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“Move Live on Tour”

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Ranked #41 of 143 things to do in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The City of Sarasota's landmark Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has been entertaining audiences with a variety of Broadway, orchestra, classical, music, dance, theater and comedy for more than 45 years.
Reviewed July 6, 2014

On June 15, 2014, my husband and I had tickets for the hugely popular Move Live on Tour show with Julianne and Derek Hough. It was an exciting dance show that we viewed with binoculars!! Our trouble is with the ticketing of the Van Wezel. We wrote the date down when they would BEGIN selling tickets. Called them that very morning and they were SOLD OUT except for two seats at the back row! How could that be?? They then told us that they had been selling tickets for 2 weeks!?! This was a shoddy procedure in our many years of buying tickets elsewhere!! Also, we found the ushers to be haughty and unpleasant!! We probably wont return to that venue.

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Reviewed May 10, 2014

We loved the Sarasota production of the Nutcracker. Many families were there with children and the staging and design by the Sarasota Ballet was fantastic. My daughter also went to the Van Wezel with her kindergarten class to see productions based on children's books and had a great time. As with many performing arts halls, the only negative comment is about the waiting time and congestion for the ladies' room during the intermission. Sometimes it's difficult to return to your seat in time for the second half of the show.

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

Beautiful purple Frank Lloyd Wright designed theater seating 1800 people. Acoustics not perfect however. They offer some good shows, bringing Broadway to Sarasota. Setting is gorgeous on the Bay. Beautiful place

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Reviewed April 27, 2014

On April 23, 2014 my wife and I went to a performance of Shen Yun. We bought the tickets two months prior to the show and was not told that the seats had an obstructed view of the stage. So, we missed viewing about 20 percent of the production. At intermission, my wife spoke to the box office manager to complain about the seating. He was curt and abrupt. The ushers were more interested in finding a seat for themselves than caring about the paying customers.

2  Thank Matthew M
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Reviewed April 7, 2014

We are season ticket holders and buy a number of other tickets throughout the season!!

You can't beat the pricing or quality of performances!! We go to Tampa to see the first runs of the National Tours. - but love the variety that arrives each year in Sarasota!!

Ushers can be a little over the top - but they are trying to be helpful. Mattison's provides a delightful buffet for those who would like dinner on the premises!!

We are lucky to have this venue in Sarasota!!

2  Thank Dr Tim T
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