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Address: 900 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4017
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Up Close and Personal at the Strauss Theater

My friends and I recently attended the well done play called Camping With Henry and Tom at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss theater. The actors superbly portrayed the characters of... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2016
LongIslandMabel
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

My friends and I recently attended the well done play called Camping With Henry and Tom at the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss theater. The actors superbly portrayed the characters of Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and President Warren G. Harding so that we were able to get a glimpse into history. The story was based on true incidents as these fellows... More 

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Reviewed 2 February 2016

We saw "Tom and Henry Go Camping". It was well done. The theatre only holds about 80-100 people, so all seats are good. THE CAVEAT: the box office is on Dunlop Road, but the theatre is on Periwinkle Way. If we hadn't scoped it out the afternoon before, we would have been searching all over Dunlop for it. The building... More 

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Darnestown
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Reviewed 27 January 2016

Although we are long-time Sanibel visitors, we had never visited either theatre in the BIG-Arts complex. But, this year, staying longer into January and invited by our guest, we attended both the "Camping with Henry and Tom" play and the Slo-can Ramblers Bluegrass concert. Both the smaller and larger theaters were comfortable and well suited to these performances. And both... More 

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Easton, Maryland
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

While visiting friends on the island they had purchased tickets for the play "Camping with Henry and Tom" . The play ,the actors and the theater itself was very enjoyable. We were fortunate enough to go to opening night. Unfortunately our friends had purchased tickets to see Livingston Taylor which was at the larger auditorium. Rather than going on and... More 

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Thank Specman728
Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

Art exhibits, music, theater and dance performances and film and lecture series. Most of the activities are during winter season. Visual art exhibited is very high caliber by local artists!

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Thank Alice K
Springfield, Il
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Reviewed 14 July 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Big Arts offers many options, from lectures during season, great music selections and classes offered by retired professors. Big Arts is a must for those who are interested in cultural and intellectual stimulation. It also offers art and computer classes.

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Thank CarolPeriard
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Reviewed 16 April 2015

Have enjoyed a variety of events, all of which have been enjoyable. From Forum lecture series to theatre productions to educational classes - all have been worthwhile.

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Thank Ann M
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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Reviewed 7 April 2015

We really enjoyed this show. Strong performers in a small theater on Sanibel Island where every seat is close to the stage. Kudos!

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Thank Shari D
Jefferson City, Missouri
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Reviewed 19 March 2015

The Monday night films are a regular activity for us. Get there early. It fills quickly for most movies.

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Thank MaryJane1412
Long Island
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Reviewed 16 January 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Sanibel is so fortunate that the "movers and shakers" on the Island saw fit to organize a BigArts Center that brings all manner of culture to our little piece of paradise. There is a very full calender of events available so that music lovers of all sorts are satisfied with concerts in every type of music...jazz, classical, contemporary, country, folk.... More 

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