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JANUARY2013 MONDAY

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Mixed Nuts Mondays, 8 p.m. 8th Annual On Pointe Luncheon Monday Night Movies: Wings of a Dove, 7 p.m.

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Mixed Nuts Mondays, 7 p.m. Monday Night Movies: Death in Venice, 7 p.m.

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Mixed Nuts Mondays, 8 p.m. Spoken and Sung – Of Mice and Men Education Event, 5 p.m. Monday Night Movies: Don’t Look Now, 7 p.m.

Ringling Museum

Sarasota Orchestra

Sarasota Ballet

WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

The Best of Enemies, 5 and 8 p.m. Let’s Twist Again: with the Wanderers, 6 p.m. Smokey Joe’s Café, 8 p.m.

Mixed Nuts Mondays, 8 p.m. Monday Night Movies: Dangerous Beauty, 7 p.m.

Sarasota Opera

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Let’s Twist Again: with the Wanderers, 6 p.m. Urban Cowboys, 6 p.m. Smokey Joe’s Café, 8 p.m. The Best of Enemies, 8 p.m.

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Let’s Twist Again: with the Wanderers, 6 p.m. The Best of Enemies, 8 p.m. Urban Cowboys, 6 p.m.

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You Can’t Take It With You, 7:30 p.m. Urban Cowboys, 6 p.m. The Best of Enemies, 8 p.m.

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The Heidi Chronicles, 7:30 p.m. Urban Cowboys, 6 p.m.

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You Can’t Take It With You, 8 p.m. (preview) Let’s Twist Again: with the Wanderers, 7:30 p.m. Urban Cowboys, 7:30 p.m. Smokey Joe’s Café, 8 p.m. The Best of Enemies, 8 p.m.

Glengarry Glen Ross, 8 p.m. (preview) Let’s Twist Again: with the Wanderers, 7:30 p.m. Urban Cowboys, 7:30 p.m. Smokey Joe’s Café, 8 p.m. The Best of Enemies, 8 p.m.

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Let’s Twist Again: with the Wanderers, 7:30 p.m. Urban Cowboys, 7:30 p.m. The Best of Enemies, 8 p.m. Collecting Recollections: Oral History with Kenneth Feld, 10:30 a.m. (opening)

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The Heidi Chronicles, 2 p.m. Glengarry Glen Ross, 8 p.m. Urban Cowboys, 7:30 p.m. The Best of Enemies, 8 p.m. Celebrate!, 5:30 p.m.

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Glengarry Glen Ross, 2 p.m. You Can’t Take It With You, 8 p.m. Urban Cowboys, 7:30 p.m.

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You Can’t Take It With You, 8 p.m. (preview) Urban Cowboys, 7:30 p.m. Smokey Joe’s Café, 8 p.m. The Best of Enemies, 8 p.m.

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Glengarry Glen Ross, 8 p.m. (preview) Let’s Twist Again: with the Wanderers, 7:30 p.m. Urban Cowboys, 7:30 p.m. Smokey Joe’s Café, 8 p.m. The Best of Enemies, 8 p.m.

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The Heidi Chronicles, 8 p.m. (preview) The Best of Enemies, 8 p.m. Let’s Twist Again: with the Wanderers, 7:30 p.m. Urban Cowboys, 7:30 p.m.

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Glengarry Glen Ross, 2 p.m. The Heidi Chronicles, 8 p.m. Urban Cowboys, 7:30 p.m. The Best of Enemies, 8 p.m. Celebrate!, 7:30 p.m. Ringling by the Bay – The Boneshakers, 5 p.m. Word Becomes Flesh – New Stages: Narrative in Motion, 7:30 p.m.

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You Can’t Take It With You, 8 p.m. (opening) Let’s Twist Again: with the Wanderers, 6 and 9 p.m. Urban Cowboys, 7:30 p.m. Smokey Joe’s Café, 8 p.m. The Best of Enemies, 8 p.m. America and Beyond, 7:30 p.m.

