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BWW Review: MATILDA at MPAC a Treat for All Ages Photo BWW Review: MATILDA at MPAC a Treat for All Ages
by Jacob Ruscoe - Jan 23, 2020

The a?oeMatildaa?? hype is flying through our local community. A quick search of Music Theatre International's website will find five different venues within driving distance performing this show within the next year. However, Manatee Performing Arts has set a high bar with the Area Premiere of a show that is sure to be a true favorite for audiences of all ages.  

BWW Review: Riveting SPRING AWAKENING IS at Eight 'O Clock Theatre Photo BWW Review: Riveting SPRING AWAKENING IS at Eight 'O Clock Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jul 13, 2018

Young people wanting answers and adults refusing to give them is the theme of Eight 'O Clock Theatre's newest production July 13-22, a dark coming of age tale, Spring Awakening. Written in 1891 with modern folk-rock music and lyrics applied by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater in 2006, Spring Awakening is a story of friends growing up in Germany, girls and boys discovering their sexuality with no one willing to guide them. The musical covers topics like abuse, homosexuality, masturbation, sadomasochism, suicide, and abortion. It frankly explores what happens when parents are too prudish to discuss the hormonal urges that come with impending adulthood.

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 BWW News Desk - 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!

BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE CAST IS ONE SINGULAR SENSATION at Eight O' Clock Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jul 17, 2017

A CHORUS LINE CAST IS ONE SINGULAR SENSATION at Eight O' Clock Theatre. A Chorus Line is not often seen in community theatre because it requires multiple triple-threats - singers, dancers and actors in one talented package. Fortunately, director James Grenelle and assistant director Rocco Morabito found a stage full of them.

BWW Review: Jobsite Theater's LIZZIE: A KILLER ROCK MUSICAL at the Jaeb - It's To Die For!
by Peter Nason - Oct 31, 2016

The leading ladies sing their hearts out in this incredibly dark, hard rockin' musical treat.

New Closing Performance of LIZZIE Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Jobsite and the Straz Center have added a final performance to the run of LIZZIE, providing one more opportunity to experience this unique rock musical that is blowing Tampa Bay audiences away. The Drama Desk Award-nominated LIZZIE, taking the nation by storm in over a dozen licensed productions, will now conclude its run with an 8pm show on Sun., Nov. 6, in the Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company.

Photo Flash: First Look at Manatee Performing Arts Center's Season Opener 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

The Manatee Performing Arts Center launches the Manatee Players' 2016-17 Season with a bang with Tony-Award winning 42nd Street in Stone Hall Theater, running now through August 28th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

42ND STREET to Open Manatee Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The Manatee Performing Arts Center launches the Manatee Players' 2016-17 Season with 42ND STREET in Stone Hall Theater August 11th - 28th.

42ND STREET to Open Manatee Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Manatee Performing Arts Center launches the Manatee Players' 2016-17 Season with 42ND STREET in Stone Hall Theater August 11th - 28th.

BWW Review: Eight O'Clock Theatre's Rousing JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Peter Nason - Mar 14, 2016

EOT's production of Lloyd Webber and Rice's rock opera is galvanizing, creative, fast-paced and extremely moving.

BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards LAST CHANCE TO VOTE - Juan Hernandez Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Voting is now underway for Tampa! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends.

BroadwayWorld Tampa Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - Marc S. Sanders Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Voting is now underway for Tampa! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends.

BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards Update 12/13 - Jen Martin Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Voting is now underway for Tampa! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends.

BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards Update 12/6 - Katie Ward Winning!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Voting is now underway for Tampa! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends.

Post-Turkey BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards Update 11/29 - Katie Ward in Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Voting is now underway for Tampa! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends.

BWW Reviews: Eight O'Clock Theatre's THE PRODUCERS is a Huge Hit!
by Jimmy Ferraro - Mar 7, 2013

...we know that we are in for a smashing production of 'The Producers'. And the most appreciative audience was simply, WOWED! There were lots of Laughs and lots of Applause, because this production is Terrific! - a HUGE HIT!