So You Want to Be in Pictures

Pine View Grad Adele Romanski Produced the Academy Award-Nominated Moonlight

Plus, just in time for the Oscars, meet a few film actors, writers and producers with Sarasota connections.

02/23/2017 By Kay Kipling


FSU/Asolo Conservatory Hits the Town with The Drunken City

The Adam Bock comedy about a bachelorette party gone awry entertains, but it touches, too.

02/23/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Frank Atura


Asolo Rep's Born Yesterday is More Timely Than Ever

In a year where politics continues to dominate the conversation, this Garson Kanin comedy both sparkles and inspires.

02/15/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Gary W. Sweetman


Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Announces 2017-18 Season

Artistic director Nate Jacobs let WBTT supporters in on the news at a "Hush Hush" party.

02/14/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Staff


After a Devastating Accident, The Circus Proves the Show Must Go On

Here's our review of Circus Sarasota's 20th anniversary performance.

02/13/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Ian Dean


An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin

The ageless comedienne-actress fills the Van Wezel with her memorable characters and energy.

02/09/2017 By Kay Kipling


Sarasota Opera Announces Its 2017-18 Season

The season includes three mainstage premieres for the company, as well as a world premiere for its youth opera.

02/06/2017 By Kay Kipling


Urbanite Theatre's Ideation, a Comedy-Thriller, Takes Some Drastic Turns

Kay Kipling reviews the downtown theater's new production.

02/02/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Cliff Roles

Fun for a Cause

A Laughternoon with Dave Barry

The humor columnist appeared at the Hyatt Regency at a luncheon benefiting the Library Foundation for Sarasota County.

02/02/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Rebecca Baxter

In Town

Talking Comedy with Steve Martin and Martin Short

The duo will appear at the Van Wezel on Feb. 10 for "An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life."

02/01/2017 By Kay Kipling


A Feast for the Senses to Open at The Ringling

Objects from medieval Europe help to present a different view of what many may see as a dark period.

02/01/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by The Ringling


Florida Studio Theatre's brownsville song (b-side for tray) Puts a Face to a Heartbreaking Statistic

Kay Kipling reviews the moving Kimber Lee play.

01/30/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Matthew Holler


"Spend the Night with Billy Crystal"

The comedian-actor-writer appears with Bonnie Hunt on his latest tour, offering film clips and stories as well as jokes.

01/27/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Alexander Tamargo

Victory of the Violins

"Violins of Hope" Comes to the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee

Sixteen violins, played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, will be on display from Feb. 1-16 for public concerts, talks, exhibition and more.

01/26/2017 By Kay Kipling

A Peek Inside

New Ringling College of Art and Design Library Celebrates Opening

The 46,000-square-foot building houses everything from books to films and video games.

01/26/2017 By Kay Kipling


Asolo Rep's The Originalist

John Strand's play about Justice Antonin Scalia offers entertainment and stimulation.

01/23/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Gary W. Sweetman


Venice Theatre's Stage II's Frost/Nixon

Peter Morgan's play gets a first-time area production in an intimate setting.

01/20/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Renee McVety


A Show Biz 2017-18 Season for The Players Centre for Performing Arts

The theater announced its upcoming 88th season recently.

01/18/2017 By Kay Kipling


Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's The Piano Lesson

One of August Wilson's best plays receives a feeling production.

01/16/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Don Daly Photo


Asolo Rep's The Great Society

Carrying on the LBJ story proves a huge task.

01/16/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Cliff Roles