Season Shows

Broadway Series a collection of your favorite broadway musicals

Stone Hall: 7:30 PM Wednesday-Thursday, 8:00 PM Friday-Saturday, 2:00 PM Sunday

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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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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Nice Work If You Can Get It

April 26th – May 13th
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
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Studio Series presenting action through acting

Bradenton Kiwanis Theater: 7:30 PM Thursday, 8:00 PM Friday-Saturday, 2:00 PM Sunday


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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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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Community Artistic Collaborations
venue and time may vary depending on entertainment requirements. call for details

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 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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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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Teen Idol Contest

April 13th at 8:00 PM
The Manatee Performing Arts Center would like to invite aspiring young performers to apply for the Teen Idol Contest. All teens ages 13-18 are eligible to participate in this performance based competition.
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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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Concert with a Cause

April 14th at 7:30 PM
Come out and listen to the smooth sound of vintage rhythm and blues and smooth jazz of Nu Jazz and Soul Sensations. All net proceeds benefit MCRHS Foundation and Manatee Performing Arts Center Conservatory Program.
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Menopause The Musical

May 22 – June 3rd
Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, writer Jeanie Linders created Menopause The Musical® as a celebration of women who find themselves at any stage of “The Change.” Set in a department store where four women with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra meet by chance at a lingerie sale, the all-female cast makes fun of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. A sisterhood is created between these diverse women as they realize that menopause is no longer “The Silent Passage.” It is a stage in every woman’s life that is perfectly normal.
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The Long Reunion

May 25 – May 27
Three friends from a seaside high school – meet for a 25th anniversary graduation luncheon. Their lives have not turned out according to the yearbook predictions. Now that they’re smack in the middle of midlife, they have plenty to relate at The Ocean View Inn with only the beautiful young waitress to distract.
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Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding

June 5 – June 10
Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding is an “environmental/immersive theatre” event based on a traditional Italian-American wedding and reception, with warm and intrusive stereotypes exaggerated for comic effect.
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Ticket Office Hours
Tuesday-Friday 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM
One hour before curtain on performance days

Performance times for shows now vary please call for exact dates, time and ticket prices.

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MPAC ticket prices are based on demand. As dates get closer and seats become scarcer, prices may increase. For the best possible prices, we strongly suggest purchasing in advance.

The Manatee Performing Arts Center offers many opportunities to purchase tickets at a discount including discounts for groups, students, military and teachers. These discounts cannot be redeemed online and must be ordered over the phone or in person. They cannot be combined with any other offer, are subject to availability and may be discontinued at any time.

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