It's A Hit!

New York Theater Writer Michael Riedel Recalls Some Unforgettable Show Biz Parties

Riedel, an author, radio host and frequent Sarasota visitor, is also the theater columnist for the New York Post.

01/25/2019 By Michael Riedel

Curious Coincidence

Florida Studio Theatre’s New Production Pairs a Character on the Autism Spectrum With an Actor Who Knows the Condition Firsthand

“This is a big play, about a lot of stuff, and the biggest challenge is to keep its integrity."

01/24/2019 By Kay Kipling

Unity Awards 2019

Mary Braxton-Joseph Taps Into the Magic of Live Theater to Spark Cross-Cultural Connections

Braxton-Joseph is sharing stories about diversity through live theater.

01/24/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

FST's Hand to God Tackles Serious Stuff Through Wild Comedy

Robert Askins' play uses puppets and profanity to talk about death, religion, guilt and more.

01/21/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's A Doll's House, Part 2 Offers Laughs and Reflection

Lucas Hnath's update of Ibsen's classic provides food for thought.

01/20/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Urbanite Theatre's Apples in Winter Serves Up a Touching Story

Actress Roxanne Fay holds us throughout with her honesty in this one-woman show.

01/14/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's The Crucible Delivers High Heat

Arthur Miller's forever timely play about the Salem witch trials receives a powerful production.

01/13/2019 By Kay Kipling

Stage Act

Actor Richard Henry Dies Onstage in Record-Breaking Numbers in Killer Comedy

The actor plays all members of the D’Ysquith family in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at Florida Studio Theatre until Jan. 13.

01/09/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory's Ghosts Makes for a Long, Strange Trip

Henrik Ibsen's classic play keeps its emotions mostly under wraps.

01/03/2019 By Kay Kipling

Sneak Peek

Fridays@5 at the Hermitage Artist Retreat

Collaborators Craig Lucas, Sean Hartley and Daniel Messe will discuss their new musical project, Prelude to a Kiss.

12/28/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Florida Studio Theatre Explores the Mysterious World of Straight White Men

Young Jean Lee's play is funny, sad and bound to raise discussion.

12/17/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

WBTT Celebrates the Music of Marvin Gaye: Prince of Soul

A life tragically cut short is remembered in a reprise production of the original work.

12/05/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep Kicks Off Season with a Joyous Music Man

Rousing, colorful and nostalgic, the production touches all the right notes.

11/18/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Walls of the Soul Divide in Urbanite Theatre's Dike

Hannah Benitez's new play centers on sisters on different sides.

11/11/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

FST Presents Killer Comedy with A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Murder and mayhem are played for laughs in this Tony-winning musical.

11/11/2018 By Kay Kipling

My Shot

Hamilton Tickets Go on Sale Next Friday, Nov. 16, at The Straz

Mark your calendars, y'all.

11/09/2018 By Megan McDonald

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Takes a Tantalizing Trip to Arcadia

The Tom Stoppard play has plenty of room for thought on some complicated subjects, but offers amusement as well.

11/01/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

A Sneak Peek at Asolo Rep's The Music Man

A "Welcome Back" party brought together the theater's supporters and stars.

10/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

The Next Stage

Big Moves are Coming for Three Performing Arts Groups

Lots of change is on the horizon for the Van Wezel, Sarasota Orchestra and the Players.

10/29/2018 By Ilene Denton

A Gentleman’s Guide to a Quick Costume Change

Adrienne Webber’s Costume Shop is Florida Studio Theatre’s Best-Kept Secret

10/29/2018 By Giulia Heyward