THE 2018-19 SEASON!

Raisin 

The Musical

Director: James "Jim" Weaver

Westcoast Black Theatre Mainstage

October 3 - November 11, 2018

Matinee: 2:00 pm Evening: 7:30 pm

Raisin takes place in the 1950s on the South Side of Chicago. The story revolves around a working class black family aspiring to a better life after the death of their father. Hope is sparked by the arrival of a $10,000 life insurance check. But conflicts arise when mother and son want to spend the money in different ways. 

Raisin is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

LIMITED SEATING REMAINING!

Ticket Prices

Adult: $45.00
Student/Active Military*: $20.00
*With Valid ID

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Let's Get it On

Annual Gala

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Friday, November 16, 2018

6 PM

SARASOTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM

Cocktails, Dinner, Show, Boogie Down

Tickets: $200 [$100 tax deductible]

For sponsorship information contact Debra Flynt-Garrett at

941-366-1505 X 106

To purchase tickets online:

WWW.WESTCOASTBLACKTHEATRE.ORG

Dress: Cocktail or groovy seventies threads

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Marvin Gaye 

Prince of Soul

Director: Nate Jacobs

Westcoast Black Theatre Mainstage

November 28, 2018 - January 13, 2019

Matinee: 2:00 pm Evening: 7:30 pm

After several years of requests from theater patrons, Sheldon Rhoden — one of WBTT's most popular troupe members — will reprise the role of Marvin Gaye. This not-to-be-missed original show begins in the 1950s at the start of Gaye's career with Motown and follows its twists and turns until his untimely death in the mid-1980s. A gifted, innovative and enduring talent, Gaye blazed the trail for the continued evolution of popular black music. 

LIMITED SEATING REMAINING!

Ticket Prices

Adult: $45.00
Student/Active Military*: $20.00
*With Valid ID

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Langston Hughes'
Black Nativity

At The Sarasota Opera House

61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

Director: Nate Jacobs

Assistant Director / Choreographer: Donald Frison

Four Nights Only! December 12,13 & 19, 20, 2018

Evening: 7:30 pm

During the holiday season—back by popular demand but for a very limited engagement—WBTT presents Black Nativity by Langston Hughes. This production is a celebration of the Nativity story with gospel, blues, spiritual, and Christmas music, paired with the poetry of Langston Hughes and the creativity of WBTT. Children and adults alike will be enthralled by this high-energy, inspiring show. 

Produced by special arrangement with DRAMATIC PUBLISHING, Woodstock Illinois. 

Ticket Prices

$15.00 - $75.00

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The Amen Corner 


Director: Chuck Smith

Westcoast Black Theatre Mainstage

January 23 - March 3, 2019

Matinee: 2:00 pm Evening: 7:30

For years, Sister Margaret Alexander has inspired her Harlem congregation with a mixture of personal charisma and ferocious piety. But when Margaret's estranged husband, a scapegrace jazz musician, comes home to die, she is in danger of losing both her standing in the church and the son she has tried to keep on the godly path. The Amen Corner is a play about faith and family, about the gulf between black men and black women and black fathers and black sons. 

The Amen Corner is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC

LIMITED SEATING REMAINING!

Ticket Prices

Adult: $45.00
Student/Active Military*: $20.00
*With Valid ID

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Love Sung in the Key of Aretha

Director: Nate Jacobs

Westcoast Black Theatre Mainstage

March 13 - April 28, 2019

JUST ADDED!
March 13, 14, 15, 17, 19

Matinee: 2:00 pm Evening: 7:30 pm

Created, adapted and directed by Nate Jacobs

Want “R-E-S-P-E-C-T?” Believe that there “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing?” Four women musically review their life experiences as told through the songs made famous by the late and legendary “Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin. In this original production, we celebrate her masterful artistry, bigger-than-life talent, and remarkable understanding of human relationships. Join us as we pay tribute to one of America’s most iconic voices in this joyful appreciation of Aretha’s music and its impact on our lives.

LIMITED SEATING REMAINING!

Ticket Prices

Adult: $45.00
Student/Active Military*: $20.00
*With Valid ID

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Box Office Information

Buy Tickets

BY PHONE:
(941) 366-1505

ONLINE: www.westcoastblacktheatre.org

Our online box office is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

IN PERSON: 1012 N Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

Hours

MONDAY – FRIDAY: 10:30PM – 4:00PM

SATURDAY: 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Performance Days: 1 hour before curtain by phone or at the will call desk in the theatre 

2018-19 Season Ticket Pricing

Individual Tickets 
Adult: $45
Student/Active Military *: $20
*with valid ID upon request

Season Subscriptions
Adult: $125
Student/Active Military *: $80
*with valid ID upon request

How to purchase your
WBTT 2018-2019
Season Subscription
 
·     Click "Buy Tickets" for Raisin (The Musical)
·     Select date and seats (adult, active military, or student) of your choosing and click "Confirm Seats"
·     Under "Review Your Order" click "Continue Shopping"
·     Repeat steps 1-3 until all season shows are in your cart, to receive subscription pricing, your cart must include:
·     Raisin (The Musical)
 
·     Marvin Gaye: Prince of Soul
 
·     The Amen Corner, &
 
·     Love Sung in the Key of Aretha
·     At this time, you may add our 2018 holiday show: Black Nativity which will be at the Sarasota Opera House
·     Review your order, confirming the date, seats, and number of tickets selected
·     Finish your order by logging in, or continuing as a guest, fill out all required fields and enter payment information.
·     Click "Complete Order"
·     E-tickets and receipt will be sent via email to be printed from home. If you are unable to print from home, tickets can be printed at the will call desk before your first performance.

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