Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: Dec. 13-19

A night of klezmer with Itzhak Perlman, WBTT’s "Black Nativity" and more.

12/13/2018 By Ilene Denton

Review

WBTT Celebrates the Music of Marvin Gaye: Prince of Soul

A life tragically cut short is remembered in a reprise production of the original work.

12/05/2018 By Kay Kipling

Season Preview

Here's What's Coming to Sarasota in 2018-2019

Carol Burnett! The Lion King! Jerry Lee Lewis! Gaugin at Selby Gardens! And much, much more.

10/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Reaches for a Dream with Raisin

The musical version of A Raisin in the Sun stirs passions in many ways.

10/08/2018 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: Sept. 27-Oct. 3

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe opens its season, a Modern Works Festival at Urbanite and more.

09/27/2018 By Ilene Denton

Review

WBTT's Rockin' Down Fairytale Lane Is Fun and Fanciful

The original musical holds appeal for children and adults alike.

07/30/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's Soul Man Closes Season with Energy

The new musical revue features tunes from hitmakers James Brown, Otis Redding and more.

04/25/2018 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 10 Things to Do: April 19-25

Sarasota Magazine’s Best of Party, Shakespeare outdoors at Selby Gardens, Silk Road with Yo-Yo Ma and more.

04/19/2018 By Ilene Denton

Review

Melba Moore Takes on Billie Holiday in WBTT's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Lanie Robertson's play imagines one of the jazz legend's last performances.

03/08/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's The Mountaintop Aims to Inspire

The fictionalized version of the last night of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life packs some surprises.

01/18/2018 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 10 Things to Do: Nov. 30-Dec. 6

A Sarasota Ballet world premiere, LeAnn Rimes at the Van Wezel, holiday festivities and lots, lots more.

11/30/2017 By Ilene Denton

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

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Oct. 19-25

Fall Garden Music concerts kick off at Selby Gardens, RIAF continues at The Ringling and more.

10/18/2017 By Ilene Denton

Review

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

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Oct. 5-11

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s "In the Heights;" Beer, Bands and BBQ; FST Children’s Theatre and more.

10/05/2017 By Ilene Denton