Opera, Improv, Music & More: Sarasota Summer Show Season

There are so many amazing arts and cultural activities going on this summer season and it’s a joy for me to be a participating in a number of exciting projects. I’m listing out my performance schedule below and a few other updates in the hopes that you may be able to join me and my amazingly talented casts!
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PATRA, A New Opera Comique – July 19 & 22


I’ll kick this off with what I am most excited about! My parents (as you may know) have written a number of musicals/operas. PATRA, an opera comique based on the final days of Cleopatra’s life, is heading to Seagle Music Colony in upstate New York in September. We’re doing a pre-New York presentation and fundraiser for the show Friday, July 19 at 7:30pm at Westcoast Black Theatre and Monday, July 22 at the Bird Key Yacht Club. Both performances are open to the public!

The WBTT concert has a $20 suggested donation ticket price to be paid at the door.  For an advance reserved seat visit GoFundMe.com/PatraOpera, make a donation, and in the notes write WBTT ticket.  Westcoast Black Theatre is located at 1012 N Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236. 

The PATRA Event at Bird Key Yacht Club is $45.  Advance reservations should be made by calling 941-724-1199.  The Bird Key Yacht Club is located at 301 Bird Key Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236.

Hear the story and beautifully sung excerpts from PATRA with Kathryn Parks, Carole Cornman, Robyn Rocklein, Baron Garriott & Joseph Ryan. The Ohrenstein’s opera comique sparkles with dance rhythms and exotic melodies.  As the tale of Cleopatra begins, Egypt is defeated by Rome and Patra desperately hopes to save herself and her children. Her love challenges the villainous Octavian and he becomes a new man. “

Jeffery’s B-Day Show and Fundraiser – July 5

Artistic Director of the Players Centre for Performing Arts, Jeffery Kin, is turning 55! And as all theatre people do, he’s putting on a show! This will be a wonderful fundraiser for the new theatre they are building in Lakewood Ranch. Performers will include: Eve Caballero, Meg Newsome, Alyssa Goudy, Amanda Heisey, Ken Basque, Yvonne Clark, Judah Woomert, Ryan Mojeski, Teresa O’connell, The Deviled Eggs, the ladies of Shout, and Joey Panek!

Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Five years ago, I sang “Unexpected Song” at his 50th Birthday Celebration

When X Meets Y – July 6 & 13

We’ll be presenting the improvised musical “When X Meets Y” with FST Improv at Florida Studio Theatre in two separate events.

Join us for the July 4th-inspired American Revolution show on July 6th.
Tickets available here. Limited seating available.

Then we’ll be performing as part of the 11th Annual SRQ Improv Festival on July 13. This is a fantastic weekend of shows and programming. I highly recommend you sign up for the entire weekend!
Tickets and more information available here.

Treble in Paradise – July 20, 21

I’m oh-so-excited to be teaming up with Chris Friday, Asia Denkle, and Ryan Simpson to perform an improvised musical at the Venice Theatre Summer Cabaret Festival! Beginning with the suggestion of a location, object, or title from the audience, Treble in Paradise will perform a completely original, fully improvised musical comedy in two acts.

Purchase tickets here.

Did you get all of that? Send me an email if you have any questions. And let me know in advance if you are able to make it to anything! kathrynanneparks@gmail.com