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Archive for November, 2009

11/20/2009

Giselle Live

Live music for Giselle and other Sarasota arts news. By Charlie Huisking Much of the buzz surrounding the upcoming Sarasota Ballet production of Giselle has centered on the prestigious guest artists. Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg, internationally known stars of London’s Royal Ballet, will alternate the lead roles with Sarasota Ballet’s Victoria Hulland and Octavio Martin. […]

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11/10/2009

A Theatrical Grand Tour

A show biz junkie’s dream trip to Manhattan—and I make my Broadway debut!       I’m just back from a theater trip to the Northeast,  during which I made my first appearance on a Broadway stage, and attended a star-studded gala at the renowned Westport Country Playhouse in Connecticut.   More about my Broadway  […]

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11/1/2009

Uplifting Theater, from Pros to Amateurs

Uplifting Theater, From Amateurs and Pros Two great productions on Sarasota stages. By Charlie Husiking After five months away, I spent my first weekend back in Sarasota catching two buoyant, polished musicals performed by theater troupes that couldn’t have been more different. On Oct. 23, I attended the Asolo Rep’s season-opening production, the Tony Award-winning “Contact.” This […]

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