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

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: Oct. 13-19

RIAF arrives; the Van Wezel, WBTT and Sarasota Contemporary Dance open their seasons; free outdoor movie at Ed Smith Stadium; and lots more.

10/13/2016 By Ilene Denton

Preview

Celebration of the Arts Coming Up Oct. 24

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County presents this event at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

10/12/2016 By Kay Kipling

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

Preview

Gloria Musicae Takes Audiences On "Musical Journeys" With Coming Season

The performances range from Spanish to French to Hungarian compositions.

08/01/2016 By Kay Kipling

Entertainment

Local Family Picked for Disney World Ad

Leon Pitts II, a founding member and frequent performer with Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, recently earned an opportunity to film a commercial for Walt Disney World with his family.

07/18/2016 Research by staff

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's How I Got Over

Gospel music gets its due with this new production.

07/18/2016 By Kay Kipling

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

Weekend Planner

Your Top 11 Things to Do: June 16-22

Louie Anderson at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre, Summer Circus Spectacular, Maks & Val of Dancing with the Stars and more.

06/16/2016 By Ilene Denton

Teen Performers Wanted

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Offers New Summer Musical Training

Auditions take place June 11.

05/31/2016 By Kay Kipling

Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: Starlite's Grasshopper

This week: a creamy, minty after-theater indulgence from the Starlite Room.

05/25/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: May 19-25

Blues, Brews & BBQ; Mind Games, a Pool Moon Party and more.

05/19/2016 By Ilene Denton

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's Driving Miss Daisy

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews Alfred Uhry's durable play.

04/25/2016 By Kay Kipling