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.

If you are a member of the media seeking materials from our press kit, or if you have a photo and/or an interview request, please contact our PR department at (941) 366-1505, ext. 805 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


[NEWS] "Top Sarasota area arts stories of 2019" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Addresses WBTT's 20th anniversary + Heart & Soul campaign success and campus renovations
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainment/20191229/top-sarasota-area-arts-stories-of-2019?fbclid=IwAR3bZ3qkNqgM41t-G28BsVym4tISBY-OHXuHeeGQLr6FLTtcubeO6NXpTRA

[NEWS] "Sarasota-Manatee Top 100 moments of 2019: Day 7" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Brief about WBTT's celebration of 20 years + year's successes
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20191229/sarasota-manatee-top-100-moments-of-2019-day-7

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast Troupe puts a Motown spin on the holiday season" - Vicki Dean, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainment/20191129/westcoast-troupe-puts-motown-spin-on-holiday-season

[EVENTS] "This Week in Sarasota: Thursday, Nov. 28" - Kaelyn Adix, Observer Group
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/arts-entertainment-calendar-sarasota-november-28-2019

[EVENTS] "This Week in Sarasota: Thursday, Dec. 5" - Kaelyn Adix
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/arts-entertainment-calendar-sarasota-december-5-2019

[EVENTS] "Sarasota Opera House welcomes Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s ‘A Motown Christmas’" - Jenna Rimensnyder, Creative Loafing Tampa
https://www.cltampa.com/arts-entertainment/performance/article/21103205/sarasota-opera-house-welcomes-westcoast-black-theatre-troupes-a-motown-christmas

[MINI-REVIEW] "Motown Christmas" - Michael Penn, Our Town Sarasota
https://www.ourtownsarasota.com/mo-town-christmas/

[EVENTS] "Arts on the Horizon Dec. 2019" - Siesta Sand
http://siestasand.net/Arts-on-the-horizon-12-19/

[EVENTS] "dR Daily 12/4/19: A Motown Christmas opens in Sarasota" - David Warner, duPont Registry
See attached image of Facebook post
https://dupontregistrytampabay.com/dr-daily-12-4-19-a-motown-christmas-opens-in-sarasota/?fbclid=IwAR1CBMwB6l49ZkJG6L9Wvhsw6pU2P_mNfwQdfAux4guVhYk5cmnY_Ln1krE

[EVENTS] "Now playing: Arts listings for Dec. 5-11" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20191203/now-playing-arts-listings-for-dec-5-11

[EVENTS] "Your Top 5 Things to Do: Jan. 2-8" - Ilene Denton, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2020/1/2/your-top-6-things-to-do-jan-2-8