Thursday, August 25, 2016

Theater Review: Play festival winner struggles to find its focus by Jay Handelman

Players Centre presents premiere of Llywelyn Jones' "Why Can't I Be You?"... Read more »

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Monday, August 22, 2016

New Art Center season focus: women and emerging artists by Dahlia Ghabour

When the Art Center Sarasota designed its 2016- 2017 season, the team was surprised to see just how many female solo artists they had lined... Read more »

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Finding entertainment and drama in presidential race by Jay Handelman

This year's election campaign has had more twists than any scripted drama... Read more »

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Stalker haunts rock star in new Players Centre play by Jay Handelman

Players Centre presents full production of its 2015 New Play Reading Festival winner... Read more »

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sarasota Ballet to return to "Fall for Dance" by Carrie Seidman

Johan Kobborg and Alina Cojocaru to guest in Frederick Ashton's "Marguerite and Armand" in October...... Read more »

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

FST extends 'God of Isaac' by Jay Handelman

James Sherman's comedy is about a young Jewish man reconnecting with his face and heritage... Read more »

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Players Centre seeks matching donations by Jay Handelman

A donor offers to match $50,000 in capital campaign... Read more »

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Theater Review: A tender and emotional 'Breadcrumbs' at Urbanite by Jay Handelman

Urbanite presents area premiere of a play by Jennifer Haley about a writer dealing with dementia.... Read more »

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Theater Review: Performers dance up a storm in '42nd Street' by Jay Handelman

Strong tapping and performances bring humor and spirit to classic musical.... Read more »

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First summer camp fosters talent in theater newcomers by Dahlia Ghabour

The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's first summer camp inspires theater newcomers to display their talents on the stage. ... Read more »

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Sarasota Youth Opera commissions its sixth world premiere by Jay Handelman

Rachel J. Peters will create "Rootabaga Country" based on stories by Carl Sandburg... Read more »

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REVIEW: New faces, fewer nerves with second cast of Ashton program. by Carrie Seidman

Second cast of Sarasota Ballet's "A Knight of the British Ballet" gives different flavor to works of Frederick Ashton...... Read more »

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Westcoast Troupe plans renovations to its two-building campus by Jay Handelman

Theater troupe will create an education wing and new offices and renovate the existing theater space... Read more »

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REVIEW: An Ashton primer in the Big Apple by Carrie Seidman

A few nerves, but plenty to applaud in Sarasota Ballet's debut at The Joyce Theater in New York...... Read more »

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‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’: What we thought by Online Staff

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” was  released almost two weeks ago, and initial sales were brisk — More than 2 million copies were sold... Read more »

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Plump Sisters make their debut in 'Vaudeville's Dead' by Jay Handelman

An original musical revue about two Broadway divas touring the vaudeville circuit... Read more »

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Theater Review: A rollicking, futuristic 'Pirates' at freeFall by Jay Handelman

Director Eric Davis sets the classic operetta in outer space.... Read more »

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Behind the Scenes: A history of racial divide on stage by Jay Handelman

Stage productions help give audiences perspectives to serious problems in modern society... Read more »

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Small fields, big action in Dancesport championship by Carrie Seidman

Florida State Dancesport Championships at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota a reliably enjoyable event...... Read more »

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Theater Review: A funny and provocative 'God of Isaac' at FST by Jay Handelman

James Sherman's comedy is about a Jewish man trying to reconnect with his faith and roots. ... Read more »

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Hits and misses 'In the Round' by Carrie Seidman

Sarasota Contemporary Dance's annual program for emerging choreographers is uneven, but rewarding for patron and dancemaker alike...... Read more »

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FST explores death in original play 'Last Rights' by Jay Handelman

New play is based on interviews with dozens of area residents.... Read more »

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

A comic search for Jewish identity at Florida Studio Theatre by Jay Handelman

FST revives James Sherman's drama-fueled comedy "The God of Isaac"... Read more »

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Headed to London, hanging on to Cuba by Carrie Seidman

Dancer Francisco Serrano gives a final hometown performance before starting his professional career with the Royal Ballet...... Read more »

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

What makes Cuban ballet Cuban? by Carrie Seidman

Cuba has produced some of the world’s most dynamic and charismatic dancers. Many who left the island to pursue foreign careers -- whether through defection... Read more »

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A 'gritty' performance indeed by Carrie Seidman

GRIT, part of Sarasota Contemporary Dance's summer performance series, is a dark, demanding and draining work...... Read more »

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Lemon Bay Playhouse focuses on comedy in new season by Jay Handelman

Two plays by Norm Foster and one by Neil Simon are part of the schedule... Read more »

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Broadway stars gather in Orlando for benefit concerts by Jay Handelman

Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara and the musical "Fun Home" bring Broadway to Orlando... Read more »

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Friday, July 22, 2016

CABARET REVIEW: A treat of tricks in 'The Card Shark' at FST cabaret by Jay Handelman

Jason Michaels makes you believe things that can't possibly be happening in his one-man show. ... Read more »

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Theater Review: Westcoast Troupe stages rousing gospel show by Jay Handelman

Spirited singing and dancing ignite original musical revue... Read more »

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Review: A funny and inventive Sarasota Improv Festival by Jay Handelman

A weekend of varied styles and lots of laughs at 8th festival... Read more »

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards