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BWW Review: CINDERELLA at Manatee Performing Arts Center Photo BWW Review: CINDERELLA at Manatee Performing Arts Center
by Jacob Ruscoe - Dec 7, 2021

It is time for a little bit of magic as Manatee Performing Arts Center produces their next mainstage production of “Cinderella.” The theatre touts Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella as the new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical.

BWW Review: Play Ball with DAMN YANKEES at MPAC Photo BWW Review: Play Ball with DAMN YANKEES at MPAC
by Jacob Ruscoe - Feb 21, 2020

Spring is in the air which means the start of baseball season. Baseball is my all-time favorite sport. While many say it is boring, there is such a passion and purity to the American Pastime that its enjoyment and place in our culture cannot be ignored. So, when you take my favorite sport and combine it with my love of theatre, well there is the show I want to see. a?oeDamn Yankeesa?? at Manatee Performing Arts Center opened Thursday night and is sure to have that rare breed who love both sports and theatre in a?oeHeaven.

Area Premiere Of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Comes to Manatee Performing Arts Center Photo Area Premiere Of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Comes to Manatee Performing Arts Center
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 13, 2018

Manatee Players' area premiere of the musical Nice Work If You Can Get It! for 13 performances, April 26 - May 13, in Stone Hall. History of Nice Work If You Can Get It!

Photo Flash: First Look at A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Manatee Performing Arts Center Photo Photo Flash: First Look at A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Manatee Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

A Little Night Music opens Today, October 26th, at Manatee Performing Arts Center, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Photo Flash: First Look at A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Manatee Performing Arts Center Photo Photo Flash: First Look at A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Manatee Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

A Little Night Music opens Thursday, October 26th, at Manatee Performing Arts Center, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Photo Flash: First Look at THE PRODUCERS at Manatee Performing Arts Center Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THE PRODUCERS at Manatee Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Manatee Performing Arts Center opens their 2017 - 2018 Season with The Producers this Today, August 10! Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy film. Now as a big Broadway musical, The Producers once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. It is a truly 'boffo' hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at the cast in action below!

BWW Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Manatee Performing Arts Center
by Carolan Trbovich - Feb 21, 2017

The Bridges of Madison County is a drama about romance and infidelity that gives us a glimpse into the lives of Francesca Johnson (Dianne Dawson), an Italian war-bride from Naples, her Veteran husband Bud, (Cory Woomert), an Iowa farmer, and her lover Robert Kincaid, (Charles Dugan), a photographer on assignment photographing the covered bridges of Madison County for National Geographic. Robert pulls up looking for directions to the one last bridge he needs to complete his mission; just minutes after Francesca's husband and their two teenagers are out the door to the county fair for several days.

Regional Premiere of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Coming to Manatee Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Bridges of Madison County, one of the most romantic stories ever written, is now an irresistible, two-time Tony Award-Winning Broadway musical. This stunning new production features gorgeous, soulful music by Tony Award-Winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years) that draws upon the rich textures of Americana and folk and the sweeping, expressive balladry of classic Broadway. The Daily News hails it as 'one of Broadway's best scores in the last decade.' with a book by Pulitzer Prize Winner Marcia Norman (The Secret Garden, The Color Purple). The production is Directed by Kathy Pingel, Music Directed by Thomas Guthrie, Choreographed by Vanessa Russo. Featuring Set Design by Donna Buckalter, Lighting Design by Ryan E. Finzelber, Costume Design by Becky Evans and Stage Management by Tiffany Smith.

Regional Premiere of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Coming to Manatee Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Bridges of Madison County, one of the most romantic stories ever written, is now an irresistible, two-time Tony Award-Winning Broadway musical. This stunning new production features gorgeous, soulful music by Tony Award-Winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years) that draws upon the rich textures of Americana and folk and the sweeping, expressive balladry of classic Broadway. The Daily News hails it as 'one of Broadway's best scores in the last decade.' with a book by Pulitzer Prize Winner Marcia Norman (The Secret Garden, The Color Purple). The production is Directed by Kathy Pingel, Music Directed by Thomas Guthrie, Choreographed by Vanessa Russo. Featuring Set Design by Donna Buckalter, Lighting Design by Ryan E. Finzelber, Costume Design by Becky Evans and Stage Management by Tiffany Smith.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Manatee Performing Arts Center
by Robert Diamond - Feb 7, 2017

The Bridges of Madison County, one of the most romantic stories ever written, is now an irresistible, two-time Tony Award-Winning Broadway musical. This stunning new production features gorgeous, soulful music by Tony Award-Winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years) that draws upon the rich textures of Americana and folk and the sweeping, expressive balladry of classic Broadway. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action at Manatee Performing Arts Center below!