On The Town

Sunday, November 07, 2021 - 7:00 PM
Riverview Performing Arts Center
1 Ram Way
Sarasota, FL 34231



Bristling with effervescent energy and humor, Leonard Bernstein’s On The Town is one of the finest musicals ever written. Three sailors take New York City by storm! A star cast of soloists and the Choral Artists singers present a concert version of this iconic Bernstein musical with a full orchestra.

On The Town is dedicated to the memory of Edward Alley with our eternal gratitude.

edward alley headshot

Edward Alley served as President of the Board of Choral Artists of Sarasota. Both he and his wife, June LeBell, were instrumental in engaging Joseph Holt as the Artistic Director for the Choral Artists of Sarasota. Together their vision and support were instrumental in the growth and strength of Choral Artists.

Concert Sponsor

Ken and Sandy Brinker


(l-r) Luis González • Mark Lubas • John Whittlesey


(l-r) Jenny Kim-Godfrey • Michaela Ristaino • McKenzie Pollock


Gabey Luis González
Chip Mark Lubas
Ozzie John Whittlesey
Claire de Loon Jenny Kim-Godfrey
Hildy Esterhazy Michaela Ristaino
Ivy Smith McKenzie Pollock
Madame Dilly Amy Jo Connours
Diana Dream Maiya Stevenson
Dolores Delores Joy Leitner
Judge Pitkin W. Bridgework Jesse Martin
Workman Gene Stracener
Announcer Tim O’Connor
Rajah Bimmy Tim O’Connor
3 Sailors James Taylor, Kevin Moroney, Thomas Tryon


kate alexanderKate Alexander is Associate Director at Large for Florida Studio Theatre. An actress, director and educator, Kate has been creating for over 30 years with hundreds of productions to her credit, many regional or world premieres. Broadway World said, “Watching Kate Alexander perform is like having a masterclass in acting.” Favorite roles include, Golda’s Balcony (Golda Meir) and Master Class (Maria Callas). This year, Kate will direct the world premiere of America in One Room and The Legend of Georgia McBride on the FST mainstage.

Kate founded the FST theatre school whose mission and training are cultivated from her passion for “truth on stage.” No matter what the age, students are taught that “we must venture to the emotional landscapes others fear to tread.” She has also developed theatre programs in Russia, Scotland and Israel. Her book, The Animated Short, co-authored with Karen Sullivan brings this art to the animator and is now in its second printing. Committed to social change, Kate created a city-wide dialogue on race about which Rex Ellis of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture noted, “You are on the pulse of our collective anxiety.” Recently, Kate has directed the city-wide Suffragist Project which inspires and coordinates 60 organizations presenting for the 100th Anniversary if the Woman’s Right to Vote. This year, she continues to direct a vast community project, The Public Works of Sarasota. Ms. Alexander is the recipient of numerous artistic and civic awards.

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Price of event: $35 - $65