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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!
September 14th – October 1st
Mame is a happy happening. She is well-to-do, lives in New York at the peak of the 1920’s, and is surprised by a “wonderful present”: an orphan nephew named Patrick.
October 7th at 5:30 PM
Join us for our 2017 Annual Crystal Gala, enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner catered by Pier 22, silent and live auctions, desserts and dancing and all of the excitement you’ve come to expect from our annual Crystal Gala.
October 12th – 29th
A poignant and poetic play set in Florida in 1929 in a Cuban–American cigar factory, where cigars are still rolled by hand and “lectors” are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration, but when he begins to read aloud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics and the American dream prove a volatile combination. Rating: PG-13
October 14th at 2:00 & 8:00 PM
Remembering Red – A Tribute to Red Skelton is a heartfelt trip down memory lane. Reminisce with Brian Hoffman as he performs the jokes and routines that made Red Skelton famous. Brian’s expert portrayal of Red Skelton will have you in stitches as he re-creates some of Red’s most well known characters. Laugh with Clem Kadiddlehopper, that dim-witted country bumpkin. Giggle along with Gertrude and Heathcliffe, the two seagulls. Feel the love of Freddy the Freeloader, the hobo who lived in the city dump. Add a little “Guzzlers Gin” a couple of pantomimes and the Pledge of Allegiance making this a true tribute to Red Skelton, one of America’s favorite clowns. As an added bonus come early and enjoy a half hour pre-show video featuring celebrities from the silver screen, cars, games and toys accompanied with music from the 50’s 60’s and 70’s.
October 26th – November 12th
Stephen Sondheim’s romantic 19th century waltz whisks us away to a weekend in the country.
You may purchase tickets by phone, in person at the Ticket Office or online.
Mon - Fri, 10 AM - 5 PMSat, 10 AM - 2 PMOne hour before curtainon performance days
Manatee Performing Arts Center | The Manatee Players, Inc.502 Third Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205
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