Asolo Repertory Theatre, one of the few true rotating repertory theatres in the country, proudly announces casting for its 2016-17 rep season

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(SARASOTA, January 11, 2017) — Asolo Repertory Theatre, one of the few true rotating repertory theatres in the country, proudly announces casting for its 2016-17 rep season. From January through April, up to three world-class productions seamlessly rotate and off the stage of Asolo Rep’s Mertz Theatre. The majority of the theatre’s season company of actors appear in two plays at the same time, with some in up to three. THE GREAT SOCIETY, Robert Schenkkan’s gripping sequel to last season’s record breaking production of All the Way, kicks off the rep season on January 13. John Strand’s poignant political masterpiece about the late Justice Scalia, THE ORIGINALIST, opens January 20. Garson Kanin’s classic American comedy, BORN YESTERDAY, opens February 10. When THE ORIGINALIST closes on March 7, it is replaced by Lillian Hellman’s THE LITTLE FOXES, helmed by Tony Award®-winner Frank Galati. And in April, in the Cook Theatre, Asolo Rep will present THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY, the thrilling new play set in the theatrical world of professional wrestling. 



Tickets for the entire 2016-2017 Asolo Repertory Theatre season are on sale now. To purchase tickets, call 941.351.8000 or 800.361.8388, visit,  or visit the Asolo Repertory Theatre Box Office, located in the lobby of the theatre. Asolo Repertory Theatre is located at 5555 North Tamiami Trail in the Florida State University Center for the Performing Arts. The Box Office is open Monday 10am – 5pm, Tuesday – Thursday 10am – 7:30pm, Friday – Saturday 10am – 8pm, and Sunday 10am – 2pm. The box office closes at 5pm when there are no evening performances and phone lines close one hour prior to the start of any performance. Season subscription packages are also available online and by visiting or calling the box office.


Asolo Rep 2016-17 Major Season Sponsors are Florida State University, Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, the Huisking Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Designing Women Boutique, Woman’s Exchange, Inc., and Sunset Cadillac of Bradenton. Asolo Rep’s artistic programs are paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax revenues. Asolo Rep is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.


Now in its 58th season, Asolo Repertory Theatre is recognized as one of the premier professional theatres in America and one of the largest in the Southeastern United States. One of the few select theatres in the nation that performs in true rotating repertory, Asolo Rep’s highly skilled acting company and extensive craftsmanship bring to life this unique performance method that gives audiences the opportunity to see multiple productions in the span of a few days. Asolo Rep presents up to 15 productions each season including contemporary and classic works and provocative musical theatre experiences. A theatre district in and of itself, Asolo Rep is committed to expanding its reach into the community, furthering its collaboration with the best theatre artists working in the industry today and cultivating new artists through its affiliation with the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards and Managing Director Linda DiGabriele, Asolo Rep’s ambitious theatrical offerings and ground-breaking education and outreach programming engage audiences and ensure its lasting legacy for future generations.


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