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Asolo Repertory Theatre

5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
+1 941-351-8000
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Ranked #4 of 49 Attractions in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Performances, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida's premier professional theatre, is one of the most important...
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Type: Performances, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: 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 fifteen productions every season, spanning a diverse repertoire of newly commissioned plays, bold reinterpretations of contemporary and classical works, and provocative new musical theatre experiences. This theatre's rotating schedule allows for five different plays to be performed on the same weekend! For details on performances, show times, tickets, play descriptions, and seat selection call our box office or visit our website!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Asolo was beautiful and comfortable - medium/intimate size theatre. Intermission snacks were very reasonable for a theatre. Production of South Pacific was excellent - staging, acting , singing, everything.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We went there to see South Pacific and throughly enjoyed both the venue and the play. The theatre is small but nicely laid out and I suspect that viewing is good from most seats. We were amazed at how they utilized such a small stage area to put on such an amazing production. The acting, singing and choreography were top... More 

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Sarasota, fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The Asolo theatre company in Sarasota, aside from receiving high praise from its' patrons, is acclaimed for set development and production by other venues in New York and San Francisco. The cast for South Pacific was fabulous, as were the crew and staff. A real treat, and a special treat in a relatively small city!!!

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We just discovered this marvelous theatre & are looking forward to going to all the future productions. South Pacific was awesome! We come from a large Midwest city so our expectations were guarded. We were happily surprised & found the caliber of the productions to be of the same quality as the big city ones. Yea!

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Venice, Florida
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

OK! This review is on the theatre not South Pacific. Firstly, it was our first time there and our initial impression is that it is SMALL. The acoustics are bad and the sound system needs modernizing...Parking is handy...Not enough rest rooms. Long lines at intermission. With all of the $ that gets pumped into this place, Sarasota people really support... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It's always a pleasure to attend an event at the Asolo Repertory Theatre - especially a show so well executed as "South Pacific." Several of the recent productions have used a rotating carousel on stage for set changes - making the plays even more fluid. This intimate and comfortable theatre features great sight lines as well - not a bad... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We just attended our first performance of the Asolo Rep. It was simply outstanding. Fine acting, great staging, excellent direction - a superb and totally engaging theatre experience. Over the years, we have found theatre outside of NY and London to be a bit chancy. There are fine companies outside these major centers, for sure, but you have to be... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My mother and I attended the production of South Pacific in November. The theater is lovely and cozy. We sat in the balcony, which only has 4 rows, and our view of the stage was outstanding. There is an elevator which goes to the mezzanine, so there were a few steps to get to the balcony, but it was easily... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

South Pacific is an excellent musical for the Asolo lighting and sound superb. Mix up with our tickets , they had sold our seats twice, however we were given a box for our party which gave a good view of the stage with only a small portion of the stage not visible

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This was our first trip to the Mertz Theater for Asolo Rep's production of South Pacific. It was truly worth the price of the ticket. We arrived early so that we could hear a little about the background of the times that are depicted in the play. Very much enjoyed this while we had a drink and looked around the... More 

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