Asolo Rep's Evita Breathes New Life into This Lloyd Webber-Rice Hit

Under the direction of Josh Rhodes, the season opening production is compelling and assured.

11/19/2017 By Kay Kipling


Urbanite Theatre's Echoes Haunts with Two Dramatic Stories

Two women, decades apart, face harsh realities when they leave home on a mission.

11/19/2017 By Kay Kipling


Musical Once Charms Audiences at Florida Studio Theatre

The lively, touching show draws viewers into its simple story.

11/12/2017 By Kay Kipling


A Greek Tragedy That Still Resonates

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory tackles Sophocles' Oedipus.

11/02/2017 By Kay Kipling

Sneak Peek

Get Ready for Evita

Media members and production sponsors got an early look at performers in Asolo Rep's upcoming Evita.

11/02/2017 By Kay Kipling

Season Preview

Season Preview 2017-18

Your ultimate guide to Sarasota's jam-packed arts and entertainment season.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

Will Travel for Art

Local Arts Groups Offer Cool Cultural Trips

From Cuba to Italy, there's a trip for every arts lover.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

Machine Dreams

Toni Dove Brings Her High-Tech Approach to Art to The Ringling

Curator Matthew McLendon discusses the exhibit, which has been in the works for nearly four years.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

Blues Man

Joe Louis Walker Will Headline This Year's Bradenton Blues Festival

Walker brings his scorching sound to this year's fest.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

Gotta Dance

Sarasota Ballet Inspires a World Premiere by Marcelo Gomes

The ballet's passionate dancers—and Beethoven's Seventh Symphony—inspired Gomes' new work.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

Season Preview 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Sarasota's 2017 Arts and Entertainment Season

In a season packed with drama, dance, music, arts and more, the shows, festivals and concerts you must see.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

Bowling Them Over

Sarasota Hosts the National Lawn Bowling Championships

The Bowls USA US Open takes place Nov. 11-18.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

Viva Evita

Ana Isabelle Stars in Asolo Rep's Evita

Isabelle, named one of Billboard magazine's artists to watch, will play the controversial, charismatic Eva Peron.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling


Arts and Cultural Alliance Celebration of the Arts

Philanthropists, volunteers, artists and cultural champions were honored at the annual event held at the Van Wezel.

10/24/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Rebecca Baxter


Rounding Out RIAF 2017

A lively dance and a quiet work of film both entertain.

10/22/2017 By Kay Kipling


RIAF 2017 Continues with African Music, Iranian Theater and More

Nobuntu, EnsemblenewSRQ and a mysterious one-person show intrigue audiences.

10/20/2017 By Kay Kipling


2017 Ringling International Arts Festival Kicks Off

The first performance of the fest features characters on the lam using a giant video screen.

10/19/2017 By Kay Kipling


Annual Celebration of the Arts Coming Oct. 23

The evening at the Van Wezel highlights the artistic talent of Sarasota County.

10/17/2017 By Kay Kipling


Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Soars with In the Heights

The company's season opener boasts strong performances, lots of energy and some new voices telling Lin-Manuel Miranda's moving story.

10/16/2017 By Kay Kipling


Fabulous Independent Film Festival Hits Town This Weekend

An opening night party and a free outdoor screening are part of the festival.

10/02/2017 By Kay Kipling