Curtain Up: Asolo Rep Announces Its 60th Anniversary Season

The 2018-19 season opens in November with the classic musical The Music Man.

03/20/2018 By Kay Kipling


Asolo Rep's Roe: A New Way to See a Longtime Battle

Lisa Loomer's play shuns taking an easy path, focusing on the two women at the heart of a landmark court case.

03/18/2018 By Kay Kipling


Melba Moore Takes on Billie Holiday in WBTT's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Lanie Robertson's play imagines one of the jazz legend's last performances.

03/08/2018 By Kay Kipling


Florida Studio Theatre's Constellations Explores the Possibilities

In one act, with two players, Nick Payne's work tackles some big issues.

02/26/2018 By Kay Kipling


FSU/Asolo Conservatory's The Rehearsal Has a Dark Side

The production of Jean Anouilh's 1950s play goes behind the glitter of a pleasure-seeking aristocracy.

02/22/2018 By Kay Kipling


Van Wezel Foundation Receives $10 Million Donation

The Van Wezel Foundation recently received a $10 million legacy gift from the estate of Herta Klauser Cuneo, who died last September.

02/15/2018 By Staff


Circus Sarasota's Ovation! Entertains and Impresses

This year's show celebrates 250 years of the modern circus with a line-up of horses, dogs, trapeze artists and more.

02/15/2018 By Kay Kipling


Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Lines Up a "Command Season"

The 2018-19 season will bring back some popular favorites.

02/13/2018 By Kay Kipling


Asolo Rep's Rhinoceros: Timely, Terrifying and Entertaining

The Ionesco classic of absurdism gets a rare and welcome staging here.

02/11/2018 By Kay Kipling


Van Wezel Foundation Selects New Chief Operating Officer

The 501(c)(3) that supports arts education at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall recently promoted Jim Selinski.

02/02/2018 By Staff

First Act

Theatre Odyssey's 6th Annual "Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival" Kicks Off This Weekend

Eight student playwrights create original works to compete for cash prizes.

01/31/2018 By Jordan Noyes


Urbanite Theatre's Northside Hollow Takes You Deep

Audiences will feel trapped inside a coal mine along with this drama's characters.

01/31/2018 By Kay Kipling


Florida Studio Theatre Plants Seeds of Satire with Native Gardens

The Karen Zacarias play pits two couples against each other in a backyard war over territory.

01/28/2018 By Kay Kipling


SaraSolo Festival Returns for Fourth Season

Solo artists take center stage for this annual festival.

01/25/2018 By Stephanie Isaac

The Funny Farm

Inside Daredevil Bello Nock's Sarasota Retreat

Superman has his Fortress of Solitude. Batman has his Batcave. And Sarasota’s own Bello Nock—who is about as close to a superhero as you can get and still be human—has his Funny Farm.

01/25/2018 By Robert Plunket


Asolo Rep's Morning After Grace Goes for Laughs Before Heart

It takes a while for Carey Crim's play to feel real.

01/21/2018 By Kay Kipling

Funny Guy

Comedian Brian Regan Returns to the Van Wezel Next Month

"Laughter is powerful."

01/18/2018 By Megan McDonald


Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's The Mountaintop Aims to Inspire

The fictionalized version of the last night of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life packs some surprises.

01/18/2018 By Kay Kipling


Asolo Rep's Shakespeare in Love Offers Theatrical Fun with Flair

The stage adaptation of the hit movie entertains in a lively, flavorful production.

01/14/2018 By Kay Kipling


FSU/Asolo Conservatory Punches Hard with The Motherf***er with the Hat

Language is a weapon used powerfully by the hurting characters in this Stephen Adly Guirgis play.

01/04/2018 By Kay Kipling