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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.

Boynton Beach Club

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
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Peter and the Starcatcher

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.
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Concert with a Cause

Saturday, April 8th at 7:30 PM
Two great musicians, Dr. Melvin B. Price of MCR Health Services and Dr. Randall C. Morgan of Sarasota Orthopedic Associates share the same love of music and their commitment to serve and support Manatee and Sarasota Counties under-privileged. Please come out and listen to the smooth sound of vintage rhythm and blues and smooth jazz of Nu Jazz and Soul Sensations; all proceeds will go to two special organizations; MCRHS Foundation and Visible Men Academy.
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The Book of Goddesses

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.
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Coffee & Donuts

Every third Wednesday of the month at 9:30 AM
Make sure not to miss having “Coffee & Donuts” with our CEO, Janene Amick! Join us so you can get the inside scoop on all the exciting happenings and growth going on right here at the Manatee Performing Arts Center, your community artistic hub!

The Full Monty

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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