Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

777 N Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL 34236-4047

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is thrilled to announce its 50th Anniversary Season Subscription Series, featuring an inspiring collection of Broadway and Classical performances in 2019 and 2020. The Broadway Series includes Sarasota premieres such as Jimmy Buffet’s hilarious and heartwarming musical, Escape to Margaritaville, the stunning and widely-acclaimed production of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, the uplifting and beloved production of Waitress, the new Tony Award-winning musical about six soldiers returning from World War II and, through the power of music, finally finding a place to call home, Bandstand, the exquisite production of George Gershwin’s An American in Paris, the streetwise musical, A Bronx Tale, and the New York Times Critics’ Pick telling the heartfelt and unique story of 7,000 stranded passengers in Newfoundland on 9/11, Come From Away. By popular demand, returning to the Van Wezel after sell-out runs are The Book of Mormon, the international sensation and outrageous musical comedy, Les Misérables, the breathtaking and timeless production, and The Color Purple, the exhilarating and powerful production that won the 2016 Tony Award for "Best Musical Revival."

Check the Van Wezel website for additional show announcements and up-to-date information!

---- Meetings/event venue: The 6,000 square foot Grand Foyer comfortably seats 35-350, and opens onto the Terrace and Bayfront Lawn accommodating an additional 1500. The beautiful, 1741 seat, Roskamp Auditorium was renovated in 2001 thanks to a generous $1,000,000 contribution from Sarasota residents Bob and Diane Roskamp. The original continental seat theatre was designed by commissioned chief architect, William Wesley Peters. Legendary performers such as Tony Bennett have been known to express their regard of the acoustical dynamics by stopping the orchestra to present an acappella solo to the audience in appreciation! Check the Van Wezel website for up-to-date information! Ð 941-953-3368

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      • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday