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Charles Shoemaker saw “Cats” on a Disney Cruise, and ever since, it has been his dream play. For now, he’s a mouse.

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on’t be fooled by the looks of Charles Shoemaker. He might resemble a cute blond 9-year-old boy, but when he steps onstage, he’s a rodent. Shoemaker plays the title

character in Venice Theatre’s production of “Stuart Little,” and Director and Scenic Designer Tim Wisgerhof says he couldn’t think of anyone who could fit the role more perfectly. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

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“Just look at him, he’s adorable,” Wisgerhof says with a laugh. “I admire Charles for what he’s able to cram into his head. He’s in every scene except for two.” VARYING BACKGROUNDS

Shoemaker got his start at the age of 5 performing original one-man shows (he even did his own set design by creatively arranging boxes, his go-to set pieces) for his parents, five siblings and two dogs. Most recently, Venice Theatre audiences saw Shoemaker this winter as Randy in “A Christmas Story, the Musical,” and as Tiny Tim for the past two years in the theater’s production of “A Christmas Carol.” Now, eight shows into his commuIF YOU GO nity theater career, the young actor is ‘STUART LITTLE’ hooked. He says he When: Through Sunday, May 20 loves the exciteWhere: Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave. ment of walking Tickets: $22; College students $14; into the costume $12 students through 12th grade closet to discover Info: Call 488-1115. what he’ll be wearing and what props

he’ll get to use. He’s particularly pumped about Stuart’s large pencil. Shoemaker wants to act professionally when he grows up. Or be a stage manager. He’s not quite sure yet, but he has some time to figure it out (Wisgerhof suggests starting his own theater company so he can do it all). Stuart’s mother in the musical is played by Yolanda Benoit, who, on the flip side, has no experience in theater whatsoever. Her friend was auditioning and persuaded her to give it a try just 30 minutes before the auditions began, she says. “I had nothing prepared, I just went in and did what I had to do,” says Benoit. “I never thought I would be Mrs. Little, but it was a happy surprise.” She auditioned with her 14-year-old daughter, Sabrina, who is playing one of the mice and singing several numbers. She says the fact that they both ended up in the show was pure serendipity, and it’s been a great bonding experience for them. Benoit started rehearsals with only a brief stint in high school choir for background knowledge of how to present herself onstage. But with cast members like Shoemaker and a director like Wisgerhof to help her through, she says it’s only been a positive experience. “I’ve been really impressed by all the professionalism that is supporting us,” she says. “It’s

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“Stuart Little” is the musical adaptation of E.B. White’s classic tale about a small mouse living in the Big Apple. Born into a human family, Stuart is set on

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Wisgerhof also loves “Stuart Little” because it presents him with a fun challenge not only as a director, but as a set designer who has to make a 9-year-old appear to be the size of a mouse. “It’s all about playing with scale onstage and figuring out how to do that without graphics and computer screens,” he says. “The set has a lot of levels, so he’s always lower than everyone else.” This aspect of the show’s visuals is important not only for the sake of being realistic but to make an important point, he adds. It explores the notion of literally and figuratively talking down to others, and how ordinary people — regardless of their size — can become extraordinary. And when his young cast understands the reasoning behind this blocking, it’s thrilling. “There was a moment when we were doing a scene in a classroom and we had Charles go up and

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everyone else came down, and Charles said ‘Oh that’s because Stuart feels bigger’, and that gave me goosebumps.” TEAMWORK IS KEY

Shoemaker calls this his first “true” leading role, but for him, it’s not just about being the star of the show. He loves to perform, but he says one of the best parts of being in the show is all the friends he’s made in the cast of 20, which includes performers from Bradenton all the way to North Port. “It’s neat to see them become friends,” Wisgerhof says. “You see them blossom in their own roles and work together for a common goal.” Benoit says playing Mrs. Little comes somewhat naturally because she’s also a mother offstage, but her inaugural acting experience was also made easier working with a “gem” like Shoemaker and a team who always has her back. “I feel so supported, and I feel like they really drive us to do our best work,” she says. “I’m so pleased with this experience, I’d like to do this again.” Wisgerhof says this show is unique in that it affords every child — which is nearly the whole cast, because everyone but the three adults are between the ages of 9 and 15 — a moment to shine. Their collective goal as a cast is to get several messages across, but for Benoit, it’s all about inspiring audiences to believe in themselves and follow their own moral compass. “If they walk away with a sense that they can do anything they put their mind to, we’ve accomplished what we need to accomplish,” she says.

