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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 »

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Theaters celebrate black lives on stage

Plays and musicals as a tool to confront racism
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Westcoast Troupe offers sneak peek of festival show

An open rehearsal of “Soul Crooners 2″
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A matured Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe delivers on 'Cotton Club Cabaret'

Fifteen years of success as a Sarasota theatrical troupe is something to celebrate, and that’s what the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe does magnificently in a… Read more »

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Life is a Cabaret: Westcoast Troupe revives its first show to mark its 15th season

A revised version of troupe’s first show recalls two pasts this summer…. Read more »

Westcoast Troupes expands staff

One promotion and one new hire announced… Read more »

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State cuts arts and culture funding 47 percent in new budget

Cutbacks follow a year of record funding for arts and culture organizations… Read more »

Area theaters stay busy this summer

Nearly two dozen plays, musicals and cabaret shows planned during a once-slow season… Read more »

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Sarasota County arts groups receive record $1.8 million in tourist tax grants

33 groups share in tourist tax money while they await word on state arts and culture grant levels… Read more »

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Theater Review: Stirring 'Spunk' reveals growth in Westcoast Troupe

Short stories about relationships by Zora Neal Hurston are set to a bluesy rhythm,… Read more »

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Westcoast Troupe shows some 'Spunk'

Music, dance embellish three stories by Zora Neale Hurston… Read more »

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Executive Director resigns from Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Richard Parison had been with the theater for less than a year. Board will search for a new manager…. Read more »

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Teresa Stanley will share her story in special WBTT program

After the closing of “Jazz Hot Mamas,” Stanley talks about her journey from Sarasota to Broadway…. Read more »

Westcoast Troupe to revive first show

Nate Jacobs will stage new production of ‘Cotton Club Cabaret”… Read more »

Behind the Scenes: Making the most of reviews

Theaters cite benefits to strong reviews in Wall Street Journal… Read more »