Review

Dead Man's Cell Phone: For Whom the Bell Tolls

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory production of Sarah Ruhl's play mixes comic situations with deeper thoughts.

02/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's Into the Breeches! Offers Some Fun and a Bit of Personal Growth

The play, set during World War II on the homefront, brings women to the fore.

02/16/2020 By Kay Kipling

Theater

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Celebrates Theater Grand Opening

WBTT's $8.7 million Heart & Soul capital campaign funded renovations to both buildings on its campus, as well as improvements to the parking lot and grounds.

02/12/2020 By Staff

Review

Leave Your Troubles Behind With Circus Sarasota 2020

From dogs to clowns to trapeze artistry, the show takes you to another, welcome place.

02/09/2020 By Kay Kipling

Black History Month

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Patterson Foundation Present ‘Voices’ Readings for Black History Month

The organizations will offer three free staged readings of a new one-act play called "Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, A Walk to Respect."

02/06/2020 By Staff

Unity Awards

Gabriel Ortiz Changes Young Lives Through the Power of Theater

“My life is about stories, tracing one point to the next. That’s what I say to my kids: ‘How do we take over our narratives?’”

01/30/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Review

Florida Studio Theatre's Compelling American Son Forces Us to Live an American Nightmare

Christopher Demos-Brown's drama hits where it hurts most as a couple try to find their son.

01/26/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's The Lifespan of a Fact Delivers a Taut, Timely Tale

This three-character show about a writer, an editor and a fact checker will make you laugh--and think.

01/26/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

Florida Studio Theatre Visits a Strange New World in The Nether

What would you do in a virtual reality world with no consequences?

01/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

Urbanite Theatre's Sender: Chicago Blues for Millennials

Ike Holter's play about four flailing friends can be laceratingly funny--and heartbreaking.

01/16/2020 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Lil & Louis Tells the True Story of Musicians Lil Hardin and Louis Armstrong

Local playwright Jo Morello explores the woman behind the legendary Louis in this play with music.

01/14/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Faces the Past—and Its Own Future—with Caroline, or Change

The musical, set in the 1960s in the South, is a complex and compelling work

01/12/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's Murder on the Orient Express Takes a Comedic Turn

In Ken Ludwig's adaptation, laughs are the bill of fare over mystery.

01/11/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

The Book of Mormon: Still Funny After All These Years

The Trey Parker-Robert Lopez-Matt Stone musical is in town with a rousing production at the Van Wezel.

01/09/2020 By Kay Kipling

Ain't No Stopping Them Now

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Celebrates the Past and the Future

The company celebrates its 20th anniversary in a newly renovated and expanded theater.

01/03/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Explores Pain and Love in Gruesome Playground Injuries

Rajiv Joseph's two-hander is a funny-sad look at the wounds people suffer.

01/03/2020 By Kay Kipling

Twinkle, Twinkle

A Shining Spot, FST's Bright Star Has Been Extended to Jan. 12

A multitalented team has finessed a production with boundless creativity.

12/17/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Review

Florida Studio Theatre Delivers a Sweet Holiday Package with Handle with Care

Jason Odell Williams' romantic comedy is a little bit funny, a little bit sad.

12/15/2019 By Kay Kipling

'Tis the Season

Your Ultimate Sarasota Holiday Event Calendar

Have yourself a holly-jolly winter with these top music, theater and family activities.

12/10/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Preview

The Suffragist Project Marches On

Florida Studio Theatre has announced the full event calendar for a year celebrating women's right to vote.

12/03/2019 By Kay Kipling