This page includes a collection of Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe news, reviews and events. We appreciate the journalists who are helping to spread awareness of our work and foster an appreciation for the arts in our community. We update this page frequently, so be sure to check back often.

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October 22, 2022 "WBTT names 2022-23 board of trustees" - Venice Gondolier Sun
https://www.yoursun.com/wbtt-names-2022-23-board-of-trustees/article_1f4d086e-4e44-11ed-9ebb-836c6d70985b.html

October 19, 2022 "Old classic gets new life in faithful recreation" - Marty Fugate, The Observer
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/old-classic-gets-new-life-in-faithful-recreation

October 19, 2022 "WBTT's 'Guys and Dolls' is no gamble" - Kim Cool, Venice Gondolier Sun
https://www.yoursun.com/venice/features/wbtts-guys-and-dolls-is-no-gamble/article_ca1e3b86-4bc0-11ed-9e72-837e94e1aa6b.html

October 18, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Names 2022-2023 Board" - Scene Magazine
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-names-2022-2023-board/

October 17, 2022 "Review: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's GUYS AND DOLLS" - Carolan Trbovich, Broadway World Sarasota
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/Review-Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupes-GUYS-AND-DOLLS-20221017

October 17, 2022 "Previewing "Guys and Dolls" with WBTT" - Suncoast View, ABC 7
Jim Weaver is interviewed, Marta McKinnon and Kirstin Angelina Henry perform
https://www.mysuncoast.com/video/2022/10/17/previewing-guys-dolls-with-wbtt-suncoast-view/

October 12, 2022 "Review: Guys and Dolls" - Marie Kilker, TotalTheatre.com
http://www.totaltheater.com/?q=node/8940

October 10, 2022 "WBTT’s ‘Guys and Dolls’ Mostly Sticks to the Script" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/arts-and-entertainment/2022/10/review-wbtt-guys-and-dolls

October 10, 2022 "Review: Comedy and voices lift uneven ‘Guys and Dolls’ at Westcoast Black Theatre" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/theater/2022/10/10/musical-review-guys-and-dolls-opens-sarasota-westcoast-black-theatre-season-florida-entertainment/8210085001/

October 4, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre puts a twist into classic musical ‘Guys & Dolls’" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/theater/2022/10/04/guys-dolls-gets-swinging-twist-westcoast-troupe-production-westcoast-black-theatre/8073898001/

September 29, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe opens season with 'Guys and Dolls'" - Charlotte Florida Weekly
https://charlottecounty.floridaweekly.com/articles/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-opens-season-with-guys-and-dolls/

September 26, 2022 "GOOD DEEDS: Foundation gives $35,000 to Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/business/2022/09/26/foundation-gives-35-000-westcoast-theatre-2-500-compeer/10434024002/

September 20, 2022 "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe opens season with ‘Guys and Dolls’" - Tampa Bay Newswire
https://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2022/09/20/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-opens-season-with-guys-and-dolls-112181

September 12, 2022 "Community Foundation Of Sarasota County Cements Strategic Partnership With Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Broadway World Sarasota
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/Community-Foundation-Of-Sarasota-County-Cements-Strategic-Partnership-With-Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-20220912

September 1, 2022 "WBTT hires Beth Graves as new marketing and communications director" - Tampa Bay Newswire
https://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2022/09/01/wbtt-hires-beth-graves-as-new-marketing-and-communications-director-111608