Preview

The Ringling's Art of Performance Showcases International Artists

Different forms of dance and music take to the stage beginning in October.

06/28/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Sarasota Improv Festival Is Back to Entertain This Summer

Twenty, count 'em 20, improv troupes are coming to town over the weekend of July 12 and 13.

06/27/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Key Chorale Turns 35 With Its Coming Concert Season

The ensemble teams with several other arts groups on music ranging from classical to bluegrass to gospel and more.

06/26/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

It's a Sweet 75 for the Sarasota Concert Association

The association celebrates its 75th anniversary with its coming 2020 season.

06/21/2019 By Kay Kipling

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Choral Artists of Sarasota Presents an 'Encounter!' Season Including a World Premiere Work

The season celebrates both Earth Day and composer Stephen Sondheim.

06/20/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Artists Series Concerts of Sarasota Promises 'New Faces, New Stars' in Coming Season

Audiences will also hear some returning favorites in the 24th season, starting in October.

06/18/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

The Niceties Turns Up the Heat at Urbanite Theatre

A teacher-student conference stirs lots of emotions in Eleanor Burgess' two-character play.

06/09/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's Around the World in 80 Days is an Exhilarating Ride

Fast, fun and creative, this adaptation of Jules Verne's classic should prove a hit.

06/09/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Broadway Musicals Take the Spotlight in the Players' 90th Season

The anniversary season commences in September at the Players Centre for Performing Arts.

06/05/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Sarasota Orchestra Welcomes Guest Conductors for the Coming Season

Conductors from around the country and the globe will lead the orchestra in concerts featuring Mozart, Mahler, Dvorak and more.

06/04/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Bradenton Blues Festival Fills Riverwalk Once More This December

The festival weekend offers a full day of music, plus an "appetizer" concert and a blues brunch.

06/03/2019 By Kay Kipling

History

Flashback: Sarasota's Sun Debs

Starting in 1949, young, single women in Sarasota (14-24) could be selected to pose for photographs the city used to tout its beaches, both locally and nationally.

05/30/2019 By Kay Kipling

Grand Hotels

The Biltmore Offers Historic Mediterranean Flavor and Renovated Luxury

The historic hotel was built in a mix of Italian, Moorish and Spanish styles by developer and Coral Gables founder George Merrick in 1926.

05/27/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Sarasota Opera 2019-20 Season Brings Back Some Favorites

The season also marks the return of the Artists Choice Concert.

05/23/2019 By Kay Kipling

Sounds of Summer

There’s Something New at This Year’s Long-Running Sarasota Music Festival

The 55th annual festival runs June 6-22, with a kickoff concert on June 1.

05/22/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

The Sarasota Ballet Announces Its 2019-20 Season

The season is a mix of company premieres, new works and returning favorites.

05/21/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Dog Days Theatre Offers Comedies This Summer

The third season for the summer company presents two shows not seen here before.

05/14/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Manatee Players' 2019-20 Season Line-Up Promises Some Big Shows

Among them: Titanic, West Side Story and Matilda, the Musical.

05/09/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Summer Sizzlers Heat Up the Stage at the Players Centre for Performing Arts

Expect comedy--and some music--tonight.

05/07/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep Serves Up a Satisfying Sweeney Todd

Horrific, comic and tragic, this Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler musical is as compelling as ever.

05/05/2019 By Kay Kipling