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

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Jan. 5-11

Dirty Dancing at the Van Wezel, Thunder by the Bay, the Minnesota Orchestra and much more.

01/04/2017 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Dec. 29-Jan. 4

The Moscow Ballet Nutcracker, last chance for the Asolo Rep’s Guys and Dolls, Jungle Jack Hanna and more.

12/29/2016 Photography by Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Dec. 15-21

Sarasota Ballet presents Jewels, free screening of Frozen at Benderson Park and more.

12/14/2016 By Ilene Denton

New hires

Theater Picks New Development Director

The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe recently named Debra Flynt-Garrett as the development director for the organization.

12/14/2016 By staff

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Dec. 8-14

Full moon kayaking, holiday boat parade, Garrison Keillor at the Van Wezel and more.

12/08/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekly Planner

Your Top 10 Things to Do: Dec. 1-7

Bradenton Blues Festival, downtown Sarasota’s holiday parade, a Live Art Battle and more.

12/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

The arts

Theater Launches $6 Million Fundraising Campaign

The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe recently launched its Heart & Soul Capital Campaign, an effort to raise $6 million to transform the organization's 2.5-acre, two-building campus at 10th Street and Orange Avenue.

11/18/2016 By staff

An Evening of Entertainment and More

Awards and Grants Winners Honored at Celebration of the Arts

The Arts and Cultural Alliance presents its annual awards show.

10/25/2016 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Oct. 20-26

A free Celebration of the Arts, Mote Circus by the Sea, Jazz Club’s Oktoberfest Pub Crawl and more.

10/20/2016 By Ilene Denton

Review

Review: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's The Wiz

WBTT revives this urban musical about Dorothy and company in Oz.

10/19/2016 By Kay Kipling