The lights go down, a hush falls over the audience and the curtain rises on Sarasota's most storied theater. U-shaped, with three tiers of boxes, this architectural gem provides a rare sense of intimacy between audience and performer that adds so much to the theater going experience. Created in Asolo, Italy in 1798, brought to Sarasota in the early 1950s and painstakingly restored in 2006, the Historic Asolo Theater is one of the most beloved objects in The Ringling collection.
Historic Asolo Theater
The music and lives of two beloved singers - Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price - are celebrated in music and narrative in this tribute created by Adrienne Danrich.
Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of George Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.
Join us for an hour of thrilling family fun and enjoy the hilarious antics of Kirk Marsh, award-winning 13-year-old juggler Sebastian St. Jules, the daring teeterboard acrobatics of the Alvarez Family, world-renowned risley act stars the Anastasini Brothers, the magnificent Dolly Jacobs, and more!
The Ringling is offering free Museum Admission to active Military personnel, including the National Guard and Reserve and their immediate families from Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 through Labor Day, September 7, 2015. Please present your current Military ID at the Admissions counter.
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