All classes and performance will be held at the hotel. Walk at your own pace to bayfront/marina or through downtown Sarasota at your leisure.
In the hotel, partake in breakfast buffet includes a variety of choices such as eggs, sausage, bacon, yogurt, oatmeal, biscuits, muffins, waffles, and cereal, plus assorted juices, coffee, tea, water. Made to order omelets are available. (Allow extra time for this special service.)
We will begin at the hotel with an introduction to theater by our very own theater maven. Theater as an art form began in ancient Greece in the city-state of Athens. It soon evolved from hymns to Dionysius to comedy and drama, and today includes ballet, musicals, opera, plays, and more. At the end of the presentation, we will have a short break before reconvening. We’ll then continue with our survey of theater history and an introduction to the first performance.
At the hotel, in our private room, enjoy a catered lunch from the hotel's restaurant; an entree salad with or without protein, a sweet treat, plus beverage choices including coffee (regular/decaf), hot tea and ice water, other beverages are available for purchase.
We’ll be joined by a circus clown for an overview of clowning and circus history in Sarasota. John Ringling — of the Ringling Brothers who helped create the modern circus — made Sarasota the circus’s winter headquarters. As one of the wealthiest men in the world, Ringling was vital to the development of modern Sarasota. OPTIONAL DVD: View a Three-Ring Circus Documentary. Or take a walk on the bayfront to catch some fresh sea air and view yachts and other boats at our active marina. Remember this afternoon to please make your dinner reservations for a restaurant in downtown Sarasota on the assigned evening. Group Leaders have copies of menus.
Dinner will be at 6:00pm at the hotel in our private meeting room and includes a salad, entrée, dessert and beverage choices including coffee (regular/decaf), tea (iced/hot), water; other beverages are available for purchase.
Discover the freedom of spontaneity and prepare to laugh! “Improv Comedy for Everyone” will teach students to think quickly on their feet, explore creativity, hone their comedic voice, and build self-confidence. Participants will focus on the tenets of improvisation by learning how to play together, make others look good, be confident, support each other, and have fun, all while learning some of the classic improv games made famous by shows like “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” If you don’t want to participate be an audience member to cheer your fellow students on.