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Glengarry Glen Ross, 8 p.m. (opening) Let’s Twist Again:with the Wanderers, 6 and 9 p.m. Urban Cowboys, 6 and 9 p.m. Smokey Joe’s Café, 8 p.m. The Best of Enemies, 8 p.m. The Emperor, 8 p.m.

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You Can’t Take It With You, 8 p.m. The Best of Enemies, 5 and 8 p.m. Let’s Twist Again: with the Wanderers, 6 and 9 p.m. Urban Cowboys, 6 and 9 p.m. Smokey Joe’s Café, 8 p.m.

SUNDAY 5

You Can’t Take It 12 With You, 8 p.m. Smokey Joe’s Café, 2 and 8 p.m. The Best of Enemies, 5 and 8 p.m. Let’s Twist Again: with the Wanderers, 6 and 9 p.m. Urban Cowboys, 6 & 9 p.m. The Emperor, 8 p.m. A Celebration of Susan T. Danis, 5 p.m.

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The Heidi Chronicles, 8 p.m. (preview) The Best of Enemies, 8 p.m. Let’s Twist Again: with the Wanderers, 6 and 9 p.m. Urban Cowboys, 6 and 9 p.m. Bravo Broadway, 8 p.m.

The Heidi Chronicles, 8 p.m. (opening) The Best of Enemies, 5 and 8 p.m. Let’s Twist Again: with the Wanderers, 6 and 9 p.m. Urban Cowboys, 6 & 9 p.m. Bravo Broadway, 8 p.m. The Greatest Show on Earth, a mural, 10 a.m. (opening)

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You Can’t Take It 26 With You, 2 p.m. Glengarry Glen Ross, 8 p.m. The Best of Enemies, 5 and 8 p.m. Urban Cowboys, 6 and 9 p.m. Celebrate!, 8 p.m. Word Becomes Flesh – New Stages: Narrative in Motion, 7:30 p.m.

Glengarry Glen Ross, 8 p.m. The Best of Enemies, 5 and 8 p.m. Urban Cowboys, 6 and 9 p.m. Celebrate!, 5:30 p.m. Word Becomes Flesh – New Stages: Narrative in Motion, 7:30 p.m.

Asolo Rep

Let’s Twist Again: with the Wanderers, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Urban Cowboys, 2 and 7:30 p.m. The Best of Enemies, 3 p.m. Smokey Joe’s Café, 3 and 8 p.m.

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Let’s Twist Again: with the Wanderers, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Urban Cowboys, 2 and 7:30 p.m. The Best of Enemies, 3 and 8 p.m. The Emperor, 2:30 p.m.

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Glengarry Glen Ross, 2 p.m. The Best of Enemies, 3 and 8 p.m. Let’s Twist Again: with the Wanderers, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Urban Cowboys, 2 and 7:30 p.m.

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You Can’t Take It With You, 2 p.m. Urban Cowboys, 2 and 7:30 p.m. The Best of Enemies, 3 p.m.

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The Heidi Chronicles, 2 p.m. Glengarry Glen Ross, 8 p.m. Urban Cowboys, 7:30 p.m.

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Asolo Repertory Theatre You Can’t Take It With You Jan. 4 through April 20 Mertz Theatre By Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman Directed by Peter Amster Meet the zany inhabitants of the Sycamore household — a joyous madhouse populated by lovable eccentrics, artists and anarchists. Enter granddaughter Alice … she’s in love with the son of a wealthy Wall Street banker. When the two families meet, mad-cap mayhem ensues, as values and philosophies collide. This 1937 Pulitzer Prize-winner debuted to instant acclaim during the Great Depression, and it was clear that Kaufman and Hart had come up with the perfect remedy for the nation’s troubles: laughter and optimism. It’s no surprise that in the 21st century it’s still one of the funniest and most endearing plays around. Tickets start at $26.