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In many ways, Andy Warhol had a child-like vision of the world. Bring the whole family and channel his love of bright colors and his pop art style for this morning of creative fun. Kids can make their own Warhol-inspired art with tempera paint, crayons, colored pencils, markers, color paper and more. SARASOTA’S MONTHLY FOOD TRUCK RALLY 5 p.m. at JDub’s Brewing Co. & Tap Room, 1215 Mango Ave. Free admission Call 955-2739. Join the food truck craze and head to this monthly event for grub from several local mobile vendors and live music. HEAVEN VS. HELL MASQUERADE 6 p.m. at Kellys Live at Sarasota Sky Bar, 1927 Ringling Blvd. $10 Call 726-9243.

THURSDAY PINTS FOR PETE 2018 5 p.m. at Big Top Brewing Co., 6111 Porter Way, Unit B Free admission Call 371-2939. Every May, people around the U.S. come together to support the work of Pete Frates, the creator of the ice bucket challenge supporting ALS research. This local version of the national event will feature a 50-50 raffle, silent auction, inflatable speed pitch and a corn hole tournament. Enjoy two special Big Top brews, $1 from which will support Frates’ fight for a cure. SKY STAHLMANN RETURNS TO THE RESERVE 7 p.m. at The Reserve, 1322 N. Tamiami Trail Free admission Call 702-5859. The (former) singing barista at The Reserve is back in town after another semester at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, and she’s ready to show off what she’s learned. Stahlmann is working on her first EP in a style she likes to call “Popera” — a mix of the genres that influence her.

THAI RIVERA 7 p.m. at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre, 1923 Ringling Blvd. $18 to $21 Call 925-3869. Thai Rivera isn’t afraid to make his audiences uncomfortable, so prepare yourself. His politically incorrect sense of humor will dominate this standup show, so check your sensitivity at the door and enjoy some laughs from the guy you might recognize from the Jo Koy Comedy Tour or Comedy Central’s “Live At Gotham.”

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‘FOOTLOOSE’ 7 p.m. at The Players Centre for Performing Arts, 838 N. Tamiami Trail $25 Call 377-2278. This beloved musical follows Ren McCormack, a teen from Chicago who moves to the strict Midwestern town of Bomont with his mom after his father leaves them. Join Sarasota Academy of the Arts as they tell the story of Ren fighting for two things he loves: dancing and rock ‘n’ roll.

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MAY ART WALK 5 p.m. at Towles Court Artist Colony, 1938 Adams Lane Free Call 266-7318. Every third Friday, enjoy a stroll through the Towles Court Artist Colony for food, various types of art and live music by Latin Rendezvous.

‘RAGTIME’                                   Asolo Repertory Theatre 2 and 8 p.m. at FSU Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail $13 to $67 Call 351-8000. This Tony Award-winning musical follows the ups and downs of a white, upper-middle class family, an African-American musician and his girlfriend and a Jewish immigrant and his daughter in the era when ragtime music was the soundtrack to everyday life. Runs through May 27. ANDY’S ART FACTORY 10 a.m. at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 S. Palm Ave. Free with $25; $15 ages 4-17 admission to the gardens Call 366-5731.

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Slip into your most daring costume and party for a cause. This live music dance party featuring local bands offers guests the chance to bring a nonperishable food item or hygiene product for the nonprofit Streets of Paradise. Streets of Paradise is an arts and outreach initiative that raises awareness for local homelessness through photography and also provides free access to basic necessities for the homeless.

