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

The Show Must Go On

Two Years After It Was Supposed to Debut, Knoxville Will Open at Asolo Rep

The show was delayed for two years by the Covid-19 pandemic.

03/04/2022 By Kay Kipling

Twinkle, Twinkle

A Shining Spot, FST's Bright Star Has Been Extended to Jan. 12

A multitalented team has finessed a production with boundless creativity.

12/17/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

'Tis the Season

Your Ultimate Sarasota Holiday Event Calendar

Have yourself a holly-jolly winter with these top music, theater and family activities.

12/10/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Step Right Up

Mr. Swindle's Peculiarium and Drink-Ory Garden Returns to the Sarasota Fairgrounds

It's a spectacle of curiosity and wonder.

11/26/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Heaven Can Wait

Singing Group Brings the Sounds of a Celtic Christmas to Sarasota

The Celtic Angels will perform Irish carols and holiday classics at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Sunday, Dec. 1.

11/20/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Rad Lib

Comedy Pro Bob Dassie Heads to Florida Studio Theatre Improv Festival Next Month

Dassie will be performing with his renowned improv team, Quartet, at Florida Studio Theatre's 11th annual Improv Festival in July.

06/07/2019 By Olivia Letts

Theater

Florida Studio Theatre Celebrates the Work of Student Playwrights This Saturday

More than 6,000 students from around the world submitted plays to the theater's Young Playwrights Festival.

05/15/2019 By Olivia Letts

SNEAK PEEK

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Teases New Space at Groundbreaking Ceremony

More than $7.2 million has been raised to cover the cost of the renovations.

05/15/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Review

Asolo Rep Serves Up a Satisfying Sweeney Todd

Horrific, comic and tragic, this Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler musical is as compelling as ever.

05/05/2019 By Kay Kipling

The Lion King

Actor Jared Dixon Perfects His Craft in Disney's The Lion King

Dixon stars as Simba in the Tony Award-winning musical, coming to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in March.

02/28/2019 By Giulia Heyward

It's A Hit!

New York Theater Writer Michael Riedel Recalls Some Unforgettable Show Biz Parties

Riedel, an author, radio host and frequent Sarasota visitor, is also the theater columnist for the New York Post.

01/25/2019 By Michael Riedel

Stage Act

Actor Richard Henry Dies Onstage in Record-Breaking Numbers in Killer Comedy

The actor plays all members of the D’Ysquith family in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at Florida Studio Theatre until Jan. 13.

01/09/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Spotlight

Actor Noah Racey on Starring in Asolo Rep's The Music Man

“This role is so much fun, because he’s such an accomplished showman."

10/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

Arts

Theater Names New Associate Artistic Director

Celine Rosenthal, previously an artistic associate and directing fellow at Asolo Rep, has joined the theater's senior leadership team.

09/10/2018 By Staff

Arts

Van Wezel Makes Three New Marketing Department Hires

Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall recently hired Stephen Baker, Thomas Gravelle and Natasha Herrera.

08/31/2018 By Staff

New hires

Theater Selects New Marketing Director

Sarasota's Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe recently hired Scott Ferguson.

05/16/2018 By Staff

Christmas Time Is Here

The Charlie Brown Christmas Live Show Brings Vince Guaraldi's Soundtrack to Life

The national touring show hits the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall stage at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17.

12/04/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Review

Kinky Boots Reminds Us to Stand Tall

The Harvey Fierstein-Cyndi Lauper musical entertains and cheers in a touring production at Van Wezel.

04/27/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Matthew Murphy

Preview

Music, Memories and More with Annie Morrison and a New Movie

The Sarasota actress will introduce a screening of a documentary about the Broadway show Merrily We Roll Along, in which she starred.

12/30/2016 By Kay Kipling Photography by Courtesy Photo