Neighborhood Guide

The Players Still Plans Move to Lakewood Ranch

Its big new home will be in the Waterside Place town center.

08/04/2020 By Kay Kipling

Update

Florida Studio Theatre Winter Season to Open in 2021

Concerns about the COVID-19 crisis are pushing back the company's usual production schedule.

07/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

First Person

'My Summer With Irma'

As Sarasota's arts organizations face an uncertain fate, writer Hannah Wallace remembers one glorious summer at Asolo Repertory Theatre.

07/13/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Grants

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Approved for CARES Act Funding Through NEA

The funds will help recipient entities and their employees with economic hardships caused by the forced closure of their operations due to the spread of COVID-19.

07/08/2020 By Staff

Update

WBTT Makes Change to 2020-21 Season Schedule

The season opener is now slated to be a production of The Soul Crooners.

06/23/2020 By Kay Kipling

Call to Action

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Students Charge Racism

Five current black students accuse the Conservatory, Asolo Rep and Florida State University of institutional racism in a letter signed by dozens of supporters.

06/18/2020 By Kay Kipling

Now in Progress

Will Community Theater Seasons Go On? And How?

Artistic leaders have needed to be flexible in adapting to COVID-19 restrictions.

06/17/2020 By Kay Kipling

When Will the Shows Go on?

Van Wezel Makes Changes to Upcoming Broadway Series Season

Restrictions due to COVID-19 continue to affect Broadway touring production schedules.

06/11/2020 By Kay Kipling

A Taxing Question

Selby Gardens and Other Nonprofits Face Challenges to Tax-Exempt Status

Sarasota County Property Appraiser Bill Furst's office has mailed intent- to-deny letters to several organizations, which they say threatens their operations.

05/29/2020 By Kay Kipling

Live on Stage!

FST's Bowne's Lab Reopens for Dining and Improv

All of FST's stages have been closed due to the coronavirus, but laughs are on the way again.

05/29/2020 By Kay Kipling

One World Circus

Circus Arts Conservatory Presents a Live Virtual Show

International performers are taking part in the first-time virtual offering, May 31.

05/27/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Is Back Onstage (Virtually)

The company's An Evening with Sheldon Rhoden & Friends is a fund raiser, and a glimpse into how the show can go on.

05/22/2020 By Kay Kipling

Shows in the Works

Asolo Rep Presents Making Musicals

Online audiences will get to choose their favorite in a four-part new musical competition starting May 21.

05/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

Update

Van Wezel Announces Changes to 2020-21 Subscription Series

Two shows announced earlier have been taken off this season's schedule.

05/18/2020 By Kay Kipling

Future Prep

Florida Studio Theatre at Work Behind the Scenes

Although theaters are closed right now, there's a lot going on to get ready for reopening.

05/12/2020 By Kay Kipling

Sewing Strong

Local Arts Groups Are Turning Out Needed Face Masks For First Responders

Costumers and seamstresses have turned their skills from creating attire for performers onstage to masks for their fellow community members.

04/30/2020 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Announces 2020-21 Series

The hall forges ahead with a lineup of Broadway shows, classical music, dance and more.

04/27/2020 By Kay Kipling

Update

Asolo Rep Removes a Play From 2020-21 Season

Trayf, originally set for March/April 2021, has been canceled.

04/27/2020 By Kay Kipling

Playing Soon

Music, Movies, and (Some of) Romeo and Juliet, All Coming Up

A virtual happy hour concert, Shakespearean monologues, and an all-new Sarasota Film Festival.

04/14/2020 By Kay Kipling

Take 10

Theatre Odyssey Reschedules Ten-Minute Play Festival

Theatre Odyssey’s long-running Ten-Minute Play Festival delivers, fast.

04/09/2020 By Kay Kipling