FST brings us this highly absorbing play about a gifted autistic teen who tries to solve the mystery of who killed his neighbor’s dog. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Play; The New York Times called it “one of the most immersive works ever to wallop Broadway.” We got a chance to talk to its leading man, and there’s a fascinating twist to his story, here.
Demand is so high for tickets to this weekend’s performances that the ballet company has added an extra Monday matinee. Could it be because former American Ballet Theatre principal Marcelo Gomes will be performing?
The Sarasota Concert Association’s Great Performers Series continues with the acclaimed chamber ensemble and its musicians: cellist David Finckel, pianist Wu Han, violinist David Hope and violist Paul Neubauer.
“The Killer,” as he’s fondly known, makes a stop at the Van Wezel on his latest tour. Will there be a “Whole Lotta Shakin’” going on? We got a chance to chat with him here.
The Empress of Soul, a seven-time Grammy winner, brings decades of hits to the Van Wezel just days before she sings the National Anthem at the Super Bowl in Atlanta. Everybody now: “He’s leavin’ on that midnight train to Georgia…”
Cheer on your favorite artists Saturday night at Selby Library as they compete to create paintings in just 20 minutes at this fun new event sponsored by the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County. Plus there’s a sneak preview Friday night at the Art Ovation Hotel, as 2018 Florida State Art Battle champion Anthony Rooney gives a free live painting demonstration from 5 to 7 p.m.
Looking for something new to do? The Show Jumping Under the Stars Grand Prix series of $25,000 Grand Prix Horse Show Jumping events is under way at Fox Lea Farm in Venice, continuing Wednesdays-Sundays every weekend through March 1. “Grand Prix Horse Show Jumping is an Olympic sport, requiring extraordinary athleticism from both horse and rider, with jumps close to 5 feet in height and 6 feet in width,” the folks at Fox Lea Farms tell us.
As NMNC continues to celebrate its 20th season of bringing new, experimental, innovative music to town, it welcomes this Chicago-based ensemble, performing works by Katherine Young, Anthony Braxton, and MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellow George Lewis—all of them with their origins in improvisation. At New College’s Mildred Sainer Pavilion.
Jan. 26-Feb. 3
Sixteen provocative one-man (or one-woman) shows by an eclectic group of solo performers take place over two weekends at the intimate Crocker Memorial Church.