Backstage at the Asolo Repertory Theatre Company Plus Three Performances

Attend three performances and gain a deeper understanding of live stage productions as you go behind-the-scenes to meet professionals at the Asolo Repertory Theatre.
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Program No. 8258RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Meet theatrical professionals and go behind the scenes to see firsthand how the magic happens at the Asolo's Mertz and Cook Theatres. Attend three performances from current offerings and enjoy a private performance at the hotel.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Minimal walking and standing on this program.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Deepen your understanding of all elements of a professional stage production and offer your personal reviews during post-performance talk-backs.
  • Meet and learn from pros such as playwrights, actors, directors, designers, costumers, tech staff and other experts.
  • As an added highlight, enjoy a narrated motorcoach field trip to see Sarasota landmarks including Cà d'Zan Mansion and learn about its circus roots at the Ringling Museum.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Sharon Lesley Ohrenstein
Sharon Ohrenstein’s career in the performing arts includes many disciplines: singer, actor, writer, director, composer/arranger and teacher. She has sung leading and featured roles in musical theater and opera, directed classic and contemporary plays, acted in numerous new and established works, written six librettos, composed for the musical stage, and arranged for concert band. Her most recent endeavor is co-composer and librettist for PATRA — a new two-act opera comique sung in English. Sharon has been teaching with Road Scholar since 2000 and loves it.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Sharon Lesley Ohrenstein
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