Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Engagement in the Arts is essential to every student, teacher, and community member. With this belief is at its core, the Van Wezel is committed to assuring each student receives a well-rounded education, each teacher has tools and resources to reach every student, and every community member has access to meaningful arts experiences.

Schooltime Performances for 2022-23 School Year
Providing Schooltime Performances during the school year is one of our most exciting adventures. The Van Wezel Education department is thrilled to announce the return of Schooltime Performances back to the stage.

Please check our website for more updates and information. If you have any questions, please contact Margaret Lindsey at (941) 263-6750 or


  777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236


Pete's Big Hollywood Adventure

Program description

Lights! Camera! Action! When Pete the Cat and his buddy Callie sneak into the Hollywood Studios, they get lost in the world of the movies. Join Pete, Callie, Ethel the Apatosaurus, and Robo-Pete in this rockin’ new musical adventure, presented by the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, that features several fun-filled Pete the Cat books including Cavecat Pete, Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map, and The Cool Cat Boogie. 

Suggested for Grades PreK-3

Thursday, December 1 at 10am (North Port Performing Arts Center)
Thursday, December 1 at 11:45am (North Port Performing Arts Center)
Monday, December 5 at 10am (Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall)
Monday, December 5 at 11:45am (Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall)

For tickets:

Booking / scheduling contact

Margaret Lindsey


Program detail
Artistic discipline:
Cultural Origin: Array, Array
Program type: Off-Campus Field Trip, Off-Campus Performance
Population served: 3-5, K-2
Subject: Language Arts, Music, Theater
Bilingual: No
Available dates:



Available times:

10 and 11:45

Length of program: 60 minutes

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

777 North Tamiami Trail

Sarasota, FL


Fees / Ticketing:

$7 per ticket

Bus reimbursements are available for all schools

Ticket scholarships available for Title I schools


Is transportation needed for this exploration?: Yes
If Yes, who arranges transportation?: School
Is financial assistance offered?: Yes

Program info

Summer or Family Programs Offered?: yes