Archive for May, 2011


“Bonnie and Clyde” Star Shines in “Anything Goes”

Laura Osnes and Colin Donnell in Anything Goes. Last fall, Laura Osnes impressed Asolo Rep audiences with her portrayal of outlaw Bonnie Parker in the new musical Bonnie and Clyde. Osnes may get the chance to reprise her role if a proposed  Broadway production of Bonnie and Clyde is mounted later this year. But in […]


Actress Jane Lynch Receives Gleeful Reception in Manatee County

Glee star Jane Lynch shows her support for Palmetto High School’s rowing club. Actress Jane Lynch hopped out of a golf cart at a Manatee County country club on Saturday and grabbed a megaphone. “As you might imagine, I know my way around one of these, ” she said, drawing laughter and cheers from a […]


Sarasota to New York: Broadway Bound

The Book of Mormon: Hottest show on Broadway. When I flew to New York City for five days of theater last week, I had one major goal: securing tickets for the hot, irreverent new musical The Book of Mormon. I knew it wouldn’t be easy. The show,  which focuses on a pair of naïve Mormon […]


Asolo Conservatory Grads Leave Stage With Theatrical Flourish

The graduation ceremonies at the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Professional Actor Training always provide a mix of poignant and hilarious moments–this is a theater school, after all.  And Monday’s ceremony, held in the Historic Asolo Theatre was one of the best. The commencement speaker,  retiring faculty member Barbara Redmond, surprised the 10 graduates by telling them […]