Update

Van Wezel Announces Changes to 2020-21 Subscription Series

Two shows announced earlier have been taken off this season's schedule.

05/18/2020 By Kay Kipling

Sewing Strong

Local Arts Groups Are Turning Out Needed Face Masks For First Responders

Costumers and seamstresses have turned their skills from creating attire for performers onstage to masks for their fellow community members.

04/30/2020 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Announces 2020-21 Series

The hall forges ahead with a lineup of Broadway shows, classical music, dance and more.

04/27/2020 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

Learn and Share at Home

Van Wezel Offers Arts-Based Remote Learning Opportunities

Artworks Anywhere will include live streaming and on-demand recordings of learning activities.

04/02/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

The Book of Mormon: Still Funny After All These Years

The Trey Parker-Robert Lopez-Matt Stone musical is in town with a rousing production at the Van Wezel.

01/09/2020 By Kay Kipling

Preview

The Van Wezel's 50th Anniversary Season Is a Mix of Familiar Favorites and Local Premieres

Pop singers, comedians, and yes, naked magicians are taking the hall stage.

08/26/2019 By Kay Kipling

CABARET

Alan Cumming Dazzles Audiences with 'Legal Immigrant'

Celebrated actor and performer Alan Cumming brings his new show 'Legal Immigrant' to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Saturday, April 20.

04/09/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Preview

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Announces 50th Anniversary Season Broadway and Classical Series

The Broadway season presents 10 shows, with seven of them Sarasota premieres.

03/06/2019 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

Show Stopper

Singer-Songwriter Seal Headlines at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

The British-born star is the Van Wezel Foundation Gala performer Feb. 16. He spoke to us about songwriting, the city and love.

02/11/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Tie a Ribbon On It

Tony Orlando Heads to Sarasota for First Live Performance at the Van Wezel

The Grammy nominee will perform on Jan. 28 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

01/15/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Coming Soon

Talking with Musician Dave Koz, Coming to Van Wezel for Christmas

The Dave Koz Christmas Tour 2018 heads to town Nov. 23.

11/06/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Review

David Sedaris' Sarasota Debut Offers Laughs and a Touch of Heart

The humorist read from his writings on the Van Wezel stage and took questions from the audience.

04/20/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Ingrid Christie

Review

An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin

The ageless comedienne-actress fills the Van Wezel with her memorable characters and energy.

02/09/2017 By Kay Kipling