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Carolan Trbovich

Carolan Trbovich

      Carolan Trbovich is an innovator who used both corporate savvy and her considerable creativity to blaze new trails in entertainment industry operations for two powerhouse music companies, Word Entertainment of Warner Brothers Records and Sparrow Records of EMI Music Group. 

Carolan studied at UCLA, The Film Actors’ Workshop, The Hollywood Film Institute and The American Film Institute where she received extensive professional training in various areas of entertainment operations in theater, film and music business development. Trbovich has numerous board memberships/affiliations including, American Marketing Association, National Public Relations Committee Board, The Gospel Music Association, The Country Music Association, The Recording Academy, The Country Connection NYC, Manhattan Association of Cabarets, The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, The National Association of Record Merchandisers, American Theatre Critics Association and the United States Press Agency.
Ms. Trbovich has made great strides in increasing productivity and profitability for many clients through inspired marketing and creating trend-setting new standards of operation. Her efforts have made Trbovich a popular speaker at retail trade and arts conventions nationwide. Carolan is the Broadway correspondent, writing reviews and interviews for Dish Magazine and has published articles in various business journals, entertainment blogs and magazines. 
 Carolan has impacted the entertainment, education and performing arts industries with groundbreaking new ideas in business operations, media management and community outreach. From her love of the Arts, she has pioneered MasterClass Guild, Conservatory of the Arts, designed for creative arts students to study with artists and industry professionals. Out of her passion for all things Broadway, Carolan created the first Broadway cabaret in the state of Tennessee, Absinthe, A Broadway Cabaret, bringing Broadway performers and cabaret artists to perform standards from The Great American Songbook repertoire of classics by such beloved composers as Lerner & Loewe, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Gershwin, Berlin and Cole Porter. 

Raised on the Ohio River, in the picturesque pottery town of East Liverpool, Carolan’s upbringing was colored by a rich and diverse heritage. “My mother was Italian and my father was Yugoslavian”, she explains. “They were proud Americans and taught my brothers and I about our European heritage. They also taught us to be passionate in all we do.” That passion can be clearly seen in Trbovich’s life and career, which she approaches with great enthusiasm. As a recent resident of Sarasota, Carolan is reveling in a community that  mirrors her passion for the Arts. 


Review: MISS HOLMES at David S. & Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre
November 21, 2022

What did our critic think of MISS HOLMES at David S. & Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre?

Review: CABARET at Asolo Repertory Theatre
November 21, 2022

What did our critic think of CABARET at Asolo Repertory Theatre?

Review: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's GUYS AND DOLLS
October 17, 2022

Guys and Dolls is a musical featuring lyrics and music by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrow and Jo Swerling. The production follows the lives of New York’s underworld of guys who are cheats, gamblers and gangsters, and the dolls they love that make their lives even more complicated. It premiered on the Broadway stage in 1950. Many will remember the 1955 film version starring the all-star cast of Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons and Vivian Blaine. So many memorable songs came from this production.

Review: LOUD MOUSE By Idina Menzel and Cara Mentzel Tells The Story Of A Little Mouse With A Big Voice
October 5, 2022

On September 27, 2022, Disney Hyperion will release 'Loud Mouse'- a children's book from teacher and writer Cara Mentzel and her sister, Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel.

Interview: Idina Menzel and Cara Mentzel Talk About Their New Children's Book LOUD MOUSE
October 5, 2022

Disney Hyperion released 'Loud Mouse'- a children's book from teacher and writer Cara Mentzel and her sister, Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel on September 27, 2022,

Review: NEW YORK STATE OF MIND at Florida Studio Theatre
September 7, 2022

What did our critic think of NEW YORK STATE OF MIND at Florida Studio Theatre?

Review: THE JERSEY TENORS - PART II at Florida Studio Theatre
August 8, 2022

What did our critic think of THE JERSEY TENORS - PART II at Florida Studio Theatre? Back for a triumphant return to Sarasota since 2017, Jersey Tenors are packing the house at Florida Studio Theatre with The Jersey Tenors - Part II.

BWW Review: LITTLE SATCHMO at Sarasota Film Festival
May 1, 2022

BWW Review: SHADES OF BUBLE at Florida Studio Theatre
August 15, 2021


BWW Review: KRISTIN CHENOWETH: FOR THE GIRLS at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
February 4, 2020

The sunshine state always shines a little brighter when Kristin Chenoweth is in the house. The house being Sarasota's 'purple palace', the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, where Executive Director Mary Benzel and crew are celebrating the theater's 50th year on the Bay. In celebration, they are pulling out all the stops, hosting a banner year of phenomenal talent and entertainment.

BWW Review: LIL & LOUIS at First Presbyterian Church Sarasota
January 25, 2020

Lil Armstrong. The Woman Behind Louis Armstrong's Success. A Story Worth Telling.

BWW Review: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at Asolo Repertory Theatre
January 16, 2020

Who isn't infatuated with trains - such a unique and even elegant way to travel. Although these coaches aren't leaving from Platform 9 ¾ for Hogwarts and your fellow passengers won't be Harry Potter and his curious classmates, the ride will be just as thrilling, if not more so. You'll be joining the infamous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and a host of very cleverly enigmatic travelers aboard a train filled with mystery and a touch of mayhem. You may have taken this ride before but not quite like this. Asolo Repertory starts its winter season on the fast track with Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, featuring a new off the rails adaptation by two-time Tony Award-winner Ken Ludwig and pushing full steam ahead with direction by Asolo Rep Associate Artist Peter Amster.

BWW Previews: LIL & LOUIS at First Presbyterian Church Sarasota
January 12, 2020

Lil & Louis Armstrong Come to Life in Sarasota

BWW Feature: Kristin Chenoweth's FOR THE GIRLS at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
January 5, 2020

Chanteuse, author, and star of Broadway, TV, films and You Tube a?" she's conquered it all. Let's catch up with Kristen Chenoweth coming for one night only to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Thursday January 30, 2020 at 8pm.

BWW Review: ALADDIN at Straz Center Tampa
December 30, 2019

Disney's Aladdin Lights Up The Straz With A Mega Production

BWW Feature: Olivia Newton-John Meet & Grease, Interview and Book Review at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater
December 22, 2019

Special Holiday Posting - Olivia Newton-John Trifecta! Meet & Grease Details, Autobiography Review & Intimate Interview

BWW Interview: Carolan Trbovich of TONY BENNETT I LEFT MY HEART TOUR at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
November 19, 2019

Celebrating their 50th anniversary in style, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is pulling out all the stops with a magnificent roster of high caliber concerts and an impressive diversity of prominent Broadway shows. They are gearing up for none other than Tony Bennett's, I Left My Heart Tour and dat's a summa meata balla! By the end of this article, you'll be making lasagna - trust me.

November 18, 2019

And rose they did. When Julie Andrews graced the stage at Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, a welcoming roar and immediate standing ovation was gifted to her by adoring fans of all generations in appreciation of her life's work.

BWW Review: THE THANKSGIVING PLAY at Urbanite Theatre
November 14, 2019

Urbanite Theatre opened its season with a seasonally correct, satirical comedy titled, The Thanksgiving Play. It was written by Larissa FastHorse who is a Native American playwright from the Sicangu Lakota Nation. Her work includes numerous contributions to Native American drama and plays involving indigenous people.

September 30, 2019

The Players Centre Goes Technicolor for 90th Birthday