A Night at the Opera

Sarasota’s Own Adelaide Boedecker Makes Her Sarasota Opera Professional Debut This Month

Boedecker became involved with the Sarasota Youth Opera the summer after second grade and says, “I fell in love with it."

02/28/2019 By Kay Kipling

Remember When?

The People, Milestones and Game-Changing Events That Made Us Who We Are

A decade-by-decade look at Sarasota over the past 40 years.

02/25/2019 By Susan Burns, Pam Daniel, Ilene Denton, Cooper Levey-Baker, Kay Kipling, and Megan McDonald

Review

Circus Sarasota 2019 Offers Thrills, Laughs and Beauty Under the Big Top

This year's edition of the circus brings new international acts to the one-ring show.

02/24/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Taking on Hatred in Florida Studio Theatre's Cherry Docs

David Gow's two-character play asks where hatred begins, and if it can be stopped.

02/24/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Booker High Grad Charlie Barnett to Speak at VPA Fund Raiser

The star of Netflix hit Russian Doll will be guest of honor March 9 at the school's Kaleidoscope of Creativity, raising money for visual and performing arts students.

02/22/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Gets Reckless with Craig Lucas Comedy

Absurdities escalate quickly in this piece about a woman on the run for her life.

02/21/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's "Hush, Hush" Season Announcement

The 2019-20 season includes four shows new to the WBTT stage, including a world premiere musical.

02/12/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Working Hard to Bring Sweat to Asolo Rep

Lynn Nottage's prize winner about tough times in a factory town tells a familiar story.

02/10/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Selby Gardens' Gauguin: Voyage to Paradise Opens This Week

Take a stroll through the gardens and the museum there to admire woodcuts by Paul Gauguin and plant displays inspired by his work and life in Tahiti.

02/07/2019 By Kay Kipling Photography by Staff

Sneak Peek

Asolo Rep Announces World Premiere Musical Knoxville

The creative team bringing James Agee's A Death in the Family to life includes Frank Galati, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

02/06/2019 By Kay Kipling

Recap

Former FBI Director James Comey on Truth, Trump and Loyalty in Ringling College Library Association Town Hall

Comey talked to the crowd at Van Wezel Hall about leadership, ethics—and his firing.

02/04/2019 By Kay Kipling

"It's Not Rocket Science"

'High Priestess of Health' Jane Brody Shares Seven Tips for Living Well

"I don’t believe in deprivation or diets because diets are something you go on and off of. You have to adopt a lifestyle."

02/04/2019 By Kay Kipling

Coming Soon

Sarasota's Own Charlie Barnett in New Netflix Series Russian Doll, Starting Feb. 1

Barnett grew up on local stages and graduated from Booker High.

01/28/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

WBTT Brings to Light James Baldwin's Seldom-Seen The Amen Corner

Baldwin's tale of a woman pastor and her Harlem congregation bears some resemblance to his own life story.

01/27/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

FST's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time a Stirring Journey

Simon Stephens' adaptation of Mark Haddon's novel takes us into the mind of young "detective" Christopher Boone.

01/27/2019 By Kay Kipling

Unity Awards 2019

Meet the Winners of Our 2019 Unity Awards

We’re a closer, brighter place thanks to the winners of our 2019 Unity Awards.

01/24/2019 By Susan Burns, Cooper Levey-Baker, Isaac Eger, Kay Kipling, Megan McDonald, and Ilene Denton Photography by Everett Dennison

Curious Coincidence

Florida Studio Theatre’s New Production Pairs a Character on the Autism Spectrum With an Actor Who Knows the Condition Firsthand

“This is a big play, about a lot of stuff, and the biggest challenge is to keep its integrity."

01/24/2019 By Kay Kipling

Unity Awards 2019

Dr. April Glasco Helps People Who’ve Hit Bottom Start Over

Having found her own second chance, Glasco wanted others to have theirs, too.

01/24/2019 By Kay Kipling

Unity Awards 2019

Mary Braxton-Joseph Taps Into the Magic of Live Theater to Spark Cross-Cultural Connections

Braxton-Joseph is sharing stories about diversity through live theater.

01/24/2019 By Kay Kipling

Pictures of Paradise

The Exotic Art of Paul Gauguin Meets the Beauty of Selby Gardens in a New Show

The pairing takes place starting this month with "Gauguin: Voyage to Paradise."

01/24/2019 By Kay Kipling