Allen Fitzpatrick and Sally Wingert in Sweeney Todd.

Image: John Revisky

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

May 1 - June 1

Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece—a dark, demented and totally brilliant tale of romance and revenge—comes to the Asolo Rep in this—shall we say it? razor-sharp production—for a monthlong run. We talked here with director Peter Rothstein about his novel approach to the play.   

Sarasota Contemporary Dance

Sarasota Contemporary Dance: Evolving/Revolving

May 2-5 

SCD closes out its 13th season with performances featuring both diverse new works and/or works brought back by popular demand, showcasing the talents of Gerri Houlihan, Pamela Pietro and an aerial piece by Rachael Inman. 

Gauguin Nights at Selby Gardens

Gauguin Nights at Selby Gardens

May 8

Songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s glorious South Pacific will fill the air when Florida Studio Theatre’s Acting Apprentices perform at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens as part of its monthly Gauguin Nights—a perfect complement to its Gauguin: Voyage to Paradise exhibit. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks, too, under a balmy evening sky.

The cast of Wednesday's Child at FST.

Wednesday's Child

Thru May 24

FST presents this world premiere production of Mark St. Germain’s drama about “motherhood, passion, and the thin line between right and wrong.” Our own Kay Kipling calls it “a murder mystery and more.” You can read her entire review here

Conductor Alexandra Arrieche

Sarasota Orchestra Great Escapes: Dance, Dance, Dance

May 1-4

You’ll be tapping your toes to this vibrant closing Great Escapes concert, which showcases dance music from around the world. Selling out quickly; your best chance for tickets is Saturday night.

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Concerts

Sarasota Orchestra Great Escapes: Dance, Dance, Dance!

From $40 Holley Hall

Revel in popular dance music from around the world featured on this rousing finale to the Great Escapes season.

Theater

"Wednesday's Child"

$29-$39 Florida Studio Theatre

Florida Studio Theatre presents the world premiere of Mark St. Germain’s dramatic new play about motherhood, passion, and the thin line between right and wrong.

Theater

Gauguin Nights at Selby Gardens

$50; $45 for Gardens members Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Featuring Florida Studio Theatre Acting Apprentice singing tunes from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific.

Dance

Sarasota Contemporary Dance: Evolving/Revolving 2019

FSU Center for the Performing Arts

SCD's annual homage to the 'upbringing' of Sarasota Contemporary Dance.

Theater

"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

FSU Center for the Performing Arts

The Asolo Rep presents Stephen Sondheim's dark and twisted tale of love, murder and revenge in 19th Century London.