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May 27, 2021 to May 27, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown Sarasota campus, 1534 Mound Street,, Sarasota County, Florida, United States, 34236

About This Event

Hermitage Sunsets @ Selby Gardens Featuring Musical Theater Composer Rona Siddiqui Thursday, May 27, 6 p.m. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Downtown, 1534 Mound St, Sarasota, FL 34236 Following her inspiring and uplifting performance on the Hermitage Beach this past fall, Rona Siddiqui continues her residency at the Hermitage Artist Retreat and will present a sneak peek into her work. Registration ($5 per person) is required. Capacity is limited to accommodate safe social distancing. Early reservations are recommended. Masks required at registration, and the Hermitage requests that masks be worn for all live programs, including outdoor events. Audience members are invited to bring their own beach chairs and blankets. Rona Siddiqui is an award-winning composer, lyricist, orchestrator, and music director based in New York City. The recipient of the Jonathan Larson Grant and Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award, Siddiqui was named one of Broadway Women's Fund's "Women to Watch." Her show, Salaam Medina: Tales of a Halfghan, an autobiographical comedy about growing up bi-ethnic in America, had a reading at Playwrights Horizons. Other of her musicals include One Good Day, The Tin, and Treasure. Siddiqui is the recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award and the ASCAP Foundation/Max Dreyfus Scholarship. She has written pieces for Wicked's 16th-anniversary commemoration, 24 Hour Musicals, Prospect Theater Company, The Civilians, the NYC Gay Men's Chorus, and 52nd St Project, and has performed concerts of her work at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Feinstein's/54 Below. Siddiqui has also orchestrated for Broadway Records, Broadway Backwards, NAMT and Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. For more information, visit
Now Open Mon: 7 a.m-11 a.m. & 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
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