Monday, February 23, 2015

Theater Review: An eclectic, engaging mix for debut SaraSolo Festival by Jay Handelman

Varied styles create a range of options in debut of event... Read more »

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

OPERA REVIEW: An unexpectedly modern fable unfolds on the opera stage by Richard Storm

In an opulent and highly energetic production, the Sarasota Opera brought the audience a surprisingly relevant version of an old story: the abuse of absolute... Read more »

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Theater Review: A charming celebration of musical theater in '[title of show]' by Jay Handelman

FSU/Asolo Conservatory's musical charms with its originality and spirit... Read more »

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Theater Review: 'Agnes of God' provides some drama at Manatee Players by Jay Handelman

Despite some lost lines, intimate production makes its case.... Read more »

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Rudi's 'Raymonda': Nureyev's ballet passed down by Carrie Seidman

Rudolf Nureyev's ballet passed down by those who knew him...... Read more »

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Asolo casting for unnamed fall musical by Jay Handelman

Auditions for non-Equity ensemble members will be held March 4.... Read more »

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Local students place at Universal Ballet Competition by Carrie Seidman

Dancers from the Sarasota Cuban School sweep the top four spots in the Senior Classical division at South Florida's premiere competition...... Read more »

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

FST Cabaret finds some life lessons to share from vaudeville by Jay Handelman

"Never Marry a Girl with Cold Feet" is a follow-up to 2003 FST Cabaret show.... Read more »

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'Agnes of God' raises questions of faith and memory at Manatee Players by Jay Handelman

A nun faces shocking accusations in John Pielmeier's drama in the Kiwanis Studio Theatre... Read more »

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Theater Review: 'Mary Poppins' needs a bit more lift at Venice Theatre by Jay Handelman

Logan O'Neill shines as a vibrant chimney sweep ... Read more »

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DANCE REVIEW: Still a 'Revelation,' after all these years by Carrie Seidman

From Aszure Barton's exotic "Lift" to the fondly familiar "Revelations," Alvin Ailey still has the ability to engage and enthrall...... Read more »

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Players Theatre replaces season finale by Jay Handelman

Charles Busch's "You Should be So Lucky" added to season lineup... Read more »

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Asolo Conservatory delays opening of '[title of show]' by Jay Handelman

A cast illness causes a two-day postponement... Read more »

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A dance critic takes to the stage by Carrie Seidman

A self-review of my stint as a judge on "Dancing Pros: Live" at the Van Wezel... ... Read more »

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'Color Purple' and 'Ma Rainey' on Westcoast Troupe's 2015-16 schedule by Jay Handelman

Theater troupe extends runs and launches reserved seating in new season... Read more »

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Lilly Mae Stewart is loving life on the road with 'Annie' by Jay Handelman

Young Sarasota actress and her mother are finding adventures across the country during a national tour of the classic musical.... Read more »

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

OPERA REVIEW: 'Figaro' a terrific Valentine by Richard Storm

If you like sexy sitcom, funny slapstick and great music, Sarasota Opera has the show for you. The joyful vocal skills on display amid fine... Read more »

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

If the sets could sing. . . oh wait! by Jay Handelman

A passion for Russian opera fuels the designs for Sarasota Opera's "The Golden Cockerel"... Read more »

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Venice Theatre takes flight with 'Mary Poppins' by Jay Handelman

Bert dances on the ceiling while the Banks children learn lessons from their magical new nanny... Read more »

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Sheehan and Followell to perform songs from the Great American Songbook Sunday by Staff Report

Soprano Jennifer Sheehan will celebrate 100 years of the Great American Songbook with a Sunday afternoon performance presented by Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota. Sheehan... Read more …

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Asolo Conservatory salutes musical theater with '[title of show]' by Jay Handelman

The show is about two writers creating a musical about two writers creating a musical.... Read more »

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Theater Review: Manatee Players take you on a magical trip 'Into the Woods' by Jay Handelman

Theater troupe shines with its latest Sondheim musical... Read more »

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A critic takes the stage by Carrie Seidman

Yours truly will be serving as a judge when "Dancing Pros: Live" comes to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall...... Read more »

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Theatre Review: Players production needs a few more shades of 'Violet' by Jay Handelman

Kathryn Parks stars as a woman who discovers herself while seeking help from a healer.... Read more »

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

'Peter and the Starcatcher' make their way to Van Wezel by Jay Handelman

Tony Award-winning hit is a prequel to "Peter Pan."... Read more »

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Players Theatre takes audiences on a journey with 'Violet' by Jay Handelman

Award-winning musical is about a young woman seeking a new start in her life.... Read more »

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Manatee Players ventures 'Into the Woods' by Jay Handelman

Stephen Sondheim's musical about fairy tale characters returns to the stage... Read more »

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Monday, February 9, 2015

New Urbanite Theatre announces its inaugural season by Jay Handelman

Contemporary plays new to Sarasota are planned for intimate theater's first three shows... Read more »

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Manatee student joins Michael Feinstein for Valentine's Day concert by Jay Handelman

A stage veteran, Drivas as a national finalist in Feinstein's Songbook Academy competition.... Read more »

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Sarasota Ballet has new development director by Carrie Seidman

Janet K. Ginn joins the staff after spending one year with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County...... Read more »

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Theater Review: 'Fly' soars with a thrilling and powerful story by Jay Handelman

The story of the Tuskegee Airmen comes alive in FST production... Read more »

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