On in 60 Seconds

Published August 25, 2010 (Photo courtesy sarasota.anythingarts.com) The 5th Annual Got a Minute? Play Festival brings out the best for a great cause Got a Mintue? 60-Second Play Festival: 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Aug. 27-28, 2 p.m. Sun., Aug. 29, The Players Theater, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 365-2494 or theplayers.org, moffitt.org, $20 Fri. and Sun., $30 […]

On the world stage: Acting troupes from 11 countries make their way to Venice for the 2010 International Theatre Festival

Published June 16, 2010 American Association of Community Theatre’s 2010 International Theatre Festival June 22-27, Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice, 488-1115 or venicestage.com/international, $230 for the entire event, $75 for single day passes including access to performances, workshops and parties, $25 show tickets for a block of three one-hour performances, visit website for more information. […]

What next? The Olympia Performing Arts Center is born

Published Dec. 29, 2009 A&E The story: The historic Olympia Theater in Palmetto reopens after decades as the Olympia Performing Arts Center. What next? The Olympia Performing Arts Center didn’t exactly have the wildly successful first six months it was expecting. They tried to start strong with a solid lineup of plays and musical acts, but they couldn’t […]

2009 Fall Arts Preview: Venice Theatre’s Stage II

Published Sept. 21, 2009 Venice Theatre’s Stage II was founded 15 years ago in order to create a truly adaptable space for the production of more alternative and edgy stage shows. It seats an intimate 90-strong audience, and the theater has put its elasticity to full use. “It’s a true black box; you never know […]

A history-heavy Palmetto venue, the Olympia Theater, finds new life

Jun. 5, 2009 The first place to serve Coca Cola in Florida is back! Yep, Palmetto’s legendary Olympia Theater has reopened as the Olympia Performing Arts Center. The OPAC, located at 512 10th Ave. W., held an opening ball on May 23 and will feature a variety of performing arts entertainment going forward. It originally […]