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Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/25 - SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, CABARET, ON YOUR FEET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/25 - SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, CABARET, ON YOUR FEET, and More!
by BWW Special on May 25, 2018 in Sarasota

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, CABARET, ON YOUR FEET, and More! (more...)
CAROLE'S KINGS Kicks Off FST's 2018 Summer Cabaret Season CAROLE'S KINGS Kicks Off FST's 2018 Summer Cabaret Season
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2018 in Sarasota

Studio Theatre (FST) kicks off its 5th Summer Sidekicks Cabaret Series with the high energy music revue Carole's Kings. Honoring one of the most cherished and revered singer-songwriters of the 20th century, this cabaret transports audiences back in time to when Carole King was queen of the airwaves. Carole's Kings opens in FST's John C. Court Cabaret on June 14, and is part of a 3-show Summer Cabaret subscription package, which can be purchased for as little as $49. (more...)
Da Capo Society To Host WIZARD OF OZ Costume Contest Da Capo Society To Host WIZARD OF OZ Costume Contest
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2018 in Sarasota

Sarasota Opera's Da Capo Society, the only young patrons group, ages 21 - 45, dedicated to a single arts organization in Sarasota, will host The Wizard of Oz themed costume contest Thursday, June 7th at 6pm to celebrate the launch of the new season of "Classic Movies at the Opera House." Launched in 2017, the "Classic Movies at the Opera House" series will occur twice monthly starting Thursday, June 7 and will include timeless films designed to be enjoyed on the big screen in the elegance of the Opera House. Each presentation will begin at 7:30pm. (more...)
BWW Feature: NEW THEATRE OPENING at Denizen Theatre New York BWW Feature: NEW THEATRE OPENING at Denizen Theatre New York
by Carolan Trbovich on May 21, 2018 in Sarasota

Sarasota's Urbanite Theatre has a little sister about to be born in New York, and her name is Denizen! The Urbanite is known for producing unconventional, outside the box, compelling work, bringing to life the undiscovered artistry of burgeoning playwrights and emerging talents of various artistic mediums. Surely we can expect nothing less from Denizen. (more...)
Review Roundup: RAGTIME At Asolo Rep Review Roundup: RAGTIME At Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk on May 21, 2018 in Sarasota

Asolo Rep continues its 2017-18 season with the celebrated American musical RAGTIME. Directed by Peter Rothstein, founding artistic director of Theater Latte Da in Minneapolis, RAGTIME features a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, who all garnered Tony Awards for the production. The original Broadway production was directed by Frank Galati, who received a Tony nomination for his work and is an Associate Artist at Asolo Rep. A collaboration with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, RAGTIME is currently on stage through May 27 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. Check out photos of the new production below! (more...)
FST's Presents REEL MUSIC FST's Presents REEL MUSIC
by BWW News Desk on May 21, 2018 in Sarasota

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) announces its first-ever cabaret-style children's show, Reel Music, a musical journey through the history and heart of the movies. Featuring songs from such hit movies as The Wizard of Oz, Frozen, Moana, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, The Lego Movie, and Trolls, this blockbuster musical adventure will entertain fans of classic black and white films and brightly animated movies alike. (more...)
SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY Comes to Van Wezel SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY Comes to Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk on May 21, 2018 in Sarasota

Direct from its sold-out UK tour, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is coming to the Van Wezel on Saturday, October 27 at 8:00 PM. Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including 'Mrs. Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed! (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 20 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 20
by Audition Roundup on May 20, 2018 in Sarasota

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 20, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Sarasota - Week of 5/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in Sarasota - Week of 5/20/2018
by BWW on May 20, 2018 in Sarasota

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/20/2018 for Sarasota (more...)
New York-Based Actress Leslie Becker Takes On American Capitalism As Emma Goldman In The Acclaimed Musical, RAGTIME New York-Based Actress Leslie Becker Takes On American Capitalism As Emma Goldman In The Acclaimed Musical, RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2018 in Sarasota

New York-based actress Leslie Becker takes on American capitalism as Emma Goldman in the acclaimed musical, RAGTIME. The show is the final offering of the 2017-18 Asolo Repertory Theatre season and is currently running through May 27 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/18 - A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/18 - A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More!
by BWW Special on May 18, 2018 in Sarasota

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More! (more...)
Lightning Bolt Productions Presents Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS This June Lightning Bolt Productions Presents Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS This June
by Carol Kassie on May 16, 2018 in Sarasota

Into the Woods, the multi-award-winning (Tony Awards, Drama Desk Awards, Olivier Awards) musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, skillfully interweaves several classic fairy tales into one epic story that shows what happens when things get real in the fairy-tale world. Lightning Bolt Productions upcoming production of this acclaimed Broadway musical will run at the West Boca Performing Arts Center at West Boca High School* from June 8th through 17th.  (more...)
Sarasota Youth Opera Awarded NEA Art Works Grant Sarasota Youth Opera Awarded NEA Art Works Grant
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2018 in Sarasota

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $20,000 to the Sarasota Youth Opera program to support their 2018 re-mount of The Little Sweep by Benjamin Britten. The Art Works category is the NEA's largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts. (more...)
BWW Review: RAGTIME at Asolo Repertory Theatre BWW Review: RAGTIME at Asolo Repertory Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich on May 15, 2018 in Sarasota

