Hot Tickets for 2004

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December Through Dec. 7: Grease onstage at Venice Little Theatre. 488-1115. Through Dec. 12: Dark Shadows and Curious Circuses on view at Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design. 359-7563. Through Dec. 14: The Competition onstage at FSU/Asolo Conservatory’s Cook Theatre. 351-8000. 3: The National Dance Company of Siberia performs at the Van Wezel. […]


December

Through Dec. 7: Grease onstage at Venice Little Theatre. 488-1115.

Through Dec. 12: Dark Shadows and Curious Circuses on view at Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design. 359-7563.

Through Dec. 14: The Competition onstage at FSU/Asolo Conservatory’s Cook Theatre. 351-8000.

3: The National Dance Company of Siberia performs at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

4: Venice Main Street Association Holiday Walk. 484-6722.

4-14: Annie onstage at the Players of Sarasota. 365-2494.

4-14: Westcoast Black Theater Troupe presents Five Guys Named Moe. 954-4651.

5: Palm Avenue’s 29th annual Holiday Walk in downtown Sarasota. 951-2314.

5: St. Armands Holiday Night of Lights. 388-1554.

5: Wynonna performs at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

5-6: Florida West Coast Symphony presents Masterworks concerts at Neel Auditorium and Van Wezel. 953-3434.

5-6, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, Jan. 2-4: Lights in Bloom at Selby Gardens offers holiday lights, music, food and decorations. 366-5731.

5-7: American Crafts Council show at Robarts Arena. 365-0559.

5-7: Junior League of Sarasota Tinsel and Treasures gift mart and Holiday Tour of Homes. 953-5600.

7: John Prine performs at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

9: Gloria Musicae concert Christmas Presence. 954-4223.

9-14: Miss Saigon onstage at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

9-Jan. 31: Agnes of God onstage at Florida Studio Theatre. 366-9000.

15: Anne Murray’s What a Wonderful Christmas at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

16: Dave Koz’s Smooth Jazz Christmas at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

17: Wayne Newton performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

18-28: Westcoast Black Theater Troupe presents Black Nativity. 954-4651.

19-20: Venice Symphony presents holiday concerts. 488-1010.

20-23: Sarasota Ballet of Florida presents The Nutcracker at the Van Wezel. 351-8000.

22-28: Forbidden Broadway onstage at the Players of Sarasota, in a Van Wezel Hall touring production. 953-3368.

24: Seussical: The Musical onstage at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

27-29: Sarasota Sailor Circus Holiday Spectacular performances under tent on Bahia Vista. 361-6350.

January 2004

Through Jan. 4: Margaret Bourke-White: The Photography of Design, 1927-1936 continues on view at the Ringling Museum of Art. 359-5700.

Through Jan. 10: Too Darn Hot: A Tribute to Cole Porter continues at Florida Studio Theatre’s Goldstein Cabaret. 366-9000.

Through Jan. 11: Meet Me in St. Louis at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre. 366-5454.

Through Jan. 11: Murder by Misadventure onstage at the Asolo. 351-8000.

1: Salute to Vienna: The World’s Greatest New Year’s at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

2: B.B. King performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

3-4: Spirit of the Dance onstage at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

6: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons with special guest Little Anthony and the Imperials onstage at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

7-25: The Shape of Things onstage at FSU/Asolo Conservatory’s Cook Theatre. 351-8000.

8: Commentator Jeff Greenfield speaks in Town Hall Today Series at Van Wezel. 925-1343.

8-18: Westcoast Black Theater Troupe presents Ain’t Misbehavin’. 954-4651.

9-11: Florida West Coast Symphony presents Masterworks concerts at Van Wezel. 953-3434.

9-Feb. 11: Safe Sex: The History of the Great American Pin-Up on view at Selby Gallery. 359-7563.

12: Yo-Yo Ma and members of the Silk Road Ensemble perform at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

13-March 7: Singin’ in the Rain at the Golden Apple. 366-5454.

13-Feb. 1: The 1940s Radio Hour onstage at Venice Little Theatre. 488-1115.

13-March 20: The Best of Times: A Jerry Herman Songbook onstage at Florida Studio Theatre’s Goldstein Cabaret. 366-9000.

15-25: The Best little Whorehouse in Texas onstage at the Players of Sarasota. 365-2494.

15-Feb. 1: The King and I onstage at the Manatee Players. 748-5875.

16: The Capitol Steps perform at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

18: Sarasota County Arts Council presents Arts Day downtown. 365-5118.

18-Feb. 15: ASID Showhouse open to visitors. 926-7794.

19: An Evening with Roberta Flack at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

21: An Afternoon with the Osmonds at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

21: Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra performs at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

22-24: Venice Symphony presents pop concerts. 488-1010.

22-Feb. 8: Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins onstage at Venice Little Theatre’s Stage II. 488-1115.

