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Asolo Repertory Theatre

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Address: 5555 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2141
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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.

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Intimate comfortable venue

We've attended theater music and ballet happily here. The theater is a jewel. Relatively small so everyone feels close to the stage with great viewing. Parking is convenient too

Reviewed November 2, 2016
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Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We've attended theater music and ballet happily here. The theater is a jewel. Relatively small so everyone feels close to the stage with great viewing. Parking is convenient too

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Reviewed July 29, 2016

ASOLO's productions are the very best. Several productions we have seen there are better than Broadway. WEST SIDE STORY, SHOW BOAT could not have been better.

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed July 29, 2016

This is a very special theater and part of the Ringling Collection. It is a historical theater that was created in Asolo, Italy brought to Sarasota and then restored. It is very ornate and beautiful and used for plays and different events. We have seen a one man play and the Chinese Acrobats in the past. It is an intimate... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed June 21, 2016

Do not pass up an opportunity to see a play or musical show at the lovely Asolo Theatre, a jewel on the vast Ringling property. We enjoyed recently a high-quality performance of the delightful musical "Hetty Feather" in this beautiful and comfortable theatre. The Asolo has a proud history of quality theatre, much of it appropriate for families. This is... More 

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Venice, Florida
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Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I attended a matinee performance of "Josephine", a Broadway bound musical that was spectacular! The cast, music, staging, lighting, and I am sure many other ingredients of which I am not aware were stupendous. The Asolo routinely presents performances that are outstanding. If you cannot get season tickets, call early for specific shows.

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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Saturday night we were honored to partake in a meaningful discussion after the play, with cast members Bianca LaVerne Jones and Lee Stark. Five outstanding performances in this riveting play caused the cozy Historic Asolo to reverberate with tension. The discussion with the actors brought the unsettled audience to a common understanding of the basic humanity necessary to respect each... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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Reviewed April 10, 2016

"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 ..." This from the welcome page of the 2015-16 booklet. So far we've seen All the Way and Ah, Wilderness. Looking forward to Guess who's coming to dinner and Josephine.... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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Reviewed April 1, 2016

We have seen many shows at Asolo and haven't been disappointed. The acting and staging are first rate. The actors and techs are professional so you can expect the best of every show. 'All the Way' was well done as usual. Tip - spend the extra money and get a seat in the middle of the mezzanine or on the... More 

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Reviewed March 27, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We see about 50-60 plays per year, mostly in NYC. I have to say that these sctors are as good as anyone on Broadway. The show, Ah Wilderness!, was pleasant and well performed. If in the area, check this theatre out.

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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

I saw Macbeth with my twin sister and it was incredible. The cast of student actors was professional quality. The stage was amazing and the performance was one of the best I've ever seen. If you are in the area and want to see a play or musical, please come to the Asolo and enjoy an amazing show!

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