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Sarasota's 5 Things To Know: 'America's Funny Girl' Comes To Asolo

Play follows Fania Borach on the Lower East Side of New York City in 1891, Brice began her career on stage with a burlesque troupe at the age of 17.

Sarasota's 5 Things To Know: 'America's Funny Girl' Comes To Asolo

1.  just announced its newest play Fanny Brice, America's Funny Girl will be open May 23, and run until June 17. Previews begin May 20. Fanny Brice, America’s Funny Girl is a reworking of Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s 2009 hit production Fanny Brice: The Real Funny Girl. Tickets available through Asolo Repertory Theatre box office by calling 941-351-8000 or toll-free, 800-361-8388. Tickets are also available online at  www.asolorep.org

2. Hope you have money to burn because Sarasota's going to be full new of shopping and dining experiences come the next couple of years. First, that he'll be working on a concept restaurant in the Palm Avenue Parking Garage retail space. Then, Taubman and Benderson Development announced that which will start construction later this year. Oh, and a fourth anchor to be named later. Hope your wallet will survive.

3. We're just two days away from our first of several events planned with Patch's huge RV. We want you to donate canned goods for Feeding America Tampa Bay and we also want you to get free food and win cool stuff. It's that simple. First up is the  Patch Give-A-Ton Food Drive April 27 5 to 7 p.m. at . Donate canned good/nonperishable food or sign up for Patch newsletter and receive coupon for free chips and medium drink with purchase of medium or large sub at Firehouse Subs. Limit 1 per person. Also raffling off gift card to Firehouse Subs.

4. Check out this list of 100 people applying for the Sarasota City Manager job. You have everything from a flight attendant to a J.C. Penney customer service representative applying. And the statistics are something else, too. Five applicants from Florida have all been fired from their last job as city manager. About 1/4, or 25 percent of applicants, are from Florida, meaning that 75 percent of the pool come from the rest of the country plus Canada.

5. Transition Sarasota is looking for people to participate in Gleaning at Jessica's Organic Farm to harvest crops for the All Faiths Food Bank today from 9 a.m. to noon. RSVP by calling 941-408-3374. Drinking water will be provided and you'll get to take home a grocery bag of produce home for your hard work.

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