Arts & Entertainment
Dance 101 Workshop
Dancer, choreographer, and producer Jules Downum facilitates a “Dance 101” workshop on the Hermitage Artist Retreat Great Lawn on Friday, October 15 at 6pm. No judgments and no prior experience needed as you start to learn the language of movement through common footwork patterns and dance vocabulary. The use of language will also be explored on the page and out loud by internationally acclaimed bilingual poet and Guggenheim Fellow Pedro Serrano, who shares works in both English and Spanish. Registration fee is $5. Sign up at www.hermitageartistretreat.org. The Hermitage Artist Retreat is located at 6660 Manasota Key Road.
Fox on the Fairway
Lemon Bay Playhouse presents Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig, opening Wednesday, October 20 and running through Sunday, November 7. Bingham, president of the Quail Valley Country Club, is in a difficult position. The golfer he thought would play for his club has switched sides and has been recruited by his counterpart and opponent, the cocky and arrogant Dickie. The huge bet he had foolishly wagered is now likely to be lost. Fortunately, he discovers that Justin, his newly hired hand, is actually a good golfer and finagles his nomination. Justin does not disappoint and has a huge lead when, close to the end, the tournament is interrupted by bad weather. When Justin learns that his girlfriend, Louise, has lost the engagement ring he gave her – she accidentally flushed it down the toilet – he comes unglued. The game resumes the next day, but Justin loses the lead and upset, takes an unfortunate swing breaking his arm. Bingham is desperate, and the appearance of his wife complicates the matter, as she catches him much too close to Pamela, his sex-starved vice-president. Can Bingham find a replacement for Justin to win the game, win the wager, and get his life in order? Evening performances are 7:30pm and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Tickets are $23. Tickets may be purchased online at www.lemonbayplayhouse.com or by calling the box office at 475•6756, weekdays 10am to 2pm.
She Kills Monsters
Venice Theatre, 140 Tampa Avenue West, Venice, presents a comedic romp into the fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons with She Kills Monsters – Young Adventurers Edition running Friday, October 22 through Sunday, November 7. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with vicious fairies, nasty ogres and 90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior withing us all. Recommended for middle school and up (strong language and themes). Evening performances at 7:30pm and 2pm Sunday matinees. Tickets are $22 adult, $12 youth, and $15 college student. Purchase tickets online at venicetheatre.org.
Billy Joel Tribute
Venice Theatre presents a Tribute to Billy Joel/All About Soul at 7:30pm on Sunday, October 31 and Monday, November 1. “All About Soul” performs incredible renditions of some of Billy Joel’s most requested and popular hits. A must see for any fan of Billy Joel! This truly amazing tribute pays homage to one of the industry’s most decorated, honored, and multi-talented musicians of this time. Tickets are $39 and may be purchased at www.venicetheatre.org. Venice Theatre is located at 140 Tampa Avenue West, Venice.
The Next Horizon
The Hermitage Artist Retreat, 6660 Manasota Key Road, will present The Next Horizon: The Latest from Playwright Bess Wohl on Thursday, November 4 at 5:30pm on the Hermitage Beach. Hermitage Fellow and 2020 Tony nominee Bess Wohl will share insight on her creative process and speak about her Tony Award-nominated play Grand Horizons, which will have its regional premiere in January 2022 at Asolo Rep in Sarasota. $5 registration fee. Register at hermitageartistretreat.org.
Article Comment Submission Form