The Sarasota Ballet announced its upcoming season, which includes 'Theatre of Dreams', 'John Ringling's Circus Nutcracker', and more. The Sarasota Balllet is the Gulf Coast of Florida's only professional ballet company.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Little Mermaid Jr. will play at Booker High School Auditorium April 19-20. About 60 students from the Sarasota School of Arts & Sciences are part of this weekend's musical.
Friday, April 12, 2013
From live music to an outdoor art show, there's plenty happening at this annual celebration of the arts on Saturday and Sunday in Siesta Key Village.
Siesta Key Village's annual spring celebration – the Siesta Fiesta – is Saturday and Sunday, welcoming locals and tourists, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The 35th annual arts festival is an outdoor juried art show, with plenty of original artwork on display and for sale. Admission is free. In addition to featuring 250 artists and crafters, there also will be food vendors and activities for the kids. It takes places along Ocean Boulevard and Beach Road in Siesta Key Village. The artists will line Ocean Boulevard while the crafters will display their unique and affordable crafts throughout Siesta Key Village for a sidewalk craft fair. Here are some highlights: All artists and crafters will be present for the duration of the show, available to discuss …
See Southeastern Guide Dogs' Bo be a star in "Blind Pass," which will screen at the Lakewood Ranch and Burns Court cinemas.
In the Winter of 2011, we were approached by Midnight Pass Productions to help out with their latest film, Blind Pass. In the film, the main character is going blind and decided she needed a guide dog. The producers came to us not only to see if we could provide a dog for the film, but also to make sure their portrayal was accurate. After seeing an episode of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars in which the guide dog handler used both her white cane and dog at the same time and her dog barked and growled at someone, we were thrilled that Midnight Pass wanted to get things right. First, a production assistant came for a tour of campus and talked with us about what would be the dog’s role in the film. Next the producers, Steve Tatone (also …
"Venus in Fur" playing at the Historic Asolo Rep Theatre, explores who has the power in love and sex.
While some relationships are built around who wears the pants, Venus in Fur asks who takes off the pants and has the whips, chains and handcuff collection. The play at the Historic Asolo Theater rips through with high energy in an hour and 45 minutes exploring the tale of a flighty actress on an audition for a play in front of the playwright. That play within this play is an adaptation of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's 1870 novel Venus in Fur, containing plenty of sexual themes. Heck, this is where masochism comes from, as the characters explain, so you know you're in for a ride. Sarah Nealis plays Vanda, dropping more F bombs in her opening scene than a Scarface scene, as she is flustered that she is late for her audition, but the character…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Christopher Abbott and Carlos Puga of Burma talked with Scott Ciencin of the Sarasota Film Festival and Patch about their featured film.
Patch and the Sarasota Film Festival are bringing you interviews directly from some of the artists associated with the film festival. Christopher Abbott and Carlos Puga talked about their the film, Burma, which deals with family estrangement, drug addiction and grief. The movie shows at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the Theater 10. Tickets are available online. Watch the video above to see the full interview.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Sheila Etxeberría of Soft in the Head talked with Scott Ciencin of the Sarasota Film Festival and Patch about her role in the featured film.
Patch and the Sarasota Film Festival are bringing you interviews directly from some of the artists associated with the film festival. Sheila Etxeberría us about role in the film, Soft in the Head, a feature about a woman losing herself and wreaking havoc for those around her. The movie shows at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday and 3:15 p.m. Thursday at the Hollywood 20. Tickets are available online. Watch the video above to see the full interview.
Director Derek Watson talked with Scott Ciencin of the Sarasota Film Festival and Patch about his featured film.
Patch and the Sarasota Film Festival are bringing you interviews directly from some of the artists associated with the film festival. Director Derek Watson talked with us about their short film, This Is Normal. Watson's short film This Is Normal tells the story of a fellow Oklahoman, Richard Greenly, and how he is developing a way to provide clean drinking water to Africa villages while building an economy there. The 22-minute short will be screened before showings of La Source, which tells the story of modernizing the water system in Haiti. The film shows at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20. Tickets are $12.50 and includes both films. Tickets are available online and at the SFF box office at Hollywood 20. We also …
"Joyful Girl" director Chlose Domont talked with Scott Ciencin of the Sarasota Film Festival and Patch about her featured film.
Patch and the Sarasota Film Festival are bringing you interviews directly from some of the artists associated with the film festival. Director Chloe Domont talked with us about their short film, Joyful Girl, which plays during the Narrative Shorts program at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are still available online and at the SFF box office inside the Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20. Watch the video above to see the full interview. Joyful Girl
"World Circus" includes Ringling Bros. Circus history while "Character Face" focuses on Venice Arena and Clown College.
Two films featured at the Sarasota Film Festival this week are better to be shown under the big top. World Circus and a Venice-made short Character Face—A Clown College Fantasy will show at the Sarasota Film Festival at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, April 13 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14 at the Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20. The nine-minute Character Face short will play before World Circus at each showing. Tickets cost $12.50, which includes both pieces. Character Face Character Face tells the story of Nancy Osborn Berman, who graduated from Clown College in Venice and returned to the abandoned Venice Arena remembering her time there, as well as wanting to save the structure. "Hopefully this film will have helpful information to people so that …