Review

Two Black Stars Get the Musical Bio Treatment in WBTT's New Playwrights Series

Actress Nell Carter and boxer Muhammad Ali are the duo at work in these world premiere one-act plays.

05/09/2022 By Kay Kipling

Top Tickets

Here Are the Best Things to Do in Sarasota This Month

A lineup of exhibits, concerts, plays and more to catch during April.

04/01/2022 By Kay Kipling

In the Spotlight

Award-Winning Actor Ving Rhames Visited WBTT This Week

Rhames is a golden-globe winning actor best known for his roles in "Pulp Fiction" and the "Mission Impossible" film series.

03/30/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Review

WBTT Goes Mega with Broadway in Black

The show is chock full of hits from a century of music.

03/14/2022 By Kay Kipling

Grants

WBTT Approved by National Endowment for the Arts for American Rescue Plan Grant

The funding will be used to support artistic team salaries.

01/27/2022 By Staff

No Show

WBTT's Premiere of Ruby Latest Victim of Covid Cases

Performances will not go on as planned due to positive test results amid cast and crew.

01/20/2022 By Kay Kipling

Top Tickets

Here Are the Best Things to Do in Sarasota This Month

A lineup of exhibits, concerts, plays and more to catch during January.

01/05/2022 By Kay Kipling

Update

Shows Postponed, Canceled Due to Covid-19

Both Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe and Florida Studio Theatre have had to make changes.

01/04/2022 By Kay Kipling

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Gets Joyful! Joyful! for the Holidays

A tune-packed revue offers lots of seasonal cheer, with a few surprises.

12/05/2021 By Kay Kipling

Review

WBTT's Eubie! Gets the Party Started

Time to go back inside the theater, for a musical salute to the legendary Eubie Blake.

10/11/2021 By Kay Kipling

Sponsored Content

The Arts Mean Business in Sarasota

Economic revival, community collaboration, social justice, and diverse voices play starring roles for the coming arts season in Sarasota.

10/07/2021

Review

WBTT Mixes Moods and Memories with Sistas in the Name of Soul

A fast-moving 90-minute revue offers plenty of hits by female vocalists from the 1970s era.

05/12/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: May 6-12

WBTT delivers soul music outdoors, the Sarasota Film Festival continues, Best of Ringling goes online, and more.

05/06/2021 By Kay Kipling

Preview

WBTT Announces Its 'And Still We Rise' New Season

The company presented excerpts from coming shows at its annual Hush! Hush! party Monday evening.

04/27/2021 By Kay Kipling

Review

WBTT's Pipeline Delivers with Hard-Hitting Honesty

This video version of a play about a young Black man in trouble tells a personal story that reaches us all.

04/24/2021 By Kay Kipling

Playing It Safe

Arts Groups Come Together with #SafeArtsSarasota Safety Measures

Nine leading organizations band together on an approach to safe performing and entertainment during the pandemic.

03/11/2021 By Kay Kipling

Grants

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Approved for CARES Act Funding Through NEA

The funds will help recipient entities and their employees with economic hardships caused by the forced closure of their operations due to the spread of COVID-19.

07/08/2020 By Staff

Update

WBTT Makes Change to 2020-21 Season Schedule

The season opener is now slated to be a production of The Soul Crooners.

06/23/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Is Back Onstage (Virtually)

The company's An Evening with Sheldon Rhoden & Friends is a fund raiser, and a glimpse into how the show can go on.

05/22/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Rouses Spirits with Your Arms Too Short to Box with God

Gospel music helps tell the story of the life and death of Jesus in this seldom-seen show.

03/02/2020 By Kay Kipling