Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's Soul Man Closes Season with Energy

The new musical revue features tunes from hitmakers James Brown, Otis Redding and more.

04/25/2018 By Kay Kipling

On Stage

Race and Immigration Issues of Yesterday and Today Come to the Stage in Asolo Rep's Ragtime

"I wanted to do a piece about our national identity—who we are and who we want to be.”

04/23/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory's Much Ado About Nothing Offers Lively Fun

The Conservatory's second-year students tackle Shakespeare in an outdoor setting at Selby Gardens.

04/19/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Urbanite Theatre's Women Laughing Alone with Salad Serves Up a Messy Message

Sheila Callaghan's comedy-drama veers wildly in mood.

04/12/2018 By Kay Kipling

Work in Progress

New Play Babel in Staged Reading at Florida Studio Theatre

Playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger is in town to hone her play about expectant parents facing a dilemma.

04/12/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Florida Studio Theatre's Honor Killing Hits Hard

This world premiere production about a journalist covering the murder of a young Pakistani woman tells a shocking story.

04/11/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's Gloria Delivers a Sharp Jolt of Recognition

The play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins offers comedy, tragedy and an incisive look at human nature.

04/09/2018 By Kay Kipling

Interview

Meet Greenfield Prize-Winning Playwright Martyna Majok

The Polish-born writer tells tales of the immigrant experience.

04/02/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Florida Studio Theatre Delivers a Powerful Story with The Things They Carried

The one-actor piece derived from Tim O'Brien's Vietnam War memoir makes for compelling viewing.

03/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

A Quick Peek

Get Ready for Van Wezel's 2018-19 Broadway, Dance and Orchestra Shows

Show titles and dates were announced Monday night at the performing arts hall.

03/27/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Curtain Up: Asolo Rep Announces Its 60th Anniversary Season

The 2018-19 season opens in November with the classic musical The Music Man.

03/20/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's Roe: A New Way to See a Longtime Battle

Lisa Loomer's play shuns taking an easy path, focusing on the two women at the heart of a landmark court case.

03/18/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Melba Moore Takes on Billie Holiday in WBTT's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Lanie Robertson's play imagines one of the jazz legend's last performances.

03/08/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Florida Studio Theatre's Constellations Explores the Possibilities

In one act, with two players, Nick Payne's work tackles some big issues.

02/26/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory's The Rehearsal Has a Dark Side

The production of Jean Anouilh's 1950s play goes behind the glitter of a pleasure-seeking aristocracy.

02/22/2018 By Kay Kipling

Arts

Van Wezel Foundation Receives $10 Million Donation

The Van Wezel Foundation recently received a $10 million legacy gift from the estate of Herta Klauser Cuneo, who died last September.

02/15/2018 By Staff

Review

Circus Sarasota's Ovation! Entertains and Impresses

This year's show celebrates 250 years of the modern circus with a line-up of horses, dogs, trapeze artists and more.

02/15/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Lines Up a "Command Season"

The 2018-19 season will bring back some popular favorites.

02/13/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's Rhinoceros: Timely, Terrifying and Entertaining

The Ionesco classic of absurdism gets a rare and welcome staging here.

02/11/2018 By Kay Kipling

Philanthropy

Van Wezel Foundation Selects New Chief Operating Officer

The 501(c)(3) that supports arts education at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall recently promoted Jim Selinski.

02/02/2018 By Staff