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Summer Camp at Music Compound
Mon. Jun. 14 thru Fri. Aug. 6
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Music Compound offers a fun and interactive summer camp for Sarasota and Manatee students of all ages. The perfect camp for kids who want to explore new music or get better in their favorite instrument. Hal day and full day options offered. Each week ends with a performance for family and friends. Find your inner musician this summer.
Location: 1751 Cattlemen Road
Information: or 941.379.9100
Florida Studio Theatre - Great Balls Of Fire
Jun 15 - Aug 29 Varus Dates & Times
Subscribe and Save Buy Tickets Jerry Lee Lewis was the original bad boy of Rock & Roll. Led by Jason Cohen, who has played Lewis in nearly 80 cities across North America, Great Balls of Fire brings the ivory-smashing superstar back to life. With hits from the ‘50s and beyond, including “Good Golly, Miss Molly,” “Shake, Rattle, and Roll,” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” this electrifying act will have you dancing in your seat.
Location: Florida Studio Theatre - Court Cabaret
Information: or 941.366.9000
Florida Studio Theatre - My Lord What A Night
Jun 30 - Aug 15 Varus Days & Times
In 1937, after performing a sold-out concert in Princeton, NJ, internationally renowned singer Marian Anderson was refused a room at the whites-only Nassau Inn. With nowhere to go, Albert Einstein invited her to stay in his own home, sparking a lifelong friendship. Based on actual events, this insightful new play offers a rare glimpse into real-life struggles faced by two 20th century icons.
Location: Florida Studio Theatre - Keating Theatre
Information: or 941.366.9000



Florida Studio Theatre - Rounding Third
Jul 28 - Aug 29 Varus Days & Times
Little League coaches Don and Michael couldn’t be more different—Don believes in winning at all costs, while Michael just wants the team to have fun. From their first tentative meeting until the championship game, these two coaches battle it out over everything from character-building to shoelaces to misfired pop-flies. This Off-Broadway comedy is a heartwarming story of runs and errors, exploring fatherhood, friendship, and what it means to truly win.
Location: Florida Studio Theatre - Gompertz Theatre
Information: or 941.366.9000



Back to School Bash at Music Compound
Sat. Aug. 21
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join your friends and family at Music Compound's annual FREE Back to School Bash, Saturday August 21st 2021 10am-2pm. With live music, food truck, crafts, giveaways, face painting, and more, it will be the perfect kick off back into the school year. Admission is FREE but pre register for your chance to win a Music Compound membership!
Location: Music Compound, 1751 Cattlemen Road
Information: or 941.379.9100



Florida Studio Theatre - Jukebox Saturday Night
Sep 7 - Oct 31 Varus Dates & Times
Countless musical genres emerged during the first half of the 20th Century, and there was only one place you could find them all: The Jukebox. In this jazzy music revue, The Swingaroos put a dynamic twist on the Jukebox’s greatest hits, including “Get Your Kicks On Route 66,” “Heart and Soul,” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business.”
Location: Florida Studio Theatre - Bowne's Lab
Information: or 941.366.9000



SPARCCle in the City: The Ruby Gala
Fri. Oct. 22
6:00 PM
Enjoy thoughtfully curated live and silent auction packages, a sumptuous 3-course dinner and a live band.
Location: The Westin Sarasota
Information: or 941.365.0208



Vintage POP!
Mar 24 - May 23 Varus Dates & Time
With music made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Creedence Clearwater Revival, this revue starring Summer Cabaret favorite Carole J. Bufford explores the evolution of popular music from The Roaring Twenties to The Soaring Eighties. Featuring hits like “St. Louis Blues,” “Every Breath You Take,” “Sway,” and “A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”
Location: Florida Studio Theatre - Keating Theatre
Information: or 941.366.9000
Florida Studio Theatre - Three Pianos
Mar 31 - May 23 Varus Days & Times
From Billy Joel and Stevie Wonder to Carole King and Alicia Keys, Three Pianos celebrates the musical pioneers who refused to fit the mold of “rock star” and forged their own paths in the industry. This high-energy music revue will have you singing along to such ivory-tickling classics as “Crocodile Rock,” “Beautiful,” and “Just the Way You Are.”
Location: Florida Studio Theatre - Gompertz Theatre
Information: or 941.366.9000