In Sarasota, just say the word and everyone has their favorite venue. No matter what you are interested in, I believe you can find it in Sarasota.

The Asolo Theatre is the state theatre and produce dramatic production on a repertory basis throughout the year. This year some of their offerings will include Natalie Cole, A Chorus Line, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Crosby Stills and Nash, The Beach Boys, Howie Mandel Sheryl Crow, Le Miserables and the Boston Pops..

The Players Theatre is a community theatre in its 85th season here in Sarasota. They produce 8 musicals during the September to April season and then have a summer season of dramatic plays. Here you will find exceptional talent and opportunities to volunteer at the theatre, either on stage or off. They also have an ongoing school for students in acting, dance and singing.

“I just saw Annie at the Players and it was exceptional” writes George B.

“The Players scored a coup with the first production of the play Sunset Boulevard in the state of Florida. Their production was seamless and the Norma Desmond character was amazing.” JF

Florida Studio Theatre in downtown Sarasota produces a number of dramatic and comedic productions each year and stays on the edge of the newest in theatre.

Van Wezel is the local performing arts hall and every year has an extensive offering of great music and theatre. They have had everything from Seusical to Cirque du Soleil to …….. Tony Bennett.