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Jay Handelman


Playwright wins third new play festival

Llywelyn Jones won the Players Theatre’s 2006 and 2013 festivals…. Read more »


FST adds to its senior staff

A new associate managing director and a director of children’s theater are added… Read more »

Arts | This Weekend 

The past and future of music at Venice Theatre

New shows are built on movie highlights, Johnny Mercer and modern Broadway… Read more »

Arts | This Weekend 

'Cats' slinks back to the stage at Manatee Players

Dewayne Barrett stages his fifth production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s long-running hit… Read more »

Arts | This Weekend 

Starlite Players debut four new short comedies

Local writers are put in the focus in new company’s work…. Read more »

This Weekend 

FST extends 'Old Enough to Know Better'

An extra week of performances for original play about aging in Sarasota… Read more »


Sarasota dancers compete on 'America's Got Talent'

Craig Smith and Micheline Marmol have won four world ballroom dance titles…. Read more »


Westcoast Troupe gets Black Theatre Festival crowd cheering

Sarasota troupe sings 70s soul hits to sold-out houses in Winston-Salem, N.C. … Read more »


Scientist has new lessons to teach in 'Isaac's Eye' at Urbanite Theatre

Isaac Newtown faces a different kind of gravitational pull in a play about rivalries…. Read more »

Arts | Featured 

An overwhelming assortment of choices at National Black Theatre Festival

A friendly environment in Winston-Salem among information-sharing patrons…. Read more »

This Weekend 

Musical dreams and Johnny Mercer at Cabaret Festival

Singers Robin Fernandez and Kitt Moran take over weekend performances… Read more »


Black Theatre Festival opens with fanfare and stars

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe founder Nate Jacobs is honored…. Read more »

GLBT | This Weekend 

Maria Callas shares some gifts in 'Master Class' at Players Theatre

Opera diva returns to work with young singers, but winds up talking about her life and career… Read more »


Behind the Scenes: Fighting cell phone distractions in the theater

After you’ve paid for a ticket, shouldn’t you pay attention to the show?… Read more »


Sarasota Opera announces principal singers for 2015-16 season

Company will bring an end to its ongoing Verdi cycle with productions of “Aida” and “The Battle of Legnano”… Read more »