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Bradenton Gulf Islands
Culture in Florida
Realize Bradenton

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.

13 The Musical!

January 12th – 29th
In collaboration with Manatee Education Foundation
Evan Goldman is about to turn thirteen, and he can’t wait. His life seems full of possibilities — that is, until his parents get divorced, and he is forced to move with his mom from big-city New York to “Podunk” Appleton, Indiana. If Evan can’t get the coolest kids to come to his bar mitzvah, how is he going to survive the school year, not to mention, the rest of his life? As Evan navigates the world of cool kids and nerds, jocks and cheerleaders, first kisses and heartbreak. Rated-PG-13
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Lip Schtick

January 24th at 7:30 PM
Watch as one man makes his way through seven characters and eleven costume changes without ever leaving the stage. This hilarious performance includes lip-sync and live vocals that are almost too flawless to notice the difference. Enjoy this spontaneous and comedic production and watch David Scarbie Mitchell as he transforms.
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January 28th at 7:30PM
Considered one of the most versatile, interesting, and talented performers of the 21st century, Tahja’s one-woman international variety show of rousing music, song, dance, magic and comedy will leave you spellbound! Expect the unexpected with Tahja!
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The Bridges of Madison County

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
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A Neil Diamond Tribute

February 14th at 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
This Broadway style production performed by Neil Diamond impersonator, Keith Allynn, unveils the story of Diamond’s life and career through his songs. This is a must see for audiences of all ages.
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Suncoast Mummers & String Band

February 15th at 2:00PM
As one of the oldest most unique bands in Florida, “The Suncoast Mummers String Band” has been bringing the “Happy Sound” of string band music to a new audience who may never have heard this kind of music or know what a “Strutter” is.
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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
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