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.


The Four Freshmen

Sunday, March 24 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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Co-Produced by the GPAC and South County Jazz Club

This performance is SOLD OUT. Please contact box office for more information.

The Landscape of Guitar

Saturday, March 30 at 8:00pm

Returning to the GPAC stage for an encore performance is the extraordinary show that brings together the art and music of the guitar for a sensory feast for the soul. 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 four top 5 internationally charting albums including 2017 release "Of Sea & Stars" Winner of the "Best Instrumental Album of the Year" Award which was also #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".

Click here for The Landscape of Guitar official website 

Click for a Lanscape of Guitar video 

Produced by the GPAC 

Sarasota Earlye Musicke Consort

Wednesday, April 3 at 7:30pm

The Sarasota Earlye Musicke Consort, founded in 1993, performs music from the 1300s to the current day. Members of the Consort have years of experience playing various kinds and sizes of recorders. The recorder is a woodwind instrument that was first documented in the Middle Ages. Composers who have written for the recorder include Purcell, Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann, Johann Sebastian Bach, Benjamin Britten, Leonard Bernstein, and Arvo Pärt.

The Consort also includes a viola da gamba, an early version of the modern cello.

The Consort's varied programs include descriptions of the instruments and commentary about the music played. The Consort will be wearing Renaissance costumes to enhance the presentation.

Produced by the GPAC

Maria Wirries on Tour!

Monday, April 8 at 8pm

Sarasota's own musical star, Maria Wirries, is back! Maria will be taking a one-night break from duties on the National Tour of the Tony Award -Winning hit musical Dear Evan Hansen, to come entertain her home city with a special concert. Accompanied by her longtime friend and vocal coach Alan Corey, during the first Act, and Matt Sangiovanni, the talented guitarist on tour with Maria during the second Act, she will be bringing to the stage songs from her time in New York and her experiences around the country.

Maria Wirries is a recent graduate from the musical theater program at Penn State. Besides her current role in Dear Evan Hansen, she most recently was seen in the Broadway revival workshop of Once on This Island. Other theater credits include: The Artists Series' Hot and Cole; Penn State School of Theater's Be More Chill, Sweet Charity, Hair, Titanic; and The Players Theater's Master Class. She also performs solo cabarets and often collaborates with the Sarasota Orchestra on their Master Works series. Maria has a huge appreciation for new work and has performed newly commissioned pieces by composers and artists James Grant, Dick Hyman, Alex Rybeck, and Sheridan Seyfreid. This last fall at Penn State she participated in a commission project of a new theater piece written by Mike Reid and Sarah Schlesinger. As well as participated in the world premier of Love in Hate Nation, a Joe Iconis musical. Maria also writes her own songs that can be heard on her SoundCloud account.

Don’t miss this special concert!

Produced by the GPAC 

Strings Con Brio

Thursday, April 18 at 7:00pm

Strings Con Brio (Strings With Vigor), 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. The concert will include music of Handel and Vivaldi, which will transport you back to 18th Century Italy. Patrons will hear the familiar melodies of Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and two of Schubert's best known melodies. The program will conclude with a medley of familiar songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, the haunting theme from Schindler's List, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber from his long running musical theatre masterpiece The Phantom of the Opera, and a rousing fiddle tune which will have the audience whistling as they leave.

This will be String Con Brio's debut public concert! 

Produced by the GPAC & Strings Con Brio


Kate Delaney 

Sunday, April 28 at 2:00pm

Kate Delaney makes her GPAC debut in Timeless, a show featuring enduring songs of the Jazz Age, Broadway and more. Kate is a mid-western gal originally from Wichita Kansas. True love finds her settling in south Florida after her years as a headline singer on some of the world’s top cruise lines. The glamour of life at sea isn’t always what it seems though, as Kate describes some hilarious ins and outs of ship life. Timeless shares some of her favorite songs from Barbra Streisand, Linda Ronstadt, Ella Fitzgerald and more. This show is a soaring celebration of world-class vocals, humor and tales of Kate’s life on the high seas.

Produced by the GPAC 


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