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Your Top 6 Things to Do: Nov. 21-27

Sarasota Ballet’s Symphonic Tales, the Englewood Beach Waterfest and more.

By Ilene Denton November 21, 2019

Collective Soul

Collective Soul

Nov. 26

Channel your inner ‘90s rocker at this 25th anniversary concert of the Georgia-based band, whose hits include “The World I Know,” “Shine” and “Breathe.”

Asolo Rep presents The Sound of Music

Thru Dec. 28

The Asolo Rep opens its 61st season with a fresh look at the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, a perfect theatrical outing if you have family visiting for the holidays. Our own Kay Kipling calls it “lively, fun and sometimes touching.” You can read her entire review here

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Nov. 22-23

Twenty astonishing cirque acts bring a daring new twist to favorite holiday songs in this colorful, family-friendly theatrical production. Two shows Friday and Saturday at the Van Wezel. 

Sarasota Ballet Presents Symphonic Tales

Nov. 22-23

The company premiere of George Balanchine’s Western Symphony, his elegant Theme and Variations, and Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Las Hermanas, a gripping tale of pre-civil war Spain, make up the troupe’s next performances at the Sarasota Opera House.

Englewood Beach Waterfest 

Nov. 21-24

Power boat races, a Dearborn Street block party, kids’ scavenger hunt and more highlight this big fifth annual festival. Details at englewoodbeachwaterfest.com

The Thanksgiving Play Continues at Urbanite Theatre

Now playing

Continuing through Dec. 15, a group of all-white teaching artists attempt to create a culturally sensitive pageant to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. What could go wrong?  Our theater critic says it has “just the right air of comic sincerity and intensity.” You can read her complete review here


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Collective Soul

$60.50-$81.90 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

The American rock band makes its Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall debut.


"The Sound of Music"

Asolo Rep Theatre

The Asolo Rep opens its season with the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical.


Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Editor’s Pick $36-$105 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

A family-friendly theatrical production at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.


Sarasota Ballet Presents "Symphonic Tales"

Start at $30 Sarasota Opera House

Sarasota Ballet presents a three-ballet program reminiscent of the Russian Imperial Ballet.


Urbanite Theatre presents "The Thanksgiving Play"

Urbanite Theatre

A blistering satire that hilariously dissects political correctness, just in time for the holidays.