2023-24 SEASON

Charting the Lost Continent by Linda Albert
Fully Committed by Becky Mode
Better Late by Larry Gelbart
The Immigrant by Mark Harelick

“Bravo, bravo, bravo! We were so pleased to see the transition of your beautiful poetry on the written page to a creative, moving theatre production. All the elements, so carefully crafted, came together into one extraordinary piece of theatre.” –Charting the Lost Continent audience member

Note from audience member to Doug Shapiro regarding his performance in Fully Committed:
“Like the thoughtless slob who looks down on the man who collects his trash, or the entitled diner who disrespects her server, I believe that, too often, we theater goers take for granted the toil and talent expended by those who entertain us. So I just wanted to say thanks for sharing your remarkable gift with us. Fully Committed was an absolute delight.”

2022-23 SEASON

Hedy: The Life and Inventions of Hedy Lamarr by Heather Massie
Family Secrets by Sherry Glaser
We All Fall Down by Lila Rose Kaplan
Bashert: Some Things Are Meant To Be by Lynne Bernfield

Bashert“Bravo on Sarasota Jewish Theatre’s production of Hedy: The Life and Inventions of Hedy Lamarr … OUTSTANDING!” –Debra Jacobs, The Patterson Foundation

“Ever since I attended the Bashert fundraiser, I have experienced one Bashert experience after another! … to support what I already believe to be true – that everything in the universe is connected, animate and inanimate, no matter how it appears on the surface. Congratulations on your very successful opening of this coming season.” –Linda Albert

2021-22 SEASON

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom • Rose by Martin Sherman
The Interview by Faye Sholiton

Tuesdays with Morrie was just fabulous. Everyone I know who saw it is raving. What you have done is amazing!!” – theatre patron

“You told me that Tuesdays with Morrie was good and you were right. I thought that I was at the Asolo. It was so professional, and the actors were outstanding.” – theatre patron 

“I loved the production of Rose tonight! Carolyn Michel is wonderful … there was a standing ovation tonight as I think it must be very night. Several Gentile friends were there, and they loved it! That makes me happy. I want inclusiveness from the audience. I think this is very important today with all the antisemitism that is escalating.” – theatre patron 

Notes from Carole Kleinberg to Carolyn Michel regarding her performance in Rose:

  • We received a call from a patron who said that she has seen you many times over the years, but the experience she had watching you the other night was very unexpected. She had the sense that you were talking to her and only her, there was no one else around. And the intimacy that she experienced with you elevated her emotional connection profoundly.
  • Another woman called and asked if I would send her the YouTube link because she wants to see it again. She felt you were so brilliant, that it’s the best thing you’ve ever done, and she’s seen you in almost everything you’ve done in the last 25 years.

2020-21 SEASON

Women I Have Loved by Carolyn Michel
Cherry Docs by David Gow
From Door to Door by James Sherman
Sarasota Jewish Theatre’s inaugural season by Trudi Krames, Jewish News

The reviews are in and the Sarasota Jewish Theatre’s (SJT) inaugural season, presented by The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, was a smashing success! Although it began in a pandemic, SJT was able to bring live performances to the homes of their patrons by presenting three play readings via Zoom, with strong, polished performances shaped by talented Sarasota directors.

This inaugural season centered on the Jewish experience and contemporary Jewish issues … All three performances – Women I Have Loved, Cherry Docs, and From Door to Door – were accompanied by talk-backs featuring the actors, directors, and special guests. The community feedback was tremendous … SJT creator Carole Kleinberg received many glowing comments.