2019 Summer Seasons

In the past, Sarasota became a sleepy summer town, but thanks to the addition of summer performances and seasons, the arts are here all year round!

Asolo Repertory Theatre
Summer Performance
Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days, June 6 – 23


Florida Studio Theatre
Summer Season
The Marvelous Wonderettes, May 29 – June 16
Ethel Waters: His Eye is on the Sparrow, June 26 – Aug 4
The Cottage, July 31 – August 18
Come Together: When the 60’s Met the 70’s, June 11 – July 21
The Swingaroos: Hollywood Serenade, July 23 – August 30
Who Loves You: Musical Tribute to Frankie Vali and Beyond, September 3 – October 13
Off the Charts! Music’s Greatest Hits, June 22


FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training
Dog Days Theatre
Theophilus North, July 11 – 28
Harbor, Aug 8-25


The Players Centre for Performing Arts
Summer Sizzler Series
Love, Loss & What I Wore By Nora & Delia Ephron, June 12-23, 2019
SHOUT! The Mod Musical Created By Phillip George & David Lowenstein, July 10-21, 2019
The Odd Couple By Neil Simon, August 14-25, 2019
Wonder of Our Stage By Monica Cross, July 23-28, 2019 (New Play Festival Winner)


Sarasota Opera
HD at the Opera House
6/2/19 Mayerling – Ballet Film
6/16/19 Faust – Opera Film
6/30/19 Golden Hour – Ballet Film
7/14/19 Merry Widow-Operetta Film
7/28/19 Romeo & Juliet-Ballet Film
8/11/19 La Gioconda – Opera Film
8/25/19 Die Walkure – Opera Film
9/8/19 The Nutcracker-Ballet Film
9/22/19 La traviata – Opera Film
10/6/19 La Bayadere-Ballet Film


Sarasota Orchestra
Sarasota Music Festival, June 1 – June 22


Urbanite Theatre
Summer Series
May 31 – June 30 – The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess
July 26 – August 25 – Scorch by Stacey Gregg


Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Friday Fest
June 21 – Big Night Out
July 19 – Rebel Heart
August 16 – Reverend Barry and the Funk
September 20 – Ari and the Alibis


Venice Institute for Performing Arts
The VIPA Summer Season
June 29th “Timeless Country
July 27th All American Boys Chorus
August 10th “Sandy-Toes” Stand-Up Comic 


Venice Theatre
Summer Performances
Race by David Mamet, April 16 – May 12
Honk! A Musical Tale of the Ugly Duckling, May 10 – 19
24th Annual Loveland Show, May 30 – June 2

Summer Oldies Concerts
Livin’ in the USA: A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt, June 15
The Goldtones, September 7


We will continue to add summer seasons and performances to this page as they are announced.


If you are a non profit arts organization in Sarasota or Manatee counties and would like your summer offerings added to this page email: communications@sarasotaarts.org.

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