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Address: 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
Phone Number: +1 941-351-8000
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Description: Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida's premier professional theatre, is one of...
Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida's premier professional theatre, is one of the most important cultural forces in the Southeastern United States. A center for theatrical excellence, Asolo Rep stages up to 10 productions every season, spanning a diverse repertoire of newly commissioned plays, bold reinterpretations of contemporary and classical works, and provocative new musical theatre experiences. Asolo Rep is a major force in Sarasota's rich arts scene, whose quality and depth rivals some of the largest urban centers in the country. Asolo Rep is annually the creative home of more than 100 artists, technical craftsmen, and administrative staff. Its talented and accomplished resident acting company is complemented by top flight, award-winning directors, designers, and guest artists who come to Sarasota from around the country and around the world. Under the dynamic leadership of Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards and Managing Director Linda DiGabriele, more than 100,000 patrons are drawn each year to the theatre's rotating repertory season. In its role as the largest professional not-for-profit theatre in the U.S. south of Atlanta, Asolo Rep serves as a springboard for successful productions to travel to Broadway and other regional theatres throughout the country. 2015 Season: January 6-April 11 "The Matchmaker" By Thornton Wilder | Directed by Peter Amster January 14-March 1 "Good People" By David Lindsay-Abaire | Directed by Greg Leaming January 21-April 12 "Both Your Houses" By Maxwell Anderson | Directed by Frank Galati March 11-April 19 "Our Betters" by W. Somerset Maugham | Directed by Michael Donald Edwards March 31-April 26 "Sotto Voce" By Nilo Cruz | Directed by Melissa Kievman April 28-May 24 "Luck Be A Lady: The Iconic Music of Frank Loesser" Conceived and directed by Gordon Greenberg May 30-June 21 "Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie" Directed by Nick Corley | Devised by David M. Lutken with Nick Corley and Darcie Deaville, Helen J. Russell, and Andy Teirstein
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Great shows day trip near Ringling Barnum exit

Nice shows pricey...checkout what is playing.nocer atmoshere than some smaller theatres in town . Check reviews go in afternoon and make a day of it seeing circus world.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Nice shows pricey...checkout what is playing.nocer atmoshere than some smaller theatres in town . Check reviews go in afternoon and make a day of it seeing circus world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We attend most Broadway plays and were a little reluctant to try this theatre when on vacation. We were pleasantly surprised. All of us enjoyed the show and the cast was truly of professional calibre. Seats were comfortable and there are good sigh lines and sound. If in that area, check it out.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We have lived here for ten years & just discovered this gem, silly us. We have seen four plays this year & they have all been excellent!! Would definitely recommend a visit. Well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We come to the Asolo and find something enjoyable to see with each visit. This time is was one of the student-repertory pieces, [Name of Show]. The Student-Rep takes place in the intimate little theatre adjacent to the historic Asolo...5th row back feels like the actors are talking directly to YOU! Fully wheelchair accessible. They offer wine and I think... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Florida has not only an appealing theater venue but also offers some great drama and musical selections during its theater season. I had the opportunity to attend two of the 2014-2015 season offerings: "Both Your Houses," which is play about the workings of the House Appropiations Committee in Washington D.C. relative to ethics and... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

A friend and I went to see DUSAN TYNEK DANCE THEATER "Camera Illuminata" tonight. The first thing I want to advise the people working backstage: "PLEASE LOWER THE VOLUME OF THE MUSIC"!!!! It was very disturbing. Then throughout the first dance act, there was this loud yapping of a dog, enough to give the audience a headache. No one knew... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We were very pleasantly entertained today at this showing of Good People. There was a preview they called The Scoop hosted by Peggy Roeder of the cast that was excellent. We got to meet this seasoned actress and that made the play so much better. Nice job Peggy

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

So pleased we caught a matinee performance of "Both Your Houses." Excellent cast and leads, Broadway quality. Play was written in the 30s, but well written and a very timely subject matter for today (ethics in politics). Good staging. Easy to hear all. Friendly volunteer ushers. Lovely lobby and outdoor seating area. Big complaint: the seats, first row mezzanine--our knees... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We saw a"First Date" at the ASOLO theater and it was great! The jokes came in rapid fire, but if you are affended by religious jokes this show may not be for you. They also have a cafe for dinner and the food was great. An evening to remember.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We were fortunate to get tickets to a performance and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a small theater but great leg room. The cast was superb and most have done some new York theater or other traveling shows. Highly recommend it.

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