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Jay Handelman

This Weekend 

Theater Review: A lively history of 'Country' music at FST cabaret

I’ve never been a big fan of country music, but maybe I like it more than I realized. I figured I wouldn’t know most of… Read more »

This Weekend 

Theater Review: Compelling star inspires in 'Amish Project'

Katherine Michelle Tanner plays seven distinct roles in Jessica Dickey’s powerful one-woman play… Read more »

This Weekend 

Theater Review: Intimate 'Mame' kicks up her heels at freeFall Theatre

Matthew McGee brings depth and charm to the role of an adventurous aunt…. Read more »

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Classic songs on Venice cabaret festival menu

Acoustic music and the great American songbook provide variety in weekend performances… Read more »

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'Kings' traces country music history

Eric Scott Anthony’s show travels in time from Jimmy Rodgers to Garth Brooks… Read more »

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A 'Hitch' on the way to the altar at American Stage

Comedian Lewis Black creates a comedy about everything that might go wrong at a supposedly well-planned wedding…. Read more »


Sarasota Improv Fest keeps the laughs coming in varied styles

Expanded event at Florida Studio Theatre offers more styles and cleverness… Read more »


Behind the Scenes: 'Mame' gets a makeover at freeFall Theatre

Matthew McGee takes on the iconic role of Mame Dennis in a new production of Jerry Herman’s hit musical…. Read more »

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Little details enrich the laughter at Sarasota Improv Festival

A fun opening night of quick-witted, fast-paced humor … Read more »

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Troupes go for fast laughs in Improv Festival opener

An opening night experiment generates mixed results for six troupes with some funny moments…. Read more »

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'Occupation' imagines a grim future for Florida

Jobsite Theatre stages area premiere of a play by FSU/Asolo Conservatory graduate Ken Ferrigni… Read more »

Featured | TV 

Andrew Greenwell is a 'Million Dollar' Lister in new Bravo series

Sarasota-born real estate agent gets some national exposure on new Bravo series… Read more »

Arts | This Weekend 

Sarasota Improv Festival delivers laughs on the spot

There were so many groups eager to perform in the seventh annual Sarasota Improv Festival, that organizers decided to add a third night with a… Read more »

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Actors gets some spirited help in 'I Hate Hamlet'

Paul Rudnick’s comedy pokes some fun at actors and the theater… Read more »

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Starlite Players puts focus on playwrights

New company performs at the Starlite Room restaurant… Read more »