Sarasota Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Sarasota.

Interview: Justin Gomiak of VAN WEZEL EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY at Van Wezel
by Shanti Kennedy - November 10, 2023

Like a lot of our neighbors, and maybe our own journey to becoming a permanent resident of Sarasota, Justin Gomlak first came here on vacation. After coming for a few years, the lifestyle, culture and the arts scene made him take stock of what was important in his life and move out of the Big Apple....

Interview: Sharon Preston-Folta of LITTLE SATCHMO at
by Carolan Trbovich - July 26, 2023

Sharon Preston-Folta's documentary feature, Little Satchmo, is the heartwarming and heart-wrenching story of her journey as the secret daughter of legendary jazz trumpeter, Louis Armstrong....

Interview: Michael Marrero & Julio Trinidad Bring New Streaming Play REPAIR to The Studios of Key West's 'StudioWorks'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 15, 2023

Read BroadwayWorld's interview with Michael Marrero and Julio Trinidad, the creative team behind the new streaming play 'Repair' at The Studios of Key West's 'StudioWorks'....

Interview: Jessica Vosk Launches MY GOLDEN AGE Concert Tour
by Jared West - January 27, 2023

Jessica Vosk is a celebrated singer and actress and she has just kicked off her “MY GOLDEN AGE” US tour and will be visiting your area shortly! You may recognize her from Broadway roles like Elphaba in WICKED, or as the Narrator in JOSEPH... at Lincoln Center. I had the opportunity to catch up with ...

Interview: Mandy Patinkin Talks BEING ALIVE Concert Tour, Becoming a TikTok Star, If He'd Return to Broadway & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 11, 2023

Read BroadwayWorld's interview with Tony and Emmy Award winning icon of stage and screen, Mandy Patinkin, as he discusses his upcoming concerts, his TikTok stardom and more!...

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

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
by Nora Long - May 25, 2022

“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
by Nora Long - April 08, 2022

“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
by Nora Long - February 28, 2022

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...

Carolan Trbovich of TONY BENNETT I LEFT MY HEART TOUR at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - 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 da...

Tony Danza Brings STANDARDS AND STORIES to Sarasota Opera House
by Carolan Trbovich - May 02, 2018

Star of TAXI and WHO'S THE BOSS, former professional boxer, Tony Danza, has come to Sarasota and brought his ukulele with him!...

BWW Interviews: RACHEL BAY JONES On Connections, Theater's Impact, and How Art Will Save Us
by Trevor Durham - February 12, 2018

'People need theatre in small towns. People need theatre in smaller cities, in different cities. We need it everywhere. It's important as an artist to remember that. It's not just about going for the brass ring - sometimes the brass ring is right there, sitting at home.'...

Laura Benanti at David A Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Carolan Trbovich - February 08, 2018

Tony Award winning powerhouse Laura Benanti is scheduled to appear in her one-woman cabaret at the Straz Center in Tampa on February 11. Celebrated for her impression of Melania Trump on Stephen Colbert's Late Show, Miss Benanti played Louise in the 2008 Broadway revival of Gypsy, winning the Tony A...

Audrey Landers of FROM DALLAS WITH LOVE at Sarasota Pops
by Carolan Trbovich - February 08, 2018

Audrey Landers Brings Dallas Love To The Sarasota Pops...

KINKY BOOTS at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - April 25, 2017

Pre Show Interview With Kinky Boots Cast Members...

by Carolan Trbovich - April 03, 2017

Spend an Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth Coming to The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall...

Evelyn Christina Tonn In CHICAGO Coming to the Van Wezel
by Carolan Trbovich - March 21, 2017

Sarasotan, Evelyn Christina Tonn Comes to the Van Wezel in Chicago the Musical...


The Lehman Trilogy in Sarasota The Lehman Trilogy
Florida Studio Theatre (1/31 - 3/24)
The Power of Peanut Butter & Other Winning Plays in Sarasota The Power of Peanut Butter & Other Winning Plays
Florida Studio Theatre (3/30 - 4/28)
Red Riding Hood in Sarasota Red Riding Hood
Florida Studio Theatre (1/7 - 2/4)
Finding Nemo Jr in Sarasota Finding Nemo Jr
Ovation Theatre Inc (12/9 - 12/17)
Deck the Halls in Sarasota Deck the Halls
Florida Studio Theatre (11/25 - 12/10)
Up on the Roof in Sarasota Up on the Roof
Florida Studio Theatre (9/27 - 2/4)
Judith in Sarasota Judith
Urbanite Theater (1/5 - 2/18)

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