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Tony Danza Standards & Stories

Combining timeless music with wit, charm, storytelling, and a dash of soft shoe and ukulele performances, Danza is accompanied by his talented four-piece band. Danza performs a selection of his favorite standards from the Great American Songbook, as well as selections from the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas (which he also starred in), while interweaving stories about his life and personal connection to the music.

The New York Times raved “Tony’s a live wire who tap-dances, plays the ukulele, tells stories and radiates irresistible charm… He exudes the kind of charisma that can’t be taught!”

Perhaps best known for his starring roles on two of television’s most cherished and long-running series, Taxi and Who’s The Boss, Tony Danza has also established himself as a song and dance man, and recently received rave reviews for his performance in the Broadway musical comedy, Honeymoon In Vegas, with the New York Times calling his performance “sly genius,” and a “career high”. Among his past successes, Tony has starred on Broadway in the The Producers, A View from the Bridge, and starred in beloved films such as Angels In Outfield, She’s Out of Control, and Hollywood Knights.

Danza is currently starring in The Good Cop for Netflix. Written by the creator of Monk, the show marks Danza's much buzzed about and anticipated return to television. Danza plays a street smart, rule breaking, ex NYC cop and father to a straight laced rule following cop, played by Josh Groban. The series will premiere in the fall on Netflix, date TBA.

One Night Only—Friday, May 4, 7:30pm

Premium tickets available for $125. Get the best seats in the house, plus a Meet & Greet with Tony Danza after the show. Only 50 premium seats available!

Fri 5/4/18 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Tony Danza Standards & Stories

Recital Series

A new recital series featuring Sarasota Opera favorite artists performing Opera, Operetta, and Art Songs with piano accompaniment.

Fri 10/12/18 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Spanish Night
Fri 12/14/18 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Operetta Night
Fri 4/5/19 5:00PM Sarasota Opera House Diamond Anniversary Recital
Fri 5/10/19 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House Opera Composers in Song

The Barber of Seville

Dr. Bartolo plans to marry his ward Rosina, but she has other plans for her future. Figaro, the barber, comes to the rescue and assists Rosina in sneaking, scheming and plotting to marry her beloved Lindoro—secretly, the rich Count Almaviva.

Fri 10/26/18 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Barber of Seville
Sun 10/28/18 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Barber of Seville
Wed 10/31/18 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Barber of Seville
Tue 11/6/18 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Barber of Seville
Thu 11/8/18 7:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Barber of Seville
Sun 11/11/18 1:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Barber of Seville

The Little Sweep

Sarasota Youth Opera will present a revival of our acclaimed production of Britten’s charming opera—The Little Sweep. A group of children, with the help of a kind nursery maid, work to free a young chimney sweep apprentice from his cruel master. This enchanting work, which was written to introduce young people to opera, will be sure to delight children and adults alike.

Sat 11/3/18 5:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Little Sweep
Sun 11/4/18 12:30PM Sarasota Opera House The Little Sweep