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
Violinist Adrian Anantawan has earned distinction as a "rising star in classical music." Thou born without a right hand, Anatawan has performed in the great halls of the world and won praise from world leaders including Queen Elizabeth II and Pope John Paul II.
Created in collaboration with John Malkovich, A Celebration of Harold Pinter is a humorous and fascinating solo performance by the acclaimed British actor, Julian Sands - star of such films as A Room With A View, Arachnophobia, and Warlock. This performance is part of New Stages 2015.
Paul Binder took an unconventional route to the circus, at least by circus standards. Educated at Dartmouth and Columbia, he eventually made his way to San Francisco, the breeding ground of the counter culture movement in the sixties.
Join the Sarasota Concert Association for their 70th Anniversary Celebration featuring pianist Dick Hyman.
Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (“James Bond: Skyfall,” “American Beauty”) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (“Timon of Athens,” “ Collaborators”) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.