Florida Studio Theatre kicks off its Summer season Cabaret Sequence with “Nice Balls of Hearth,” a high-energy musical revue bringing the music of Jerry Lee Lewis to life. “Nice Balls of Hearth” options over 20 hits from the Fifties and past together with “Good Golly, Miss Molly,” “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” and “Entire Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.” Created by Jason Cohen and Michael Schiralli, “Nice Balls of Hearth” runs June 15 by Aug. 29 in FST’s Court docket Cabaret.
“Nice Balls of Hearth” is a part of a three-show subscription bundle. Additionally included within the cabaret subscription bundle is “Shades of Bublé,” a three-man tribute to the Canadian crooner Michael Bublé, together with “Jukebox Saturday Night time,” an all-new present from The Swingaroos.
“Nice Balls Of Hearth is a celebration from begin to end,” mentioned Michael Schiralli, co-creator of the cabaret. “We hope that the viewers will go away the challenges and weight of the previous 12 months outdoors and escape to the unending musical celebration of Jerry Lee Lewis we’re creating inside FST’s Court docket Cabaret.”
Main the fast-moving cabaret is Cohen, who performed Jerry Lee Lewis within the nationwide tour of “Million Greenback Quartet,” the Tony Award-winning musical dramatizing the 1956 Million Greenback Quartet recording session with Elvis Presley, Johnny Money, Carl Perkins and Lewis at Solar Information. Cohen performed Lewis in over 75 theatres throughout North America, garnering vital approval for his means to channel Lewis’ charisma and musical expertise.
“Jason Cohen is knowledgeable with nice vitality,” mentioned FST Affiliate Artist Catherine Randazzo, who will present creative oversight for the energetic cabaret. “His present takes the viewers by Jerry Lee Lewis’s songs and tales, however provides a contact of comedy and some surprises, which retains the viewers on their toes. It’s the proper present to kick off our Summer season Cabaret Sequence.”
Performing alongside Cohen are Luke Darnell (Guitar, mandolin and vocals), Nathan Yates Douglass (Bass, harmonica and vocals), Justin Brown (Sax, clarinet, piccolo and vocals) and Jon Rossi (Drums, vocals). Douglass was final seen at FST within the 2018 Summer season Cabaret “The Music of the Night time With The Swingaroos.” Brown makes a speciality of woodwind devices and has carried out on Broadway, nationwide excursions and luxurious cruise ships, in addition to in theaters, symphonies and large bands.
Tickets at the moment are on sale at FloridaStudioTheatre.org or at 941-366-9000. Florida Studio Theatre is at 1241 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota.