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Sarasota Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Sarasota.

Interview: Nick Gallardo of ROCK & ROLL REIGNITED at Florida Studio Theatre Interview Interview: Nick Gallardo of ROCK & ROLL REIGNITED at Florida Studio Theatre
by Nora Long - July 25, 2022, Sarasota

Rock & Roll Reignited, one of Florida Studio Theatre’s current summer cabaret offerings, has been touring the country since 2016, breathing new life to some of the greatest hits of the ’50’s and ’60’s....
Behind the Scenes of “Raised Up West Side” at the 2022 Sarasota Film Festival Interview Behind the Scenes of “Raised Up West Side” at the 2022 Sarasota Film Festival
by Nora Long - May 25, 2022, Sarasota

“Raised Up West Side,” produced and directed by Brett A. Schwartz, features social activists, entrepreneurs, and ex-offenders from Chicago’s West Side, where nearly 70% of men between the ages of 18 and 54 have been incarcerated. The film highlights the fierce tenacity of those fighting to change th...
Behind the Scenes with THE SMELL OF MONEY Filmmakers at the Sarasota Film Festival Interview Behind the Scenes with THE SMELL OF MONEY Filmmakers at the Sarasota Film Festival
by Nora Long - April 08, 2022, Sarasota

“The Smell of Money” made its world premiere this week at the 2022 Sarasota Film Festival. This feature documentary features the first hand accounts of a group of North Carolina residents in the midst of a battle against the corporate hog farms polluting their communities....
Madalyn McHugh of FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES at Florida Studio Theatre Interview Madalyn McHugh of FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES at Florida Studio Theatre
by Nora Long - February 28, 2022, Sarasota

Cast member Madalyn McHugh, returning to FST for the third time, has a repertoire that includes musical theatre, opera, pop, contemporary Christian music, and, especially, deep country roots. In this interview, we discuss her Nashville origins, what music has taught her, and the magical music moment...