Meet the Director

Ocean’s Reach has been pleased to host Ann Nieman, director of the BIG ARTS production of Noises Off, the wildly outrageous comedy playing at the Strauss Theater until February 17th.

Ann’s past credits on Sanibel Island include Lend Me a Tenor and Stepping Out.

An award-winning director/choreographer, Ann has created over 200 productions for respected regional theaters across the U.S. and Europe,  » Read more

Fa La La La La

The BIG ARTS Concert Band holiday concert will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Schein Hall.

The program will include traditional favorites such as “Nutcracker Suite”, “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” featuring the Sanibel Youth Dancing Ensemble, Leroy Anderson’s “Horse and Buggy,” Hanukkah, Festival of Lights”, “Do You Hear What I Hear?”, and vocal solos of the Elvis Presley favorite “Blue Christmas” and Mel Torme’s “The Christmas Song.” A sing-along with the audience will top the evening with the annual presentation of “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

Mike Lamade,  » Read more

A Dog-Gone Good Time!

Mutts Gone Nuts and Andy

 

BIG ARTS has a stellar schedule of “must see” events this season. Tickets go fast and seats are limited, so be sure you don’t miss out on this year’s amazing line-up of great entertainment.

Andy recently attended the canine cabaret, “Mutts Gone Nuts” and is hoping you get a chance to see it in your neighborhood. It’s comedy gone wild featuring ten amazing rescued dogs that match wits with their human companions.  » Read more

Camping with Henry and Tom

Henry Ford, Tom Edison and Pres. Harding

In 1921, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and President Warren G. Harding took a camping trip together to escape civilization. What they couldn’t escape was each other!

Inspired by an actual event, this play explores friendship, politics, and leadership in what is sure to be a most fascinating way!

Skip Corris, who thrilled audiences with his portrayal of Sigmund Freud last season, returns to the Strauss Theater for this production,  » Read more

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