early for dinner. had fish & chips. the Cod was not heavily breaded and the portions were ample. combined with (way too many) fries, good coleslaw and fresh purple grapes, a glass of merlot was just the right start for a nice hour and...More

Thank DOGLOVER4323
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Florida Studio Theater has two Cabaret theaters with the best in song and dance. Enjoy cocktails and dinner prior to the show or just dessert with coffee or cocktails. Enjoy the beautiful decor and an intimate stage experience. Or attend one of the two...More

Thank sallysunbunny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We Are long time subscribers and it is amazing to me how it gets better every year. Tonight we saw the musical Once and it was spectacular. FST does a great job of recruiting talent from all over the country. Whether it is the presentation...More

1  Thank JordanS8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw Mack the Knife today, learned a lot about Bobby Darin by the performers,excellent performance on vocals and instruments.. Not sure how long this show will play, but if you want to entertainment, this is it

Thank golf076
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made reservations for four a month in advance for dinner and show. They took us past first floor where tables were 90 percent empty. Climbed stairs to balcony and were given 2 separate tables along the back wall where you couldn't see the stage...More

2  Thank blueskies18
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Attended a show here last night and it was terrific! The theatre we were in is one of several theaters on a square block area of downtown Sarasota, within walking distance of the best restaurants in the city! 'Once' is a beautiful love story, set...More

1  Thank egrlbk
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Beautiful small venue with a bar downstairs and dinner is served 1 hour prior to the performance. We sat in the balcony and there is an elevator to get up there. We had a great dinner, lots of choices on the menu and reasonably priced....More

Thank Cathy333P
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Two of us couples were here last night for the Cabaret -- ROAR. Absolutely a wonderful performance by the entire cast. We have been going here for 15+ years, and this was one of their best productions. Would certainly suggest that you try to get...More

Thank dwbfl0515
Reviewed 27 August 2017

a wonderfully intimate cabaret/theater in downtown sarasota. we attended on a night in which they featured a singer focused on songs from the 20's and 30's. really great show. cabaret has great site lines - you feel like you are on top of the stage...More

Thank jon s
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Myrna D
9 January 2017|
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Seldom are seats available except single seats.