NIK’S PICK SCD IN STUDIO SERIES: ‘COMING TO MYSELF’ This onewoman show, which doubles as a 45-minute journey of self-discovery, will kick off Sarasota Contemporary Dance’s new In Studio Series. Choreographer, writer and dancer Elizabeth Weil Bergmann won the Rasa Award at SaraSola Festival 2018 with this piece, which combines poetry and movement to tell her story of heartaches, triumphs and everything in between. IF YOU GO When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: SCD Home Studio, 1400 Boulevard of the Arts, Suite 300 Tickets: $20 Info: Call 351-3233. — NIKI KOTTMANN

FLEETWOOD MAX 8 p.m. at Stone Hall, Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton $22 to $32 Call 748-5875. No, we didn’t spell the name of your favorite rock band incorrectly. This is a performance by a Fleetwood Mac tribute band that pridefully calls itself an authentic recreation of the music and music of the original group. Enjoy a night of classics from the 1977 Rumours album to current hits.

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DRAG QUEEN BINGO BONANZA 8 p.m. at McCurdys Comedy Theatre, 1923 Ringling Blvd. $20 Call 925-3869. LDG Productions presents Sarasota’s beloved queen, Beneva Fruitville, in the naughtiest game of bingo in town. Enjoy performances by special quests and plenty of surprises — you’re in for a wild night.

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PEACE AND LOVE HOOTENANNY 7 p.m. at Sarasota Sailing Squadron, 1717 Ken Thompson Parkway Free, but suggested donation of $10 Call 377-9256. Pete’s Gang is a group of musicians who knew, sang and worked with legendary folk singer Pete Seeger. Help this longtime legend’s memory live on and enjoy an evening of folk with Fifi, Robert Killian and Jim Glover.

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Big Break Sarasota author Sally Fernandez lands movie option for her latest book, ‘The Beekeeper’s Secret.’ SHELLIE TERRY CONTRIBUTOR

Sally Fernandez’s ride into the life of a published novelist has been almost as thrilling as the stories she creates. In less than 10 years, she has published six books with Dunham Books, and is now courting a three-part movie option. “I really have to pinch myself,” she says with a laugh. It’s the morning of the book signing event for her latest offering, “The Beekeeper’s Secret,” the second in her series following former CIA agent Max Ford, whom Fernandez describes as smartmouthed, rough and sarcastic. It was Fernandez’s storytelling and political intrigue that hooked publisher David Dunham six years ago when he published her first book, “Brotherhood Beyond the Yard,” just four months after Fernandez self-published it. The book was born out of political frustration in 2009 when Sally’s husband and later editor, Joe, implored: “Instead of ranting,

put it on paper.” To her surprise, Fernandez, who had previously only written technical guides and business plans, finished her rant with an 88,000-word novel. “Sally is an ardent and almost tireless researcher,” Dunham says. “The thing I love about her is that she can take historical events and weave storylines and build a plot. With her fifth book, ‘Climatized,’ she took that and turned it into a murder mystery.” The story follows central character Max Ford as she delves into the mysterious deaths of a senator and several climate scientists. Through the course of the book, Fernandez pits opposing views on the human impact on climate change that could reveal what would be “an inconvenient truth’ for a certain former vice president,” Fernandez quips, hinting at her real-world inspiration. Although her personal beliefs may lean one way, Fernandez says she tries to exhaustively present both sides of any argument in her political-leaning books. “The characters hash it, and I let the readers decide for themselves what they believe,” she says. It was the feisty Ford character who caught the attention of Los Angeles-based writerproducer team Noam Dromi and Evan Greene, who are working to adapt the book into film along with Legion of Creatives CEO Jay Williams and producer John

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Gado. It’s the first of the threepart series. “The world has no idea what they’re in store for with Max Ford,” Dromi says. “She’s a smart woman who believes in the rule of law, but also understands that there are forces greater than what we’re aware of that are pulling the strings behind the scenes, and she’s our last great hope, and let’s hope she comes through because we need her now more than ever.” Fernandez says she could picture “Madam Secretary” actress Téa Leoni or “The Blacklist”actress Megan Boone taking on the role of Max Ford. Dromi is no stranger to movie making in Southwest Florida. He co-wrote Warner Bros. Alcon

