What makes "The Crucible" unique is that it's the first main stage opera to be built entirely at the Sarasota Opera House.
Jeff Ellis, the opera's director of production and the subject of this week's Backstage Pass feature, explains how his team of carpenters and painters plan to turn the stage into the scene of the 1692 Salem witch trials.
To read more on Ellis, pick up a copy of The Observer.
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Miller shares Longboat lore
David Miller gave the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key a history lesson Thursday, May 16, when he shared his memories of early island life.
Kiwanians get club recognition
The Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key recently received "Distinguished Club" status from Kiwanis International for its efforts during the 2011-12 year.
Hat's off to Dee Pelton, volunteers
Dee Pelton held a luncheon that will be tough to top.