Performing Arts

Dance, Dance, Dance

At The Ringling, Elizabeth Doud Is Committed to Showcasing Diverse Performances

The final show of the fall 2022 season runs Dec. 1-3.

11/30/2022 By Andrea González

All That Jazz

'Chicago' Stars Say the 2022 National Tour Is More Inclusive Than Ever

A conversation with actors Christina Wells and Logan Floyd.

11/28/2022 By Andrea González

Review

Asolo Repertory Theatre Opens Its Season With an Often Stunning Cabaret

Put down the knitting, the book and the broom and enter the world of the Kit Kat Klub.

11/21/2022 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Don't miss the Grilled Cheese Festival, Paul Reiser at the Van Wezel and the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's performance of Guys and Dolls.

11/17/2022 By Bethany Ritz

Review

FST's 'Something Rotten!' Delivers Lots of (Intentionally) Silly Fun

The musical comedy brings us playwright brothers inventing a new art form in Elizabethan England.

11/14/2022 By Kay Kipling

Where the Magic Happens

The Hermitage Artist Retreat Has Become an Incubator for Artists from Around the Country

More than 600 artists have found inspiration there, and the work they have done at the retreat has gone on to stages and museums around the world.

11/12/2022 By Kay Kipling

Review

Texts Tell a Tale in Urbanite Theatre's The Burdens

Matt Schatz's two-character play is often LOL funny, but there's emotion behind it.

10/31/2022 By Kay Kipling

LOL

Shamrock Pub Is Hosting Pop-Up Comedy Nights

Beyond beer and wine, the neighborhood pub is serving up laughs.

10/13/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Review

WBTT's 'Guys and Dolls' Mostly Sticks to the Script

Aside from its casting, the production hews pretty much to the original form of the classic musical.

10/10/2022 By Kay Kipling

Coming Up

Florida Studio Theatre's 2022-23 Season Is a Mix of Comedy, Music and Drama

The coming season will also feature a world premiere commissioned by FST.

09/14/2022 By Kay Kipling

Stunt Hard

An Ellenton Car Stunt Show Features Drivers From the Fast and the Furious Franchise

Nitro Extreme debuts this Friday. We caught up with one of the drivers: Italy's Desy Bizzarro, who will also drive in the upcoming Fast and Furious installment 'Fast X.'

09/09/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Preview

New Music New College Returns Live for 2022-23

A five-concert season brings together visiting artists and area musicians to explore new sounds.

09/02/2022 By Kay Kipling

Preview

The Van Wezel Announces More of Its 2022-23 Season

Comedy, pop, rock and more are added to the already announced Broadway and dance season lineup.

08/29/2022 By Kay Kipling

Back Story

A Show at Urbanite Theatre Looks at Mickey Rooney's Role in Breakfast at Tiffany's

Actor-writer J. Elijah Cho explores how Rooney's portrayal of an Asian character reverberates.

08/24/2022 By Kay Kipling

Stepping Forward

Sarasota Contemporary Dance Announces Coming Season

The dance company plans to "Reclaim" the stage with new, revived and collaborative works.

08/12/2022 By Kay Kipling

Review

FST's 'Smoke & Mirrors': Who Done What, and Why

This puzzle piece production, by Anthony Shaffer, asks the audience to play along.

08/11/2022 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Urbanite Theatre Announces a Season of New Work

The schedule includes two world premieres and a range of comedy and drama.

08/10/2022 By Kay Kipling

A Change in the Wind

Longtime Arts and Cultural Alliance Executive Director Jim Shirley Plans to Retire

Shirley will step down in December after 13 years leading the organization.

08/03/2022 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Kicks Off Its Season in October

A combination of classical, jazz, pops and more will highlight the "Ever Onward" season.

07/29/2022 By Kay Kipling

Coming Soon

Key Chorale Announces 2022-23 Season

Season 38 will offer a mix of classical, Irish, holiday and folk music and more.

07/28/2022 By Kay Kipling