Review

Asolo Rep Makes The Sound of Music Ring

A new production of a familiar classic is lively, fun and sometimes touching.

11/17/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Thanksgiving Gets A Makeover in Urbanite Theatre's The Thanksgiving Play

How do you adapt a traditional pageant in today's "woke" era? Take a stab at satire.

11/10/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Bright Star Launches Florida Studio Theatre Season with a Country Twang

The Steve Martin-Edie Brickell musical tells a touching story mostly through song.

11/10/2019 By Kay Kipling

Top Tickets

Lawyer-Playwright Christopher Demos-Brown's American Son Comes to Sarasota

"American Son" recently ran on Broadway starring Kerry Washington and will take to Florida Studio Theatre’s stage Jan. 22-March 22.

11/01/2019 By Kay Kipling

Hot Tickets

This Season's Top 24 Must-See Exhibits, Shows and Talks

World premieres, family favorites, international superstars—it’s an arts and entertainment season to celebrate. Mark your calendars now.

11/01/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Finds Relevance in Greek Classic Antigone

A tale of war, death and right vs. wrong, Sophocles' ancient play still has plenty of power.

10/31/2019 By Kay Kipling

Access to the Arts

Van Wezel Foundation Grants $600,000 to Support Arts Education

More than 30,000 children and families benefit from the programs provided.

10/16/2019 By Kay Kipling

Rom-com

'The Great Love Debate' Comes to Sarasota

Prepare yourself for a live battle of the sexes hosted by McCurdy's next week.

10/15/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Preview

Urbanite's 2019 Modern Works Festival Celebrates Women in Theater

The second annual festival presents new plays in staged readings Oct. 8-13.

09/26/2019 By Kay Kipling

Theater

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Launches 'Single Ticket Club'

The program offers tickets for theater lovers who don't have anyone to attend shows with and don’t like to go alone.

09/25/2019 By Staff

Stranger Than Fiction

The Haunting True Story of Grey Gardens Comes to the Manatee Players Stage

Given its subject matter, Grey Gardens seems natural for the Manatee Players’ “Action Through Acting” series, which partners with nonprofits to raise awareness about community issues.

09/05/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Florida Studio Theatre 2019-20 Season Presents Music, Comedy and Drama

The mainstage season opens with a Florida premiere: the musical Bright Star.

09/03/2019 By Kay Kipling

Scholarships

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Awards Scholarships to Young Artists

Recipients were presented with $1,000 scholarships for studies in a college or conservatory program in the arts or arts management for the 2019-2020 academic year.

08/13/2019 By Staff

Review

Dog Days Theatre Steers a Comedy with Heart in Harbor

Chad Beguelin's play deals with dysfunction, longing and love, but with laughter.

08/09/2019 By Kay Kipling

Finance

Players Centre Names Joseph Kaminsky Center Stage Capital Campaign Chair

The Players is raising $50 million to establish a state-of-the-art performing arts center in Waterside Place in Lakewood Ranch.

08/07/2019 Photography by Staff

Review

Florida Studio Theatre Gets All Sexy in The Cottage

A new play by Sandy Rustin pays homage to the sophisticated comedies of Noel Coward.

08/04/2019 By Kay Kipling

Under the big top

It's Your Last Chance to See the Summer Circus Spectacular

The popular collaboration between The Ringling and The Circus Arts Conservatory ends this Saturday.

07/29/2019 By Hanna Powers

Review

Urbanite Theatre's Scorch Packs a Big Punch in Just 60 Minutes

Stacey Gregg's play about a gender-curious teen in trouble has an impact you might not anticipate.

07/28/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Dog Days Theatre Travels to Thornton Wilder's World

His novel, Theophilus North, receives a stage treatment in the company's summer season.

07/14/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

FST's Sarasota Improv Festival Keeps the Laughs Coming

Twenty ensembles supplied the fun over the improv weekend.

07/14/2019 By Kay Kipling