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 beauty and richness of cello combine with piano and two extraordinary musicans to experience the music of Faure, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff as well as a special arrangement of "Estrallita" by Ponce/Heifetz.
The partnership of Carrère and Hasting 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.
Fantastic is the only word to describe this program of music that runs the gamut from "Variations on Chopsticks" to the familiar classics by Ravel, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff and Chopin, right into the music and songs of George and Ira Gershwin.
Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner
Highly talented soloists and professional choral ensemble come together to perform highlights from three of Gilbert & Sullivan's most popular shows.