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February 9th – 26th
Media Producer – Herald Tribune Media Group
The unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more. One of the most romantic stories ever written first captured the nation’s attention as a best-selling novel and is now an irresistible, two-time Tony Award Winning Broadway musical. Rated-PG-13
February 23rd – March 12th
In collaboration with Manatee Memorial Hospital
The action of the play takes place during the final hours of Dr Vivian Bearing, a university professor of English, dying of ovarian cancer. She recalls the initial diagnosis of Stage IV metastatic ovarian cancer from her oncologist, Dr Harvey Kelekian. Dr Kelekian then proposes an experimental chemotherapeutic treatment regimen consisting of eight rounds at full dosage. Rated-PG-13
March 4th at 8:00 PM
The Florida Brass drum and bugle corps was organized in 2003 in Lakeland, Florida with seven members. In ten years the corps has now grown to be one of the best musical groups in the state of Florida.
March 5th at 2:00 PM
Swords flashing, veils flowing, lavish costumes. World renowned Tahja brings you her fabulous stage production of belly dancing at it’s finest with song and more as we visit several “Mediterranean Ports of Call” with their enchanting live music and exquisitely choreographed dances. You’ll be amazed with the variety and beauty of this ancient dance form.
March 16th – April 2nd
Residents of an adult community in Florida turn to one another for support and companionship after the deaths of their spouses. Lois has a rejuvenating affair with a younger man while acting as best friend to recently widowed Marilyn. Jack buddies up with Harry for a crash course in solo survival skills and deals with single gal Sandy's romantic overtures. Rated-PG-13
March 22nd at 2:00 PM
Thomas Koch was born in Germany, where he studied the classical guitar. He later continued his studies at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, France. Thomas will be presenting an un-plugged style performance in our intimate Kiwanis-Bradenton theater.
March 26th at 7:30 PM
In this hilarious comedy, fellow baby boomers discuss all the problems they are dealing with including family, kids, work, dieting, aging and much more. Watch them bring light to these dreaded topics through this comedic production.
March 29 at 2:00 PM
Florida’s hottest Doo-Wop/Oldies Group singing all of your favorites from the 50s and 60s. Nostalgic Street corner harmonies, just the way you remember them.
April 6th – 23rd
In this wickedly imaginative play, we meet a poor orphaned child on the high seas simply called Boy. His sad and lonely world is turned upside down when he meets Molly. The daughter of famous Star catcher Lord Astor, our heroine is on a mission to save the world and protect a treasure trunk filled with magical star stuff from getting into the hands of evil and greedy pirate Black Stache. Molly and Boy learn about love, friendship and forge an unbreakable bond.
April 9th at 2:00 PM
“The Book of Goddesses” Sarasota Musica is an exciting and joyful program written for flute, harp and world percussion with dance. The lavish and exotic style of each Goddess is drawn from India, China, Greece, Ireland, North America and Cuba. Brilliantly performed and masterfully choreographed, this program promises to be a feast for your senses.
April 20th – May 7th
Media Producer Herald Tribune Media Group
Associate Producer Susan Strauss
After losing his job at a steel factory, Jerry learns that his wife wants to sue him for missed child support payments. Desperate for money, Jerry and his friend Dave decide to create their own male strip-tease act. The two friends recruit four more men, including their former foreman and a security guard. The group promises that their show will succeed because they are willing to go "The Full Monty": completely naked. Rated-R
Disclaimer: may contain nudity
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