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

Reunion Time

Perlman Music Program Suncoast Alum Randall Goosby Returns in Concert

The acclaimed young violinist performs Dec. 8 at the Sarasota Opera House. We talked with him about his PMP experiences and his career.

11/17/2022 By Kay Kipling


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

New Kids on the Block

Four New Arts Leaders Shaping Our Future

All of them are charged up to enhance our cultural landscape.

11/13/2022 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


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

Just in Time for Halloween

Our Favorite Stephen King TV and Movie Adaptations

More than 100 shows and films have been made from the Sarasota resident's books and stories. Here are 10 of our favorite.

10/18/2022 By Kay Kipling and Cooper Levey-Baker

Coming Soon

Art Center Sarasota's 2022-23 Season Promises Lots of Variety

The season kicks off Oct. 20, with a public reception set for Oct. 22.

10/14/2022 By Kay Kipling


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

Group Project

A New Sarasota Art Museum Exhibit Brings Together Two Brother Artists and Hundreds of Residents

The exhibit includes nearly 500 artworks, objects and ephemera, including never-before-seen beaded landscapes and drawings.

09/19/2022 By Kay Kipling

Nostalgia Rules

Nostalgicons Kicks Off Harmony Gallery Season on Sept. 19

The photographic series by Ian Dean centers on dozens of toys and other items from childhood that summon up past decades.

09/15/2022 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


Here's What Mira Mar Plaza Looked Like in the 1920s

The dates from 1923, when a growing Sarasota realized it needed a new hotel.

09/12/2022 By Kay Kipling

Reading List

Required Reading: A Dozen Books Set in Sarasota

Settle down with one or more of these works with Sarasota settings by writers from John D. MacDonald to Stephen King.

09/06/2022 By Kay Kipling


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


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


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


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