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
Biographer Eugene R. Gaddis, author of Magician of the Modern: Chick Austin and the Transformation of the Arts in America, shares insights on The Ringling’s first Executive Director – the visionary who transformed Sarasota.
Artist of the Hermitage, over the past 20 years, the award-winning Morrison has built a filmography of more than 30 projects that have been presented in theaters, museums, galleries and concert halls worldwide.
Artist Series Concert.…celebrating 100 years of the Great American Songbook and including songs by Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Jule Stein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Stephen Sondheim, Henry Mancini, Barry Manilow, Johnny Mercer, Alan and Marilyn Bergman,and more!
The story of the fatherless boys who inspired J.M. Barrie to create Peter Pan. Miramax Films; Directed by Marc Forster. Rated PG; 106 minutes; 2004.
Artist Series Concert. Over the past few years Alexander Schimpf has risen to prominence by impressively winning a series of competitions.