Family Fun Guide

19 Great Things to Do With Kids in Sarasota

You won’t sweat a summer with kids with these great activities.

06/28/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Delivers Big with Broadway in Black

The company's new production is stuffed with songs, talent and energy.

06/25/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Venice Theatre Heats Up with Summer Cabaret Festival

A wide variety of styles and stars onstage all summer long.

06/16/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

IncrediBello! at Historic Asolo Theater Brings Laughs and Surprises to the Whole Family

Now onstage: a 60-minute version of the 90-minute award-winning show Sarasota's Bello Nock performed on Broadway.

06/15/2017 By Stephanie Hagan

Review

Urbanite Theatre's Naming True Packs Lots of Emotion

The two-character play, set in a Florida motel room, is a world premiere.

06/12/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Takes a Multimedia Journey

Video projections, puppets and more aid the four versatile actors onstage in this re-imagining of the Jules Verne tale.

06/12/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

The Players Promise "Sizzle" with a Summer Series of Shows

The community theater stays busy with a three-show season of comedy and music.

06/07/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

Florida Studio Theatre Kicks Off Summer Season with Burt and Me

The songs of Burt Bacharach drive this show about a lifelong fan.

06/05/2017 By Kay Kipling

Money for the Arts

The Woman's Exchange: Grants, and Good News

The longtime nonprofit organization awarded $250,000 to arts groups and students--and made plans for its expansion.

06/02/2017 By Kay Kipling

New Voices

FST's Festival Day Celebrates Young Playwrights

Every year, the festival presents winning plays by students aged 5-18.

05/24/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Grab Some Laughs with the Sarasota Improv Festival

The annual three-day fest welcomes improv troupes from around the country to entertain.

05/24/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Venice Theatre's 2017-18 Season Celebrates American Experience

In three different series, the productions range from Steinbeck to Shakespeare and beyond.

05/16/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

A Full Slate for Manatee Players' 2017-18 Season

Musicals and dramas both appear in the upcoming season, on two stages.

05/08/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Shutterstock.com

Review

World Premiere Beatsville Jazzes at Asolo Rep

The new musical delivers a lot of cool in its take on Roger Corman's Bucket of Blood.

05/08/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Cliff Roles

Preview

Theatre Odyssey's Ten-Minute Play Festival Kicks Off

Got a few minutes? Catch these new nuggets onstage.

05/03/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Florida Studio Theatre Summer Season Strikes a Lighter Note

A mix of music, comedy and drama takes over FST's summer stages.

05/02/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

WBTT's Dearly Departed Laughs in the Face of Death

The Southern-set comedy features a mix of family members behaving badly.

04/30/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Don Daly Photo

Review

Kinky Boots Reminds Us to Stand Tall

The Harvey Fierstein-Cyndi Lauper musical entertains and cheers in a touring production at Van Wezel.

04/27/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Matthew Murphy

Preview

New Shows, New Season for Urbanite Theatre

The downtown theater company continues to expand after initial success.

04/26/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Evan Sigmund

Heart Beat

Beatsville Premieres at Asolo Rep This Month

A husband-and-wife team brings beatniks back in a new musical at Asolo Rep.

04/26/2017 By Kay Kipling