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

And...We're Rolling

Behind the Scenes of 50 Words, a New All-Local Short Film

Spending a day on-set with the creators of a new Sarasota-based short film.

12/07/2016 By Riley Board Photography by Jamie Lee Butram

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

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Urbanite Theatre

John Pirman sketches downtown Sarasota's sleek Urbanite Theatre.

10/26/2016 Illustrations by John Pirman

Happy Days

What It’s Like to Live in the Happiest Place on Earth

And no, we don't mean Disney World.

10/20/2016 By Megan McDonald

Review

Florida Studio Theatre's The God of Isaac

Playwright James Sherman blends comedy and pathos in this work about the meaning of being Jewish.

08/08/2016 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

Venice Theatre Stage II's Sweeney Todd

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this macabre Stephen Sondheim musical.

01/22/2016 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