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Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

1646 10th Way, Sarasota, FL 34236-4104
+1 941-366-1505
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Worth some advance planning

We saw "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" at WBTT this March having booked tickets last fall. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kingston_Lou
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Kingston, Canada
Serious Theater!

We caught ML King. You were IN the hotel room the night before he was shot. (I felt like I could... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
jmathews6546
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Lawai, Hawaii
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" at WBTT this March having booked tickets last fall. We went to a Saturday matinee, which made travelling over the bridge from Lido Key easier than it would have been in the evening. The performance was...More

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SharonSRQ, Public Relations Manager at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Lou, We are so happy that you enjoyed the performance of "Lady Day" (and glad that the matinee worked better for you in terms of travel time). We were so fortunate to have an artist of Melba Moore's experience and talents for this production....More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

We caught ML King. You were IN the hotel room the night before he was shot. (I felt like I could have picked up the phone and answered it. It came back like it was yesterday!

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

This year we saw The Mountaintop, an imagined last evening in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. The acting was exceptionally good, the show was riveting for all its 90 minutes.

Thank cararro
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SharonSRQ, Public Relations Manager at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Hello - we are so happy you enjoyed the show. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your theater experience with WBTT!

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Count yourself blessed if you can get a ticket for The Westcoast Black Theatre Company! After having enjoyed two different productions of this company, we quickly became Season’s Members! And have renewed year after year! I’ve never seen a company with so much energy and...More

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SharonSRQ, Public Relations Manager at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

From all of us at WBTT, thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts on TripAdvisor. We are grateful for the support of this wonderful community, particularly our season subscribers such as yourself. We look forward to seeing you at the...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Planned a visit during the time In the Heights was being produced and managed to snag the last seat for a Sunday matinee performance. I had no idea what to expect but my family is local and have season tickets so I was game for...More

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SharonSRQ, Public Relations Manager at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Hello Lori, We are so pleased that you enjoyed our production of "In the Heights." We agree that the artists have been outstanding and are proud that audiences have responded so positively to the show. Thank you so much for taking the time to share...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

This troupe is excellent. They are great singers, they dance, tell great stories and are very funny. Love the small and intimate venue. We are making every effort to see as many of their performances as possible. Excellent!

Thank Michael K
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SharonSRQ, Public Relations Manager at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Hello Michael - We are so pleased that you enjoy WBTT! Thank you so much for taking the time to tell people what you think of our work. We look forward to seeing you at your next show!

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Saw "In The Heights", which I had previously had seen on Broadway equally good and the young actors were fantastic. I would recommend this theater to everyone. We enjoyed this performance very much.

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SharonSRQ, Public Relations Manager at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Hello Ruth, We are so honored to read your review! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your kind words and are so happy you enjoyed the show.

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Kudos to all...from the director to the costume designer...Most of all, to the talented performers.Their hours of practice, the well choreographed presentation throughout...totally impressive and delightful. I've become a subscriber. Well done troupe!

Thank SKYITALY
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The WBTT of Sarasota, FL is the only black performing theatre in the Florida West Coast that has achieved national acclaim for its consistent great presentation of lively entertainment that can only be successful with a talented troupe of black performers. We are season ticket...More

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SharonSRQ, Public Relations Manager at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hello JohnBA7411, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts about WBTT with others. We are so pleased that you enjoy our work, and we're grateful for your ongoing support. We'll look forward to seeing you in the audience this coming...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

My hubby and I saw this play last week with 2 other couples. We thought it was hilarous. However, our friends were extremely disappointed. Reason being...they had seen it in another location and said the Sarasota actors had completely altered the script. They added a...More

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SharonSRQ, Public Relations Manager at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Hello MarthaK - We are delighted you loved our production of "Dearly Departed"; we had a lot of fun producing it. We would like for you to know - and please tell your friends - that we did adhere to the script exactly as it...More

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Allan C
10 August 2016|
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Response from SharonSRQ | Property representative |
Hi Allan. That is the second-to-last showing of "How I Got Over: A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson." Show closes the 14th. There are only about 15 tickets left for the 13th - give our box office a call at (941) 366-1505 and our... More
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Gale S
3 March 2016|
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Response from SharonSRQ | Property representative |
Hello Gale - At this time, we don't have any plans to revive the Marvin Gaye production. The show began as a Young Artist showcase for Sheldon Rhoden a few years back; it was so well-received we included it as a MainStage... More
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MARIE L
19 May 2015|
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Hello Marie - Cotton Club Cabaret runs July 8 through August 9. Tickets are available for almost every show at this point. You can get tickets on the WBTT website (I can't post it here but you can search "Westcoast Black... More
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