Performing Arts


'Clowns Like Me' Is Back Before Heading to NYC

The one-man show starring Scott Ehrenpreis deals with mental health issues with a mix of hope, humor and heart.

05/15/2024 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Week

Don't miss Margaret Barbieri Conservatory students dance at Selby Gardens, Venice Brewfest, a silent piano concert on Siesta Beach and more.

05/15/2024 By John Thomason


The Squeaky Wheel Fringe Festival Returns to the Cook Theatre in June

A wide range of acts will entertain over a six-day fest.

05/14/2024 By Kay Kipling


The Verdict Is in on Asolo Rep's 'Twelve Angry Men'

A new musical version of the Reginald Rose play still packs a wallop.

05/13/2024 By Kay Kipling


Florida Studio Theatre and the Terrence McNally Foundation Have Created a New Commission for Artists in Recovery

The Terrence McNally Recovery Commission fellow will receive a $10,000 prize to be used to create a new work over the course of a year.

04/30/2024 By Megan McDonald

Coming Attractions

A New Concert Club Concept Bringing Big Name Talent Is Coming to Sarasota

Kicking off at McCurdy's as Music Mondays: The Master Series, WhiteLeaf Events is bringing notable live performers to intimate spaces—and ramping up for a membership-model private concert club.

04/19/2024 By Kim Doleatto

An Appreciation

The Founders of WSLR and Fogartyville Are Stepping Down. Their Impact on Sarasota Has Been Immense.

Arlene Sweeting and Dave Beaton have been community fixtures for decades. Now they're moving on.

04/18/2024 By Stacey Altherr


Sarasota Ballet Announces Its 2024-2025 Season

The ballet will offer several world premieres, play host to guest companies, and perform classics like Giselle, Romeo and Juliet and, of course, works by Sir Frederick Ashton.

04/11/2024 By Staff

Step Right Up

The Greatest Show on Earth Gallery Opens at The Ringling

The latest addition to the Ringling Circus Museum brings the story of the circus all the way up to today.

04/05/2024 By Cooper Levey-Baker

On Pointe

Azara Ballet Folds Mental and Physical Well-Being Into the Art of Dance

Founders and dancers Kate Flowers and Martin Roosaare lead with a trauma-informed approach in a world often fraught with unrealistic expectations.

04/05/2024 By Kim Doleatto


Urbanite Theatre's Westminster Is a Dark Comedy With Bite

The surprise gift of a canine reveals society's fault lines in this new play.

04/01/2024 By Kay Kipling


Megahit Hamilton Arrives in Sarasota with a Bang

The Lin-Manuel Miranda musical does not disappoint on its current tour.

03/28/2024 By Kay Kipling


Here's What Will Be on Stage at Asolo Rep Next Season

The lineup includes a world premiere, a regional premiere and a salute to a beloved singer-songwriter.

03/27/2024 By Staff


Asolo Rep Dials up Some Changes With Dial M for Murder

The classic thriller offers some new attitudes along with an elaborate plot.

03/25/2024 By Kay Kipling

Curtain Up!

The Van Wezel Just Announced Its 2024-2025 Broadway Season, and It's a Doozy

One major highlight will be Moulin Rouge! The Musical, based on the 2001 film by Baz Luhrmann.

03/17/2024 By Kay Kipling


WBTT's Long-Delayed World Premiere Musical 'Ruby' Takes the Stage

The show tells a complicated true story of a murder that shook one small Florida town 70 years ago.

03/05/2024 By Kay Kipling


Asolo Rep's Intimate Apparel Wears Well

Lynn Nottage's play about a Black seamstress striving to find love touches the heart.

03/04/2024 By Kay Kipling

More Than Just a Play

Florida Studio Theatre’s The White Chip Is Part of a New Project That Helps Artists With Addictions

“Part of the myth of being an artist is ‘burn bright, die young.’ None of that is true.”

02/26/2024 By Kay Kipling


Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Announces 25th Anniversary Season

The season will feature Soul Crooners Solid Gold Edition, Fences, Five Guys Named Moe and Syncopated Avenue, plus the holiday show A Motown Christmas.

02/19/2024 By Staff


Asolo Rep's Born With Teeth Bites into Some Elizabethan Intrigue

The play pits William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe against each other in an imagined high-stakes battle.

02/12/2024 By Kay Kipling