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Theatre Odyssey’s Ten-Minute Play Festival To Be Podcast

The company's first radio theater broadcast replaces the usual live stage presentations due to Covid-19.

10/12/2020 By Kay Kipling

The Latest News

A Season of Change for the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training

The 2020-21 schedule now features only two productions, one digital and one outdoors.

09/17/2020 By Kay Kipling

Curtain Call

Paying a Last Visit to the Players Centre for Performing Arts' Longtime Home

A "So Long, Dearie" tour at the community theater means music, memories and the end of one part of the company's history.

09/04/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Sept. 3-9

The launch of a memoir at Bookstore1Sarasota, new art exhibitions, saying goodbye to the Players' longtime home, and more.

09/03/2020 By Kay Kipling

More Arts Updates

Sarasota Orchestra Postpones Scheduled Concert Season

The orchestra faces the effects of the pandemic when it comes to presenting live performances.

08/31/2020 By Kay Kipling

Sentimental Journey

Saying Farewell to Sarasota's Players Centre for Performing Arts' Longtime Home

The Players will be moving out of the North Tamiami Trail location in just a few weeks, and several parting events are planned.

08/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

Milestone Moment

Florida Studio Theatre Celebrates Women's Suffrage Centennial Aug. 20

A special online event will wrap up the communitywide Suffragist Project.

08/18/2020 By Kay Kipling

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