Education

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Awards Scholarships

This year, WBTT had enough funding to provide eight young people with scholarships of $2,000 each.

08/04/2021 By Staff

Review

FST's Rounding Third Touches the Bases of Life

Richard Dresser's two-man play is a fun summertime outing.

08/01/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota July 22-28

Here Comes the Sun at Art Center Sarasota, Rounding Third at FST, a family day on St. Armands and more.

07/22/2021 By Kay Kipling

Review

There's Good Rockin' Tonight with FST's Great Balls of Fire

Musical memories of Jerry Lee Lewis and other early rockers provide lots of nostalgia in this five-man revue.

07/16/2021 By Kay Kipling

They're Back!

The Players Centre Has a New Season and a New Home

A six-show season will start in October at a new, temporary space.

07/14/2021 By Kay Kipling

Review

FST's My Lord, What a Night Raises Some Important Questions

Based on a true story, this rolling world premiere brings together singer Marian Anderson and scientist Albert Einstein.

07/11/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: July 8-14

Florida Studio Theatre and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens both offer two new shows, plus Venice Theatre's "Young Frankenstein" and more.

07/08/2021 By Kay Kipling

Philanthropy

Hermitage Artist Retreat Announces Hermitage Major Theater Award

The initiative is made possible by a multi-year gift from Flora Major and the Kutya Major Foundation to the Hermitage, starting with a commitment of $800,000.

06/22/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: June 17-23

The Skyway 2021 exhibit opens at The Ringling, more art on view in Sarasota and Venice, Suncoast Summer Fest gears up and more.

06/17/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: June 10-16

Florida Studio Theatre rocks out, the Sarasota Music Festival carries on, a new exhibit at Sarasota Art Museum, free hip-hop at Van Wezel and more.

06/10/2021 By Kay Kipling

Review

Star Kathy Halenda Shines in Florida Studio Theatre's Ode to Sophie Tucker

The Last of the Red Hot Mamas makes a welcome return.

06/05/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: June 3-9

Pride Month celebrations, summer movies at Sarasota Opera House, a jazz brunch and more.

06/03/2021 By Kay Kipling

Theater

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Joins National Association of Black Theatre Building Owners

The organization will work to ensure there are stages where Black voices take center stage and are heard by diverse audiences.

06/01/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: May 20-26

The Sarasota Ballet closes its season, downtown welcomes a seafood and music fest, a 10-minute play festival and more

05/20/2021 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Manatee Players Plans a Musical Season for 2021-22

Five shows take to the mainstage in the theater's subscription series, with a 'bonus' show scheduled as well.

05/20/2021 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Announces Coming Broadway Series and More

After its long closure due to Covid-19, the hall has been stepping back into presenting live performances. Now take a look at what's coming.

05/17/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota May 13-19

Pink Floyd music live, a free movie, a really big estate sale for good causes, and more.

05/13/2021 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Asolo Rep Announces 2021-22 Season

After postponements due to Covid, and performances outdoors, the theater plans a return to normal.

05/13/2021 By Kay Kipling

Review

WBTT Mixes Moods and Memories with Sistas in the Name of Soul

A fast-moving 90-minute revue offers plenty of hits by female vocalists from the 1970s era.

05/12/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: May 6-12

WBTT delivers soul music outdoors, the Sarasota Film Festival continues, Best of Ringling goes online, and more.

05/06/2021 By Kay Kipling