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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on June 21, 2019 at 1:11pm — No Comments
The Asolo Repertory Theatre’s latest installment in its foray into young people’s theatre was by far its strongest and most universally appealing. With a simplistic set design comprised primarily a sky-high stack of suitcases, a small smattering of very smart black umbrellas, and symphonic lighting entirely in tune with the performances, director Theresa Heskins took the audience on an epic journey across continents and cultures.
Phileas Fogg (Andrew Pollard), an eccentric…Continue
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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on May 1, 2019 at 6:20pm — No Comments
I’ll never forget my coloring book from my “very young dancer” phase that provided a short synopsis of the most famous ballets with a chance to color a scene. The scene of sweet, beautiful Giselle in her trademark yellow and brown dress captivated me, and yet it took decades until I had the chance to see the full ballet, which closed this year’s tremendous Sarasota Ballet season.
This was my favorite performance by Victoria Hulland, who captured the purity of Giselle’s…Continue
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“The Cake,” now playing at Asolo Repetory Theatre, was the show I was most eager to see on the theater’s schedule for this season. Bekah Brunstetter, who is also behind the wildly popular TV show “This is Us,” has written a masterpiece about the ways hearts and minds can be influenced, one person at a time, to create a more hopeful, inclusive world.
I often marvel that “This is Us” became such a sensation during the most divisive political period of my lifetime. People all…Continue
Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on April 7, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments
The Cake opens this weekend at the …Continue
Added by Michael W. Silvestri on April 4, 2019 at 9:41pm — No Comments
Wise, heartfelt, and often hilarious, this anthology of award-winning short plays highlights the most creative and imaginative writing from Elementary school students. Performed by a cast of professional actors, these authentic stories from the minds of children contain laughter, lessons, and learning for us all.
A Beary Big Adventure will play EVERY SATURDAY and SELECT SUNDAYS from March 30, 2019 - April 20, 2019 in the Keating Theatre.…Continue
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Sarasota Ballet combined two key ingredients to the good life for the March performance - “Poetry and Liberty.” Poetry without liberty is heartbreaking; and liberty without poetry results in an unexamined life – together they proved electric. The company turned in a powerhouse evening with two major ballets, Sir Frederick Ashton’s “Apparitions” and George Balanchine’s “Stars and Stripes” representing the range of human emotions.
“Apparitions” is an unusual ballet that could…Continue
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Several years ago, the Sarasota Ballet began hosting a touring company early in the new year to give local audiences a greater breadth of experience with modern dance and to give the dancers a chance to relax in the audience for a change.
Local balletomanes have been treated to companies ranging from the well-known Paul Taylor Dance Company to, more recently, the less familiar Smuin Dance Company. This year, the Sarasota Ballet has hosted the grande dame of the dance world –…Continue
Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on February 17, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments