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We are committed to being the community’s premier theater and the region’s center for cultural, educational and artistic expression. Our team works tirelessly to ensure that we deliver engaging excellence for all ages, through the talent we present, the services we offer and the experiences we create. Our goal is not just to entertain you… we want to inspire you.


Beauty and the Beast

December 1st – 18th masks
Media Producer Herald Tribune Media Group
An arrogant young prince and his castle's servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into the hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle enters the Beast's castle after he imprisons her father Maurice. With the help of his enchanted servants, Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation. Rated-G
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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 1st – 18th masks
In collaboration with Toys for Tots
Associate Producer Betty Dodt
After George Bailey wishes he had never been born, an angel is sent to earth to make George’s wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there. Come enjoy this heartwarming story of enjoying what you have and appreciating true friends and family. Rated-G
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Coffee & Donuts

December 21 at 9:30 AM
Make sure not to miss “Coffee & Donuts” with our CEO, Janene Amick to get the inside scoop on all the exciting happenings and growth going on right here at your community artistic hub!
*Coffee & Donuts takes place every third Wednesday of the month.



Independent Jones

December 30
A concert series that will feature local and regional bands from the Tampa Bay area. It is Independent Jones’ mission is to continue the renaissance of the downtown Bradenton area’s music scene. Independent Jones is providing the bar alternative, focusing on live music and entertainment for all ages and tastes. Independent Jones’ goal is to be a major catalyst in stimulating the economy through live music and entertainment focusing on a previously under-served population in the area, the millennial generation.
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Little Shop of Horrors

January 5th – 22nd
This dark humor musical is about a meek flower shop assistant Seymour, pines for co-worker Audrey. During a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which feeds only on human flesh and blood. The growing plant attracts a great deal of business for the previously struggling store. After Seymour feeds Audrey's boyfriend, Orin, to the plant after Orin's accidental death, he must come up with more bodies for the increasingly bloodthirsty plant. Rated-PG
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Trio D’Amore – Sarasota Musica Viva

January 8
“Trio d’amore” is an exotic mix of flute, oboe (and English Horn) accompanied by piano. This luscious mix of musical sounds and styles will leave you thoroughly entertained and joyfully sated! Illuminating footnotes will be presented by the performers.
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13 The Musical!

January 12th – 29th
In collaboration with Manatee Education Foundation
Evan Goldman is about to turn thirteen, and he can’t wait. His life seems full of possibilities — that is, until his parents get divorced, and he is forced to move with his mom from big-city New York to “Podunk” Appleton, Indiana. If Evan can’t get the coolest kids to come to his bar mitzvah, how is he going to survive the school year, not to mention, the rest of his life? As Evan navigates the world of cool kids and nerds, jocks and cheerleaders, first kisses and heartbreak. Rated-PG-13
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