Lemon Bay Playhouse will hold open auditions for the first show of the 32nd season on Sun. July 22 and Mon. July 23 from 7 to 8:30pm at the Playhouse, 96 W. Dearborn St. The auditions are for the show, “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” written by Neil Simon. This comedy, directed by Gary Seddon, will open on September 5 and run through September 23. The show calls for a cast of three female actors and one male actor. For more details about the auditions, please visit www.lemonbayplayhouse.com or contact the box office at 475•6756. Scripts and sides are available for perusal on the website (sides only) or at the box office between 10am - 2pm weekdays.
“Groovin’ in the Garden”
The Open Studio is excited about a new music program that combines open mic, new artist music and jams called “Groovin’ in the Garden.” The new program will be held on Tuesdays from 6 – 8:30pm on their outdoor stage at 380 Old Englewood Rd. Musicians of all ability levels, experience and musical genre are welcome to perform and share their talents. The public is welcome to bring a chair and sit back to enjoy the music. Interested performers need to contact the Program lead, John Munn at firstname.lastname@example.org. The first performance will be Tues. July 24 starting at 6pm.
Concert in the Library
On Thurs. July 26 at 2pm, enjoy Celtic music performed by musician Scott Blum at Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dearborn St. All ages welcome. Questions? Call 861•1207.
Evening of Laughs
Don’t miss this evening of fun and laughs at Lemon Bay Playhouse when they present “Women of Comedy” on Fri. and Sat. August 10 – 11 at 7:30pm. This comedy buffet for adults includes stand-up, improv, skits and parody. McCurdy’s Sarasota Comedy Theater 2018 Open Mic Challenge winner Lynn Lane and finalist Tara Zimmerman are featured performers. Tickets are $15 and available online at www.lemonbayplayhouse.com or at the box office at 96 W. Dearborn St. between 10am – 2pm weekdays or by phone at 475•6756.
Book Discussions at Library
Enjoy books and want to discuss what you have read? Elsie Quirk Library holds monthly book discussions and the next one will on Thursday, August 16, 10:30am when “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel” will be discussed. Written by Mitch Albom, Frankie Presto is sent to America at age 9 with nothing but an old guitar. He achieves success on the mid-20th century music scene before becoming overburdened by his ability to affect people’s futures through his music. Contact the library, 100 W. Dearborn St., at 861-1207 for more information.
Summer Cabaret Festival
The Summer Cabaret Festival continues until August 26 at Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave. This area’s hottest talent will entertain you with a variety of shows that define “cabaret” in its purest form. Don’t miss the hottest events of the summer in Pinky’s Cabaret. Tickets are $17. See the schedule and buy tickets online at www.venicestage.com.
Artist Series Concerts Announces 2018-2019 Season
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota enters its 23rd season of bringing unique and diverse musical experiences to the region with a dynamic and international array of both established and emerging classical, jazz and pops artists. This year’s theme is “With Eyes to the Future.” The season, which runs September 2018 through May 2019, features 29 performances at a variety of venues throughout Sarasota and Venice. Concerts cover a wide range of musical offerings, including classical recitals, pops, jazz and cabaret concerts, chamber soirées, the popular Lunch & Listen series and even a dinner concert. Visit www.ArtistSeriesConcerts.org for the full schedule and season order forms. For more information, call 306•1202.
Sympathy on the Sand Returns
The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra (AMICCO) is pleased to announce Symphony on the Sand, a musical and gourmet event featuring the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra on Sat. Nov. 10 from 4:30 to 7:30pm on the beach at Coquina Gulfside Park, 2650 Gulf Drive South, Anna Maria Island. This concert is a ticketed event and is held rain or shine. Purchasing tickets early is advised. Tickets are available at www.SymphonyOnTheSand.com.
Contact Jeanie Pickwick at email@example.com or 795•2370 for more details. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Anna Maria Island Chorus & Orchestra.
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