Preview

Manatee Players' 2019-20 Season Line-Up Promises Some Big Shows

Among them: Titanic, West Side Story and Matilda, the Musical.

05/09/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Summer Sizzlers Heat Up the Stage at the Players Centre for Performing Arts

Expect comedy--and some music--tonight.

05/07/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep Serves Up a Satisfying Sweeney Todd

Horrific, comic and tragic, this Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler musical is as compelling as ever.

05/05/2019 By Kay Kipling

Star Power

Charlie Barnett, Star of Netflix’s Russian Doll, Launched His Career in Sarasota

"I’m really, really thankful to have grown up in Sarasota," he says.

05/02/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Best of Sarasota

Best of Sarasota 2019: Readers' Choice

Presenting the winners of our Best of 2019 readers’ poll.

05/01/2019

Best of Sarasota 2019

Our Editors' Picks for the Best New Restaurants, Shopping and Services in Sarasota-Manatee

We celebrate the best in dining, shopping, the arts and attractions.

04/30/2019 By Susan Burns, Cooper Levey-Baker, Megan McDonald, Kay Kipling, Ilene Denton, and Giulia Heyward

Fresh Blood

Asolo Rep’s Staging of Sweeney Todd Employs an Innovative New Approach

“These are complex psychological characters,” says director Peter Rothstein.

04/29/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Florida Studio Theatre Reveals Its Summer Season

Get ready for cabaret revues, comedy and more.

04/29/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Venice Theatre's Razzle-Dazzle 2019-20 Season

The musical Chicago is a new addition to the theater's previously announced lineup.

04/24/2019 By Kay Kipling

Celebrating 100 Years

The Suffragist Project Launch Party Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote

The bi-county project will celebrate the milestone in a variety of ways.

04/16/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Florida Studio Theatre's Wednesday's Child: A Murder Mystery and More

Mark St. Germain's world premiere play deals with where the urge to procreate can lead us.

04/12/2019 By Kay Kipling

Inside Story

Mr. Chatterbox Talks with Tovah Feldshuh

Mr. C's old college friend is onstage here with Ed Asner in The Soap Myth, Tuesday, April 16.

04/11/2019 By Robert Plunket

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Romps Through an Outdoor As You Like It

The Selby Gardens setting is a natural for Shakespeare's romantic comedy, filled with physicality.

04/11/2019 By Kay Kipling

Sneak Peek

Iconic Sailor Circus Arena Opens with Grand New Renovation

The venerable building on Bahia Vista Street now boasts expanded space, new lighting—and air conditioning.

04/10/2019 By Kay Kipling

CABARET

Alan Cumming Dazzles Audiences with 'Legal Immigrant'

Celebrated actor and performer Alan Cumming brings his new show 'Legal Immigrant' to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Saturday, April 20.

04/09/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Preview

Women Playwrights the Focus at Florida Studio Theatre

New works by four female voices are given staged readings at FST in the next few weeks.

04/09/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's The Cake: Just Try a Piece

Bekah Brunstetter's comedy-drama asks for a little more understanding.

04/07/2019 By Kay Kipling

Hakuna Matata

Disney's The Lion King Generates an Estimated $11.4 Million Economic Impact

The show broke the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall’s record for the highest-grossing and most-attended engagement in its history.

04/05/2019 By Staff

Preview

Urbanite Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season

As always, new works and new voices in theater will be presented.

04/03/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

FST and Playwright Mark St. Germain Present World Premiere: Wednesday's Child

The new play, opening in April, deals with infertility, surrogacy and murder.

03/28/2019 By Kay Kipling