Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: May 6-12

WBTT delivers soul music outdoors, the Sarasota Film Festival continues, Best of Ringling goes online, and more.

05/06/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota April 15-21

An outdoor concert at Asolo Rep, celebrating the circus at The Ringling, BBQ and bluegrass and more.

04/15/2021 By Kay Kipling

They're Back!

Venice Theatre Announces a Full 2021-22 Season

After closing last spring due to the pandemic, VT is moving forward with a slate of shows in both its theater spaces.

03/30/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: March 25-31

A new piano show at Florida Studio Theatre, Venice Theatre reopens, concerts a-plenty and family fun outdoors

03/25/2021 By Kay Kipling

Fast Track

Venice Theatre Hires Artistic Director

Benny Sato Ambush is a veteran director, institutional theater leader, educator, commentator and consultant.

03/22/2021 By Staff

Curtain Up!

Venice Theatre Is Back in (Show) Business

After closing twice during the long pandemic year, VT reopens with several shows,starting this month.

03/04/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Nov. 12-Nov. 18

A new exhibit at The Ringling, opera performances live, movies under the stars and more.

11/12/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Oct. 15-21

New art shows at Ringling College, outdoor, indoor and virtual concerts, a Zoom book chat and more.

10/15/2020 By Kay Kipling

Now in Progress

Will Community Theater Seasons Go On? And How?

Artistic leaders have needed to be flexible in adapting to COVID-19 restrictions.

06/17/2020 By Kay Kipling

Sing Out!

Venice Theatre Seeking Cabaret Performers

At the moment, VT is planning to stage its summer cabaret festival as usual.

05/11/2020 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Venice Theatre's Razzle-Dazzle 2019-20 Season

The musical Chicago is a new addition to the theater's previously announced lineup.

04/24/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Venice Theatre Kicks Off 2018-19 Season Next Month

Musicals, comedies and a bit of drama are in the mix.

08/14/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Venice Theatre Heats Up with Summer Cabaret Festival

A wide variety of styles and stars onstage all summer long.

06/16/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Venice Theatre's 2017-18 Season Celebrates American Experience

In three different series, the productions range from Steinbeck to Shakespeare and beyond.

05/16/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

Venice Theatre's Stage II's Frost/Nixon

Peter Morgan's play gets a first-time area production in an intimate setting.

01/20/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Renee McVety

Review

Venice Theatre's Billy Elliot The Musical

The theater tackles a demanding but potentially entertaining dance musical.

11/10/2016 By Kay Kipling Photography by Renee McVety

Cultural Kiddos

How to Raise Kids Who Love the Arts

Cultivating a passion for arts and culture is easy in our region.

10/27/2016 By Abby Weingarten

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Aug. 18-24

Splash Bash at the Y, Mote’s Fins & Fun Family Festival, One Night Rodeo at the White Buffalo Saloon and more.

08/17/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do July 7-13

The Odd Couple meets Pulp Fiction in The Roommate at FST; a Florida artists exhibit at Art Center Sarasota and more.

07/07/2016 By Ilene Denton

Preview

Venice Theatre Summer Cabaret Festival Puts Variety On Stage

Area performers create their own shows with music from Broadway to jazz to rock and more.

06/24/2016 By Kay Kipling