Season Announce 2021-2022

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For release: August 30, 2021
Contact: Natasha Herrera 941-263-6751


Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall announces 2021-2022 Season
All single tickets go on sale Saturday, September 11 at 10 a.m.

Sarasota FL (August 30) - The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall welcomes audiences back to the theatre for an exciting 2021-2022 season! Many fan-favorite shows have been rescheduled from the previous two seasons, and electrifying new performances have been added to the lineup. Single tickets go on sale Saturday, September 11 at 10 a.m.

Mary Bensel, Executive Director of the Van Wezel, shares her thoughts about the upcoming schedule: “My heart is full to be able to announce our 2021-2022 season. The past 17 months have been some of the most challenging ones I’ve ever seen for our industry, but I know that Sarasota’s heart aches for the full return of live entertainment. The safety of our audiences, artists and staff will remain a priority as we prepare to fully reopen the main Hall. Given the evolving circumstances, we will monitor changes in proper procedures and protocols to keep patrons informed as we approach the beginning of the season,” says Bensel.

Of the season, Bensel says: “I am proud to finally present the Sarasota premiere of the impactful Broadway musical, Come From Away (November 23-28), which is the perfect show to instill hope in our community. The breathtaking, family-friendly production of Anastasia (March 18-20) will at last make its Sarasota premiere with its stunning costumes and set designs. I am thrilled that our patrons will experience the music of superstar vocalist Sheléa at her performance, Natural Woman: A Night of Soul (March 16). International supergroup Il Divo (January 6) will at last perform on our stage, and Harry Connick, Jr. will headline the Van Wezel Foundation’s 2022 Inspiration Gala (January 27). This will be a triumphant season to remember!”

Additional highlights include Broadway sensation Bernadette Peters (January 23), a high-energy performance by The Choir of Man (January 30), the Sarasota premiere of Gershwin’s An American in Paris (February 2-3), six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald (February 11), a special Valentine’s Day performance by The Four Phantoms (February 14) and American rock band Jefferson Starship’s New Year’s Eve show (December 31). Renowned comedian Jay Leno (January 15) and America’s Got Talent winner Terry Fator (April 10) will bring much-needed laughter to our guests, and the Hall will once again be filled with joyous holiday music during shows such as Michael Londra’s Celtic Yuletide (December 1), Martina McBride: The Joy of Christmas 2021 (December 4) and Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony (December 14).

Public on-sale is September 11th at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office, online at or by phone at (941) 263-6799. Please contact if any additional information or photos are needed. Information with regard to health and safety measures will be posted to the Van Wezel’s dedicated Safety Page, which will be updated closer to the start of the 2021-2022 season as conditions change.

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