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

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

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

Review

Review: Manatee Players' Assassins

Tackling tough subject material with this Stephen Sondheim musical.

10/31/2016 By Kay Kipling

Season Preview

24 Shows You Must See This Season

Our top 24 picks (in no particular order) in drama, dance, musicals, opera, art—and more

10/27/2016 By Kay Kipling

Preview

The Players Centre for Performing Arts Kicks Off Summer Season

Three Summer Sizzler shows are accompanied by celebrations of new plays as well.

06/07/2016 By Kay Kipling

High-Flying Hetty

Asolo Rep's Hetty Feather Offers Fun for the Whole Family

A colorful, high-flying show centered on a feisty 19th-century orphan comes to Asolo Rep in June.

05/31/2016 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Florida Studio Theatre Kicks Off Summer Season with The Fabulous Lipitones

The comedy with music is the first of three mainstage shows, along with cabaret offerings.

05/31/2016 By Kay Kipling

Cheap Eats

New York Post Theater Columnist Michael Riedel on "Cheap Eats" at a Famous New York Bistro

For a struggling young writer, the meal was always free at a tony New York City bistro.

05/31/2016 By Michael Riedel

Review

Urbanite Theatre's The Drowning Girls

Revisiting the infamous Brides in the Bath murders in a compelling new play.

04/25/2016 By Kay Kipling

Curtains Up!

Behind the Scenes of a High School Musical

Get over Glee. Forget Fame. No one outshines the kids at our own Booker High VPA.

04/06/2016 By Hannah Wallace Photography by Everett Dennison

Preview

Van Wezel Announces Broadway, Dance and Classical Season

Included in the 2016-17 line-up: Broadway hit Kinky Boots.

03/31/2016 By Kay Kipling

Theater Preview

Curtain Up! A Peek at the 2016-17 Theater Season

Book your tickets now for these upcoming shows.

03/30/2016 By Kay Kipling

The Bard Rules

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Students Stage Tribute to Shakespeare

FSU/Asolo Conservatory students present "Macbeth" as a tribute to the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death.

03/01/2016 By Kay Kipling

Article

Manatee Players' A Chorus Line

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews the beloved dance musical.

01/08/2016 By Kay Kipling

Article

"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" Opens at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe This Month

Tarra Conner jones stars as Ma Rainey in Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's production of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom."

01/01/2016 By Kay Kipling

Article

Asolo Rep's West Side Story

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this compelling production of the Romeo and Juliet musical.

11/16/2015 By Kay Kipling

Article

Our Top 6 Events For November

Our top picks this month.

11/03/2015 By Kay Kipling

Mr. Chatterbox

The New York Post's Michael Riedel is Coming to Town

New York Post theater critic Michael Riedel has penned a book about Broadway and its ups and downs.

10/30/2015 By Robert Plunket

Article

Sarasota Culture Collective Kicks Off 2015-2016 Season

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County kicks off its 2015-2016 Culture Collective season on Thursday, Oct. 8.

10/06/2015 By Megan McDonald