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Recognized as one of the premier professional theatres in America and one of the largest in the southeastern United States, Asolo Rep proudly celebrates its 55th season this year. Asolo Rep presents world-class theatre designed and performed by some of the best theatre artists in the country. One of the few select theatres in the nation that produces performances in true rotating repertory, Asolo Rep’s highly-skilled acting company and extensive craftsmanship bring to life this unique performance method that often gives audiences the opportunity to see multiple productions in the span of a few days. Asolo Rep’s strong ties to its family of artists extend to Tony Award-winning directors, designers and actors from the theatre enclaves of New York, Chicago and London. Asolo Rep builds its own sets in its state-of-the-art Robert and Beverly Koski Production Center, a 45,000 square-foot facility that is the largest of its kind in the Southeastern United States. Asolo Rep’s scenic artists bring decades of hands-on expertise to shows not only produced in-house but for Broadway, the Sarasota Ballet, Sarasota Opera and regional theatres across the nation. Through its ambitious theatrical offerings and groundbreaking education and audience development programming, Asolo Rep is committed to expanding its reach into our community, furthering its collaboration with the best theatre artists working in the industry today and cultivating new artists of the American theatre through its affiliation with the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training.

Amenities:
  • Amenities:
  • Bus Parking, Concessions, Food/Beverage Service
  • Average Visit Time:
  • 1 - 2 hours, 2 - 3 hours,
  • Contact Information:
  • Group Sales Email group_sales@asolo.org, Group Sales Phone Number 941-351-9010 ext.4813,

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JOSEPHINE

Now - May 28, 2016
World Premiere Josephine April 27-May 29 Book by Ellen Weston and Mark Hampton Music by Stephen Dorff Lyrics by John Bettis Based on a story by Kenneth Waissman Directed and choreographed by Joey McKneely “The most sensational woman anybody ever saw. Or ever will.” – Ernest Hemingway Romance, intrigue and plenty of excitement fill the stage when Asolo Rep presents the world-premiere of Josephine, the original new musical bound for Broadway following its Sarasota run. The entrancing Josephine Baker was beautiful, ambitious, and the toast of Europe at the height of her fame in the 1920s-30s. Born into poverty in St. Louis, she rose to become ...Read More>> n icon of the Jazz Age, captivating Paris audiences as a dancer, singer, actress and the twentieth-century’s first international black female sex symbol. Directed and choreographed by Tony nominated Joey McKneely and starring Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling recording artist Deborah Cox, this dazzling new musical revolves around Baker’s stint as the star of the Folies-Bergere in Paris from 1939-45, her scandalous affair with Swedish Crown Prince Gustav IV, and her service in the French Resistance during World War II. Read Less
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asolo@asolo.org

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HETTY FEATHER

June 01, 2016 - June 25, 2016
AMERICAN PREMIERE HETTY FEATHER Asolo Repertory Theatre June 2-26 Preview June 1 Based on the book by Jacqueline Wilson Adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves Directed by Sally Cookson Charles Dickens meets Orphan Annie meets the Circus in this smashing new play that has taken the U.K. by storm. Based on Jacqueline Wilson’s best-selling novel, Hetty Feather is a feisty young 19th century redhead with an indomitable imagination and a zest for adventure. Left at the not-so-tender mercies of the Foundling Hospital as a baby, Hetty’s quest to find her true home takes her from the English countryside to the traveling circus to the mean streets of ...Read More>> ondon, all by way of thrilling aerial and circus feats, live music and spectacular story-telling. A true celebration of the random nature of life, this is a must-see theatrical adventure for all ages. Read Less
http://asolorep.org/

asolo@asolo.org

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