Discover the magic behind the scenes during a fun, informative, pre-show talk. A member from the company, arts professional, or community expert will delight you with stories, anecdotes, or historical background that will enhance your performance experience.
Backstage Scoop is a 20 – 30 minute program held in MOFAC before select performances. Backstage Scoop begins at 6 p.m. Free admission to all ticket holders. Seating is available on a first-come, first served basis. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

Backstage Scoop

Meet a company member or arts professional at our pre-show chats where you will discover the magic behind the scenes. Our experts will delight you with stories, anecdotes, or historical facts that will enhance your performance experience.
Admission is free to ticket holders. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Doors open 15 minutes prior to each talk.
Booking a National Tour

Merry Country Christmas • Thursday • December 5
SFSC Museum of Florida Art & Culture 6 p.m.
Meet Vince Mitchell, booking agent for CMI Entertainment and find out about the ins and outs of booking national tours, the challenges of the entertainment business and the difference between artist manager and booking manager.

The Science of Sound (Back by popular demand!)
The Hit Men • Saturday • January 4
Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts, 6 p.m.
Our most popular Backstage Scoop! “Why is the music so loud?” “I can’t hear the pianist.” “I don’t understand the words.” Come learn about the art of mixing sound and the science of hearing with SFSC technical director, Gil Carney, and Lampe & Kiefer Hearing Aid Center.

The History of American Musical Theater
Bandstand: The Musical • Thursday • February 6
SFSC Museum of Florida Art & Culture, 6 p.m.
The first Broadway musical was a result of fire and featured scandalously clad women, a trip to Hell, and a cast of 100. Cindy Garren, director of SFSC Cultural Programs, will share the fascinating history of a truly American art form.

Bernstein, Tchaikovsky and Gershwin
Florida Orchestra • Tuesday • February 18
SFSC Museum of Florida Art & Culture, 12:30 p.m.
Members from the Florida Orchestra will provide interesting insights and musical tidbits about the composers and their compositions.

Twist, Turn and Tap
Motown with a Twist • Wednesday • March 25
SFSC Museum of Florida Art & Culture, 6 p.m.
Meet some of the performers and learn dance terms, combinations, and about life as a professional dancer.