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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19 The Jazz Club of Sarasota Presents a â��Jazz at Twoâ�� Holiday Jazz Jam Session
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
19 Towles Court Art Walk
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
19 Get Your Phil On - A Phil Ohcs Tribute Night
20 Community Contra Dance
Sound of hope
The holiday season hasn’t officially started until our favorite bell ringers return to their posts.
Shoppers and residents were treated to some holiday harmonies by the Senior Friendship Centers’ group, the Second Wind Harmonica Players, in Downtown Sarasota.
Stepping up to the plate
The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County teamed up to bring the anti-bullying event Rachel’s Challenge to Sarasota Dec. 3.