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The Suncoast Culture Club podcast is your weekly dose of what’s happening in the performing and visual arts on Florida’s Suncoast, including interviews, reviews, discussions, behind the scene tidbits, and insider trading. Join State College of Florida arts faculty and staff members as they bring you all the arts happenings on the Suncoast from music to dance to art to theatre. Come along and join our club.

The Suncoast Culture Club podcast is your weekly dose of what’s happening in the performing and visual arts on Florida’s Suncoast, including interviews, reviews, discussions, behind the scene tidbits, and insider trading. Join State College of Florida arts faculty and staff members as they bring you all the arts happenings on the Suncoast from music to dance to art to theatre. Come along and join our club.

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The Suncoast Culture Club podcast is your weekly dose of what’s happening in the performing and visual arts on Florida’s Suncoast, including interviews, reviews, discussions, behind the scene tidbits, and insider trading. Join State College of Florida arts faculty and staff members as they bring you all the arts happenings on the Suncoast from music to dance to art to theatre. Come along and join our club.

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English

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941-752-5579


Episodes

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's "Stage of Discovery" Summer Camp-WE DREAM!

7/13/2022
Each summer, the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe hosts a 5-week summer camp for students ages 10 to 18 called "Stage of Discovery." Jim Weaver, WBTT's education director and artistic associate, and Astrid Victoria, a Stage of Discovery alumnus who now serves on the staff of the camp, join the club this week to tell us about this wonderful program, the growth and progress of the students, and this year's theme for the Stage of Discovery performance called "We Dream." The Stage of Discovery...

Duration:00:28:20

Jared Mancuso and Nick Gallardo of Florida Studio Theatre's "Rock 'n' Roll Reignited" Join the Club

7/7/2022
From Pennsylvania to Tucson, the Buddy Holly Story to Dollywood, and many stops in between, Jared Mancuso and Nick Gallardo combined their love of playing rock 'n' roll and formed the band "Not Fade Away." Now, they can travel the country performing your favorite 50's and 60's rock 'n' roll tunes in their reimagined arrangements. Their show "Rock 'n' Roll Reignited" is playing now through August 7 at Florida Studio Theatre's Court Cabaret and you can hear the story of their careers, the...

Duration:00:39:33

Urbanite Theatre Presents Gracie Gardner's Play "Athena," Now Through July 10

6/24/2022
Actors Lea Sevola and Emma Giorgio, along with director Summer Dawn Wallace, join the Suncoast Culture Club Podcast to talk about their lives, journey to Urbanite, and this amazing story of two strong young ladies who start as fencing foes and end up wanting something for each other...something more than they want for themselves. Urbanite Theatre's production of "Athena" is running now through July 10. Get your tickets and watch these wonderful actors bring the story to life. • Urbanite...

Duration:00:32:18

Olivia Steinman Deems, Artistic Operations Manager for the Sarasota Music Festival, Joins the Club

6/6/2022
After a two year pandemic induced hiatus, the Sarasota Orchestra is bringing back the Sarasota Music Festival, June 6 -25 at the Sarasota Opera House and Holley Hall. Here to introduce herself to the podcast and tell us all about this incredible summer festival for approximately 60 pre-professional music fellows and their faculty mentors is Dr. Olivia Steinman Deems, Artistic Operations Manager for the Sarasota Orchestra and Sarasota Music Festival. Come along and join the club! • Sarasota...

Duration:00:37:25

Cory Woomert & Michelle Anaya Starring in Manatee Players' Production of Titanic the Musical

5/2/2022
Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, TITANIC-The Musical is a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers who each boarded with stories and personal ambitions of their own. All innocently unaware of the fate awaiting them, the Third Class immigrants dream of a better life in America, the Second Class imagine they too can join the lifestyles of the rich and famous, whilst the millionaire Barons of the First...

