Florida Studio Theatre's Richard Hopkins will welcome fans to the grand opening of the expanded Gomperz Theatre at the Next Act Gala on Nov. 29. The theater now includes a full-service café and bar along with new lobby space, restrooms and more seats. With the building's expansion (and a new cabaret space opening in January), says Hopkins, "We can run shows longer, which means we can keep prices lower, which means we can expand our audience." They can also accommodate shows with bigger casts or large-scale multimedia effects. "Now we have a fantastic facility to work in, and it's fantastic for our audience, too," says Hopkins.
- For Sale: Bobby Vinton's Former Home (Including Blue Velvet Drapes) This week, Bob Plunket takes us inside a Sarasota School of Architecture Home on New...
- Social on First Introduces New Saturday Brunch Downtown Sarasota's popular Social on First now offers Saturday brunch; Chef Judi Gallagher tastes and...
- Brown Bag Provisions Opens at Artisan Cheese Company Kelly Drost reopens her popular sandwich biz.
- Is Harbor Acres Sarasota's Best Neighborhood? This enclave of quiet wealth may be the best neighborhood in town.
- Boston Globe's Alex Beam on Why He Loves Rowing in Sarasota Beam on why he rows here, there and everywhere.