This page includes a collection of Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe news, reviews and events. We appreciate the journalists who are helping to spread awareness of our work and foster an appreciation for the arts in our community. We update this page frequently, so be sure to check back often.

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[EVENTS] "Now playing: Arts listings for Aug. 2-8" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180731/now-playing-arts-listings-for-aug-2-8

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre tops capital campaign and adds to total" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180724/westcoast-black-theatre-tops-capital-campaign

[TV] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe exceeds fundraising to renovate building" - Justin Robicheau, SNN News
http://www.snntv.com/2018/07/25/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-exceeds-fundraising-to-renovate-building/

[NEWS] "'Rockin' Down Fairytale Lane' dancers credit WBTT for their path to success" - Niki Kottmann, Observer Group
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/rockin-down-fairytale-lane-dancers-westcoast-black-theatre-troupe

[NEWS] "The Sarasota Scene: Wednesday 7-25-2018" - Bobbilynn Hollifield, SCENE Magazine
News about Heart & Soul campaign about 3/4 of the way down
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/the-sarasota-scene-wednesday/

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast Troupe goes ‘Rockin’ Down Fairytale Lane’" - Whitney Elfstrom, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20180721/westcoast-troupe-goes-rockin-down-fairytale-lane

[NEWS] "ARTbeat July 19, 2018 - Stage of Discovery" - Andrea Knies, Arts & Cultural Alliance
https://sarasotaarts.org/stages-of-discovery/

[EVENTS] "Your Top 5 Things to Do: July 19-25" - Ilene Denton, Sarasota Magazine
Rockin' Down Fairytale Lane takes top billing in this events listing
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2018/7/19/your-top-4-things-to-do-july-19-25?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Biz%20Daily%20%E2%80%94%207/20/2018&utm_term=Biz%20Daily

[EVENTS] "ARTbeat 7.12.2018" - Andrea Knies, Arts & Cultural Alliance
https://mailchi.mp/sarasotaarts/artbeat-this-week-in-sarasota-arts-and-culture-328261?e=6ed0cdc029

[EVENTS] "Broadway in Black, Jr." - Arts & Cultural Alliance
https://sarasotaarts.org/calendar/broadway-in-black-jr/2018-07-15/

[NEWS] "WBTT sets the stage for emerging young performers with Stage of Discovery" - Niki Kottmann, Observer Group
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-stage-of-discovery-2018

[EVENTS] "Your Weekend Fix: Here are several fun things to do around Bradenton (July 12-15)" - Ryan Ballogg, Bradenton Herald
https://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article214389334.html

[EVENTS] "THIS WEEK in Sarasota: Thursday, July 12" - Niki Kottmann, Observer Group
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/this-week-in-sarasota-thursday-july-12

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