The Artful Child

7 Great Arts Experiences for Kids

Got a kid (or grandkid) itching to perform, paint or just discover the artist within? Sign ’em up for one or more of these opportunities.

10/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

Spotlight

Actor Noah Racey on Starring in Asolo Rep's The Music Man

“This role is so much fun, because he’s such an accomplished showman."

10/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

Celebrating the Arts

Paying Tribute to Arts Leaders with a Special Night

The Arts and Cultural Alliance's annual awards night highlighted the people and organizations who keep the arts strong.

10/23/2018 By Kay Kipling

Honorable Mention

The Arts and Cultural Alliance Celebrates Those Working Behind the Scenes

On Oct. 22, the Arts and Cultural Alliance will celebrate those bringing arts and entertainment to everyone’s weekend calendar.

10/11/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Reaches for a Dream with Raisin

The musical version of A Raisin in the Sun stirs passions in many ways.

10/08/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Urbanite Theatre's Modern Works Festival Focuses on Plays by Women

The new festival takes place in early October and offers panels as well as staged readings.

09/24/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

WBTT Pays Tribute to Aretha Franklin with a Show This Week Only

More than 20 of Franklin's hits provide lots of musical memories.

09/12/2018 By Kay Kipling

Arts

Theater Names New Associate Artistic Director

Celine Rosenthal, previously an artistic associate and directing fellow at Asolo Rep, has joined the theater's senior leadership team.

09/10/2018 By Staff

Preview

Florida Studio Theatre Brings Premieres and More to the Stage This Season

Four mainstage productions and three original cabaret shows are in the mix.

09/10/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Shades of Noel Coward Appear in FST Play Reading

Actress-playwright Sandy Rustin tests her in-progress comedy on the Keating Theatre stage.

08/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Venice Theatre Kicks Off 2018-19 Season Next Month

Musicals, comedies and a bit of drama are in the mix.

08/14/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Dog Days' The Turn of the Screw Still Haunts

Psychological terrors await in Jeffrey Hatcher's spare adaptation of the Henry James classic.

08/10/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Confronting Life and Death with Urbanite Theatre's Wakey, Wakey

Will Eno's intimate play about a man facing his mortality is simple but eloquent.

08/06/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

FST Brings Back the 1980s with Other People's Money

It's deja vu all over again with Jerry Sterner's tale of Wall Street greed.

08/05/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Manatee Players Kick Off the Season with Newsies

The musical, based on a true story, opens Aug. 9.

07/31/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

WBTT's Rockin' Down Fairytale Lane Is Fun and Fanciful

The original musical holds appeal for children and adults alike.

07/30/2018 By Kay Kipling

Circus Sarasota

The Lavish Life and Forgotten Legacy of John Ringling North

The story of the other circus king.

07/26/2018 By Robert Plunket

Preview

The Players Heads for Its Last Season in Its Sarasota Home

A move to Lakewood Ranch is in the works, but the veteran group's 89th season commences here in September.

07/20/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

More Laughs at Florida Studio Theatre During Improv Fest

A Tennessee Williams melodrama and a rocking musical wind up the weekend.

07/15/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Sarasota Improv Festival Mixes Styles for Laughs

Here's a peek at how three of the fest's troupes entertain.

07/14/2018 By Kay Kipling