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.


"Yesterday Once More"
A Tribute to The Carpenters

Sunday, September 8 at 2:00pm

"Yesterday Once More" is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream; Michele James-Pruyn grew up listening to, and admiring, the lovely and extraordinarily gifted Karen Carpenter, and the unique way in which she made every song she touched seem as though it couldn't have been written for anyone else. Over her many years as a performer in nearly every musical idiom, Michele has arrived at a highly desirable place and time- where her experiences in music and life have prepared her to convey to appreciative audiences everywhere, a truly remarkable vocal tribute to the timeless and beautiful song hits of Karen and Richard Carpenter.

Accompanied by her accomplished group of instrumentalists/vocalists, Michele has crafted an evocative salute to The Carpenters that leaves even die-hard fans in total amazement; her rich vocal timbre and relaxed, lyrical style, recall the magic of Karen Carpenter like no one you've ever heard.

If you love beautiful, meaningful songs of love and longing that will tug gently at your heartstrings, come join Michele and her troupe on a soothing journey (that also rocks out at just the right times!) through the fantastic musical legacy of one of America's most beloved -and lamented- entertainers; you'll be carried away by the magic that is, "Yesterday Once More"!

Produced by the GPAC

Romeo & Juliet

Thursday, October 17 at 8:00pm

By William Shakespeare
Adapted & Directed by Tyler Dobrowsky

Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare's most celebrated masterpiece of love, fate, and family feuds, is given fresh life in this elegantly streamlined and stylistically modern adaptation. Capturing all the gripping emotional power of the original, audiences of this production will confront the extremity of love, interrogate the cost of loyalty, and ask if it's possible to rewrite the story written in the stars.

Performed by the actors of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training MFA program. A discussion with the cast will follow this performance.

Co-Produced by the GPAC and the Asolo Repertory Theatre

Sarasota Orchestra Piano Quartet

Saturday Nov 16 at 8:00pm

Always innovative with their programs, prior seasons have featured compositions by Frank Bridge, Vitezslav Novak, PDQ Bach and David Amram, as well as major repertoire for the piano quartet by Brahms, Dvorak, Mozart and Faure.  

Featuring Jennifer Best Takeda as assistant concertmaster,  
Matthew Pegis as assistant principal viola,   
Christopher Schnell as assistant principal cello, and 
Jonathan Spivey on principal keyboard.

Produced by the Sarasota Orchestra in association with GPAC

Strings Con Brio

Thursday, December 12 at 7:00pm

Strings Con Brio (Strings With Vigor), is coming back to GPAC! Strings Con Brio is a chamber sized string orchestra, performs repertoire from masterpieces of the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods, plus contemporary concert music and well-loved classics from Broadway theatre and cinema.

More details coming later.

Co-Produced by the GPAC & Strings Con Brio

Nate Najar's Jazz Holiday

Friday, December 13 at 8pm

Nate Najar's Jazz Holiday is an annual tradition! You won't want to miss this show!

More details coming later.

Co-Produced by the GPAC and Morrie Trumble Productions

Pine View Jazz Band

Saturday, December 14 at 8:00pm

Ring in the season with the sounds of Big Band Jazz! Join us for all of your favorites played by the award-winning Pine View Jazz Band.It's always a pleasure to enjoy the musical talents of the gifted youth.

More details coming later. 

Produced by the GPAC 

Ed Metz,
Rosanno Sportiello, 
& Nicki Parrott Trio

Sunday, January 19 at 2pm

The Eddie Metz Jazz Trio, featuring bassist and vocalist Nicki Parrott, pianist Rossano Sportiello and drummer Eddie Metz Jr., return to central Florida by audience demand! Metz has toured with the Count Basie Orchestra, the Bill Allred Classic Jazz Band, the Les Brown Orchestra and many others. Metz has also worked with such greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Arturo Sandoval, Sammy Davis, Jr., Rosemary Clooney, Michael Feinstein, Chick Corea, and Patti Page. He continues to record with top jazz artists and perform at jazz festivals and events around the country.

The trio might be described as cosmopolitan, because Ed Metz is American, Rossano Sportiello is Italian, and Nicki Parrott comes from Australia.

Co-Produced by the GPAC and Morrie Trumble Productions

Jason Farnham
America's Funniest Piano Player

Sunday, January 26 at 2:00pm

Victor Borge meets Jerry Lee Lewis!

A highly-acclaimed pianist and vocalist, Jason Farnham is internationally known as "the guy who plays the piano upside down." In concert he skillfully blends witty Victor Borge-like humor with the flamboyance of Jerry Lee Lewis. Audiences consistently rave, "I've never seen anyone play the piano quite like that before!" Also a diverse composer, Jason's royalty-free songs on YouTube have been downloaded nearly 4 million times. TV and film credits include The Dr. Oz Show, BMW and Ford commercials, and a number of feature films and documentaries.

Click here for more information on Jason Farnham.

Produced by the GPAC 

The Four Freshmen

Sunday, March 22 at 2:00pm

From the moment they step on stage The Four Freshmen will get your heart pounding and your feet moving. With pure energy and great songs from the past and the present, the Freshmen deliver a world of music that will send some listeners back to the bygone era of their youth, while introducing others to a brand of vocal harmony entertainment that is surely to leave them wondering "Why haven't I gone to see them earlier?" One thing is for sure. When you go to a Four Freshmen concert you will not forget it..

Click here to find out more about The Four Freshmen! 

Co-Produced by the GPAC and Morrie Trumble Productions 


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