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New plays in focus in Florida Studio Theatre season

Four contemporary plays and a new edition of the cabaret series “Laughing Matter” are part of the 2015-16 season… Read more »

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Theater Review: 'Secret Garden' weaves some magic at Manatee Players

Classic children’s story takes on spirited qualities in stage musical… Read more »


Curtain Call winners revealed for favorite stage shows

Asolo Rep, Urbanite, Manatee Players and Venice Theatre top the winners list…. Read more »

A 'Secret Garden' blooms on stage at Manatee Players

With its themes of love conquering worry and fear, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s “The Secret Garden” has been a popular story for more than 100 years…. Read more »


Asolo Rep leader honored by Equality Florida

Michael Donald Edwards to receive Voice of Equality Award… Read more »


Theater Review: Oscar Wilde's 'Husband' is still potent at Home Resource

Maybe we all need a little more Oscar Wilde in our lives to appreciate how silly some of our problems can seem. Director Louise Stinespring… Read more »


Urbanite theatre announces new season after a hit summer debut

Theater leaders say audiences are eager for more challenges on stage… Read more »

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New director gets 'Intimate' at American Stage

New artistic director Stephanie Gularte makes her debut with Lynn Nottage hit … Read more »


Behind the Scenes: Magical shows stand out no matter the venue

Some readers want Handy Awards divided between professional and amateur theaters… Read more »


The Creative Process: Selling Broadway

Veteran press agent Harvey Sabinson recalls working on some of Broadway’s biggest hits (and a few flops)… Read more »

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THEATER REVIEW: A humorously touching 'Boys Next Door' at Manatee Players

Tom Griffin looks at life in a group home for men with mental challenges…. Read more »

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A 'Butterfly' for hope at Venice Theatre

Children’s poems and stories are shared about life in a Jewish ghetto in World War II… Read more »

A look at Wilde's 'Ideal Husband'

Ann Morrison and Blake Walton star in Oscar Wilde classic… Read more »


Asolo Rep shifts weeknight starting times in new season

Performances bumped to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at Asolo Rep and FSU/Asolo Conservatory… Read more »

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A return visit with 'Boys Next Door' at Manatee Players

A group of men with mental disabilities live together in a group home in Tom Griffin’s play… Read more »