Duration:00:31:42

SCF Theatre Program Presents "Peter/Wendy," April 15-24 in the Howard Studio Theatre

4/14/2022
The SCF Theatre Program presents its final play of the season, "Peter/Wendy" written by Jeremy Bloom, April 15 through April 24 in the Howard Studio Theatre on the SCF Bradenton campus. Join Theatre Assistant Professor Amanda Schlachter as she talks to guest director India Marie Paul and stage manager Madison Swanson about the play, their experiences putting the show together, and the importance of "play" in all of our lives. Performance dates and times are: Friday, April 15 at 8:00 p.m....

Duration:00:38:39

Dan Jordan and Rachel Halvorson, Members of the Sarasota Orchestra's String Quartet, Join the Club

12/16/2021
Dan Jordan has been the concertmaster for the Sarasota Orchestra for 23 years while Rachel Halvorson has been the principal violist for only two years, one and a half of which was through the pandemic! But together, along with their colleagues violinist Christopher Takeda and cellist Natalie Helm, they share the amazing experience of performing in the Sarasota Orchestra’s String Quartet. Hear Dan and Rachel talk about their very different life paths to the Sarasota Orchestra, the unique...

Duration:00:48:39

Rick Holdsworth, Conductor of Ring Sarasota, Joins the Club

12/6/2021
Sarasota's premier handbell choir, Ring Sarasota, joins the Pops Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota for its annual holiday concert, this year called "Ring in the Holidays!" On this week's episode of the Suncoast Culture Club podcast, conductor of Ring Sarasota, Rick Holdsworth and conductor of the Pops Orchestra, Robyn Bell, sit down to talk about Rick's life and career (30 years in the Navy Band!), everything you need to know about Ring Sarasota, and the music the handbell choir and the...

Duration:00:38:59

Brian Finnerty and Jamie Molina of Dingbat Theatre Project's Production of the SpongeBob Musical Join the Club

12/2/2021
Dingbat Theatre Project is at it again, this time with the SpongeBob Musical production showing at the Bizaare on Apricot and Lime, December 3rd through 19th. Director and choreographer Brian Finnerty, along with the star of the show, Jamie Molina, join the club this week to talk about the production, Dingbat's special take on the show, and what makes our area such a wealth collaboration with all of our arts groups. You can get your tickets to this show by going to Dingbat Theatre's...

Duration:00:40:30

Katie Priest, Star of the Manatee Players Production of Cinderella, Joins the Club

12/1/2021
She is product of the Manatee School for the Arts, the State College of Florida, and Florida State University, but now she is back home sharing her gifts of performing and teaching music on the Suncoast. Katie Priest stars as Cinderella in the Manatee Players Production of the hit Rodgers and Hammerstein musical running December 2 through December 19 at the Manatee Performing Arts Center. Listen to her interview about her life, career, love of performing, and the show Cinderella on this...

Duration:00:24:02

BELIEVE!-Presented by the SCF Music Program, Thursday, December 2, 7:30 PM in the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center

11/29/2021
On Thursday, December 2 at 7:30 PM, join the SCF Music Program in the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center for our final concert of the semester. “BELIEVE!” brings you all your holiday favorites and will feature the SCF Guitar Ensemble, Men's Choir, Women's Choir, combined Concert and Chamber Choir, and the SCF Bradenton Symphony Orchestra. Listen to conductors Rex Willis, Melodie Dickerson, and Dr. Robyn Bell as they talk about the selections on this concert, what the "BELIEVE!" theme means to...

Duration:00:44:01

The SCF Percussion Ensemble Hosts "BEAT HUNGER," a Concert and a Canned Food Drive

11/14/2021
The SCF Percussion Ensemble is hosting a percussion concert and a canned food drive on Tuesday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center. In lieu of tickets, patrons are asked to bring two canned food items to the lobby of the Neel as a donation to the SCF Food Pantry. This concert will feature the SCF Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Tomasz Kowalczyk, the Buffalo Creek Middle School Percussion Ensemble, directed by William Reaney, The Bradenton Christian...

