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Behind the Scenes: Giving Challenge offers incentives to help

More than 400 nonprofits benefit from the 24-hour fund-raising drive… Read more »


Katherine Tanner brings 'Amish Project' to New York

Sarasota actress returns to a play that has kept her busy for the last three years…. Read more »

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THEATER REVIEW: 'Swingaroos' put a lively twist on old sounds

If you close your eyes and just listen to The Swingaroos, you might actually think you’ve traveled back in time to a small little nightclub… Read more »

This Weekend 

Venice Theatre cabaret series sings final notes for summer

Broadway classics and risque comedy mark final festival weekend…. Read more »


Asolo Rep seeks actor for two roles in 'West Side Story'

Auditions for roles of Lt. Schrank and Glad Hand on Sept. 4… Read more »


Behind the Scenes: Live music adds soul to a show

Pre-recorded tracks dampen enthusiasm for the shows on stage… Read more »

Arts | This Weekend 

THEATER REVIEW: 'Not Our time' recalls a difficult era of racism

Bernard Yanelli’s play about the impact of desegregation in the South resonates in Players world premiere… Read more »

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Naughty and nice at Venice Theatre's Summer Cabaret Series

Random Acts offers ‘Censory Overload’ and Stephen… Read more »

Music | This Weekend 

'Swingaroos' brings swing style to new music at FST Cabaret

Group brings the swing band sound to classic songs and original tunes… Read more »

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High school players tackle racism in 'Not Our Time'

Bernie Yanelli spends his days as a history teacher at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, but devotes a lot of his free time to an increasingly… Read more »


THEATER REVIEW: Light laughs in Starlite Players' short plays

Local writers get some attention with new troupe at Starlite Room… Read more »

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THEATER REVIEW: 'Isaac' takes a twisty look at love, work and science at Urbanite

Isaac Newton tries to break through into his career in engaging, imaginative play… Read more »


Behind the Scenes: Discovering a wider world at National Black Theatre Festival

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe expands its fan base with sold-out performances… Read more »

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Theater Review: A lively and colorful 'Cats' at Manatee Players

Actors sing and dance their personality-driven stories as if they’re really cats ready to pounce… Read more »

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Young artist begins to compose his career

Booker High student creates a cabaret show with a focus on contemporary Broadway… Read more »