I hope that all of you are safe and sound and did not suffer any substantial loss as a result of Hurricane Ian. As always, your well-being is of primary concern to your friends at FSB.
Although “Meet Me at the Barre” had to be delayed to October 10th due to the hurricane, we had good attendance for our inaugural event of the 2022 - 2023 season. Our own Iain Webb, the good Iain, introduced the staff and dancers from the Company as we sipped champagne and enjoyed delicious food. It was a treat to be able to connect with old friends, talk to the staff and dancers, and make new friends. As always, Iain and the dancers charmed the audience and whetted our appetites for the upcoming season.
One of our most popular Friends’ events is the showcase luncheons. Several luncheons were sold out last year due to popular demand. If you wish to ensure that you will have a seat at all of the luncheons, you may purchase our new offering of a Quintet of Showcase Luncheons which will guarantee you a seat at all five luncheons this season at a discounted price of $185.00.The Quintet reservation form is included in the reservation form you received with the Friends of the Sarasota Ballet directory. If you require assistance making your Quintet purchase, please contact Amy Wensley at 941-225-6523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our first showcase luncheon of the season will be on Monday, November 21st at Michael’s on East. One of my personal favorite programs will be presented: “Playing a Principal Role“. Iain will host a panel of some of our Principal Dancers who will share interesting anecdotes about their careers and lives. We may even have the opportunity to engage in a question-and-answer session with the presenters. If you wish to buy a seat for this luncheon please make sure to make your reservation early by contacting Amy Wensley at 941-225-6523.