About Us

The Glenridge Performing Arts Center (GPAC) is conveniently located on the campus of The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch, a Life-Fulfilling™ community of 90 acres on beautiful Palmer Ranch. The 260-seat theater is an attractive setting that provides an inviting atmosphere for high-quality entertainment for our many neighbors within Palmer Ranch and the surrounding Sarasota area. We stage a wide variety of professional and community programs that appeal to all ages – both children and adults. Our venue is available for rentals, workshops, concerts and performances whether for local arts organizations, businesses or schools to have "the best spot" to share their talents.

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Our current shows!

Holiday Harmonies

Sunday, Dec 6 at 3:00pm

Four men singing barbershop - it's the quintessential image, when one hears the phrase “a cappella.”  Whether it's a chorus or a quartet, the ringing sounds of those locked-in chords of men's barbershop singing has earned the right to be that quintessential image by being evocative, thrilling and exhilarating.

Enjoy the vocal stylings of the award-winning Chorus of the Keys, including an audience sing-along of holiday favorites. Under the direction of Drew Kirkman, Sarasota's Chorus of the Keys has blossomed and grown into a powerful Barbershop chorus. This wonderful afternoon of music and merriment will send goose bumps down your arms! Join us in the lobby for a FREE HOLIDAY DESSERT RECEPTION after the show! 

Produced by the GPAC. 

Pine View Jazz Band

Saturday, Dec 13 at 8:00pm

Join the award-winning Pine View Jazz Band for a musical journey that reminds us why we love the sound of a Big Band! You'll hear your favorite holiday music played by a 24 piece group, and 2 featured vocalists singing classic tunes from the '40s, '50s and '60s.  These young musicians play well beyond their years!

The Pine View Jazz Band has received Superiors, the highest rating, at state competitions for the past 5 years straight!

The Four Freshmen

Sunday, Dec 13 at 2:00pm

The Four Freshmen and the legendary sound that began in 1948 with Bob, Don, Ross, and Hal, continues to bring their unique brand of vocal harmony to audiences worldwide. This American male vocal band quartet blends open-harmony jazz arrangements with the big band vocal group sounds in Top 40 hits such as Lullaby of Birdland, It’s a Blue World, Poinciana, Angel Eyes and more.  

What dominated the airwaves and sparked romance throughout the 1950’s, inspired others such as the Beach Boys and Manhattan Transfer, and is still alive today in performances delivered by Brian, Stein, Curtis, and Bob, the 21st century rendition of The Four Freshmen.

Co-Produced by South County Jazz Club and GPAC. 

Lecture - Fred Astaire

Michael Lasser

Wednesday Jan 20 at 7:30pm

No name evokes the elegance and charm of Hollywood's Golden Age of dance like Fred Astaire. His career spanned from Vaudeville and Broadway to the silver screen, but encompassed so much more than the famous partnership of "Fred and Ginger." Peabody Award-winning author and pundit, Michael Lasser lends his considerable scholarly acumen and entertaining humor to a lecture-style program revealing more about Fred Astaire than you could imagine.

Produced by the GPAC

Miami University Glee Club

Thursday Jan 21 at 8:00pm

Founded in 1907, the Miami University Men's Glee Club is one of the nation's oldest collegiate choruses.  Numbering nearly 100 singers, the Club is among the oldest and largest groups of its kind int he nation.  The Glee Club's repertoire encompasses everything from Gregorian Chant and Renaissance motets to modern popular music, folksings, and spirituals. Riding the 21st century wave of show choir madness, the Miami University Glee Club presents vocal music of the highest qulity - that's been their tradition for over 108 year.  Visiting us all the way from Oxford, Ohio, thest gentlemen are the bee's knees!

General Ticketing Information

  • Ticket Pricing varies for each show, but at each particular performance all the seats are the same price.
  • Students are considered 18 years old and below.
  • Group Discounts automatically apply to transactions of 10 or more seats for a single performance.


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