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.


Trout Fishing in America

Saturday, Feb 24 at 8:00pm

Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet are the amazing musicians of the eclectic folk/rock band Trout Fishing in America. Perhaps best known for quirky and memorable family/children's songs like "My Hair Had a Party Last Night," "18 Wheels on a Big Rig," and "When I Was a Dinosaur," they've won multiple Parents' Choice and Indie awards. Great for the families, but Trout has also electrified audiences across North America with their deep catalogue of "adult" songs. If you aren't already a fan, be prepared to fall hard for the infectious music of Trout Fishing in America..

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Produced by the GPAC. 

Cynthia Sayer's

Hot Jazz Quartet

Sunday, Feb 25 at 2:00pm

Back by popular demand is award-winning banjo star Cynthia Sayer and her Hot Jazz Quartet! An electrifying instrumentalist and vocalist, Cynthia's swinging shows feature a delightful mix of hot jazz, Great American Songbook, old favorites, virtuoso classics, and more. Be sure to catch this enchanting, family-friendly joyride for lovers of all things swing. One show only — we strongly recommend you buy your tickets in advance! "Sayer is a rarity; a woman who plays banjo with drive and virtuosity." — The New York Times.

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Produced by the GPAC. 

Theatre Odyssey On the Road

Thursday, March 1 at 8:00pm

Every year since 2006, Theatre Odyssey has produced a Ten-Minute play festival featuring short plays written by local playwrights. In 2013, the company created a Student Ten-Minute Play writing Festival to encourage emerging playwrights from local middle and high schools. Many senior citizens who love theater lack the mobility to attend local productions. So Theatre Odyssey is taking live theater "On the Road," bringing short plays to communities in the Sarasota / Tampa Bay area. Theatre Odyssey On the Road will take advantage of our experience in staging short plays to offer an evening of one-acts with a total running time of 60 minutes or more.

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Produced by the GPAC. 

The Tamburitzans

Wednesday, March 7 at 7:30pm

We're Back again in Sarasota!

Wherever the Tamburitzans perform, their stage becomes a kaleidoscope of sight and sound. Songs are sung in many languages and dialects. Footwork is articulated in hundreds of styles. Folk instruments such as the bandura, tambura, gadulka and cimbalom are plucked, picked, bowed and hammered. This year the Tamburitzans present their 81st season show entitled 'Passages – the Journey of our Ancestors.' See the stunning visuals as the Tamburitzans celebrate world cultures brought to our country through immigration. Countries include Croatia, Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria, Austria, Hungary, Spain, Cuba, Mexico, Slovenia and the 'Dance of the Roma' that will leave you breathless! Costuming alone is a great reason to see a Tamburitzans show. During the course of a single performance, over 400 original and authentically reproduced costumes are worn by the performers. Each costume design is meticulously researched for authenticity, then created for the stage. The result is a carousel of style and color from the first note to the final stomp. 

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For more information, please call 412-224-2071 or email them at tamburitzans@thetamburitzans.org 

Velvet Caravan

Friday, March 9 at 8:00pm

Velvet Caravan's unorthodox, high-energy, acoustic-based quintet of guitar, violin, stand-up bass, percussion and keyboards (including accordion) was such a hit last season, we had to invite them back! Whatever you call it, their envelope-pushing tapestry of Latin and gypsy music with acoustic swing jazz, gives the audience one heckuva musical ride. Did you miss it last time? Last year's fans would advise you to get your tickets now!

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Produced by the GPAC. 

Spirit of The Gulf

Sunday, March 11 at 3:00pm

The power of voice alone, or a cappella, has never been more popular. The Spirit of the Gulf is an award-winning women's a cappella chorus that regularly wows its audiences with the sheer beauty and energizing power of harmonic singing. The ladies of Spirit of the Gulf will bring the music and add the sparkle. Every seat in our cozy hall is a perfect one to settle in for a snappy, joy-filled performance!

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Produced by the GPAC. 

