Love Sung in the Key of Aretha

Director: Nate Jacobs

Westcoast Black Theatre Mainstage

March 13 - April 28, 2019

Matinee: 2:00 pm Evening: 7:30 pm

Created, adapted and directed by Nate Jacobs

Want “R-E-S-P-E-C-T?” Believe that there “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing?” Four women musically review their life experiences as told through the songs made famous by the late and legendary “Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin. In this original production, we celebrate her masterful artistry, bigger-than-life talent, and remarkable understanding of human relationships. Join us as we pay tribute to one of America’s most iconic voices in this joyful appreciation of Aretha’s music and its impact on our lives.

Ticket Prices

Adult: $45.00
Student/Active Military*: $20.00

*With Valid ID

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April Fools' Fete

Aunt Rudele's Famiy Picnic

Monday, April 1, 2019
6:00PM Cocktail Hour
7:00PM Dinner

Michael's On East

Hey, y'all! I'm fixin' quite a spread for this year's April Fools' Fete! It's Aunt Rudele's Famiy Picnic -- and you're invited, 'cause you're family! 
Enjoy performances by the young people of WBTT's Stage of Discovery as you savor soul food like my Famous Original Fried Chicken! No April foolin', it's better than the colonel's!
Auntie loves 'ya now...see you there!

Tickets: $125

Sponsorships are available.
For more information, call Debra Flynt-Garrett
941.366.1505 X 106
or email

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A Rhapsody Revelation

Sunday, April 7, 2019
7:30 PM
Westcoast Black Theatre Mainstage
Tickets: $25
Sponsor: $100 (Limited preferred seating)

Brian L. Boyd is in his third season with Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe. He has captivated audiences in Raisin (Walter Lee), The Amen Corner (David), In the Heights (Benny), Broadway in Black and many more.

On other stages, Brian acted in Ragtime (Coalhouse Walker Jr.) and Smokey Joe's Café (Ken).

A Rhapsody Revelation will highlight moments that have molded Brian into the man and artist he is today, through music, acting and dance.

Get ready for the journey!

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Black Or White

Makes My Music Right!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

7:30 PM 

WBTT Theatre

From the Blues to the British Invasion and beyond, this special evening will celebrate the creative cross-fertilization of black and white music. Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry meet the Beatles and the Rolling Stones!
Featuring the Soul Sensations band, with vocalists Ariel Blue, Samone Hicks, Jennifer Massey, Michael Mendez, Dana Merriwether, Randall Morgan, Raleigh Mosely, Leon Pitts and Latraia Savage.

Ticket Prices:

Patron Tickets (Preferred Seats) $150

Reserved Seats $85

Net proceeds will be donated to WBTT's Heart & Soul Campaign in memory of Carroll and Carol Buchanan.

All Tickets Include Invitation to Pre-Show Reception at 6 PM

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How to purchase your 2018-2019 WBTT Season Subscription

  • Click "Buy Tickets" for Raisin (The Musical)

  • Select date and seats (adult, active military, or student) of your choosing and click "Confirm Seats"

  • Under "Review Your Order" click "Continue Shopping"

  • Repeat steps 1-3 until all season shows are in your cart, to receive subscription pricing, your cart must include:

    • Raisin (The Musical)

    • Marvin Gaye: Prince of Soul

    • The Amen Corner, &

    • Love Sung in the Key of Aretha

  • At this time, you may add our 2018 holiday show: Black Nativity which will be at the Sarasota Opera House

  • Review your order, confirming the date, seats, and number of tickets selected

  • Finish your order by logging in, or continuing as a guest, fill out all required fields and enter payment information.

  • Click "Complete Order"

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