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

Review

FST's Ethel Waters: His Eye Is on the Sparrow Heats Up the Keating

The true story of the singer-actress features more than a dozen songs and a strong performance by Jannie Jones.

06/30/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Sarasota Improv Festival Is Back to Entertain This Summer

Twenty, count 'em 20, improv troupes are coming to town over the weekend of July 12 and 13.

06/27/2019 By Kay Kipling

Fast Track

Van Wezel Executives Elected to New State, National Offices

Anthony Becich was named to the board of directors of the Florida Facilities Managers and Mary Bensel was elected to full membership status of the Broadway League.

06/26/2019 By Staff

Review

The Niceties Turns Up the Heat at Urbanite Theatre

A teacher-student conference stirs lots of emotions in Eleanor Burgess' two-character play.

06/09/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's Around the World in 80 Days is an Exhilarating Ride

Fast, fun and creative, this adaptation of Jules Verne's classic should prove a hit.

06/09/2019 By Kay Kipling

Rad Lib

Comedy Pro Bob Dassie Heads to Florida Studio Theatre Improv Festival Next Month

Dassie will be performing with his renowned improv team, Quartet, at Florida Studio Theatre's 11th annual Improv Festival in July.

06/07/2019 By Olivia Letts

Preview

Broadway Musicals Take the Spotlight in the Players' 90th Season

The anniversary season commences in September at the Players Centre for Performing Arts.

06/05/2019 By Kay Kipling

Summertime and the Living is Easy

Five Reasons to Love Sarasota Summers

Yes, it's hot—but the crowds have waned, too.

05/30/2019 By Staff

Theater

Florida Studio Theatre Celebrates the Work of Student Playwrights This Saturday

More than 6,000 students from around the world submitted plays to the theater's Young Playwrights Festival.

05/15/2019 By Olivia Letts

SNEAK PEEK

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Teases New Space at Groundbreaking Ceremony

More than $7.2 million has been raised to cover the cost of the renovations.

05/15/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Grants

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Receives $15,000 National Endowment for the Arts Grant

The grant will help underwrite WBTT's production of Pearl Cleage's "Flyin' West."

05/15/2019 By Staff

Preview

Dog Days Theatre Offers Comedies This Summer

The third season for the summer company presents two shows not seen here before.

05/14/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Manatee Players' 2019-20 Season Line-Up Promises Some Big Shows

Among them: Titanic, West Side Story and Matilda, the Musical.

05/09/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Summer Sizzlers Heat Up the Stage at the Players Centre for Performing Arts

Expect comedy--and some music--tonight.

05/07/2019 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep Serves Up a Satisfying Sweeney Todd

Horrific, comic and tragic, this Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler musical is as compelling as ever.

05/05/2019 By Kay Kipling

Star Power

Charlie Barnett, Star of Netflix’s Russian Doll, Launched His Career in Sarasota

"I’m really, really thankful to have grown up in Sarasota," he says.

05/02/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Best of Sarasota

Best of Sarasota 2019: Readers' Choice

Presenting the winners of our Best of 2019 readers’ poll.

05/01/2019

Best of Sarasota 2019

Our Editors' Picks for the Best New Restaurants, Shopping and Services in Sarasota-Manatee

We celebrate the best in dining, shopping, the arts and attractions.

04/30/2019 By Susan Burns, Cooper Levey-Baker, Megan McDonald, Kay Kipling, Ilene Denton, and Giulia Heyward