MY ONE AND ONLY Coming to Manatee Performing Arts Center, 5/1-18
The George and Ira Gershwin show MY ONE AND ONLY will be tapping its way onto the Stone Hall stage at the Manatee Performing Arts Center on May 1 and running through May 18!
Performances are Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $27-$37 including facility fee for adults, $15-$18 including facility fee for teachers and $13-$16 including facility fee for students. Tickets may be reserved by calling 941-748-5875 Monday - Friday from 9-5 and one hour before curtain on performance days or on the Manatee Players' website: www.manateeplayers.com. All performances are at the Manatee Performing Arts Center at 502 3rd Avenue West in downtown Bradenton.
MY ONE AND ONLY takes the heart-stopping songs 'S Wonderful, Funny Face and of course My One and Only from George and Ira Gershwin's FUNNY FACE, along with great numbers from several other Gershwin shows, and joins them with a new book which is frothy and fun. Other fabulous tunes include I Can't Be Bothered Now, He Loves and She Loves, Strike Up the Band, Nice Work If You Can Get It and Kickin' the Clouds Away. This musical gets buoyancy from its spoofy tone. The barn-storming pilot and pretty Channel swimmer are like Fred and Adele Astaire from the 1927 FUNNY FACE, surrounded by a combination of hip dancers from the 1940's and the chic sensibility of the 1980's.
Area favorites Michael DeMocko and Kathryn Parks lead a talented cast which includes Brittney Klepper, Brian Chunn, John Andruzzi, Beatrice Fletcher- Miller, Sami Blouin, Victoria Tokarz, Eliza Engle, Katie Zanders, Ashley Cronkhite, Laura Priscilla Hoffman, Mark Netherly, Hunter Brown, Scott Vitale, Phillip Morehouse, Joseph Rebella, Cole Kornell, Shelton Brown, Jay A. Poppe, Edwin Folts, Phil Croome and Joe Kane.
The show is being directed and choreographed by Rick Kerby with Aaron Cassette as musical director.