23-Feb. 1: Sarasota Film Festival offers screenings, special events, parties and more. 364-9514.

23-May 22: The Diary of Anne Frank onstage at the Asolo. 351-8000.

25: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra and Benny Goodman featuring the Terry Myers Orchestra at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

26: Here! Now! Ann-Margret at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

27: Mark Morris Dance Group performs at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

28: Peter Cincotti and Dick Hyman with Friends at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

28-Feb. 22: Will Stutts in Noel Coward at the CafĂ© de Paris in the Asolo’s Cook Theatre. 351-8000.

29: Beverly Sills speaks in Town Hall Today Series at Van Wezel. 925-1343.

30-Feb. 1: Sarasota Ballet of Florida presents Carmen, onstage at FSU Center. 351-8000.

30-31: Florida West Coast Symphony presents Masterworks concerts at Neel Auditorium and Van Wezel. 953-3434.

31-April 25: On view at the Ringling Museum of Art: Renaissance to Rococo: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum of Art. 359-5700.

February

Through Feb. 21: The Crucible onstage at the Asolo. 351-8000.

Through Feb. 22: The Road to Ruin onstage at the Asolo. 351-8000.

2: Mancini at the Movies at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

2-6: Red Skelton: A Performance Tribute by Tom Mullica at Venice Little Theatre. 488-1115.

5: Don Rickles and Tony Danza perform at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

6: Dave Brubeck Quartet performs at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

6-29: Circus Sarasota presents Experience the Tradition, under the Big Top at Tuttle and Ringling. 355-9335.

7: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performs at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

7: Sarasota Opera opens Tosca, to run selected dates through March 27. 366-8450.

8: Bobby Short performs at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

10: Mandy Patinkin in Concert at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

10-April 20: Theodore Roosevelt in the Bully Pulpit onstage at Florida Studio Theatre. 366-9000.

11: Frank Gorshin in Say Goodnight, Gracie at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

12: Ten Tenors perform at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

13: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

14: Sarasota Opera opens The Magic Flute, to run selected dates through March 26. 366-8450.

14-15: Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé perform at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

15: Gloria Musicae presents More Love and More Chocolate. 954-4223.

15: Sauce Boss performs at the Players of Sarasota. 953-3368.

16-17: The Sound of Music onstage at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

17-March 14: Guys and Dolls onstage at Venice Little Theatre. 488-1115.

18: Mary Matalin and James Carville speak in Town Hall Today Series at Van Wezel. 925-1343.

19: The One and Only Tommy Dorsey Orchestra performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

19: The Italian American Music Festival onstage at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

19-March 7: The Women onstage at the Manatee Players. 748-5875.

20: Engelbert Humperdinck onstage at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

20-22: Florida West Coast Symphony presents Masterworks concerts at Neel and Van Wezel. 953-3434.

20-March 27: Ronald Bladen: From Expressionism to Minimalism on view at Selby Gallery. 359-7563.

24: The National Symphony Orchestra performs at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

26-March 7: South Pacific onstage at the Players of Sarasota. 365-2494.

26-March 14: The Angels of Lemnos onstage at Venice Little Theatre’s Stage II. 488-1115.

27-28: Venice Symphony presents Masterworks concerts. 488-1010.

27-March 1: Sarasota Ballet presents Madame Butterfly, at FSU Center. 351-8000.

28: Sarasota Opera opens Werther, to run selected dates through March 20. 366-8450.

28-March 21: Florida West Coast Symphony Association Designer Showcase. 953-4252.

29: A Few Good Men.Dancing onstage at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

March

TBA: Spring training begins for Cincinnati Reds at Ed Smith Stadium (953-3388) and Pittsburgh Pirates at Bradenton’s McKechnie Field (748-4610).

1: Dukes of Dixieland perform at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

2-3: 42nd Street onstage at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

3-21: Arms and the Man onstage at FSU/Asolo Conservatory’s Cook Theatre. 351-8000.

4: Willie Nelson performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

5: Moscow Festival Ballet performs Cinderella at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

6: Sarasota Opera opens Il Corsaro, to run selected dates through March 27. 366-8450.

7: An Evening with Kenny Rogers at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

8: Mark Russell: The Laughter and Song of Politics at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

9: John Davidson performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

9: Czech Philharmonic onstage at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

9-May 2: Bells Are Ringing onstage at the Golden Apple. 366-5454.

10: New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman speaks in Town Hall Today Series at Van Wezel. 925-1343.

11-14: Florida West Coast Symphony presents Masterworks concerts at Neel and Van Wezel. 953-3434.

12: H.M.S. Pinafore onstage at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

12-21: Sarasota County Fair at the fairgrounds. 365-0818.

12-May 22: The Millionairess onstage at the Asolo. 351-8000.

15: Teatro Lirico D’Europa presents La Traviata at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

19-May 23: Hay Fever onstage at the Asolo. 351-8000.

