Performing Arts

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

It's your last chance to catch the Robert Mapplethorpe/Patti Smith exhibit at Selby Gardens—plus, a RADD party, drag brunch, the Summer Circus Spectacular and more.

06/23/2022 By Kay Kipling


aactWorldFest Returns to Venice Theatre This Month

Against some challenging odds, the international community theater event will be back with a full slate of shows.

06/08/2022 By Kay Kipling

Let's Dance

Get Your Body Moving With Ballroom Dancing

Check out these local Sarasota dance studios and learn to move across the dance floor with grace.

06/08/2022 By Dariela Delgado


With FST's 'Ring of Fire,' The Man in Black Is Back

FST's 'Ring of Fire' summons up the spirit of the country music legend.

06/05/2022 By Kay Kipling

Game Changer

Hermitage Artist Retreat Announces Shariffa Ali as Major Theater Award Winner

Theater artist Ali will create a new work and receive a $35,000 cash prize.

05/31/2022 By Kay Kipling

Class Reunion

The Sarasota Music Festival Is Back

For the first time since 2019, the classical music fest returns in full, June 6-25.

05/26/2022 By Kay Kipling

Unscripted Humor

The Available Cupholders Return to Sarasota for a Special Residency

The comedy group will perform next weekend at Florida Studio Theatre and host several workshops during its time in Sarasota.

05/24/2022 By Dariela Delgado

Right on Time

Asolo Rep Breaks Out Two Timely Shows to Close Its Season

Both have local connections.

05/19/2022 By Kay Kipling


The Venice Symphony Announces 2022-23 Season

Some renowned guest soloists join the orchestra in its seven-concert series.

05/17/2022 By Kay Kipling

Leading Ladies

Marie Selby Gardens and The Players Centre to Host Broadway-Style Cabaret

The Players Centre will honor the talented leading ladies of Broadway with an evening of show tunes performed by The Sarasota Divas at Selby Gardens.

05/16/2022 By Chloé Cuyler


Asolo Rep Scores in Timely Fashion with 'Eureka Day'

Jonathan Spector's play set in a private school during a mumps outbreak has topicality in spades.

05/15/2022 By Kay Kipling


Looking Ahead to the Community Theater Season

Expect musicals, comedy and a drama or two for 2022-23.

05/13/2022 By Kay Kipling

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

A Mariachi Band and a Symphony Are Partnering for an UnidosNow Fundraiser

The two-day musical extravaganza takes place on Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21.

05/12/2022 By Samantha Lane


Florida Studio Theatre Heads Into Summer with Six Shows

Music and comedy are the main focus of the summer season's offerings.

05/10/2022 By Kay Kipling


Two Black Stars Get the Musical Bio Treatment in WBTT's New Playwrights Series

Actress Nell Carter and boxer Muhammad Ali are the duo at work in these world premiere one-act plays.

05/09/2022 By Kay Kipling


Sarasota Concert Association Announces 2023 Season

Among the artists coming to town: the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine.

05/05/2022 By Kay Kipling


The Sarasota Ballet Announces Coming Season, New Dancers

Six world premiere pieces are included in the 2022-23 season.

04/28/2022 By Kay Kipling


Sarasota Orchestra Announces 2022-23 Season

The five-series season presents Masterworks, Pops, Great Escapes, Discoveries, Chamber Soirees, and a guest turn by Yo-Yo Ma.

04/26/2022 By Kay Kipling


Asolo Rep's Knoxville Well Worth a Long Wait

The world premiere musical was due to open more than two years ago. It's a triumphant example of delayed gratification.

04/24/2022 By Kay Kipling

Up and coming

Singer Aurora Newcomb Discusses Her New Single and Her 'Magical Folk-Punk' Sound

Aurora Newcomb discusses her latest release ‘Far From Fiction’ and her upcoming EP.

04/20/2022 By Chloé Cuyler