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Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

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What Talent!

Friends and I saw Rockin’ Down Fairytale Lane yesterday and loved every moment of this upbeat, fun... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
robhow31
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Venice, Florida
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What a treat!

Fun, excitment, and great music! I have loved every performance by the Westcoast Black Theater... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Randee G
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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

We've recently seen two excellent shows at this small black-box theater where no one is more than 20 or so feet from the stage, whether in front or on the sides. The setting is intimate and absorbing; actors can't fake it when they're so close...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great performances..hope people support them to get a better venue!! I will continue to support them!!More

Thank genebrowne82
SharonSRQ, Public Relations Manager at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Gene, Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on WBTT - we are happy you have enjoyed our performances! We have been honored to receive generous support from the community for our theater renovations and will begin work on the theater building in...More

Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Friends and I saw Rockin’ Down Fairytale Lane yesterday and loved every moment of this upbeat, fun, energetic musical. Each performer is a talented singer and actor. Buy your ticket for an enjoyable, happy theater experience.

Thank robhow31
SharonSRQ, Public Relations Manager at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so happy that you enjoyed "Rockin' Down Fairytale Lane" - it was really such a fun show for us to present! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We look forward to seeing you again at WBTT!

Reviewed June 18, 2018

Fun, excitment, and great music! I have loved every performance by the Westcoast Black Theater Troupe. I have never been disappointed! The theater is small and intimate and sells out quickly.More

Thank Randee G
SharonSRQ, Public Relations Manager at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2018

Hello Randee, Wow - we are humbled! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts about WBTT with the TripAdvisor community. We could not do what we do without the support of our fabulous patrons and our generous community. We look...More

Reviewed June 13, 2018

The Mountain Top was a wonderful story. The actors did a great job. Even though we know how it ends there is an interesting twist to the show. All who get a chance to go to Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe need to go. There 60's...More

Thank kjk68
SharonSRQ, Public Relations Manager at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018

Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to share your feelings about our shows! We could not do what we do without the support of our patrons. We were thrilled with the audience response to "The Mountaintop." It is not an easy task...More

Reviewed May 25, 2018

I had the pleasure of attending Soul Man at this theater and it was wonderful. I look forward to seeing other shows at this venue. It is a small intimate theater space - so not a bad chair house. The cast of Soul Man was...More

Thank Martha M
SharonSRQ, Public Relations Manager at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2018

Dear Martha, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review of our latest show! We are thrilled that you had an enjoyable experience and agree that the cast of "Soul Man" was terrific. :) We are always pleased and honored when...More

Reviewed May 13, 2018

Black Theatre “Soul Man” Review…………. Once again, I had the joy of attending a performance at Westcoast Black Theatre. There is something so special that one feels before even entering the theatre itself. Maybe it is the rawness of an ungentrified neighborhood location or the...More

1  Thank RpxRpx
Reviewed March 19, 2018

We saw "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" at WBTT this March having booked tickets last fall. We went to a Saturday matinee, which made travelling over the bridge from Lido Key easier than it would have been in the evening. The performance was...More

Thank Kingston_Lou
SharonSRQ, Public Relations Manager at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2018

Hello Lou, We are so happy that you enjoyed the performance of "Lady Day" (and glad that the matinee worked better for you in terms of travel time). We were so fortunate to have an artist of Melba Moore's experience and talents for this production....More

Reviewed February 9, 2018

We caught ML King. You were IN the hotel room the night before he was shot. (I felt like I could have picked up the phone and answered it. It came back like it was yesterday!

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Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

This year we saw The Mountaintop, an imagined last evening in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. The acting was exceptionally good, the show was riveting for all its 90 minutes.

Thank cararro
SharonSRQ, Public Relations Manager at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2018

Hello - we are so happy you enjoyed the show. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your theater experience with WBTT!

Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

Count yourself blessed if you can get a ticket for The Westcoast Black Theatre Company! After having enjoyed two different productions of this company, we quickly became Season’s Members! And have renewed year after year! I’ve never seen a company with so much energy and...More

Thank kmormlo
SharonSRQ, Public Relations Manager at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, responded to this reviewResponded December 26, 2017

From all of us at WBTT, thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts on TripAdvisor. We are grateful for the support of this wonderful community, particularly our season subscribers such as yourself. We look forward to seeing you at the...More

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Allan C
August 9, 2016|
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Response from SharonSRQ | Property representative |
Hi Allan. That is the second-to-last showing of "How I Got Over: A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson." Show closes the 14th. There are only about 15 tickets left for the 13th - give our box office a call at (941) 366-1505 and our... More
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Gale S
March 2, 2016|
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Response from SharonSRQ | Property representative |
Hello Gale - At this time, we don't have any plans to revive the Marvin Gaye production. The show began as a Young Artist showcase for Sheldon Rhoden a few years back; it was so well-received we included it as a MainStage... More
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MARIE L
May 18, 2015|
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Hello Marie - Cotton Club Cabaret runs July 8 through August 9. Tickets are available for almost every show at this point. You can get tickets on the WBTT website (I can't post it here but you can search "Westcoast Black... More
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