The most challenging part about attending St. Augustine’s Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts is choosing from the countless events they offer over the course of the seventeen-day festival. Choices span from concerts, theatrical performances, dance productions, visual arts showcases, and much more. The best thing about attending this festival is that you can’t make a wrong choice. The high caliber of artists and performers means that you will have a spectacular time no matter what performances you attend. So follow where your heart takes you and make plans to spend time in St. Augustine this May for this dynamic festival.
With over 75 concerts, theatrical productions, and dance shows offered at this year’s festival, it’s important to know who the main acts are. Make sure to check out these headliners for the best-of-the-best in the music and arts:
- Dance Kaleidoscope—A collection of the area’s best dancers come together to perform their unique styles. Bill McClure will emcee this production. The full lineup has yet to be announced, but we do know the tap-dancing troupe, Noise Complaint will perform, as well as the Ponte Vedra Ballet.
- Mengele—This play explores the story of the infamous, evil doctor of Auschwitz and his eventual fate off the shores of the Brazilian coast after alluding capture for his World War II crimes. An exploration of the rhetoric used to justify his crimes during that era also puts our current times in stark relief. This show was sold out for the entire Fringe Festival 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland and is sure to be a hit here at the Romanza Festivale.
- Sposi Cantanti—A unique vocal group, Sponsi Cantanti is comprised of three married couples whose passion is to bring their classically trained voices to delighted audiences. This performance will center around the theme of “the bliss and agonies of the heart.” Audience members are encouraged to wear wedding guest attire, although it is optional.
Stay with Us
Our place on Aviles Street is just outside of the St. Augustine historic district, putting us within easy walking distance of many of the events offered at this festival. Early May is a spectacular time to visit us here in St. Augustine, so book a stay and see what kind of inspiring art and music await you!