Rum Tum Tugger

Going to See Cats This Week? Consider Adopting a Homeless Kitty to Take Home After the Show.

Cat Depot is partnering with the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall to help adoptable cats find their forever homes.

04/17/2023 By Megan McDonald


'Hamilton' Is Coming to Sarasota as Part of the Van Wezel's 2023-24 Season

The long-awaited megahit is one of several Sarasota premieres of Broadway musicals coming to the hall.

04/02/2023 By Kay Kipling

United in Song

Celebrate Latin Culture With More Than 80 Musicians at UnidosNow's 'Noche Unidos'

On April 28, a unique blend of Latin and classical music will brighten the Van Wezel stage.

03/29/2023 By Staff


Six Architecture Firms Picked as Candidates to Design the Sarasota Performing Arts Center

The firms were selected from a pool of applicants interested in building the $275 million-$300 million center at The Bay.

03/13/2023 By Staff

Wine and Dine

The 33rd Annual Florida Winefest and Auction Returns April 1

The organization has given more than $9.3 million to children’s charities since 1991.

02/21/2023 By Lauren Jackson


Disney's Aladdin Dazzles On Tour at the Van Wezel

The Broadway musical adaptation makes some successful changes to the classic animated film version.

01/25/2023 By Kay Kipling


Sarasota's Own Tori Byrd Tours in Disney's Aladdin at the Van Wezel

It's her first national tour, but she may be familiar to local audiences from roles here.

01/18/2023 By Kay Kipling

A Year of the Arts

Sarasota's Top 10 Performances of 2022

We pulled together a short list of the best of the arts, theater and performance in Sarasota this year worthy of reminiscing or catching before they close.

12/27/2022 By Kay Kipling


FSU/Asolo Conservatory Grad Stars in My Fair Lady at the Van Wezel

Jonathan Grunert plays Henry Higgins in the classic musical, now on tour.

12/05/2022 By Kay Kipling

All That Jazz

'Chicago' Stars Say the 2022 National Tour Is More Inclusive Than Ever

A conversation with actors Christina Wells and Logan Floyd.

11/28/2022 By Andrea González


The Van Wezel Announces More of Its 2022-23 Season

Comedy, pop, rock and more are added to the already announced Broadway and dance season lineup.

08/29/2022 By Kay Kipling

Grant Report

Barancik Foundation Board Approves $8 Million in Grant Funding

Plus, the Van Wezel Foundation reports $540,000 in funding over the past year and more.

08/22/2022 Photography by Staff

Fast Track

Van Wezel Foundation Names Executive Director of Advancement

Sara Robinson will be responsible for creating and implementing innovative development programs for the campaign to build a new Sarasota Performing Arts Center.

05/12/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Van Wezel Names New Director of Education and Community Programs

Justin Gomlak was previously dance/theater specialist and arts department chair at The Dalton School.

05/04/2022 By Staff

Art Therapy

Van Wezel Foundation Underwrites Program for Therapeutic Arts

It's part of an ongoing collaboration with Resilient Retreat.

04/21/2022 By Staff

time capsules

These Historic Local Buildings Were Nominated as Landmarks Worth Saving

The Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation nominated these sites for their third annual "Six to Save" initiative.

04/06/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Breaking News

Van Wezel Foundation, City of Sarasota Execute Partnership Agreement for Sarasota Performing Arts Center

The foundation has assembled a team of theater experts for the new performing arts center

04/04/2022 By Staff

Top Tickets

Here Are the Best Things to Do in Sarasota This Month

A lineup of exhibits, concerts, plays and more to catch during April.

04/01/2022 By Kay Kipling

Coming Soon

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Announces 2022-23 Broadway and Dance Performances

Sarasota premieres are included in the 10-show Broadway lineup.

03/28/2022 By Kay Kipling


Musical Anastasia Thrills at Van Wezel

The touring production successfully brings together romance, spectacle and a bit of mystery.

03/19/2022 By Kay Kipling