May Curtain Call: Let the Drama Begin Theatre Month in Sarasota County, May 2016

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May Curtain Call: Let the Drama Begin
Theatre Month in Sarasota County

May 2016

SARASOTA, FL. (March 24, 2016)— Sarasota County is known as Florida’s Cultural Coast® due to its vast array of high-quality performing and visual arts venues and communities. With more than ten professional and community theaters offering 3,000 seats for patrons, there are live performances in Sarasota year-round.

The season for live theater is year-round in Sarasota County,” says Virginia Haley, President of Visit Sarasota County. “We heard from our theater groups that many people often assume they go dark after the winter months. We want to dispel this myth. This promotion is designed to raise awareness of, and drive patrons to experience, live theater throughout the year.”

During the month of May, patrons can enjoy discounts at many theaters, including such deals at buy one, get one tickets (BOGO) at select theatres, during the May Curtain Call promotion.

To date, participants and deals include the following:

Asolo Repertory Theater, a stages up to 15 professional theatrical productions every season, spanning from newly commissioned plays, bold reinterpretations of classical and contemporary works and provocative musical theatre experiences. The theater is the largest professional not-for-profit theater in the United States south of Atlanta.

The Production: Josephine

The Deal: Save 20% off tickets to the world premiere of Josephine

Restrictions apply. Promotion is based on ticket availability and may be discontinued at any time.

Florida Studio Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Sarasota and prides itself as a contemporary theatre.

The Productions: Laughing Matters and Alabama Story

The Deal: Enjoy buy one get one for two performances the entire month of May at the Florida Studio Theatre: Laughing Matters and Alabama Story. Offer based on availability of tickets.

The Venice Theatre is a not-for-profit community theatre and is the largest per capital community theatre in the United States. They produce features cabarets, full-scale musicals, comedies, dramas and contemporary productions.

The Production: James and Giant Peach

The Deal: Venice Theatre offers $10 tickets using the promo code “curtain call” for its May production, James and the Giant Peach, May 17-22. Offer is based on ticket availability.

The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT) is a not-for-profit organization formed to promote and celebrate the African-American experience, attract diverse audiences, and develop minority artists. The company is known for producing electrifying shows—from Broadway hits and world premiere musicals to comedies and thought-provoking dramas. Many of the young aspiring artists who trained at WBTT have attained professional careers on regional, national, and international stages.

The Production: Driving Miss Daisy

The Deal: During the month of May, buy one ticket for WBTT’s production of Driving Miss Daisy and receive the second ticket free, subject to availability. Use the code DaisyVSC.

Additional theater performances in Sarasota County during the month of May include the following:

Through May 22 The Drowning Girls will be at the Urbanite Theater. Urbanite Theatre brings compelling, intimate and contemporary live theater experiences to downtown Sarasota.

Through May 14, Smell of the Kill will be on-stage at The Players Theatre. Annie Jr. will be on-stage May 21. The Players Theater is Sarasota’s community theatre offering a variety of classic productions.

Through May 15 PROOF – A Drama will be at the Lemon Bay Playhouse. Located in Englewood, Lemon Bay Playhouse is a community theater.


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About Sarasota County

Located on Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sarasota County offers a vibrant arts and cultural scene, a diverse array of culinary experiences and a variety of opportunities to take advantage of the clear waters and the great outdoors. Sarasota County provides the quintessential, laid-back beach getaway with numerous sprawling, white-sand beaches, including Siesta Key Beach, named the top beach in America by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice™ in 2015. For more information on visiting Sarasota County, visit or call (800) 522-9799.

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