The Heidi Chronicles Jan. 19 through March 17 Mertz Theatre By Wendy Wasserstein Directed by Laura Kepley If you were a woman finding your way in the world between 1960 and 1980, this play is all about you. If you are a child of one of these women, this play is about both of you. After surviving three decades of juggling her career and personal life, baby boomer art-historian Heidi Holland looks back at her quest to “have it all,” to see what she’s actually got. Wasserstein’s witty and touching play still mirrors our emotional trials as we ask the big question: What is happiness, and how will we achieve it? Tickets start at $26.

do anything to close the deal. Who will win? Who will lose? With rapid-fire dialogue and well-crafted humor, this Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy/drama tackles one of the most elusive topics in all of American literature: the pursuit of the American dream. One of the most influential plays of the 20th century, this play shows Mamet at the height of his artistic powers. Contains strong language. (There will be a free pre-show discussion on “The American Style: Exploring Mamet’s Language” one half-hour before each performance.) Tickets start at $26.

FLORIDA STUDIO THEATRE Subscribe now! Mainstage: four shows for as little as $39. Cabaret: three shows for as little as $29. Make your reservations now for pre-mainstage show dining, at The Green Room — FST’s new café and bar — also open to the public for post-show cocktails and light bites! Contact the FST box office at 366-9000 or online at FloridaStudioTheatre.org.

Mixed Nuts Mondays Monday evenings Jan. 7 through Jan. 28 Enjoy a different show each Monday evening in the Goldstein Cabaret. Performances range from FST’s Senior Improv Troupe to spoken-word poetry. Call the box office or check the website for specific information about each performance. Tickets: ONLY $5.

The Best of Enemies Jan 1. through Jan. 27 Gompertz Theatre Written by Mark St. Germain Directed by Richard Hopkins Inspired by a true story. In 1971, a high-ranking member of the Ku Klux Klan is pitted against an African-American civil rights activist about the desegregation of schools. This drama exposes the poison of prejudice and explores how two polarized individuals can overcome their differences. “Powerful … explosive.” — Times Union

Let’s Twist Again: with the Wanderers Glengarry Glen Ross Jan. 11 through Feb. 28 Mertz Theatre By David Mamet Directed by Carl Forsman Cutthroat Chicago real-estate agents are in the midst of a high-stakes sales competition and will

Jan. 1 through Jan. 20 Goldstein Cabaret Developed by Richard Hopkins and Jim Prosser, with additional assistance from Rebecca Hopkins Directed by Richard Hopkins The 1950s: bobby socks, hula-hoops and streetcorner quartets. From an innocent era came

Smokey Joe’s Café

Photo by Maria Lyle

Jan 1. through Jan 12 Keating Theatre Music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller Directed by Kevyn Morrow A celebration of the music of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, this musical revue brings together all the hits that helped change the face of the American music scene. Featuring songs such as: “Kansas City,” “On Broadway,” “Jailhouse Rock” and “Stand By Me,” along with stellar dance numbers and hilarious routines. “ … A treat of the highest order to the eyes and ears.” — SCENE Magazine stunning harmonies by young guys in matching jackets. These crooners started on the street and serenaded a generation through the ’50s and ’60s on boardwalks and rooftops. Featuring songs such as, “Barbara Ann,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rockin’ Robin” and “Do You Believe in Magic.” “Rhythmic harmonies that make you want to sing along … ” — Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Urban Cowboys Jan. 2 through Jan. 31 John C. Court Cabaret Developed by Richard Hopkins and Rebecca Hopkins Directed by Russ Treyz The Wild West meets the city. In the ’60s and ’70s a new sound emerged on the airwaves — urban cowboy. Led by legendary artists such as Mickey Gilley, George Strait, Reba McEntire and Kenny Rogers, the music forever changed the Nashville sound. This boot-tapping revue features songs such as “Queen of Hearts,” “The Gambler,” “Looking for Love” and “Is There Life Out There.” “True country music is … real life.” — Garth Brooks


SARASOTA BALLET 8th annual On Pointe Luncheon Monday, Jan. 14 Van Wezel Grand Foyer Sarasota Ballet’s Dance — The Next Generation Catered by Paul Mattison, this luncheon highlights and bring awareness to The Sarasota Ballet’s at-risk program, Dance -— The Next Generation. For information, please contact the Events Line at 359-0099, Ext. 110. Cost is free.

