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Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

1646 10th Way, Sarasota, FL 34236-4104
+1 941-366-1505
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In the Heights Outstanding Production

Planned a visit during the time In the Heights was being produced and managed to snag the last seat... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lori B
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Crestwood, Kentucky, United States
Absolutely the Best

This troupe is excellent. They are great singers, they dance, tell great stories and are very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael K
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Toronto
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1646 10th Way, Sarasota, FL 34236-4104
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+1 941-366-1505
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Lori B
SharonSRQ, Public Relations Manager at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
SharonSRQ, Public Relations Manager at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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

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.

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
Reviewed 11 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

Thank JohnBA7411
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

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

Thank marthak385
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

Reviewed 18 May 2017

WCBTT is a Sarasota gem and has significant Community support. The True has been diversifying from its roots, however, into serious drama/theater rather than sticking with its core asset: excellent vocals and dancing productions. Sarasota has a plethora of legitimate theater with highly schooled/trained performers...More

Thank kneel126
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We attended a performance of "Girl Groups - the 60's Explosion" at this funky theater downtown and really enjoyed it. The entrance can be crowded and slow, but the theater is small and intimate, a great venue for a concert or play. The four singers...More

Thank sheilal921
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Such talent in all productions. If you can schedule a night here when in Sarasota, DO IT! A very talented and dedicated group of actors. Nate Jacobs is to be commended for his devotion to this cultural asset.

Thank phyllis667
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

All performances that we've been at have been excellent. The theatre is intimate. The problem is trying to get tickets. Extremely frustrating. Even calls to the office for information are not returned etc. The tickets (singles) go on sale in August and are literally gone...More

1  Thank Fullbellies
SharonSRQ, Public Relations Manager at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

Hello "Fullbellies" - Thank you so much for taking the time to write and for the excellent review of our show! We wanted to get back to you quickly - we appreciate all patron feedback, not just the glowing stuff, because that's how we get...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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Response from SharonSRQ |
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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