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The Golden Apple’s “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do”

Sarah Cassidy, Brian Minyard and Alana Opie in the Golden Apple’s Breaking Up Is Hard to Do. Photo by Cliff Roles. For anyone who’s ever been to the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre, and for anyone who’s read about their recent financial woes, it was comforting to see an almost full house the other night at […]


Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s “Love Sung in the Key of Aretha”

WBTT’s Love Sung in the Key of Aretha. Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s current show, Love Sung in the Key of Aretha, opens with actress Teresa Stanley taking the stage and singing the Ashford-Simpson tune You’re All I Need to Get By. For those Sarasotans who’ve traced Stanley’s progression on local stages from her early teen […]


Florida Studio Theatre’s “The Last Romance”

Florida Studio Theatre’s The Last Romance. A play about a couple in their “golden” years who may be discovering new love sounds like a perfect offering for Sarasota audiences, especially when it stars veteran actor David S. Howard, who’s earned his respect over the years in theaters both local and beyond. So Florida Studio Theatre’s […]


White Christmas

With its repeated television viewings during the holidays, no doubt there are many people with fond memories of the movie White Christmas. I suspect that may come, not only from the fine Irving Berlin tunes that fill the piece and the star teaming of Bing Crosby et al, but from sentimental recall of who you […]


It’s A Wonderful Life

The Players Theatre presents It’s A Wonderful Life. The classic holiday movie It’s A Wonderful Life will be on television once more this weekend, but the Players Theatre has—sort of—beaten the network to the draw with its current production of a similarly titled show about the impact one man’s life can have on so many […]