Wm. Woodward, The Greatest Show on Earth (detail), 1990, Gift of Kenneth Feld, 2012

Ringling Museum of Art The Greatest Show on Earth, a mural by William Woodward Opens to the public 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 Tibbals Learning Center, Ringling Museum of Art Join us during Circus Celebration for the opening of the mural, The Greatest Show on Earth, by William Woodward. The mural was donated to the Ringling Museum by Kenneth Feld, the Chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment. The mural, stretching 42 feet wide by 22 feet high, was commissioned by Feld, in 1989, to be the centerpiece of the company’s corporate headquarters in Vienna, Va. General admission applies.

Ringling by the Bay — The Boneshakers 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 Bolger Campiello at the Ca’ d’Zan Ringling by the Bay, free with Art After 5 discounted admission and free for museum members, is a great way to enjoy live music and watch sunset on the beautiful grounds at the Ringling. Cash bar and food is provided by Treviso and limited seating is available. Tickets: $10/adults; $5/children; free to members

Bolger Campiello, Ca’ d’Zan

Ashton, Carter & Tuckett

Dahlak Brathwaite, Michael Turner, Daveed Diggs and Khalil Anthony in Word Becomes Flesh. Photo by Jati Lindsay/Hip-Hop Theater Festival

Word Becomes Flesh — New Stages: Narrative in Motion 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24 through Jan. 26 Historic Asolo Theater Mark Bamuthi Joseph creates performance narratives by integrating poetry, contemporary movement and live music in a new theatrical form based on hip-hop aesthetics. Presented as a series of letters to an unborn son, Word Becomes Flesh documents nine months of pregnancy from a young father’s perspective. It is a passionate plea for social responsibility and understanding that lyrically and choreographically examines the experience of fatherhood in America’s black community. This performance is part of the complete series “New Stages: Narrative in Motion” and is made possible by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. Enjoy a free ticket to ViewPoint: The Interplay Between Music and Dance and FSU Dance Theater when you purchase tickets to all four “New Stages: Narrative in Motion” programs. More information can be found online at www.ringling.org. Tickets: $15 to $25.

Feb. 1 through Feb. 3 FSU Center for the Performing Arts Sir Frederick Ashton’s Birthday Offering, Jamie Carter’s Five Duets and a world premiere by Will Tuckett Everything about Birthday Offering pays homage to the Russian Imperial Ballet. It was created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the company about to receive a Royal Charter and change its name from The Sadler’s Wells Ballet to The Royal Ballet. Intended as a tribute to the company’s formidable founder, Dame Ninette de Valois, the ballet is a showpiece, essentially a series of virtuoso displays in the classical tradition — solos, duets and ensemble dances, celebrating the dancers’ different qualities. Five Duets can be explained through the words of Pope John Paul II — “The longing and yearning for God is inscribed into our very bodies: our sexuality is this longing and yearning, obscurely so often, for God.” Will Tuckett is an award-winning choreographer, dancer and director of theater, opera and film. After the success of the 2010 Sarasota premiere of Spielende Kinder, Director Iain Webb is proud to bring Tuckett back to set a world premiere production on the company. Tickets start at $30.


Sarasota Opera The 2013 winter season, which runs Feb. 9 through March 24 will include Puccini’s last opera Turandot, Bizet’s popular opera The Pearl Fishers, Verdi’s first comedy A King for a Day, and Carlisle Floyd’s Of Mice and Men, based on the novel and play by John Steinbeck. Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale now at www. sarasotaopera. org or by calling 941-328-1300.