19-21: Sarasota Ballet presents Camille, at the Van Wezel. 351-8000.

21-27: Sarasota Jazz Festival offers concerts in several venues, including the Van Wezel. 366-1552.

23-May 29: One-Hit Wonders onstage at Florida Studio Theatre’s Goldstein Cabaret. 366-9000.

24: Linda Eder performs at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

24-April 3: Sarasota Sailor Circus spring shows under tent on Bahia Vista. 361-6350.

25-April 10: The Comedy of Errors onstage at Venice Little Theatre’s Stage II. 488-1115.

25: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

26-27: Venice Symphony presents Masterworks concerts. 488-1010.

28: Stars of Saturday Night Live onstage at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

29: Women’s Resource Center Renaissance Luncheon. 366-1700.

30-April 18: Dirty Blonde onstage at Venice Little Theatre. 488-1115.

31: Writer Frank McCourt speaks in Town Hall Today Series at Van Wezel. 925-1343.

April

Through April 3: I’m Not Rappaport onstage at the Asolo. 351-8000.

1-4: Florida West Coast Symphony presents Masterworks concerts at Neel and Van Wezel. 953-3434.

1-11: Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, onstage at the Players of Sarasota. 365-2494.

2-30: Annual Student Exhibition at Selby Gallery. 359-7563.

5-6: Kiss Me, Kate onstage at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

6: Gloria Musicae presents its Silver Jubilee Concert. 954-4223.

7: Melissa Manchester and Paul Williams perform at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

8-18: Westcoast Black Theater Troupe presents Spunk. 954-4651.

8-25: The Unsinkable Molly Brown onstage at the Manatee Players. 748-5875.

9: Fosse onstage at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

10: Concord Jazz Festival presents Dianne Schur, Karrin Allyson and Curtis Stigers at the Van Wezel. 953-3368.

12. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago performs at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

12-21: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival takes place, with concerts at the Sarasota Opera House. 366-8450.

13-18: Van Wezel presents The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? on the Players of Sarasota stage. 953-3368.

13-June 5: Anita Bryant Died for Your Sins onstage at Florida Studio Theatre. 366-9000.

14-15: Cats onstage at Van Wezel. 953-3368.

14-May 2: Neil Simon’s Fools onstage at FSU/Asolo Conservatory’s Cook theatre. 351-8000.

15-18: Florida Winefest & Auction at Ritz-Carlton. 877-FLA-WINE.

16-17: Venice Symphony presents Masterworks concerts. 488-1010.

23-25: Van Wezel presents My Cousin’s Wedding on Players of Sarasota stage. 953-3368.

23-26: Sarasota Ballet of Florida presents Rite of Spring, at FSU Center for the Performing Arts. 351-8000.

30-May 1: Venice Symphony presents spring pops concerts. 488-1010.

May

TBA: Florida Studio Theatre Festival of New Plays. 366-9000.

TBA: Sarasota Comedy Festival. 365-1277.

4-June 27: Musical Suds onstage at the Golden Apple. 366-5454.

6-23: Forever Plaid onstage at the Manatee Players. 748-5875.

7-28: Exhibitions featuring the Sarasota Portrait Painters and works by Martha Hartman and the late William Hartman on view at Selby Gallery. 359-7563.

7-30: The Smell of the Kill onstage in the Asolo’s Cook Theatre. 351-8000.

13-June 13: Early American Modernism show on view at Ringling Museum of Art. 359-5700.

14-16: Sarasota Offshore Showdown boat races off Siesta Key Beach. 929-0621.

18-30: The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wilde onstage at Venice Little Theatre. 488-1115.

30-June 19: Sarasota Music Festival offers chamber music concerts. 953-4252.

June

TBA: Florida Studio Theatre Summerfest productions. 366-9000.

TBA: Banyan Theater Company season at the Sainer Pavilion. 358-5330.

25-July 30: Multiple Visions V: The History of Art Making in Sarasota on view at Selby Gallery. 359-7563.

29-Aug. 29: The Sound of Music onstage at the Golden Apple. 366-5454.

TBA: "World’s Richest" tarpon tournament in Boca Grande. (941) 964-0568.

TBA: Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix powerboat races. 371-2827.

July

3-Oct. 3: GraphicStudio at the Ringling on view at the Ringling Museum of Art. 359-5700.

4: Fireworks along downtown bayfront and on Siesta Key.

October

16-Jan. 9, 2005: Surrealism and Modernism: 20th-Century Masterpieces from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. 359-5700.

TBA: Stone Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival at the Colony. 383-6464.

November

TBA: Sarasota Reading Festival takes place downtown. 906-1733.

TBA: Sarasota Bluesfest at Sarasota Fairgrounds.

TBA: Cine-World Film Festival at Burns Court Cinema. 955-FILM.