A hapless flower shop assistant, Seymour stumbles across a new breed of plant, which he names ‘Audrey II’ after his coworker crush. The saucy, R&B-singing carnivore promises Seymour unending fame and fortune with one condition: he must keep feeding it BLOOD. Seymour soon discovers Audrey II’s out-of-this-world origins and its man-eating appetite for global domination.
Location: Gompertz Theatre
A brand-new rendition of everything that makes Christmas and Hanukkah in Sarasota special. With all-new songs and sketches, Deck the Halls gets audiences ready to celebrate the holidays, Florida style! Get excited for palm trees with decorations, swimming in the sea, sand snowmen, and more. An annual Sarasota holiday tradition, Deck the Halls invites families to get into the holiday spirit and join in on the fun at this interactive family show.
Location: Keating Theatre
A tribute to the music of the 1970s Rock & Roll rebels, who skillfully fused folk, country, and R&B to create a fresh, new sound. With hits by iconic musicians like The Allman Brothers Band, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, and Fleetwood Mac, this guitar musical revue tells the story of lessons learned from hard knocks and lively living. Featuring songs such as “When Will I Be Loved,” “Ramblin’ Man,” “Landslide,” and “Hotel California.”
Location: 1239 North Palm Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236
In the 1950s and ‘60s, chart-topping songs burst out of Midtown Manhattan. The Brill Building stood at the center of it all. The iconic ‘Brill Sound’ produced legendary songwriting teams like Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Carole King and Gerry Goffin, as well as Burt Bacharach and Hal David, who churned out hit after hit. Featuring songs like “A Teenager in Love,” “One Fine Day,” “Walk on By,” “River Deep Mountain High,” and many more.
Location: 1265 1st Street Sarasota, FL 34236
We are counting our blessings as Venice Theatre’s musical version of A Christmas Carol returns with the joyous spirit of the year-end holidays. Intergenerational veterans from past productions (including Brad Wages as Scrooge) join with new cast members to tell Charles’ Dickens’ story of redemption and rebirth.Matinees begin at 2:00Tickets $26.00
Location: Raymond Center at Venice Theatre
Grammy-nominated and internationally acclaimed Liverpool Legends will be at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Friday, December 1, 2023, at 8pm. Liverpool Legends are four talented musicians and actors, handpicked by Louise Harrison – sister of George Harrison. This one-of-a-kind Beatles show is narrated by Louise and will feature special guests Robyn Bell and members of The Pops Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota. Robyn has directed The Pops Orchestra for over a decade.Liverpool Legends perform songs spanning the entire career of The Beatles. With precise attention to every musical detail, along with costume changes, vintage instruments and special effects, Liverpool Legends will make you feel like you are watching the real thing! Together, these four lads will bring you “The Complete Beatles Experience.”This show will be a special celebration commemorating Louise Harrison’s life and contribution to The Beatles. Louise was living in America in 1963 and she was instrumental in promoting The Beatles in their early days. Not many people know that Louise was a resident of Sarasota, spending her final years there before she passed in January of this year.Accomplishments for Liverpool Legends:· Liverpool Legends was nominated for a Grammy Award for their work on "Fab Fan Memories" - a Beatles Bond.· Liverpool Legends have toured all over the world with sold-out performances in The U.S., Mexico, India, Israel, Ukraine, and South America.· Headlined the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA in front of 68,000.· Received national attention when they re-created The Beatles famed 1966 concert at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.· Headlined at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City where The Beatles performed in 1964.Carnegie Hall Tickets Here!· Chosen over every other Beatles Tribute band in the world by top television and film producer Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI, Pirates of the Caribbean, National Treasure) to portray The Beatles. · Performed at The Cavern Club in Liverpool and recorded at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London. · Received the Travelers’ Choice Award by TripAdvisor in 2023, placing Liverpool Legends in the top 10% of attractions worldwide. Many tribute acts recreate the sound and the harmonies of the Fab Four, but Liverpool Legends takes it one step further. All four band members have mastered the looks, mannerisms, and the thick Liverpool accent, that makes the experience totally authentic. In addition, Liverpool Legends seem to “possess” the personalities of John, George, Paul and Ringo, which make the lighthearted banter with the audience irresistible!“Hey, that’s you! I could spot John out anywhere! You make a great John!” – Paul McCartney“Phenomenal in every way…it is pure magic!” – Jerry Bruckheimer“It’s like shaking Mr. McCartney’s hand in person.” – Dick Biondi, legendary radio personality and first American DJ to play The Beatles record on the radio LIVERPOOL LEGENDS online:http://www.liverpoollegends.com/https://www.facebook.com/liverpoollegendsofficial/
Location: an Wezel Performing Arts Hall | 777 N. Tamiami Trail St., Sarasota, FL 34236