RAGTIME is such an underrated piece of art. Although written in 1996 and staged for Broadway in 1998, it is almost prophetic in its reflection of the social unrest, racism and immigration sanctions prevalent in our world today. Based on the 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow, with a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, RAGTIME is as relevant today as it was when first conceived. Its timelessness is a credit to its brilliant and perceptive writing, albeit a sad commentary of our present society which has not learned from its past and has not progressed much in civility or compassion. (more...)
Dog Days Theatre Returns for Second Season Dog Days Theatre Returns for Second Season
by BWW News Desk on May 14, 2018 in Sarasota

 Following a successful inaugural summer season in 2017, Dog Days Theatre will return to the FSU Center for Performing Arts with Joe Orton's farce What the Butler Saw and a modern adaptation of Henry James' The Turn of the Screw. The season opens on Thursday, July 12 and closes Sunday, August 26. Tickets may be purchased for $30 for either production separately, or a two-show season package is available for $55. Specially-priced previews and opening night receptions are also scheduled. Dog Days Theatre's 2018 season is made possible with support from The Observer, Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Services, The Exchange, and WUSF Public Media, and is presented by FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. (more...)
Asolo Rep Presents The World Premiere Of JUNGLE BOOK Asolo Rep Presents The World Premiere Of JUNGLE BOOK
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2018 in Sarasota

???????Asolo Repertory Theatre proudly presents the final production of its 2017-18 season: the world premiere of JUNGLE BOOK, a boldly re-imagined family friendly stage adaptation of Nobel Prize-winner Rudyard Kipling's beloved classic. From the creators of Asolo Rep's 2017 hit production of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, JUNGLE BOOK previews June 6 - 8, opens June 9 and runs through June 24 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. It is recommended for ages 5 and up and will be presented by Kidoons and WYRD Productions in association with the 20K Collective, produced by Jeff Lord, co-created and co-directed by Craig Francis and Rick Miller. (more...)
FST's 28th Summer Mainstage Season Opens with ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE FST's 28th Summer Mainstage Season Opens with ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2018 in Sarasota

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) kicks off its 28th Summer Mainstage Season with Always…Patsy Cline, a musical homage to the legendary country music icon. Always…Patsy Cline by Ted Swindley is a tribute to Cline's perseverance and the power of music to connect us all. Always…Patsy Cline is part of a 3-show Summer Mainstage subscription package, which can be purchased for as little as $39. (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Highlights From Asolo Rep's RAGTIME VIDEO: Watch Highlights From Asolo Rep's RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2018 in Sarasota

Asolo Rep continues its 2017-18 season with the celebrated American musical RAGTIME. Check out video of the cast in action below! Directed by Peter Rothstein, founding artistic director of Theater Latte Da in Minneapolis, RAGTIME features a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, who all garnered Tony Awards for the production. The original Broadway production was directed by Frank Galati, who received a Tony nomination for his work and is an Associate Artist at Asolo Rep. A collaboration with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, RAGTIME is currently on stage through May 27 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)
Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Asolo Rep's RAGTIME Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Asolo Rep's RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2018 in Sarasota

Asolo Rep continues its 2017-18 season with the celebrated American musical RAGTIME. Directed by Peter Rothstein, founding artistic director of Theater Latte Da in Minneapolis, RAGTIME features a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, who all garnered Tony Awards for the production. The original Broadway production was directed by Frank Galati, who received a Tony nomination for his work and is an Associate Artist at Asolo Rep. A collaboration with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, RAGTIME is currently on stage through May 27 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. Check out photos of the new production below! (more...)
New York Actor Bret Shuford Seizes High-Society In RAGTIME At Asolo Rep New York Actor Bret Shuford Seizes High-Society In RAGTIME At Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2018 in Sarasota

New York-based actor Bret Shuford seizes audiences an icon of American high-society starring in the celebrated musical, RAGTIME. The show is part of the 2017-18 Asolo Repertory Theatre season and is currently running through May 27 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/11 - TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/11 - TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More!
by BWW Special on May 11, 2018 in Sarasota

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More! (more...)
Join The BWW Sarasota on Stage Facebook Group Join The BWW Sarasota on Stage Facebook Group
by BWW News Desk on May 09, 2018 in Sarasota

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce we're launching a new Facebook Group for the Sarasota Theatre community, bringing together performers, audience members, theatre groups, and more to create a local space for discussion and networking. (more...)
Photo Flash: Stage Door Theatre Presents VICTOR/VICTORIA Photo Flash: Stage Door Theatre Presents VICTOR/VICTORIA
by Carol Kassie on May 07, 2018 in Sarasota

Comedy, romance, and music.  Set this delightful combination together in the stylish Parisian nightlife of the 1930s and 'voila' - you have the sophisticated and appealing musical Victor/Victoria, which will open on May 4th and run through June 10th in Stage Door Theatre's Theatre One. (more...)
BWW Review: TONY DANZA STANDARDS AND STORIES at Sarasota Opera House BWW Review: TONY DANZA STANDARDS AND STORIES at Sarasota Opera House
by Carolan Trbovich on May 07, 2018 in Sarasota

Tony Danza Charms Sarasota Audience (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 6 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 6
by Audition Roundup on May 06, 2018 in Sarasota

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 6, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)