Florida Studio Theater has announced its 2008-2009 Mainstage and Cabaret seasons.

The Mainstage season will open with A Murder, A Mystery & A Marriage, October 1-November 28, a musical by Aaron Posner and James Sugg which is based on the short story by Mark Twain. Michael Hollinger's Opus, December 3-January 30, explores the stresses of a string quartet preparing for a televised ceremony at the White House. Jose Rivera's Boleros for the Disenchanted, February 4-April 3, travels from 1953 Puerto Rico to contemporary America with the story of an immigrant couple and their love for each other. Black Pearl Sings!, April 8-May 30, is a new piece by Frank Higgins.

The Cabaret season will include Steppin' Out, October 21-January 3, featuring Irving Berlin favorites like "Puttin' on the Ritz," "Anything You Can Do," "Cheek to Cheek," and "God Bless America"; Larry Deckel and John Leicht will roll back to the 1950s in Hula Hoop Sha-Boop, October 21-January 3, with musical arrangements by John Tanner; and Laughing Matters '09, March 24-June 6, developed by Rebecca Langford, Joseph Matheson, Chris Friday, and Jim Prosser, will be an evening of comedy satire on our current culture and politics.

For more information, call 941-366-9000 or visit floridastudiotheatre.org