2017-18 Season

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MPAC 2017-18 Season

Manatee Players’ 17/18 Broadway Season

Presented in Stone Hall

The Producers
August 10th – August 27th, 2017
A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in Mel Brooks’ laugh-out-loud spectacle.
Rating: PG
September 14th – October 1st, 2017
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.
Rating: G
A Little Night Music
October 26th – November 12th, 2017
Stephen Sondheim’s romantic 19th century waltz whisks us away to a weekend in the country.
Rating: PG
November 30th – December 18th, 2017
Leapin’ Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals.
Rating: PG
January 11th – January 28th, 2018
Guido Contini is a wreck. Torn between his wife, mistress, and the star he needs to make a great movie, he runs off to Venice. But the city does not help. In the end, only the past is able save him.
Rating: PG-13
Hunchback of Notre Dame
February 15th – March 4th, 2018
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
Little Women
March 22nd – April 8th, 2018
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s American classic, this Civil War story of love and family stands the test of time.
Rating: G
Nice Work If You Can Get It
April 26th – May 13th, 2018
It’s the Roaring Twenties, and a cast of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of a wealthy playboy. But things don’t go as planned when the playboy meets a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart.
Rating: G

Manatee Players’ 17/18 Studio Series/Action through Acting

Presented in Bradenton Kiwanis Theater

The Father
August 24th – September 10th, 2017
Now 80 years old, André was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter Anne and her husband Antoine. Or was he an engineer whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pajamas, and he can’t find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he’s losing control.
Rating: PG-13
Anna in the Tropics
October 12th – October 29th, 2017
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
Flowers for Algernon
November 30th – December 17th, 2017
Based off the Novel. The compelling story of Charlie Gordon, willing victim of a strange experiment – a moron, a genius, a man in search of himself. Poignant, funny, tragic, but with a hope for the indomitable spirit of man, this unusual play tells a story you will long remember. It also offers a magnificent role.
Rating: G
Driving Miss Daisy
January 25th – February 11th, 2018
Driving Miss Daisy follows the relationship of an elderly white Southern Jewish woman, Daisy Werthan, and her African-American chauffeur, Hoke Colburn, from 1948 to 1973.
Rating: PG
March 1st – March 18th, 2018
Three couples work their way towards parenthood under three VERY different sets of circumstances.
Rating: G
April 5th – April 22nd, 2018
Set in pre-war Germany, it shows how John Halder, a liberal-minded professor whose best friend is the Jewish Maurice, could not only be seduced into joining the Nazism, but step-by-rationalised-step end up embracing the final solution justifying to his conscience the terrible actions.
Rating: PG-13

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