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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[REVIEW] "Aretha Franklin Gets Her Due in Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s Season Closer" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine

[REVIEW] "Theater Review: Westcoast Troupe raises the roof with Aretha Franklin hits" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[REVIEW] "Regional Review: Love Sung in the Key of Aretha" - William Oser, Talkin' Broadway

[NEWS] "‘Lion King’ actress credits Westcoast Troupe training" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Feature on WBTT and "Lion King" actress JoAnna Ford

[PHOTOS] "WBTT's April Fool's Fete 2019" - Lori Sax, Sarasota Magazine

[PHOTOS] "WBTT April Fools' Fete 2019" - Rod Millington, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[PHOTOS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe hosts a family picnic" - Amelia Hanks, Observer Group

[NEWS] "WBTT's Young Artist Program continues" - Tempo News
Brian Boyd's Young Artist showcase is featured

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe alum lands role in 'The Lion King'" - Niki Kottmann, The Observer

[NEWS] "Tickets for Kids program brings Sarasota students to new shows, venues" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Young WBTT artist Maicy Powell and WBTT are mentioned in the article

[NEWS] "The Salvation Army Sarasota County hosts Glitz at the Ritz" - Kayleigh Omang, The Observer
Julie and Brock were recognized with the Schoenbaum Humanitarian Award at the event

[NEWS] "These Florida natives are living their dreams. See them in ‘The Lion King’ in Sarasota" - Ryan Ballogg, Bradenton Herald
Kayla Rose Aimable - who performed in WBTT's "The Color Purple" a few years ago - is featured

[EVENTS] "ARTbeat 3.14.2019" - Andrea Knies, Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County
Earley Dean's Young Artist Showcase is included

[EVENTS] "Out and About - April" - West Coast Woman
Both "Black or White Makes My Music Right" and "Love Sung in the Key of Aretha" are included