Sarasota Orchestra America and Beyond 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4 Holley Hall Conductor: Dirk Meyer This concert of melodic and highly accessible contemporary classical works begins with American composer William Bolcom’s buoyant look back at the courtly dances from old Europe. Then Charles Ives takes us on a musical triptik of New England. His Three Places in New England paints a picture of American ideals, lifestyle and patriotism at the turn of the century. You’ll never think of “new music” the same way after experiencing these classical works. Tickets start at $15.

A Celebration of Susan T. Danis 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12 Sarasota Opera House Please join Sarasota Opera for a reception to honor Susan T. Danis for her many years of accomplishment and leadership as executive director of Sarasota Opera. A reception will be followed by a presentation in the theater, complete with a performance by Sarasota Opera and Sarasota Youth Opera Artists. Tickets are $30.

Spoken and Sung — Of Mice and Men Education Event 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28 Sarasota Opera House Third-year actors from the Asolo Conservatory will present sections from John Steinbeck’s play, which will be followed by Sarasota Opera Studio Artists performing the corresponding scenes from Carlisle Floyd’s opera. This educational event is designed to explore the connection between Steinbeck’s famous work and this iconic American opera. Tickets are $5.

Other Of Mice and Men Education Events:

Of Mice and Men (1992) Starring John Malkovich and Gary Sinise 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18 Of Mice and Men (1939) Lewis Milestone, Director; Musical Score by Aaron Copland 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 Meet the Artists of Of Mice and Men 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 A Conversation with composer Carlisle Floyd 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9

stages. Performing with the Sarasota Orchestra, these exceptional vocalists belt out favorites from musicals such as Cats, Hairspray, West Side Story, Chicago, Mamma Mia, My Fair Lady, Crazy for You, Cabaret, Phantom of the Opera and more! Tickets start at $32.

Celebrate!

5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 Holley Hall Conductor: Dirk Meyer Revel in music from all the best parties. Our Mardi Gras-medley invites Bill Bailey to come home before the saints march in. Fiesta Latina reminds us of Rio Carnival, and Brahms’ Academic Festival brings back memories of college. Tickets start at $26.

WHERE TO BUY TICKETS: ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE Sarasota Orchestra guest conductor Anu Tali

The Emperor

8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Guest conductor: Anu Tali Soloist: Joyce Yang, piano Beethoven’s Emperor concerto was hailed at its Leipzig premiere as “one of the most original, imaginative ... but also one of the most difficult of all concertos.” Pianist Joyce Yang, critically acclaimed as “the most gifted young pianist of her generation” with a “million-volt stage presence,” is an ideal interpreter of this mighty concerto. Prokofiev’s lavish masterpiece, the famous Romeo and Juliet, is a testament of orchestral power. Conducting this exhilarating concert is Anu Tali, returning for an encore of her 2011 concert that lit up Sarasota. The Herald-Tribune review of her Sarasota Orchestra performance raved that it was “nothing short of stunning, bringing the audience in the sold-out [hall] to their feet repeatedly.” Tickets start at $30.

5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota Call 941-351-8000 or 800-361-8388 AsoloRep.org

FLORIDA STUDIO THEATRE 1241 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota Call 941-366-9000 FloridaStudioTheatre.org

RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART

5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota Call 941-359-5700 Advanced ticketing: 941-358-3180 Ringling.org

SARASOTA BALLET

5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota Box Office: 941-359-0099, Ext. 101 SarasotaBallet.org

SARASOTA OPERA

61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota Box Office: 941-328-1300 SarasotaOpera.org

SARASOTA ORCHESTRA

709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota Box Office: 941-953--3434 (Holley Hall) Check box office or website for performance venues. SarasotaOrchestra.org

Bravo Broadway

8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Conductor: Andrew Lane Bravo Broadway is an exciting evening of music performed by three stars direct from New York

ON THE COVER: Kate Honea, Victoria Hulland and Danielle Brown in Sir Frederick Ashton’s Birthday Offering.


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