Review

The Book of Mormon: Still Funny After All These Years

The Trey Parker-Robert Lopez-Matt Stone musical is in town with a rousing production at the Van Wezel.

01/09/2020 By Kay Kipling

Ain't No Stopping Them Now

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Celebrates the Past and the Future

The company celebrates its 20th anniversary in a newly renovated and expanded theater.

01/03/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Explores Pain and Love in Gruesome Playground Injuries

Rajiv Joseph's two-hander is a funny-sad look at the wounds people suffer.

01/03/2020 By Kay Kipling

Twinkle, Twinkle

A Shining Spot, FST's Bright Star Has Been Extended to Jan. 12

A multitalented team has finessed a production with boundless creativity.

12/17/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Review

Florida Studio Theatre Delivers a Sweet Holiday Package with Handle with Care

Jason Odell Williams' romantic comedy is a little bit funny, a little bit sad.

12/15/2019 By Kay Kipling

'Tis the Season

Your Ultimate Sarasota Holiday Event Calendar

Have yourself a holly-jolly winter with these top music, theater and family activities.

12/10/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Preview

The Suffragist Project Marches On

Florida Studio Theatre has announced the full event calendar for a year celebrating women's right to vote.

12/03/2019 By Kay Kipling

Freeze Frame

Feld Entertainment Brings Jurassic Park to a New Live Show

Feld created an original script, then assembled 300 workers to create dinosaurs and sets.

12/02/2019 By Susan Burns

Step Right Up

Mr. Swindle's Peculiarium and Drink-Ory Garden Returns to the Sarasota Fairgrounds

It's a spectacle of curiosity and wonder.

11/26/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Review

Asolo Rep Makes The Sound of Music Ring

A new production of a familiar classic is lively, fun and sometimes touching.

11/17/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Thanksgiving Gets A Makeover in Urbanite Theatre's The Thanksgiving Play

How do you adapt a traditional pageant in today's "woke" era? Take a stab at satire.

11/10/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Bright Star Launches Florida Studio Theatre Season with a Country Twang

The Steve Martin-Edie Brickell musical tells a touching story mostly through song.

11/10/2019 By Kay Kipling

Top Tickets

Lawyer-Playwright Christopher Demos-Brown's American Son Comes to Sarasota

"American Son" recently ran on Broadway starring Kerry Washington and will take to Florida Studio Theatre’s stage Jan. 22-March 22.

11/01/2019 By Kay Kipling

Hot Tickets

This Season's Top 24 Must-See Exhibits, Shows and Talks

World premieres, family favorites, international superstars—it’s an arts and entertainment season to celebrate. Mark your calendars now.

11/01/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Finds Relevance in Greek Classic Antigone

A tale of war, death and right vs. wrong, Sophocles' ancient play still has plenty of power.

10/31/2019 By Kay Kipling

Access to the Arts

Van Wezel Foundation Grants $600,000 to Support Arts Education

More than 30,000 children and families benefit from the programs provided.

10/16/2019 By Kay Kipling

Rom-com

'The Great Love Debate' Comes to Sarasota

Prepare yourself for a live battle of the sexes hosted by McCurdy's next week.

10/15/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Preview

Urbanite's 2019 Modern Works Festival Celebrates Women in Theater

The second annual festival presents new plays in staged readings Oct. 8-13.

09/26/2019 By Kay Kipling

Theater

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Launches 'Single Ticket Club'

The program offers tickets for theater lovers who don't have anyone to attend shows with and don’t like to go alone.

09/25/2019 By Staff

Stranger Than Fiction

The Haunting True Story of Grey Gardens Comes to the Manatee Players Stage

Given its subject matter, Grey Gardens seems natural for the Manatee Players’ “Action Through Acting” series, which partners with nonprofits to raise awareness about community issues.

09/05/2019 By Kay Kipling