New Voices

FST's Festival Day Celebrates Young Playwrights

Every year, the festival presents winning plays by students aged 5-18.

3:24pm By Kay Kipling

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Grab Some Laughs with the Sarasota Improv Festival

The annual three-day fest welcomes improv troupes from around the country to entertain.

10:29am By Kay Kipling

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Sarasota Ballet's 2017-18 Season: New Works, Fewer Dancers

The season was announced about the same time that a number of dancers' contracts were not renewed.

05/17/2017 By Kay Kipling

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Venice Theatre's 2017-18 Season Celebrates American Experience

In three different series, the productions range from Steinbeck to Shakespeare and beyond.

05/16/2017 By Kay Kipling

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Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Announces 2017-18 Season

A mix of classical, pops, jazz and cabaret highlights the season, dubbed "In Focus."

05/16/2017 By Kay Kipling

Neighborhood Guide

Neighborhood Guide: St. Armands Circle/Lido Key/Longboat Key

Great food, fun activities, gorgeous homes--Lido and Longboat keys have it all.

05/15/2017 Edited by Kay Kipling

Music to the Ears

Sarasota Concert Association Announces 2018 Great Performers Season

The series commences in January and welcomes international musicians to Sarasota.

05/11/2017 By Kay Kipling

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A Full Slate for Manatee Players' 2017-18 Season

Musicals and dramas both appear in the upcoming season, on two stages.

05/08/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Shutterstock.com

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World Premiere Beatsville Jazzes at Asolo Rep

The new musical delivers a lot of cool in its take on Roger Corman's Bucket of Blood.

05/08/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Cliff Roles

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Theatre Odyssey's Ten-Minute Play Festival Kicks Off

Got a few minutes? Catch these new nuggets onstage.

05/03/2017 By Kay Kipling

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Sarasota Orchestra 2017-18 Season Features Violinist Midori

The renowned violinist is one of several guest soloists and conductors this coming season.

05/03/2017 By Kay Kipling

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Florida Studio Theatre Summer Season Strikes a Lighter Note

A mix of music, comedy and drama takes over FST's summer stages.

05/02/2017 By Kay Kipling

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WBTT's Dearly Departed Laughs in the Face of Death

The Southern-set comedy features a mix of family members behaving badly.

04/30/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Don Daly Photo

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Kinky Boots Reminds Us to Stand Tall

The Harvey Fierstein-Cyndi Lauper musical entertains and cheers in a touring production at Van Wezel.

04/27/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Matthew Murphy

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New Shows, New Season for Urbanite Theatre

The downtown theater company continues to expand after initial success.

04/26/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Evan Sigmund

Heart Beat

Beatsville Premieres at Asolo Rep This Month

A husband-and-wife team brings beatniks back in a new musical at Asolo Rep.

04/26/2017 By Kay Kipling

Fond Farewell

A Fond Farewell to Longboat Key Center for the Arts

After six decades, the art center closes this month.

04/26/2017 By Kay Kipling

Message on a Billboard

A Look at Diversity with Embracing Our Differences

The annual outdoor exhibit at Bayfront Park brings together works from around the world.

04/25/2017 By Kay Kipling

Wild About Warhol

Selby Gardens Finds the Flowers in Pop Legend Andy Warhol's Work for a New Exhibition

The "Flowers in the Factory" show will be on exhibit at the gardens in 2018.

04/24/2017 By Kay Kipling

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Gloria Musicae: A New Season--and a New Name

The long-established choral ensemble is now Choral Artists of Sarasota.

04/21/2017 By Kay Kipling