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FST gets inspired to create 'Lunacy'

Musical takes a funny look at the meaning of life… Read more »

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'Red' paints a portrait of artist Mark Rothko at American Stage

John Logan’s Tony Award-winning play looks at a tense period in the life of Rothko… Read more »


Behind the Scenes: Rediscovering the magical power of live theater

When it works, theater can take you away from your world and into another… Read more »


The world according to 'Woody' Guthrie at Asolo Rep

“Woody Sez” presents a musical biography of the legendary folk singer and songwriter… Read more »

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There's room for 'Murder' at Island Players

James thaggard directs a “zany thriller”… Read more »

Magic with a twist in 'The Illusionists'

A varied group of illusionists bring different styles to their magic tricks at Straz Center… Read more »

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Actor whips up a storm in new one-man 'The Tempest'

freeFall’s artistic director creators a new version of Shakespeare with modern elements… Read more »


Stagecraft teacher's next act: Retirement

Ken Wiegers says farewell to a 30-year career as technical director of Booker High School’s Visual and Performing Arts Center… Read more »


Pianist recalls playing for David Letterman

Ray Granito got two meals courtesy of Letterman and a thank you…. Read more »


Behind the Scenes: Roberta MacDonald leaves us memories

Remembering a brave fighter who savored every moment…. Read more »

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Sarasota Opera building new apartment complex

New building in Rosemary District will nearly double company’s seasonal capacity…. Read more »


CW goes 'Crazy' with one new series in the fall

Network moves two series and prepares for two more in mid-season… Read more »


CBS makes some 'Super' changes for fall season

Thursday will be the only night for comedy after fall football ends… Read more »


Muppets return to TV among five new fall ABC series

ABC maintains three nights while adding three dramas and two comedies… Read more »


Fox gives one last season to 'American Idol'

John Stamos, Rob Lowe and Morris Chestnut among stars of five new fall series…. Read more »

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