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Your Top 7 Things to Do: Jan. 10-16

The Righteous Brothers and Air Supply at the Van Wezel; "La La Land" in concert; A Doll’s House, Part 2 at the Asolo Rep and lots more.

By Ilene Denton January 10, 2019

Air Supply

Air Supply

Jan. 13

It’s a night of nostalgic pop when the ‘80s superstar duo of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock bring their hits like “All Out of Love” and “Dance with Me” to the Van Wezel. 

Bucky Heard and Bill Medley

The Righteous Brothers

Jan. 15

Have you “lost that loving feeling?” (Sorry, we couldn’t resist.) Bill Medley, the last original Righteous Brother—musical partner Bobby Hatfield died in 2003—brings rock ‘n’ roller Bucky Heard to the Van Wezel to sing the hits that made the Righteous Brothers superstars. Everybody now: “You’re my soul and my heart’s inspiration…” 

Kate Hampton and David Breitbarth in A Doll’s House, Part 2.

Image: John Revisky

A Doll’s House, Part 2

Opening Jan. 16

Playwright Lucas Hnath’s comedic take on what happens after Henrik Ibsen’s housewife-turned-rebel Nora Helmer comes back home—nominated for eight 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Play—comes to the Asolo Rep stage through March 31.   

La La Land in Concert

Jan. 11-12

The Sarasota Orchestra Pops goes to the movies this season, with film screenings at the Van Wezel accompanied by live orchestral performances. First up: a screening of the recent hit film, La La Land, which won Oscars for Best Original Score and Best Original Song. 

Harrison Bryan in Hand to God.

Hand to God

Opening Jan. 16

A shy, inquisitive teenager with a rogue puppet joins a Christian Puppet Ministry in a small Texas town. What could possibly go wrong? The “darkly delightful play” (The New York Times), winner of an Obie Award and five Tony nominations, opens Florida Studio Theatre’s 2019 Stage III series. In FST’s Bowne’s Lab Theatre through Feb. 8.

Tengyue Zhang

GuitarSarasota presents Tengyue Zhang

Jan. 12

The young Chinese guitarist, winner of the 2017 Guitar Foundation of America’s International Concert Artists Competition, kicks off GuitarSarasota’s four-part international concert series. 

Elizabeth Joy Roe and Greg Anderson

Piano duo Anderson & Roe

Jan. 14

Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe, hailed by the Miami Herald as “rock sgtars of the classical music world,” open the Sarasota Concert Association’s Great Performers Series with an eclectic program that includes Brahms Sonata for Two Pianos and variations of a theme of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”   

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Air Supply

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Become "Lost in Love" with Graham Russel and Russel Hitchcock as Air Supply returns to the Van Wezel with their famous hits, including "All Out of Love," "Th...


The Righteous Brothers

$37-$87 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

The Righteous Brothers bring the “lovin’ feelin’” back to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.


Sarasota Orchestra Pops: La La Land in Concert

From $35 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Relive the wonder of the Oscar-winning smash La La Land as the entire film is screened with a live performance of the score by the Sarasota Orchestra.


"Hand to God"

Florida Studio Theatre

The dark comedy opens Florida Studio Theatre's Stage III series.

Classical Music

GuitarSarasota presents Tengue Zhang

$39/$37/$35; $5 for students day of concert, cash only Riverview Performing Arts Center

Classical guitarist Tengyue Zhang kicks off GuitarSarasota’s 13th Season.

Classical Music

Piano Duo Anderson & Roe

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Opening the Sarasota Concert Association 2019 Great Performers Series season.