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!

A Wild Orchid Man Fest:


In the Ghost Orchid Swamp

Thursday Apr 2 at 7:30pm

In the Mountains of Amazonas

Thursday Apr 16 at 7:30pm

In the Land of the White Bear

Thursday Apr 30 at 7:30pm


In honor of Earth Month, the Sarasota Orchid Society will host a fest of documentary films about Stig Dalström, Wild Orchid Man.  All films start at 7:30pm and are free of charge.  No tickets are required.  

Wild Orchid Man Stig Dalströmand filmaker Darryl Saffer will be present for Q&A after the films, except for April 30 when it will be just the filmaker.

Co-Produced by Sarasota Orchid Society and GPAC. 



Ben Hammond

CD Release Party

Friday, May 8 at 8:00pm

Ben Hammond, a native of Maine, is a seasonal Sarasota resident, an award winning composer/recording artist and highly sought after performer. Ben tours around the world annually, recently returning from New Zealand, playing his unique brand of live-looped Acoustic Soul-Pop at a variety of festivals and hundreds of venues.

Celebrate the release of his CD Friction, along with the premiere of the video Hipster Juliet with an evening of live music ranging from acoustic jazz & folk, to island beats complete with steel drums.  

Stay after the show for a wine & cheese reception with the artist!

Click here to find out more about Ben Hammond! 

Produced by the GPAC



Lynn Trefzger

Comedy Ventriloquist

Thursday, May 14 at 8:00pm

For over 30 years, Lynn has given life to a trunk full of comical characters. She has performed for audiences worldwide in corporations, colleges, theatres, and cruise ships.

Audiences are treated to Lynn’s vocal illusion talents, when they may meet a lovable camel, a grumpy old man, a feisty little girl, and may even see some other audience members who are brought up for the action!

Lynn’s off-the-wall audience interplay is riotously funny, no two shows are alike! This performance is tailored to a family audience.

Lynn has received many awards and nominations throughout her career including The American Comedy Awards, Variety Entertainer of the Year, and Comedy Entertainer of the Year by National Association of Campus Activities. She has been nominated for Best Female Performer by Corporate America Magazine, and has been named Funniest Female by Campus Activities Magazine. In 2010, Lynn received the “People’s Choice Award” by the Ohio Arts Presenters Association.

She is a premier entertainer for Disney Cruise Lines, as well as Crystal and Norwegian Cruise Lines. She is also a favorite among many Celebrity Golf Classic Invitationals and the Atlantis Resort and Casino in Nassau, Bahamas. Lynn (and her many voices) has appeared on ABC, TNN, A&E, and Lifetime. She is featured in a recently released comedy/documentary about the art of ventriloquism with Jay Johnson and Jeff Dunham called “I’m No Dummy” by NBC Universal.

Click here to find out more about Lynn Trefzger! 

Produced by the GPAC



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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