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Archive for December, 2010

12/29/2010

A Blast from the Past

  I had lunch this week with a former Sarasota Ballet artistic director who, amidst great controversy, went on to create a new dance organization in town. No, I’m not talking about Robert DeWarren. This controversy goes much further back. My lunch companion at Epicure on Wednesday was Eddy Toussaint, who became Sarasota Ballet’s first […]

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12/20/2010

What’s Happening at Asolo Rep

  The Asolo Rep’s hugely successful production of Bonnie and Clyde closed last week, but not before a technical glitch that occurred at an inopportune time. During the Wednesday matinee of the Broadway-bound musical, the computer system crashed, making it impossible to project the vintage photos and film clips that are an integral part of […]

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12/13/2010

Broadway, Here They Come

Broadway Bound   Bonnie and Clyde, which concludes its smash run at the Asolo Rep next weekend, is scheduled to open on Broadway in August. But one of its stars is getting a head start. Laura Osnes, who plays Bonnie, will be performing in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Anything Goes in April. She […]

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12/6/2010

Dancing and Drama at the Sarasota Ballet

  The Sarasota Ballet’s performance of its Modern Greats program on Friday night was impressive and thrilling, particularly in light of last-minute cast changes that occurred when one dancer took ill. But the real drama occurred minutes after the conclusion of Twyla Tharp’s heart-pounding In the Upper Room. Artistic director Iain Webb bounded on stage, hugged the […]

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