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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.

The Manatee Performing Arts Center announces its 70th season!

see the 2018-19 season here!

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!

Hunchback of Notre Dame

February 15th – March 4th
From the Academy Award-winning team comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero.
Rating: G
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Baby

March 1st – March 18th
Three couples work their way towards parenthood under three VERY different sets of circumstances in this new hit musical.
Rating: G
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BASE Talks

March 6th at 5:30 PM
BASE (Business, Arts, Science and Entertainment) Talks is an outreach lecture series designed to enhance community engagement, add value to the arts and entertainment in Manatee County, and create a cultural platform for ongoing communications on specific topics.
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Liverpool Live: Beatles Tribute Show

March 10th at 8 PM
Members of this group include past cast members of Disney Orlando. This group has played it all from corporate shows to sold out theaters. This band is a group of true entertainers that completely involve the audience. Fun Fun!!
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BASE Talks

March 19th at 5:30 PM
BASE (Business, Arts, Science and Entertainment) Talks is an outreach lecture series designed to enhance community engagement, add value to the arts and entertainment in Manatee County, and create a cultural platform for ongoing communications on specific topics.
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Little Women

March 22nd – April 8th
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s American classic, this Civil War story of love and family stands the test of time.
Rating: G
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Nordic Folk Tunes: Sarasota Musica Viva

March 25th at 6:00 PM
Sarasota Musica Viva presents former members of The United States Military Academy Band celebrating the early beginnings as fifers and drummers were stationed with companies of minutemen on West Point during the Revolutionary War in 1778. Watch history come alive as these former members carry on traditions that accompanied the birth of our nation.
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2.5 Minute Ride

April 5th – April 22nd
A dramatic, comedic, heroic journey of the author’s eccentric relations. Rich in anecdotal detail, we hear the stories of her cosmetic-hording grandmother, wife-seeking brother, and roller-coaster, thrill-seeker father who escaped Nazi Germany. It’s one family’s story of making sense of tragedy, grief and everyday life.
Rating: PG-13
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