Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

For many, the 2021–2022 performance season in Sarasota marks a long-awaited opportunity to dust off our most glamorous shoes and enjoy a night at the theatre once more.

While we’ve enjoyed a variety of virtual offerings over the past year, there is no replacement for the magic of live entertainment: that feeling of enchantment just before your favorite show begins, the last few guests have taken their seats, the lights dim, and the hall grows quiet with anticipation as everyone awaits that very first note. The feeling is real, and demand is high for the return of live performances. There’s no denying it: BROADWAY is BACK, and so is the Van Wezel.

There are inevitably going to be those who wait to purchase tickets until showtime, but our friends at the box office are urging resident theatre lovers to buy early and lock in those seats. Van Wezel subscribers get the best seats in the house, save up to 20% on select shows, and renew their favorite seats before the general public. Different types of subscription packages are available to suit all tastes, too!

The North American tour of Come From Away

This season, Come From Away will finally make its Sarasota debut, inspiring us with its poignant message of finding hope while overcoming adversity. Additional Sarasota debuts include An American in Paris, filled with the audience’s favorite Gershwin tunes; Anastasia, which will take us to Paris in the 1920s; and An Officer and A Gentleman, based on the Oscar-winning film and featuring one of the most romantic finales ever portrayed on screen. The Choir of Man also makes its much-anticipated Sarasota debut, bringing a pub (yes, a pub) to the Van Wezel’s stage while its talented cast sings well-known tunes paired with high-energy dance and live percussion.

The Choir of Man 2021 at the Sydney Opera House

The Four Phantoms bring their show to the theater on Valentine’s Day, and Sheléa, who has previously performed at the hall with Dave Koz and David Foster, will headline her own evening of superstar musicianship: Natural Woman, a Night of Soul. To view a full listing of upcoming events at the Van Wezel, visit www.VanWezel.org today!

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Learn more about Broadway, Classical, “Pick 4,” “Pick 6,” and Subscriber Special packages at www.VanWezel.org/subscriptions or by calling the box office at (941) 263-6799. Subscriptions are available for purchase now.

The Lineup

 
The 2021–2022 Broadway Series includes:

Escape to Margaritaville (October 29)
Come From Away (November 23–28) A Sarasota premiere
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (January 18–19)
Jersey Boys (January 25–26)
An American in Paris (February 2–3) A Sarasota premiere
Anastasia (March 18–20) A Sarasota premiere
An Officer and a Gentleman (April 6–7) A Sarasota premiere
South Pacific (April 14–15)
Fiddler on the Roof (April 19–21)

The 2021–2022 Classical Series includes favorites:

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert (January 3)
Renée Fleming (January 5)
Tango Fire (January 24)
Itzhak Perlman in Recital (March 8)

2021–2022 Subscriber Specials include:

STOMP (December 5)
The Choir of Man (January 30) A Sarasota premiere
The Simon and Garfunkel Story (February 12)
The Four Phantoms in Concert (February 14)
Neil Berg’s 112 Years of Broadway (March 9)
Sheléa: Natural Woman, a Night of Soul (March 16) A Sarasota premiere

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