John Ringling’s Circus Nutcracker
Dec. 18 & 19
Bringing the spirit of the holidays to Sarasota, Matthew Hart’s John Ringling’s Circus Nutcracker is destined to enchant audiences at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score performed by the Sarasota Orchestra, John Ringling’s Circus Nutcracker entwines the history of John and Mable Ringling and Sarasota’s connection to the circus with Hoffman’s classical Nutcracker. Visit sarasotaballet.org for tickets.
West Side Story
Through Dec. 27
Asolo Repertory Theatre is proud to bring this timeless classic performance to Sarasota this season. Based on one of the greatest love stories of all time – Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – West Side Story is powerful and poignant, and its electrifying Latin and jazz-infused score completes the masterpiece. The show is scheduled to run Nov. 10 – Dec. 27. Visit asolorep.org to reserve your seats.
Unity Awards Luncheon
Sponsored by Biz(941) and La Guia magazines, honoring local champions of diversity, 11:30-1 p.m. at Michael’s On East, 1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota. $50. To register, visit unityawards2015.eventbrite.com.