The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe of Florida, Inc. (WBTT) was founded December 1999, by Nate Jacobs. It is the only professional black theatre company on Florida’s west coast. Through the years, the company has received numerous awards and recognitions and has gained a reputation for high quality, original, thought-provoking, and electrifying performances.
WBTT has produced a variety of shows locally, throughout Florida, North Carolina and as far away as Switzerland and Germany. Productions include musicals- some Broadway hits, others written, adapted, and directed by Founder and Artistic Director Nate Jacobs – as well as thought-provoking dramas and entertaining comedies from notable playwrights.
Since its inception, WBTT has mentored and inspired many African-American youth and young adults through participation in the company’s productions. It has provided a platform for artistic individuals who might not otherwise have had an opportunity to cultivate their interests and talents. A number of these talented artists have gone on to work in other regional theatre companies, national touring companies, on Broadway, on national television shows, and at international theatres and festivals.
Now playing thru 11-19-2017 In The Heights.
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda
From the creator of Hamilton comes this captivating story about a vibrant Latino community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood, where the corner bodega serves the sweetest coffee, the hair salon is gossip central, and the residents chase the American dream while clinging to their roots. This high energy, multi-Tony Award-winning musical pulsates with a spirited hip-hop beat and scorching Latin-infused rhythms.