First Act

Theatre Odyssey's 6th Annual "Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival" Kicks Off This Weekend

Eight student playwrights create original works to compete for cash prizes.

01/31/2018 By Jordan Noyes

Review

Urbanite Theatre's Northside Hollow Takes You Deep

Audiences will feel trapped inside a coal mine along with this drama's characters.

01/31/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Florida Studio Theatre Plants Seeds of Satire with Native Gardens

The Karen Zacarias play pits two couples against each other in a backyard war over territory.

01/28/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

SaraSolo Festival Returns for Fourth Season

Solo artists take center stage for this annual festival.

01/25/2018 By Stephanie Isaac

The Funny Farm

Inside Daredevil Bello Nock's Sarasota Retreat

Superman has his Fortress of Solitude. Batman has his Batcave. And Sarasota’s own Bello Nock—who is about as close to a superhero as you can get and still be human—has his Funny Farm.

01/25/2018 By Robert Plunket

Review

Asolo Rep's Morning After Grace Goes for Laughs Before Heart

It takes a while for Carey Crim's play to feel real.

01/21/2018 By Kay Kipling

Funny Guy

Comedian Brian Regan Returns to the Van Wezel Next Month

"Laughter is powerful."

01/18/2018 By Megan McDonald

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's The Mountaintop Aims to Inspire

The fictionalized version of the last night of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life packs some surprises.

01/18/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's Shakespeare in Love Offers Theatrical Fun with Flair

The stage adaptation of the hit movie entertains in a lively, flavorful production.

01/14/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Punches Hard with The Motherf***er with the Hat

Language is a weapon used powerfully by the hurting characters in this Stephen Adly Guirgis play.

01/04/2018 By Kay Kipling

In the Spotlight

Michael Mendez's Star Continues to Rise at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Mendez has been performing in shows at WBTT for several years.

12/27/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

Florida Studio Theatre's Heisenberg Explores the Mysteries of Attraction

The two-character play brings together an unlikely pair of lovers.

12/18/2017 By Kay Kipling

It's Showtime

The Sarasota Culture Collective is Accepting New Members

The Culture Collective allows anyone ages 21 to 39 to experience Sarasota's vibrant and growing arts community.

12/07/2017 By Ella Melzer

Christmas Time Is Here

The Charlie Brown Christmas Live Show Brings Vince Guaraldi's Soundtrack to Life

The national touring show hits the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall stage at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17.

12/04/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Your Shot

Hamilton is Coming to The Straz

Combine rap, show tunes and American history and what do you get? Award-winning entertainment that's created a national obsession.

11/30/2017 By Ella Melzer

Insider's Guide 2017

Insider's Guide: Things to Do With Kids

Sarasota has plenty for kids to do.

11/30/2017

Insider's Guide 2017

Insider's Guide: Local Theater

The region’s theaters offer a world of family-friendly experiences.

11/30/2017 By Ilene Denton

Review

Asolo Rep's Evita Breathes New Life into This Lloyd Webber-Rice Hit

Under the direction of Josh Rhodes, the season opening production is compelling and assured.

11/19/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

Urbanite Theatre's Echoes Haunts with Two Dramatic Stories

Two women, decades apart, face harsh realities when they leave home on a mission.

11/19/2017 By Kay Kipling

It's Getting Hot in Here

98 Degrees Will Perform at the Van Wezel During Its Christmas Tour

Celebrating their 20th anniversary with a second Christmas album and holiday tour.

11/16/2017 By Stephanie Isaac