New hires

Theater Selects New Marketing Director

Sarasota's Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe recently hired Scott Ferguson.

05/16/2018 By Staff

Grand Illusions

Propmaster Annette Breazeale Brings WBTT Theater Sets to Life

“You shouldn’t notice anything! It should all fit in perfectly.”

04/26/2018 By Pam Daniel

Review

Melba Moore Takes on Billie Holiday in WBTT's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Lanie Robertson's play imagines one of the jazz legend's last performances.

03/08/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Lines Up a "Command Season"

The 2018-19 season will bring back some popular favorites.

02/13/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's The Mountaintop Aims to Inspire

The fictionalized version of the last night of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life packs some surprises.

01/18/2018 By Kay Kipling

Arts

Theater Troupe Recognized By State for Diversity Efforts

Sarasota's Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe was recently honored by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Cultural Affairs.

01/04/2018 By staff

In the Spotlight

Michael Mendez's Star Continues to Rise at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Mendez has been performing in shows at WBTT for several years.

12/27/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Soars with In the Heights

The company's season opener boasts strong performances, lots of energy and some new voices telling Lin-Manuel Miranda's moving story.

10/16/2017 By Kay Kipling

The arts

Sarasota Theater Selects New Marketing, Communications Director

Sarasota's Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe recently hired John Secor as its marketing and communications director.

10/09/2017 By staff

The Seen

Photos From Our Women of Influence Celebration

941CEO recently honored local women leaders.

08/16/2017 Photography by Atelier Media

In the Glow

Actress and Singer Ariel Blue Shares Her Beauty Secrets

Ariel Blue shares the staples of her beauty routine—from her love of coconut oil to how clearing her head is important to feeling pretty.

08/09/2017 By Heather Dunhill

New Era Begins

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Raises the Roof

Work on the company's new headquarters kicks off.

07/13/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Delivers Big with Broadway in Black

The company's new production is stuffed with songs, talent and energy.

06/25/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

WBTT's Dearly Departed Laughs in the Face of Death

The Southern-set comedy features a mix of family members behaving badly.

04/30/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Don Daly Photo

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's Girl Groups Show Brings Back the Hits

The cast of this new revue covers music from The Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas and more.

03/08/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Don Daly Photo

Weekend Planner

Your Top 10 Things to Do: March 2-8

A jam-packed Sarasota Jazz Festival, WBTT’s newest musical revue, Fairy House Festival at Historic Spanish Point and more.

03/02/2017 By Ilene Denton

Preview

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Announces 2017-18 Season

Artistic director Nate Jacobs let WBTT supporters in on the news at a "Hush Hush" party.

02/14/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Staff

Weekend Planner

Your Top 10 Things to Do: Feb. 2-8

Sarasota Highland Games, Itzhak Perlman at the Van Wezel, Lakewood Ranch arts festival and lots more.

02/02/2017 By Ilene Denton

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's The Piano Lesson

One of August Wilson's best plays receives a feeling production.

01/16/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Don Daly Photo

Teen Talent

Young WBTT Dancer Named YoungArts Finalist

Derric Gobourne heads to Miami this week for National YoungArts Week.

01/04/2017 By Kay Kipling