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Sarasota Ballet presents Ballet Hispanico

The Sarasota Ballet Presents - Ballet Hispánico

February 23 – 25, 2018

Founded in 1970 by Venezuelan American dancer and choreographer Tina Ramirez, the Company is now directed by Cuban-American Eduardo Vilaro, a former dancer with Ballet Hispánico. This Manhattan based company…

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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on February 19, 2018 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Whigfest is this weekend!

Whigfest Music & Arts Festival returns President’s Day Weekend, 2018 with headliners Umphrey's McGee. WhigFest is a celebration of freedom through art, music, creativity…

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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on February 17, 2018 at 9:50am — No Comments

Northside Hollow is now playing at the Urbanite Theatre!





Jonathan Fielding and Brenda Withers

Directed by Summer Dawn Wallace

Ends March 11, 2017

Tuesday - Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm



Trapped…

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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on February 4, 2018 at 10:47am — No Comments

The Sarasota Ballet presents Moving Identities this weekend



The Sarasota Ballet's 'Moving Identities' is this weekend!



The program features Paul Taylor’s Airs, a beautiful and flowing piece,…
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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on January 24, 2018 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Wishing you a happy and healthy 2018!

Added by Michael W. Silvestri on January 1, 2018 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving!

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

Happy Veterans Day 2017!

AnythingArts.com is proud to honor Veterans Day! Here are some great ways to celebrate the Holiday Weekend.…

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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on November 10, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Sarasota Ballet's 2017-18 season opens this weekend!

The first production of The Sarasota Ballet's 2017-18 Season is here with much anticipated return of Olivier Award Winner Will Tuckett’s …

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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on October 28, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

So much to do this weekend! October 21, 2017

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…

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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on October 20, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Florida Studio Theatre's 2017-18 Children's Theatre series Opens Today!

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.…

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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on October 7, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

White Fang opens tonight, October 6, 2017

Opening Night Tonight!

White Fang

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…

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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on October 6, 2017 at 10:56am — No Comments

Julius Caesar at the Asolo, September 29, 2017

ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE presents

an FSU/ Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training Production 

 

Julius Caesar

By William Shakespeare

Directed by James Dean Palmer

Adapted by Tyler Dobrowsky

Tour dates: Tuesday, September 26th, through Monday, November 20th,…

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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on September 28, 2017 at 9:21am — No Comments

Roar! The Music of the 1920's and Beyond

Roar! The Music of the 1920's and Beyond, starring the amazing Carole J. Bufford, at Florida Studio…

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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on September 21, 2017 at 8:16pm — No Comments

Roar! The Music of the 1920s and Beyond!

Roar! The Music of the 1920s and Beyond at Florida Studio Theatre now through September 22, 2017!…

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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on September 13, 2017 at 10:06pm — No Comments

The Dog Days Theatre is here!

The season opens this weekend for the Asolo Repertory Theatre's new summer stage, the Dog Days Theatre!

Relatively Speaking 

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…

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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on July 16, 2017 at 10:11am — No Comments

Asolo Rep's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea opens this weekend

June 7–July 1

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea

By Craig Francis and Rick Miller

Directed By Rick Miller

Based on the book by Jules Verne

Produced by Kidoons/Wyrd Productions from Montréal, Canada

Magnificent sea creatures! A spectacular…

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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on June 6, 2017 at 9:37am — No Comments

Prayers for Peace

Here in Sarasota our hearts and prayers go out to the wonderful people of Manchester today. My daughter is just a few years younger than the youngest of the victims. My heart breaks for these families. This is a photo of us from 2013 in front of the "Doves of Peace" sculpture in Manchester, UK.

Did you know in 1980 Manchester became the first city in the world to declare itself a nuclear free zone? As part of this…

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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on May 25, 2017 at 6:26pm — 1 Comment

END OF THE RAINBOW at freeFall Theatre Company

END OF THE RAINBOW by Peter Quilter. Playing now through June 4, 2017 at the freeFall Theatre Company​

A play with music about the final years in the life of Judy Garland, End of the Rainbow triumphed in London's West End in 2010/2011 and on Broadway in 2012. It's Christmas 1968, and Judy Garland is booked for six weeks of "comeback concerts" at London's Talk of the Town. The failed marriages, the suicide attempts, and the addictions are all behind her. At forty-six and with new flame…

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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on May 17, 2017 at 10:32am — No Comments

The Originalist at the Asolo!

The Originalist

By John Strand…

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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on January 20, 2017 at 4:59pm — No Comments

The Ghostlight Project - Sarasota, Today at 5:30 PM, Five Points Park 1 Central Ave, Sarasota, Florida 34236

ON JANUARY 19TH, 2017 AT 5:30PM IN EACH TIME ZONE ACROSS THE COUNTRY WE WILL GATHER OUTSIDE OF THEATERS TO CREATE A "LIGHT" FOR DARK TIMES AHEAD, AND TO MAKE, OR RENEW, A PLEDGE TO STAND FOR AND PROTECT THE VALUES OF INCLUSION, PARTICIPATION, AND COMPASSION FOR…

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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on January 19, 2017 at 11:23am — No Comments

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