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2020-21 Season Update

Hear the latest from Producing Artistic Director Michael Donald Edwards on the exciting season of work coming up on Asolo Rep's outdoor Terrace Stage this winter and spring. A Broadway superstar, a rolling world premiere about a civil rights icon, a beloved musical, and our favorite Latinx pop star returns – this will be a season not-to-be-missed!

LAURA OSNES IN CONCERT

February 5 & 6

Two-time Tony® Award nominee Laura Osnes is a true superstar of the Broadway stage with deep roots at Asolo Rep. After winning NBC’s “Grease: You’re the One That I Want” and starring as Sandy in Grease on Broadway, Laura went on to originate multiple roles including Cinderella in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Julia in Bandstand and Bonnie in Bonnie and Clyde, the role she played in Asolo Rep’s 2010 pre-Broadway run. You may have also seen her touring the country in concert, or starring in your favorite Hallmark Channel movie. Her crystalline soprano voice and effervescent beauty will light up the night and touch your heart in this unforgettable musical evening.

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FANNIE: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer

February 20-March 3 | Previews February 16, 17, 19
Rolling World Premiere in Association with Goodman Theatre and Seattle Rep
By Cheryl L. West
Directed by Henry Godinez
Music Direction and Arrangements by Felton Offard

Part theater, part revival, and all power – this one-woman show with music will have you head nodding and hand clapping from start to finish. Written by award-winning playwright Cheryl L. West and portrayed by powerhouse performer E. Faye Butler, Fannie tells the story of civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer. From her humble origins as the daughter of a Mississippi sharecropper, to co-founding the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and demanding recognition at the National Democratic Convention, hers is a story of justice that will not be denied.

Audiences are advised that this show faithfully depicts the life of Fannie Lou Hamer including themes of racial and gender prejudice, physical and sexual violence, and charged historical imagery. Recommended for Ages 14+

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Lerner and Loewe’s CAMELOT

March 19-April 1 | Previews March 17 & 18
Book and Music by Alan Jay Lerner
Lyrics by Frederick Loewe
Original Production Directed and Staged by Moss Hart
Based on The Once and Future King by T.H. White
Book Adapted by David Lee
New Orchestrations by Steve Orich
Directed by Celine Rosenthal

The winner of four Tony® Awards, Lerner and Loewe’s classic 1960 musical defined an age when integrity, courage, and goodness prevailed as the ideals of humankind. King Arthur has created a utopian land of chivalry and civil rule. But when his beloved Queen Guenevere falls in love with Sir Lancelot, the king’s most trusted knight, true honor is put to the test. With one of Broadway’s most enchanting scores featuring the hauntingly romantic “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “I Loved You Once in Silence,” and “Follow Me,” Camelot gets a streamlined concert staging by Asolo Rep Associate Artistic Director Celine Rosenthal, with new orchestrations by Tony-nominated Steve Orich. This exquisite musical promises love at first sight, a castle in the distance, and an equal place for all.

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Ana Isabelle & Friends in Concert Stand Back, Sarasota!

Featuring Junior Cervila, Guadalupe Garcia and Justin Gregory Lopez

April 17-24 | Previews April 15 & 16
Directed by Josh Rhodes

 

When the sun goes down, the heat kicks up when unstoppable actress, singer, dancer, and Latin pop sensation Ana Isabelle takes the Terrace Stage in a rare concert appearance. After her explosive performance as Eva Peròn in Asolo Rep’s Evita in 2017, Ana landed the role of Rosalia in Steven Spielberg's upcoming West Side Story; joined a veteran film cast in Imprisoned starring Laurence Fishburne; and co-starred in the remake of Coppola's Dementia 13. Now, she reunites with some of her Evita co-stars, including Justin Gregory Lopez (Che), and Tango dancers Guadalupe Garcia and Junior Cervila, in an electric evening of song and dance. Filled with Broadway standards and her own pop hits, Ana also introduces a brand new single scheduled for release later this year.

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