Entertainment’s 2011 “Dolphin Tale,” starring Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Morgan Freemen, and set in Clearwater. The team working on “Climatized” hopes to film at least a portion of the film in Sarasota, where Fernandez was inspired to set some of her scenes. With all the movie-related action to come, the Fernandezes, who had previously split their time between Florence, Italy, and Sarasota, have decided to plant roots here permanently. “When I first moved to Sarasota, I realized that it’s the culture capital of Florida,” Fernandez says. “At that time, I never thought that I’d be part of the culture here.”

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Sarah Bierstock’s “Honor Killing” is a crime story. It explores a reporter’s struggle to expose the perpetrators and enablers of an ugly mob killing — and the hall of mirrors she enters in pursuit of the truth. The reporter is Allisyn Davis (Rachel Moulton), a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. The titular crime is a brutal honor killing in contemporary Pakistan. Allisyn flies into that country to get the facts and doesn’t make it past the airport. (She’s been blacklisted — in midair — because of her recent editorial

on Sharia law and other writings.) Allisyn takes a return flight to Dubai and books a hotel room. She reluctantly contacts Ben Adams (Michael Sweeney Hammond), her colleague and old flame. Ben agrees to go to Pakistan to be Allisyn’s eyes and ears. And that’s when she enters the mirror maze. Although Allisyn is physically stuck at the Dubai Marriott, she can run the story by remote control, thanks to 21st century technology. Smartphones and Skype open virtual windows to Ben and other human assets in Pakistan. They feed Allisyn bits of information. She pieces it all together, and the truth isn’t

neat or pretty. Mehreen (Devon Ahmed), Allisyn’s contact in the progressive Pakistan People’s Party, openly questions her motives: “I mean, sorry to be blunt, but what is your angle? Another episode of the noble, white American sweeping in to save the poor brown people?” To further muddy the waters, the grieving widower of the murdered woman turns out to be less than sympathetic. The Consul General also threatens the lives of Allisyn’s people in Pakistan. A veiled threat, but barely. It all adds up to two harsh questions: Is this story worth that risk? Does Allisyn have a right to tell it? Director Richard Hopkins pursues the answers in a surreal montage. Action in “the real world” is interspersed with the chimes of Skype announcing a parade of faces on ubiquitous pop-up screens. (Kudos

to Rocco DiSanti for the trip through the high-tech looking glass.) In the 21st century, being in two places at once is no big deal. Moulton’s Allisyn has nuance and depth. She thinks on her feet, and she saves her feelings for later. Her character’s a pro, but she’s far more than a generic plucky reporter. Allisyn has her own inner demons, but fights them when they threaten her objectivity. Hammond’s Ben is a nice guy with a few male chauvinist blind spots. Allisyn pushes him away, opens her heart, and then pushes him away again. Ben’s love and loyalty is a one-way street. It’s a good performance, although he never gets to be more than the guy-who’s-always-there. Ahmed’s Mehreen comes off as strident on her first Skype call. She pulls it back on her second vid chat, sounding more like a blunt friend than a nagging scold. J. Paul Nicholas does a chameleon-like turn as several characters, including Abbas, a dedicated Pakistani activist; the thuggish-yet-slick Pakistani diplomat; and the grieving, grievous widower. Maria Couch is sympathetic as Melissa, Allisyn’s expectant sister on the other side of the planet. William Langan is credibly stuffy and self-serving in his few brief scenes as Allisyn’s New York Times editor. Isabel and Moriah CurleyClay’s set is a hotel suite that doubles as the world. With

