FSU/Asolo Conservatory Weaves a Magic Spell with A Midsummer Night's Dream

The setting of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens provides the perfect backdrop for love and comedy.

04/14/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Frank Atura


Florida Studio Theatre's Rich Girl Asks: Love or Money?

The play by Victoria Stewart updates Henry James' classic Washington Square, with a twist.

04/13/2017 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 12 Things to Do: April 6-12

Shakespeare at Selby Gardens, Sharks Tooth Festival, Sailor Circus and much more.

04/05/2017 By Ilene Denton

All That Jazz

Sarasota Native Evelyn Christina Tonn Returns This Weekend in National Tour of Chicago

Tonn will perform in this weekend's productions of "Chicago" at the Van Wezel.

03/23/2017 By Megan McDonald


Ringling International Arts Festival Takes Some New Turns

The festival, running Oct. 18-21, welcomes dance, theatrical spectacle and new work.

03/23/2017 By Kay Kipling


Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's Girl Groups Show Brings Back the Hits

The cast of this new revue covers music from The Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas and more.

03/08/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Don Daly Photo


Wise Fool's SEESAW Shines Light on the Joys and Trials of Immigration

The show heads to The Ringling's courtyard Feb. 17-18.

02/09/2017 By Jasmine Respess


Urbanite Theatre's Ideation, a Comedy-Thriller, Takes Some Drastic Turns

Kay Kipling reviews the downtown theater's new production.

02/02/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Cliff Roles

Smash Season

Urbanite Theatre Envisions Its Future in Sarasota

Brendan Ragan and Summer Dawn Wallace, co-artistic directors of Urbanite Theatre, have been “blown away” by the support in their first year.

07/29/2016 By Kay Kipling

Unscripted Fun

Florida Studio Theatre Gears up for Sarasota Improv Festival

The three-day festival runs July 14-16 and will feature 18 improv groups.

06/22/2016 By Kay Kipling

High-Flying Hetty

Asolo Rep's Hetty Feather Offers Fun for the Whole Family

A colorful, high-flying show centered on a feisty 19th-century orphan comes to Asolo Rep in June.

05/31/2016 By Kay Kipling


Searching for Josephine

Bob Plunket, a lifelong Josephine Baker fan, ponders the Asolo Rep's new musical.

05/17/2016 By Robert Plunket

Party for Your Right to Fight

The Harvey Milk Festival Delivers Art, Theater and Music with an Edge

The Harvey Milk Festival returns for a seventh year, with a run of events that begins Thursday evening and climaxes Saturday.

05/11/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

On the Move

The Players Announce Plans for New Performing Arts Center

The community theater, long at home near downtown Sarasota, will build a new facility in Lakewood Ranch.

05/03/2016 By Kay Kipling

Big Pippin

Previewing Booker High School's Spring Musical

Director Scott Keys tells us about the latest production and what else his students have accomplished this year.

04/12/2016 By Hannah Wallace

The Bard Rules

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Students Stage Tribute to Shakespeare

FSU/Asolo Conservatory students present "Macbeth" as a tribute to the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death.

03/01/2016 By Kay Kipling


Urbanite Theatre's Stupid F---ing Bird

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews Aaron Posner's take on Chekhov.



Florida Studio Theatre's Outside Mullingar

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this romantic comedy-drama.

02/08/2016 By Kay Kipling


Asolo Rep's Ah, Wilderness!

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this gentle Eugene O'Neill comedy.

01/25/2016 By Kay Kipling


Venice Theatre Stage II's Sweeney Todd

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this macabre Stephen Sondheim musical.

01/22/2016 By Kay Kipling