Smash Season

Urbanite Theatre Envisions Its Future in Sarasota

Brendan Ragan and Summer Dawn Wallace, co-artistic directors of Urbanite Theatre, have been “blown away” by the support in their first year.

07/29/2016 By Kay Kipling

Unscripted Fun

Florida Studio Theatre Gears up for Sarasota Improv Festival

The three-day festival runs July 14-16 and will feature 18 improv groups.

06/22/2016 By Kay Kipling

High-Flying Hetty

Asolo Rep's Hetty Feather Offers Fun for the Whole Family

A colorful, high-flying show centered on a feisty 19th-century orphan comes to Asolo Rep in June.

05/31/2016 By Kay Kipling

Essay

Searching for Josephine

Bob Plunket, a lifelong Josephine Baker fan, ponders the Asolo Rep's new musical.

05/17/2016 By Robert Plunket

Party for Your Right to Fight

The Harvey Milk Festival Delivers Art, Theater and Music with an Edge

The Harvey Milk Festival returns for a seventh year, with a run of events that begins Thursday evening and climaxes Saturday.

05/11/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

On the Move

The Players Announce Plans for New Performing Arts Center

The community theater, long at home near downtown Sarasota, will build a new facility in Lakewood Ranch.

05/03/2016 By Kay Kipling

Big Pippin

Previewing Booker High School's Spring Musical

Director Scott Keys tells us about the latest production and what else his students have accomplished this year.

04/12/2016 By Hannah Wallace

The Bard Rules

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Students Stage Tribute to Shakespeare

FSU/Asolo Conservatory students present "Macbeth" as a tribute to the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death.

03/01/2016 By Kay Kipling

Review

Urbanite Theatre's Stupid F---ing Bird

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews Aaron Posner's take on Chekhov.

02/15/2016

Review

Florida Studio Theatre's Outside Mullingar

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this romantic comedy-drama.

02/08/2016 By Kay Kipling

Article

Asolo Rep's Ah, Wilderness!

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this gentle Eugene O'Neill comedy.

01/25/2016 By Kay Kipling

Article

Venice Theatre Stage II's Sweeney Todd

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this macabre Stephen Sondheim musical.

01/22/2016 By Kay Kipling

Article

WBTT's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews the first in August Wilson's landmark play cycle.

01/18/2016 By Kay Kipling

Article

Asolo Rep's Living on Love

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this Joe DiPietro comedy.

01/18/2016 By Kay Kipling

Article

The Players' The Drowsy Chaperone

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this affectionate musical comedy.

01/15/2016 By Kay Kipling

Article

Venice Theatre's Noises Off

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this Michael Frayn farce.

01/13/2016 By Kay Kipling

Article

Asolo Repertory Theatre's All the Way

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews "the LBJ play."

01/11/2016 By Kay Kipling

Article

Manatee Players' A Chorus Line

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews the beloved dance musical.

01/08/2016 By Kay Kipling

Article

FSU/Asolo Conservatory's The Liar

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this modern adaptation of the classic French farce.

12/31/2015 By Kay Kipling

Review

Florida Studio Theatre's Butler

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this Civil War comedy.

12/14/2015 By Kay Kipling