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In The News

This is a collection of news and reviews about the Troupe. We hope you enjoy reading them and thank you to the reporters and editors for writing such great articles! This page is updated whenever a new story is published so be sure to check back often.

Theater Review: 'Black Nativity' launches holiday season with spirit - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

"The Gift of Gospel" - The Observer (feature)

"Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe revives and revises Langston Hughes' 'Black Nativity'" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune (preview)

"Due to popular demand and sold-out performances, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe extends run of Jazz Hot Mamas" - (press release)

"Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe participates in 'Toys for Tots' toy drive" - Tampa Bay Newswire (press release)

Good News: WBTT toy drive - Biz(941) (press release)

Westcoast Troupe revives and revises Langston Hughes' 'Black Nativity'

Suncoast View: Interview with Michael Mendez (starts around 32:45 minutes into the segment)

Movers and Shakers: The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Adds Two New Staff Members

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's long road to diversity

Michael Mendez wins John Ringling Tower Fund grant

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe adds to professional team

Westcoast Black Theater Troupe Hires Two

WBTT’s founding member Teresa Stanley on Broadway!

THEATER REVIEW: 'Little Shop of Horrors'

WBTT’s Little Shop of Horrors

THEATER REVIEW: 'Horrors'! It's a flower shop run amok

West Coast Florida Regional Reviews: Little Shop of Horrors

Suncoast View Interview with Nate Jacobs

15th anniversary celebration

Dramatic Entrance

Updated: New Westcoast Troupe executive director sees possibilities

Theater Review: Lots of growth and style in revised 'Marvin Gaye' show

Apphia Campbell returns to her roots with one-woman show

The Return of Apphia Campbell

Black Is The Color Of My Voice "TRAILER"

Jennings deserves applause

Christine Jennings Retires

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s Bubbling Brown Sugar

Behind the Scenes: With gloved hands, music director shares his love of theater

Westcoast Troupe bubbles up some Harlem 'Sugar'

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Creates "The Miracle Theatre" For Young Performers

Introducing 2014-2015 Season

WBTT Voices

Harry and Lena Review

Harry and Lena opens to sold out audiences

WEDU ARTS PLUS: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

THEATER REVIEW: Riveting 'Whipping Man' draws you in at Westcoast Troupe

Whipping Man: Radio Interview with Howard and Drew (actual interview starts at 22:51)

Bradenton Herald: Sarasota production of 'The Whipping Man' scores

THEATER REVIEW: 'The Whipping Man'

PREVIEW: 'The Whipping Man' reveals itself in layers

Purlie Review

Purlie Review

WBTT’s Purlie

Purlie Review

Purlie delights Sarasota Audiences

Purlie opens

How mentoring has made a difference in WBTT – passing it forward

Senator Nelson Visits WBTT

Howard Millman honored by Arts and Cultural Alliance

Terry and Jennings cross boundaries and change lives

Just Talent - Sammy

Season Auditions

Mr. Entertainment Returns in Sammy Tonight

WBTT Finds Fans at National Black Theatre Festival

The Best of Stevie Wonder

Best of Stevie Wonder

Troupe member Michael Mendez – starving artist

National Black Theatre Festival

Reviews of Ain’t Nothin But The Blues stage/2013/04/19/theater-review-it-aint-nothing-but-the-blues/

Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues Opens

Announcing New Season

WBTT Buys Property For Permanent Home

Patron saints – our Karen and Michael Gardiner

Tampa magazine features Nate Jacobs

WBTT Announces New Season

Soul Crooners 2

Celebrate the 70s Soul with WBTT

Soul Crooners 2 highlights more hits from of the 1970s

Revs up spirit at WBTT

Review from Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine

We Are Because They Were

Troupe brings the black experience alive in show


Interview with Will Little about starring in Jitney

Review of Jitney by Kay Kipling

‘Jitney’ Fuels ‘70s Fun at Westcoast Theatre

Nate Jacob’s ‘50s Jukebox Revue

Westcoast Troupe plays a ‘Jukebox’ of 50s hits

Will Little Joins Staff

We Are Sarasota

‘We Are Sarasota’ marks a legacy of change

‘We Are Sarasota’ celebrates diversity with multimedia production

Fabulous 5

The Fabulous 5 sing their hearts out

Fabulous review for the Fab 5

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1646 10th Way
(Off Orange, N of 10th St)
Sarasota, FL 34236

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1343 Main Street, Ste 402
Sarasota, FL 34236
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