Why Are Sheryl Crow And Queen Latifah Coming To Sarasota? Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Announces 2012-2013 Season, Sarasota, FL. Another wonderful reason to live in Sarasota, FL is the opportunity to see the amazing performing artists, Broadway Shows and concerts that come to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall just headed the list of Venue magazine's leading performing arts halls in the country with fewer than 2,000 seats. The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has 1,736 seats in its main auditorium and was built in 1968-1969 partly funded by a bequest from local residents Lewis and Eugenia Van Wezel.
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall was designed by William Wesley Peters of Taliesan Associated Architects. Mr. Peter's inspiration for the design was two seashells. The lavender color of the building was suggested by the widow of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Olgivanna Lloyd Wright.
The 2012-2013 Season at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall promises to be one of the best ever. This year's line up includes such luminaries in show business as Sheryl Crow, John Legend, Queen Latifah, Celtic Woman and actor John Lithgow. Other stars who will be returning include Natalie Cole, Glen Campbell, Paul Anka, Johnny Mathis and Dave Koz. Broadway touring productions include "Catch Me If You Can", "The Addams Family", "Spamalot", "A Chorus Line", "Peter Pan" (with Cathy Rigby), "Chicago", "Hair" and "West Side Story".
According to Mary Bensel, executive director of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, "This is a great arts market. They have an insatiable thirst for quality stars and this is one of the markets I find that has a real sense for classical shows."
"One of my favorite shows last year was Audra MacDonald (now a five-time Tony Award winner). She gave one of the best shows of the season, but not that many people saw her, but I know that those who did come will come again."
The wide variety and quality of the shows brought to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall make this one of the most enviable venues in the country. Check out the full 2012-2013 Season here at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota, FL, located directly on Sarasota Bay, is just one of the many local treasures that makes Sarasota such a glorious place to call home.
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