the aid of DiSanti’s ubiquitous video screens and projections, they cleverly evoke the sense of a place that’s both everywhere and nowhere. Susan Angermann’s costumes fit the needs of hardworking (or unemployed) people who don’t care what they look like. It’s a gripping play, but the narrative loses its grip in the end. The narrative wraps up with a revelation and a shocking crime. It’s all very moving, but oddly anticlimactic. There’s no clear turning point or resolution to the play’s big questions. Allisyn never openly decides: “Yes, this story is worth it. Yes, I have the right to tell it.” Allisyn doubts her right to tell the story of this honor killing. She finally overcomes her doubts and tells it anyway. That decision is glossed over. I’d make it more of a big moment. It feels like the organic climax of the play. Bierstock’s hall of mirrors is still compelling. “Honor Killing” conveys the hard work of real reporting today — and the dilemmas that real reporters face. Hidden cultural bias is one. False certainty is another. Instant connectivity creates the illusion of living in Marshall McLuhan’s global village. It’s still no substitute for actually being in the places you write about. Skype, YouTube and CNN show you the world, but it’s never the whole picture.

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When the Sarasota Orchestra goes outdoors and the Choral Artists of Sarasota and Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota combine and begin waxing toward movies, Broadway and the patriotic, we know we’re almost at the end of another music season. True, the Artist Series has the Capital Brass Quintet on tap soon, and there’s the traditional July 4 concert of Choral Artists, but by then summer is in full sway. The Sarasota Orchestra opened its fifth year of outdoor concerts at Ed Smith Stadium last Friday with a surefire Hollywood and Broadwaybased concert featuring guest artists Deedee Magno Hall and Clifford Hall, both of whom have strong recent Broadway credits. Principal Pops Conductor Andrew Lane set the tone for the evening with John Williams’ “Olympic Fanfare and Theme,” followed by “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and relatively new suites from “Far and Away” and “La La Land.” The guest singers, Hall and Hall, sang two sets, including solos and duets. Their solo numbers were well done, but I thought their two duets were particularly effective — and so did the audience.

Lane also gave us two major Disney pieces, the overture to “Beauty and the Beast” and “Disney Classics Overture.” The strains of the Mickey Mouse Club theme and “It’s a Small World” had barely started when the audience joined in singing the lyrics with a fervor approaching that of our national anthem. The amplification seems to get a bit better each year, although we are still virtually bombarded with a wall of sound, with little if any subtlety. The orchestral sound was good and solid, except for the trumpets, which seemed to be having an off night. These outdoor concerts are about entertainment, not nuance, and the idea of sitting outside with hot dogs, popcorn and beverages while listening to the orchestra and watching fireworks is still a great occasion. On Sunday afternoon, Artist Series Concerts, together with the Choral Artists of Sarasota presented “Showtime,” a “reel” salute to the music of the movies, complete with a Twentieth Century Fox film introduction and a Bugs Bunny cartoon. Quickly followed by an a capella vocal — and kazoo — rendering of the “William Tell Overture,” sung from the balcony, the program was off to a barreling start. Guest soloists Jennifer Sheehan, soprano, and Tad Czyze-

wski, tenor, were featured in a series of duets in a tribute to those Jeanette McDonald and Nelson Eddy operettas on film, followed by tributes to Mario Lanza and Judy Garland. Included was a setting of “Over the Rainbow” for voice, chorus and ukulele, played by Baron Garriott, which was certainly different, but charming. The big bonus of the afternoon was a long and sometimes rambling collage: “Cinemagic! Hollywood’s Best Movie Music,” by Mac Huff, with bits of narration and solos by Sheehan and Czyzewski. This was truly a potpourri and a half, ranging from favorites of the early movies, lots of “Fred and Ginger” songs, through the war years, Oscar favorites — including “Jaws,” ending with the “long song title” from “Mary Poppins” and just a dose of the “Flintstones” theme. All in all, the performance moved smoothly, quickly moving over some of the inevitable pitfalls of an undertaking of this size. At times things seemed a bit under rehearsed, but these were few and far between. The audience loved it. However, the season is far from over, as the Sarasota Music Festival moves into town in full force in a week or so , and the month of June is still a music month in Sarasota.

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