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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April 19, 2023 "WBTT, Key Chorale Collaborate On GRACE: The Spirit Of Aretha at Van Wezel" - Broadway World Sarasota
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/WBTT-Key-Chorale-Collaborate-On-GRACE-The-Spirit-Of-Aretha-at-Van-Wezel-20230419

April 15, 2023 "Westcoast Black Theatre star takes spotlight in new Fats Waller revue" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/theater/2023/04/15/westcoast-black-theatre-salutes-life-and-music-of-thocreates-musical-revue-for-longtime-company-star/70101092007/

April 14, 2023"Big Sexy Brings the Music of Fats Waller to Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Dylan Campbell, SRQ Magazine
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2023-04-14/21545_Big-Sexy-Brings-the-Music-of-Fats-Waller-to-Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe

April 12, 2023 "WBTT Announces First 2023 Young Artist Program Showcase" - SCENE Magazine 
https://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/wbtt-announces-first-2023-young-artist-program-showcase/

April 3, 2023 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe champion student performances at April Fools Fête" - Harry Sayer, The Observer
https://www.yourobserver.com/news/2023/apr/03/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-champion-student-performances-at-april-fools-fete/

April 3, 2023 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Closes 2022-2023 Season With BIG SEXY: The Fats Waller Revue" - Broadway World Sarasota
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-Closes-2022-2023-Season-With-BIG-SEXY-The-Fats-Waller-Revue-20230404

March 30, 2023 "‘She came to everything’: Eva Slane, passionate supporter of Sarasota arts and actors dies at 94" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/theater/2023/03/30/former-agent-eva-slane-who-promoted-theater-and-actors-dies-at-94/70060696007/

March 24, 2023 "Music of Frank Sinatra comes to Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/theater/2023/03/24/singer-brings-frank-sinatra-music-to-westcoast-black-theatre-concert/70013882007/

March 23, 2023 "Meet the Dreams: Kyla Bolling" - Cynthia Howard, Tempo News
https://temponews.suncoastpress.com/scp/2023-03-22-tnw/flipbook/2/

March 22, 2023 "WBTT Alum Chris Eisenburg talks about his journey" - Suncoast View
https://www.mysuncoast.com/video/2023/03/22/wbtt-alum-chris-eisenburg-talks-about-his-journey-suncoast-view/

March 22, 2023 "Rising actor finds a home at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/theater/2023/03/22/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-gives-rising-actor-a-place-to-grow/70012690007/

March 16, 2023 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to embrace 'Big Dreams' at April Fools' Fête fundraiser" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/local/2023/03/15/wbtt-stage-of-discovery-students-to-share-big-dreams-at-fundraiser/69990127007/

March 15, 2023 "Meet the Dreams: Maya Cuevas" - Cynthia Howard, Tempo News
https://temponews.suncoastpress.com/scp/2023-03-15-tnw/flipbook/2/

March 15, 2023 "Interview with Entertainer Chris Eisenberg" - Lynne Bernfield, The Lynne Show
http://bit.ly/3Fvx8du

March 14, 2023 "Christopher Eisenberg returns to WBTT for Frank Sinatra Tribute Shows" - Venice Gondolier Sun
https://www.yoursun.com/coastal/entertainment/christopher-eisenberg-returns-to-wbtt-for-frank-sinatra-tribute-shows/article_e633d89e-b85d-11ed-80b1-6b4e9e389f13.html