Duration:00:43:29

Donovan Session and Shea Petersen of Urbanite Theatre's At the Wake of a Dead Drag Queen Join the Club

11/11/2021
Both are from Texas, both currently reside in Chicago, but currently, Donovan Session and Shea Petersen are starring in Urbanite Theatre's latest production, At the Wake of a Dead Drag Queen showing not through December 5. Take a listen to this Suncoast Culture Club podcast episode to learn more about their lives, this play, and the importance of understanding each other's worlds. Written by Terry Guest and directed by Damian Lockhart, this play presents us Courtney Berringers, who would...

Duration:00:35:42

Nikki Rinsema, Concertmaster for the Pops Orchestra, Joins the Club

11/9/2021
After a 21 month hiatus, the Pops Orchestra is back and ready to bring you our first concert of the season, Sgt. Presley and the Pops Pay Tribute to Our Nation's Veterans, starring Elvis tribute artist Ted Torres Martin. Join conductor Robyn Bell as she interviews Pops Orchestra concertmaster Nikki Rinsema on her life, her family (two of which also play for the Pops!), and why the Pops Orchestra is such a special organization to her. You have two opportunities to see this fabulous...

Duration:00:41:22

Jessica Babcock of Jump Encore Musical Theatre Performance Company Joins the Club

11/8/2021
Jessica Babcock has been working for Jump Dance Company in Lakewood Ranch for eight years helping students learn to sing, dance, act, and entertain. After many years of junior musical productions, Jump Dance Company has taken the leap to produce full scale adult musicals under their new division called Jump Encore! Their first production, Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods will be performed on the outdoor stage at Hunsader Farms in Bradenton, November 11-14 at 7:00 p.m. and the cast and...

Duration:00:40:04

The SCF Symphonic Band and Veteran Services Presents "Welcome Home: In Gratitude to Our Veterans" Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. Neel Performing Arts Center

11/5/2021
SCF Veteran Services advisor Lisa Goss, veteran student and president of the SCF Veterans Services of America Club, Dakota Trueba, and SCF Symphonic Band conductor Robyn Bell talk about the important role the Veteran Services program plays in the lives of our veteran students and the impact patriotic music has on our military men and women. All part of the SCF Symphonic Band's concert on Thursday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center called Welcome Home: In...

Duration:00:36:16

Jim Weaver and Quinn Cason from Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's Production of "Eubie!" Join the Club

11/4/2021
On this episode of the Suncoast Culture Club podcast, hear director and choreographer Jim Weaver and performer Quinn Cason talk about Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's fabulous production of "Eubie!," a toe-tapping revue of songs by Eubie Blake, legendary composer, ragtime pianist and “father of Black Broadway.” Showing in WBTT's Donelly Theatre now through November 21, this show is not to be missed! How did the fabulous Jim Weaver get from New York City to our beautiful Suncoast of Florida...

Duration:00:55:33

The SCF Theatre Program Presents John Cariani's Play Love/Sick

11/3/2021
Join the State College of Florida's Theatre Program for its production of John Cariani's play Love/Sick a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this 80-minute romp explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love. Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, Love/Sick is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone. Love/Sick is directed by SCF Assistant Professor of Theatre Amanda...

Duration:00:39:50

The SCF Musical Theatre Ensemble Presents Rupert Holmes's The Mystery of Edwin Drood

11/1/2021
The SCF Musical Theatre Program is proud to present the 2021 Fall Musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood, directed by Melodie Dickerson, in the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center on the following dates and times: Friday, November 5, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 7, 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center Website or at the door 45 minutes before each show. The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a musical by Rupert Holmes that is based...

Duration:00:56:48

Jason Pintar of Florida Studio Theatre's The Wanderers Joins the Club

10/25/2021
Though he is from Michigan and currently lives in New York City, Jason Pintar, the bass singer in Florida Studio Theatre's production of The Wanderers, is thrilled to be spending the entire winter season on our beautiful Suncoast of Florida entertaining sold out enthusiastic crowds. Hear his story of finding acting and singing, journey to New York City, life during the pandemic, and thrill of performing once again on this week's episode of the Suncoast Culture Club podcast. Get your...

Duration:00:36:05