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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.


September 15th – October 2nd masks
In collaboration with The Humane Society of Manatee County
Associate Producer: PETE and ME
The world of a middle-aged New York couple is turned topsy-turvy when the husband brings home an exceptionally engaging canine running loose in Central Park. Her name is Sylvia. This story is about her, the couple that takes her in, and the comedy that results. Rated-PG
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My Fair Lady

September 22nd – October 9th masks
Co-Producer Sylvia Price
Pompous professor Henry Higgins is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle, who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Watch as worlds and words collide with the musical that will have you leaving a true romantic. Rated-G
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Children of a Lesser God

October 20th – November 6th
Starting his new job as an instructor at a New England school for the deaf, James Leeds meets Sarah Norman, a young deaf woman who works at the school as a member of the custodial staff. A romance slowly develops between the pair in spite of Sarah's withdrawn emotional state due in part to her difficult relationship with her mother. Rated-PG-13
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October 27th – November 13th
Co-Producer Ron Lennon & Randy Rentfro
It uses the premise of a murderous carnival game to produce a revue-style portrayal of men and women who attempted (successfully or not) to assassinate Presidents of the United States. The music varies to reflect the popular music of the eras depicted. Rated-R
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Sarasota Musica Viva

October 9th at 5:30
Memorable Melodies is an enjoyable program of classical favorites presented in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere in which memorable quips about each piece is discussed during the performance. Diverse and fun for all!
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