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What’s in a name? Before William Shakespeare became the most famous playwright of all time, he was Will, a struggling poet with writer’s block. “Shakespeare in Love,” a play within a play, imagines young Will’s transformation into the immortal William Shakespeare.
“Shakespeare,” based on the Oscar-winning film, is currently playing at Asolo Repertory Theatre starring Jordan Brown, as the love-besotted Will, and Laura Rook, his thespian muse. The two have a nice easy…Continue
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The Christmas season is in full swing, and the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe has outdone itself once again with this year’s “A Motown Christmas.” When performed in 2015, I really enjoyed the show, which was a nice balance of a mini-history lesson of the significance of the Motown sound in our musical lexicon and the Christmas spirit. This year’s production was largely the same as in 2015, but the performance felt entirely fresh and new.
Since they last performed the same mix…Continue
Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on December 4, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments
The Sarasota Ballet’s production “Metropolitan” opening on December 1st was a night to remember. The evening was billed as a tribute to New York and although the connection among the pieces was a bit tenuous (all were choreographed by or for New Yorkers), they shared in common a complexity and sophistication befitting Manhattan.…Continue
Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on December 4, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments
Added by Joe Spinella, Tenor / Singer on November 28, 2017 at 9:56am — No Comments
Asolo Repertory Theatre has demonstrated another masterstroke with “Evita,” which opened last week. The casting, costumes, staging, and choreography all smashed through the barriers of the more traditional Broadway staging of the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic. The action begins with Evita lowered from the ceiling on an aerial silk during a screening of a film. You know you want to get to know someone lionized as Evita was in Argentina.…Continue
Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on November 27, 2017 at 10:13pm — No Comments
We have a lot to be grateful for over these past 12 years. We are especially grateful to each and every one of you. We are blessed to be a part of this amazing community of artists and arts lovers! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Added by Michael W. Silvestri on November 23, 2017 at 1:25pm — No Comments
AnythingArts.com is proud to honor Veterans Day! Here are some great ways to celebrate the Holiday Weekend.…Continue
Added by Michael W. Silvestri on November 10, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments
The Sarasota Ballet made a triumphant return for its 27th season with the magical production “The Secret Garden” choreographed by Will Tuckett. The ballet was choreographed for the Sarasota Ballet and was first performed three years ago. Time to grow is good for any garden, and this one was more lush and elaborate with the passage of a few seasons. “The Secret Garden,” with its timeless message about the healing powers of nature, seems particularly well suited to the Sarasota Ballet nurtured…Continue
Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on November 6, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments
The first production of The Sarasota Ballet's 2017-18 Season is here with much anticipated return of Olivier Award Winner Will Tuckett’s …Continue
Added by Michael W. Silvestri on October 28, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments
Could it be? Yes, season is here!
The Ringling International Arts Festival is this weekend. This is the big event happening right now in Sarasota. There has been a tremendous amount of coverage dedicated to it, so I wont add anything here. Now, if you want something else to do, I composed a list … AND it is exciting!
We’ve already mentioned ‘White Fang’ at the FreeFall Theatre, and ‘In the Heights’ at the West Coast Black Theatre…Continue
Added by Michael W. Silvestri on October 20, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments
Every once in awhile a show comes along that grips you from start to finish; and the Westcoast Black Theatre Company’s latest show “In the Heights,” which opened October 14th, was a tour de force production exploding with heart.
Before the show began, Nate Jacobs, Founder and Artistic Director, explained that years ago he couldn’t afford to go to Broadway to see Lin-Manuel Miranda’s breakout production “In the Heights,” but that the Latin inspired musical that…Continue
Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on October 15, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments
A fresh look at the timeless classic. Enter Sherwood Forest with legendary hero Robin Hood! Wielding a bow and arrow, Robin and his band of merry men join forces to stand up for what’s right. This swashbuckling tale of good and evil is full of action, trickery, disguises, swordfights, and plenty of help from the audience.…Continue
Added by Michael W. Silvestri on October 7, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
Opening Night Tonight!
A world-premiere production transferring to London in Winter 2017
At the freeFall Theatre Company October 6- 29, 2017
1898. Northwestern Canada. Deep in the forests of the Yukon Territory. After the massacre of her tribe, a young girl is rescued from the snow by an old huntsman from a nearby settlement who offers shelter…
Added by Michael W. Silvestri on October 6, 2017 at 10:56am — No Comments
ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE presents
an FSU/ Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training Production
By William Shakespeare
Directed by James Dean Palmer
Adapted by Tyler Dobrowsky
Tour dates: Tuesday, September 26th, through Monday, November 20th,…
Added by Michael W. Silvestri on September 28, 2017 at 9:21am — No Comments
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Roar! The Music of the 1920s and Beyond at Florida Studio Theatre now through September 22, 2017!…Continue
Added by Michael W. Silvestri on September 13, 2017 at 10:06pm — No Comments
Dog Days Theatre a new series presented by the FSU Asolo Conservatory is a welcome relief for sleepy Sarasota summers. Season can be such a whirlwind when the Sarasota arts scene kicks into high gear, but now even Sarasota summer has much to recommend it.
Kelly Elizabeth Smith and Wyatt C. McNeil…Continue
Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on July 23, 2017 at 7:24pm — No Comments
The season opens this weekend for the Asolo Repertory Theatre's new summer stage, the Dog Days Theatre!
By Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Brendon Fox
Greg and Ginny have only known each other for a month but are already talking marriage. When Ginny goes to the house of her former lover in order to retrieve some compromising letters, Greg…
Added by Michael W. Silvestri on July 16, 2017 at 10:11am — No Comments
Just when the doldrums of the steamy summer sets in, Sarasota audiences can count on the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to provide a much-needed jolt with their annual summer musical revue. “Broadway in Black” opened June 24th and runs through July 23rd featuring just over 50 musical numbers!
Added by Bonnie Greenball Silvestri on June 26, 2017 at 6:39pm — No Comments