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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Suncoast View appearance - ABC 7
Nate co-hosted; four singers from "A Motown Christmas" performed
Go to search box and type in "WCBTT Motown Christmas" and our segment will become available

[VIDEO] "Melba Moore sings at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe gala" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[PHOTOS] "Out & About: Broadway Under the Stars" - Gayle Guynup, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents ‘A Motown Christmas’" - Tampa Bay Newswire

Video from Suncoast View - Interview with and performance by Melba Moore
Start video at 14:33
***If that link doesn't work, go to and then find "Suncoast View - November 19, 2015" on scroll bar on bottom of video box***

[NEWS] "Shows of the Season" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[NEWS] "Behind the Scenes: Giving thanks for an abundance of theater" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[NEWS] "Bradenton's Music and arts give reason for thanks" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
HIGHLIGHT QUOTE: "WBTT is acknowledged as one of the best theater companies is the country, and its original musical revues are one of the reasons audiences love the company so much."

[NEWS] "Melba Moore to perform for Westcoast Troupe gala" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe names new board chair, board member" - Tampa Bay Newswire

[NEWS] "WBTT Names New Board Chair, Board Member" - Biz(941) Daily

[CALENDAR] WBTT gala listing (toward end of page)

[REVIEW] "WBTT's The Color Purple" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
Highlight quote: "On WBTT’s intimate stage, the large ensemble cast moves through fights, celebrations and a journey to Africa convincingly, backed by sure music direction by John Bronston, so that the tale of Celie’s transformation plays out in an emotionally satisfying way."

[REVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's production stands tall" - Marty Fugate, The Observer
Highlight quote: "A huge cast puts it all together with strong performances, great singing and heart."