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
Pianist Thomas Pandolfi has chosen music of two noted composers for "One Singular Night." Leading off with nine of Gershwin's best-know popular melodies, and then moving into Marvin Hamlish compositions for movies and Broadway - all performed by this noted Juilliard-trained pianist.
Dušan Týnek has been hailed for his sophisticated movement invention, ingenious use of space, and ability to convey emotion and atmosphere through an original dance vocabulary that bonds classical and modern techniques. This performance is part of New Stages 2015.
Considered by the circus community to be one of the Royal Family of the Circus, the Cristianis' performance history dates back to the 1840's Italy. Hear Victoria Cristiani Rossi talk about both her personal and public life as described in ther book, Spangles, Elephants, Violets and Me: The Circus Inside Out.
Golden Globe winner James Franco and Tony Award nominee Chris O’Dowd star in the Broadway production “Of Mice And Men,” filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. This revival of John Steinbeck's play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.
The partnership of Carrere and Hastings created some of the finest residences of the Gilded Age, drawing on a rich vocabulary of architectural styles and landscape designs to suit the taste and lifestyle of their elite clientele.