The Brothers Four

Sunday, March 18 at 2:00pm

The Brothers Four have played thousands of college concerts, serenaded four U.S. presidents at the White House, appeared at countless Community Concerts, performed with symphony orchestras and jazz stars and entertained in dozens of foreign countries. Internationally acclaimed, they are truly "America's Musical Ambassadors to the World." Musical million-sellers for The Brothers Four include such releases as Greenfields, Yellow Bird, Try to Remember, Across the Wide Missouri. Their hit recording of The Green Leaves of Summer from the motion picture "The Alamo" was nominated for an Academy Award and they performed the song at the awards presentation for the global network telecast. The Brothers Four were pioneers in the musical movement which came to be know as the "folk revival", and of the few groups from those times still performing today, they remain one of the best known and most popular. Their all-acoustic presentation consists of guitars, banjo, mandolin, upright bass, and of course the trademark rich blend of their four voices. An evening with this quartet is an unforgettable time of pure, acoustic music and entertainment.

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Produced by the GPAC. 

Michael Brown:
Bernstein at 100!

Tuesday, March 27 at 8:00pm

Leonard Bernstein—his fame is larger than life and his music even more so. In the footsteps of such a giant, pianist-composer Michael Brown has been described by The New York Times as "one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers." The program inserts Brown into the tapestry of music by Bernstein and his circle of iconic American composer friends and colleagues. It's a program of top talent and playful musical relationships.

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Produced by the GPAC. 

Gromalot Theatre Factory Presents SNACK

Wednesday, April 4 at 8:00pm

The toast of fringe festivals from Calgary to Orlando, Gromalot Theatre Factory trafficks in word-free silliness and story-telling. The buzz about this colorful, wacky, and infinitely inventive Orlando-based ensemble is spreading. We are thrilled to bring you this troupe now before word gets around too much. You'll see for yourself that catching a Gromalot show is like seeing a Charlie Chaplin film mixed with a little Looney Tunes live on stage.

"It's slapstick comedy at its finest. Children and adults alike will find it tasty." —Orlando Sentinel

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Produced by the GPAC. 

Tony Desare: I Love A Piano

Saturday, April 7 at 8:00pm

"...a lean baby Sinatra with burning brown eyes and flashing teeth...his sly performance establishes the kind of connection to a younger generation that has helped make Michael Bublé a heartthrob." — The New York Times

"DeSare covers old and newer pop and jazz standards without smothering or overthinking the material. And on a few classic-style originals, he exhibits a similarly breezy charm as a tunesmith." — USA Today

Need we say more?

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Produced by the GPAC. 

The Landscape of Guitar

Saturday, April 14 at 8:00pm

Performing fiery Spanish guitar pieces like "Malaguena" to the gorgeous vocal harmonies of "Sounds of Silence" this duo takes the art of guitars to another dimension with the exciting new animated painting concert experience. A colorful backdrop of lush vibrant painted landscapes based on the guitar theme flows thru the concert. Moving in 3D guitar birds fly through guitar mountains and over guitar rivers, cities and oceans. The paintings come alive with music in this unforgettable surround art experience. Master guitarist Bruce Hecksel and singer-songwriter Julie Patchouli blend music from their two musical projects Terra Guitarra and Patchouli. Terra Guitarra is reviewed as "one of the top nuevo-flamenco groups in the world" - Zone Music Reporter. They have three top 5 internationally charting albums including Firelight recently nominated "Best Instrumental Album of the Year" and their 2017 release "Of Sea & Stars" which was #1 on OneWorldMusicRadio UK charts. Folk festival favorite Patchouli features Julie's sparkling lead vocals, beautiful duets and award winning compositions. The Chicago Tribune says the duo's "songs about harmony & healing inspire the human spirit". See and hear "the harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel, the guitar brilliance of the Gipsy Kings and the colors of Van Gogh"

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Produced by the GPAC. 

The Four Freshmen

Sunday, April 15 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..

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Produced by the GPAC. 


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