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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

August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson at the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Running Now through February 18, 2017

It’s the Depression era and an impoverished black family argues over an heirloom piano that their enslaved grandfather carved with figures representing their rich history. Should they honor their past by…

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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on January 16, 2017 at 11:57am — No Comments

Opening Night Tonight at the Asolo Repertory Theatre!

The Great Society

By Robert Schenkkan

Directed by Nicole A. Watson…

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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on January 13, 2017 at 7:53am — No Comments

If/Then at the Straz!

The show is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through May 19; 8 p.m. May 20; 2 and 8 p.m. May 21; and 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 22 in the Straz Center's Morsani Hall. $45-$95. (813) 229-7827. http://www.strazcenter.org/…

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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on May 15, 2016 at 9:36am — No Comments

Style Magazine features AnythingArts.com's Bonnie Silvestri!

Read the entire article here: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0YCN66V2uT8elliTVhkeVlBZXc/view

Style Magazine- May 2016:…

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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on May 3, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

January 22 ,23 24, 2016: The Sarasota Native American Indian Festival

The Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd, on Friday 9-5, Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 10-5.



Come join us and experience the culture and artistry of the of the Native American people at the Sarasota Native American Indian Festival. Enjoy finding authentic, handmade,…

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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on January 17, 2016 at 9:56am — No Comments

2015 Giving Challenge

This is an amazing opportunity to show your support for the local arts community. The Patterson Foundation will match your donation to a non-profit up to $250! Double your donation by engaging in the Giving Challenge... Starts: September 1 at Noon---> Ends September 2 at Noon

Here is a great article from the Herald Tribune with the details:…

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Added by Michael W. Silvestri on August 30, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

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