Preview

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

Review

David Sedaris' Sarasota Debut Offers Laughs and a Touch of Heart

The humorist read from his writings on the Van Wezel stage and took questions from the audience.

04/20/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Ingrid Christie

Preview

Feel the Beat at the Sixth Annual PoetryLife Weekend

The event welcomes both established and aspiring poets to Florida Studio Theatre.

04/18/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Greenfield Prize Weekend Offers World Premiere, Award Dinner and More

A composition by Bobby Previte and a dinner honoring photographer David Burnett are highlights of the annual weekend.

04/17/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Weaves a Magic Spell with A Midsummer Night's Dream

The setting of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens provides the perfect backdrop for love and comedy.

04/14/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Frank Atura

Review

Florida Studio Theatre's Rich Girl Asks: Love or Money?

The play by Victoria Stewart updates Henry James' classic Washington Square, with a twist.

04/13/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Take a Sneak Peek at Asolo Rep's New Beatsville: The Beatnik Musical

Cast members and show creators took the stage at the Mertz Theatre to introduce this world premiere in the making.

04/11/2017 By Kay Kipling

Recap

Sarasota Film Festival Wraps Up

The closing night included awards for filmmakers and actress Diane Lane, and a screening of Paris Can Wait.

04/10/2017 By Kay Kipling

Behind the Scenes

Conversations with Sarasota Film Festival Stars

A few words from Rosanna Arquette, Diane Lane and Stanley Tucci.

04/10/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity Packs Plenty of Punch

The world of wrestling provides a forum for a bigger look at American culture.

04/10/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Cliff Roles

Preview

Van Wezel Announces 2017-18 Broadway, Classical and Dance Shows

Many of the shows and performers will be here for the first time.

04/04/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

Urbanite Theatre's Bo-Nita Delivers Smart, Twisted Fun

Actress Terri Weagant takes on this one-woman show with zest.

04/03/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Don Daly

Recap

Sarasota Film Festival 2017 Opening Night

Rory Kennedy's documentary Take Every Wave kicked off the 10-day fest.

04/03/2017 By Kay Kipling

Strictly Sedaris

David Sedaris Talks Comedy

Sedaris will give a talk April 19 at the Van Wezel.

03/29/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

La Musica International Chamber Music Festival Brings Beautiful Sounds to Sarasota

The annual event offers four concerts at the Sarasota Opera House, plus open rehearsals.

03/29/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Through Women's Eyes International Film Festival Kicks Off This Weekend

Twenty-two movies tell stories of amazing women around the world.

03/28/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Makes More Musical Memories in Van Wezel Debut

The band circled through many of their hits from five decades of performing and recording.

03/28/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's The Little Foxes Hits All the Right Marks

Lillian Hellman's 1939 play about a greedy Southern family remains relevant and satisfying.

03/27/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Gary W. Sweetman

Review

FST's Grounded Delivers an Intense Experience

The one-woman show by George Brant is compelling theater.

03/27/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Matthew Holler

Preview

Ringling International Arts Festival Takes Some New Turns

The festival, running Oct. 18-21, welcomes dance, theatrical spectacle and new work.

03/23/2017 By Kay Kipling