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Coconut Cake
Coconut Cake
6/12 - 6/23/2024


This summer, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is thrilled to present "Coconut Cake," written by Melda Beaty. The comedy tells the story of four retirees who ...

Disney's Finding Nemo KIDS


Explore the big blue world with this lively musical based on the beloved Pixar movie featuring our young stars! Disney’s Finding Nemo KIDS is a ...

FST Improv Presents Directors Cut


It’s time for you to take the director’s seat! You’ll decide which stories continue and which ones end up on the cutting room floor. From ...

Oak
Oak
5/31 - 6/30/2024


Oak is the gripping conclusion to Urbanite's 23-24 season.  Synopsis: It’s 7pm. Do you know where your children are? It’s snatching season, and town-wide curfew ...

The World Goes Round
The World Goes Round
6/5 - 6/30/2024


Five individuals find themselves navigating through the world, with its glories, indignities, hopes, and quiet dreams. Filled with humor, romance, drama and nonstop melody, it ...

Sarasota Improv Festival
Sarasota Improv Festival
7/12 - 7/13/2024


Taking place on July 12 and 13, the Sarasota Improv Festival is the premier festival of its kind in the Southeastern United States. The Sarasota ...

Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. Show


A hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages performed by our youngest stars. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to ...

Rhinestone Cowgirls
Rhinestone Cowgirls
5/21 - 7/28/2024


A journey through all things country music, celebrating its evolution from humble beginnings to the giants of the music industry today. Three powerhouse vocalists help ...

Ken Ludwig's Dear Jack, Dear Louise


When two strangers meet by letter during World War II, a love story begins. U.S. Army Captain Jack Ludwig, a military doctor stationed in Oregon, ...

Anything Goes
Anything Goes
8/8 - 8/18/2024


Set Sail for Laughter, Love, and High Seas Adventure as Our 76th Season Sets Sail with the Cole Porter Classic! Music, dance, laughs, and the ...

The Outsider
The Outsider
7/24 - 8/18/2024


Ned Newley doesn’t even want to be governor. He’s terrified of public speaking, and his poll numbers are impressively bad. To his ever-supportive Chief of ...

The Music of Laurel Canyon
The Music of Laurel Canyon
6/18 - 8/25/2024


One of the most sacred musical places in the 60s and early 70s sits just above the Sunset Strip. Laurel Canyon became a nest of ...

The Four C Notes
The Four C Notes
8/6 - 10/13/2024


Four guys, vintage dance moves, and a trip down memory lane with the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons catalog. Featuring all of your favorite ...

Soul Crooners Solid Gold Edition


Opening Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's 2024-2025 theatre season is “Soul Crooners Solid Gold Edition.” (Created, adapted and directed by Nate Jacobs.) The “Soul Crooners” productions ...

A Motown Christmas
A Motown Christmas
11/27 - 1/5/2025


During the holiday season, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents its Christmas card to the community, the exuberant musical revue, “A Motown Christmas.” (Created, adapted and ...

Fences
Fences
1/15 - 2/23/2025


Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's dramatic offering for the 2024-2025 season is “Fences,” written by renowned American playwright August Wilson. (WBTT Resident Director Chuck Smith will ...

Five Guys Named Moe
Five Guys Named Moe
3/5 - 4/6/2025


Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents “Five Guys Named Moe,” with book by Clarke Peters and lyrics and music by Louis Jordan and others. (Directed by Jim ...

Syncopated Avenue
Syncopated Avenue
4/16 - 5/25/2025


Closing Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's 2024-2025 season is a brand-new world premiere musical, “Syncopated Avenue.” (Created, adapted and directed by WBTT Founder/Artistic Director Nate Jacobs.) ...



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Review: THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND at Florida Studio Theatre


by Shanti M. Kennedy - June 17, 2024

Florida Studio Theatre impresses with their Summertime Mainstage Season opener, delivering a delightful mix of love songs, and sharp-witted comic numbers. This lively revue, perfectly suited to lift spirits during the weighty summer months, captures the essence of joy with both familiar and lesser-k...

Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Rise Above Performing Arts


by Shanti M. Kennedy - June 11, 2024

Spring Awakening, with music by Duncan Sheik and Lyrics by Steven Sater, takes audiences on a wild ride through the tumultuous seas of adolescence. Exploring themes of attraction, desire, insecurity, and the rollercoaster of young adult life, this electrifying show is a must-see for anyone looking t...

Review: OAK at Urbanite Theatre


by Shanti M. Kennedy - June 03, 2024

Making its World Premiere, OAK is presented at our own Urbanite Theater. When entering the black-box space random hip-hop music is playing, but on closer observance, everything is placed with intention. The mix of music used throughout the story, from old TLC through Tyla’s current Billboard hit Wat...

Review: TWELVE ANGRY MEN at Asolo Repertory Theatre


by Shanti M. Kennedy - May 15, 2024

What did our critic think of TWELVE ANGRY MEN at Asolo Repertory Theatre?...

Review: MARVIN GAYE: PRINCE OF SOUL at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe


by Shanti M. Kennedy - May 06, 2024

WestCoast Black Theatre Troupe revives one of their most popular original shows, Marvin Gaye: Prince of Soul. Created, adapted, and directed by WBTT’s founder, Nate Jacobs, Gaye’s story is told through the narration of his family and friends. Of course, peppered throughout is the enchanted music tha...

Review: TROUBADOUR at Florida Studio Theatre


by Shanti M. Kennedy - April 14, 2024

What did our critic think of TROUBADOUR at Florida Studio Theatre?...

Review: HAMILTON at Van Wezel all you could hope for and more


by Jacob Ruscoe - March 29, 2024

Hamilton is one of those musicals that everyone should see at some point. Let’s face it, even non-musical theatre people know of and have most likely seen the production. The show has received heralded reviews at every turn. So it is no surprise that the Broadway touring version of Hamilton that gra...

Review: DIAL M FOR MURDER at Asolo Repertory Theatre


by Shanti M. Kennedy - April 14, 2024

What did our critic think of DIAL M FOR MURDER at Asolo Repertory Theatre?...

Review: THE WHITE CHIP at Florida Studio Theater


by Shanti M. Kennedy - March 25, 2024

Another Florida premiere brought to us in Florida Studio Theatre Bowne’s Lab, White Chip brings highly charged raw emotion to the stage. No stone is left unturned in the trials of our main character, Steven, and his journey from being a wild young party boy to a full-blown alcoholic and back to sobr...

Review: RUBY - A WORLD PREMIERE MASTERPIECE at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe


by Jacob Ruscoe - March 10, 2024

Ruby is a masterpiece of musical theater that deserves all the praise it receives. The creative direction, sensational vocals, and chemistry between the cast members all contribute to making it a must-see production....



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