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A Season of Change for the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training

The 2020-21 schedule now features only two productions, one digital and one outdoors.

09/17/2020 By Kay Kipling

Call to Action

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Students Charge Racism

Five current black students accuse the Conservatory, Asolo Rep and Florida State University of institutional racism in a letter signed by dozens of supporters.

06/18/2020 By Kay Kipling

Playing Soon

Music, Movies, and (Some of) Romeo and Juliet, All Coming Up

A virtual happy hour concert, Shakespearean monologues, and an all-new Sarasota Film Festival.

04/14/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

Dead Man's Cell Phone: For Whom the Bell Tolls

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory production of Sarah Ruhl's play mixes comic situations with deeper thoughts.

02/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Explores Pain and Love in Gruesome Playground Injuries

Rajiv Joseph's two-hander is a funny-sad look at the wounds people suffer.

01/03/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Finds Relevance in Greek Classic Antigone

A tale of war, death and right vs. wrong, Sophocles' ancient play still has plenty of power.

10/31/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Romps Through an Outdoor As You Like It

The Selby Gardens setting is a natural for Shakespeare's romantic comedy, filled with physicality.

04/11/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Asolo Repertory Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season

Titles were also announced for Dog Days Theatre and FSU/Asolo Conservatory seasons this week.

03/26/2019 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

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory's Ghosts Makes for a Long, Strange Trip

Henrik Ibsen's classic play keeps its emotions mostly under wraps.

01/03/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Takes a Tantalizing Trip to Arcadia

The Tom Stoppard play has plenty of room for thought on some complicated subjects, but offers amusement as well.

11/01/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory's Much Ado About Nothing Offers Lively Fun

The Conservatory's second-year students tackle Shakespeare in an outdoor setting at Selby Gardens.

04/19/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory's The Rehearsal Has a Dark Side

The production of Jean Anouilh's 1950s play goes behind the glitter of a pleasure-seeking aristocracy.

02/22/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

A Greek Tragedy That Still Resonates

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory tackles Sophocles' Oedipus.

11/02/2017 By Kay Kipling

Ready for the Road

"Hail Caesar" Continues FSU/Asolo Conservatory's Winning Formula

An FSU/Asolo Conservatory touring production of Julius Caesar aims to introduce students to Shakespeare.

10/02/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

Dog Days Theatre Entertains with Relatively Speaking

The Alan Ayckbourn comedy offers a welcome respite from the real world.

07/14/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Weaves a Magic Spell with A Midsummer Night's Dream

The setting of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens provides the perfect backdrop for love and comedy.

04/14/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Frank Atura

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Hits the Town with The Drunken City

The Adam Bock comedy about a bachelorette party gone awry entertains, but it touches, too.

02/23/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Frank Atura

Weekend Planner

Your Top 10 Things to Do: Feb. 16-22

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cynthia Sayer’s Hot Banjo Show, Orioles Springfest and more.

02/16/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Jan. 12-18

Glee’s Matthew Morrison and Michael Bolton at the Van Wezel, Ringling by the Bay and much more.

01/12/2017 By Ilene Denton