Stranger Than Fiction

The Haunting True Story of Grey Gardens Comes to the Manatee Players Stage

Given its subject matter, Grey Gardens seems natural for the Manatee Players’ “Action Through Acting” series, which partners with nonprofits to raise awareness about community issues.

09/05/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Florida Studio Theatre 2019-20 Season Presents Music, Comedy and Drama

The mainstage season opens with a Florida premiere: the musical Bright Star.

09/03/2019 By Kay Kipling

A Garden of Delight

The Children's Garden is Full of Delight

Joan Marie Condon founded The Children’s Garden because she worried that development was limiting green space for children—and that technology was taking over the focus in their lives.

09/02/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

The Van Wezel's 50th Anniversary Season Is a Mix of Familiar Favorites and Local Premieres

Pop singers, comedians, and yes, naked magicians are taking the hall stage.

08/26/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Dog Days Theatre Steers a Comedy with Heart in Harbor

Chad Beguelin's play deals with dysfunction, longing and love, but with laughter.

08/09/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Florida Studio Theatre Gets All Sexy in The Cottage

A new play by Sandy Rustin pays homage to the sophisticated comedies of Noel Coward.

08/04/2019 By Kay Kipling

An American Band

A New Generation of Allman and Betts Teams Up For a Debut Album and Tour

The Allman Betts Band features Gregg Allman's son Devon, Dickey Betts' son Duane, and Berry Oakley Jr., son of the late great bassist Berry Oakley, an Allman Brothers staple.

08/02/2019 By Kay Kipling

Ready to Listen?

New Music New College Season Preview

A mix of new and returning artists highlights the 2019-20 schedule.

08/01/2019 By Kay Kipling

Sneak Peek

Animated Film Time Spy Takes on Some Big Topics at The Ringling's Center for Asian Art

The film by Chinese artist Sun Xun deals with history, the environment and, of course, time.

08/01/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

GuitarSarasota Plans Wide-Ranging 2019-20 Season

Guitarists from around the world perform works by Bach, Scarlatti and more.

07/31/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Sarasota Contemporary Dance's Next Season Is 'Growing Larger'

The company marks 14 years with expansions and additions.

07/30/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Urbanite Theatre's Scorch Packs a Big Punch in Just 60 Minutes

Stacey Gregg's play about a gender-curious teen in trouble has an impact you might not anticipate.

07/28/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Art Center Sarasota Season Takes a Multicultural Approach

Artists from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences will be featured.

07/22/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

New Season, New Works for ensembleNEWSRQ

The season celebrates past masters while introducing premieres by today's composers.

07/18/2019 By Kay Kipling

Take a Look

Studio Pop-up Art Shows Enliven Summer in Burns Court

Four women artists will exhibit and create over three days.

07/16/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Dog Days Theatre Travels to Thornton Wilder's World

His novel, Theophilus North, receives a stage treatment in the company's summer season.

07/14/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

FST's Sarasota Improv Festival Keeps the Laughs Coming

Twenty ensembles supplied the fun over the improv weekend.

07/14/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Venice Symphony Announces Its 2019-20 Season

The season is the first programmed by music director/conductor Troy Quinn.

07/08/2019 By Kay Kipling

The Fabric of India

A Major Exhibition at The Ringling Explores Centuries of Textiles from the Indian Subcontinent

More than 140 textiles are on loan from London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

07/02/2019 By Kay Kipling

Flashback

Flashback: Celery Fields, 1930s

The rich muckland in east Sarasota has been important agriculturally and ecologically for more than 100 years.

06/30/2019 By Kay Kipling