Manatee Players to Present STEPPING OUT, 1/16-2/2

The 1984 comedy STEPPING OUT by Richard Harris opens in the Bradenton Kiwanis Theater at the Manatee Performing Arts Center on January 16 and runs through February 2.

Performances are Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $26 including facility fee for adults, $15 including facility fee for teachers and $13 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: All performances are in the Bradenton Kiwanis Theater at the Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 3rd Avenue West in downtown Bradenton.

The show has been directed and choreographed by Kelly Burnette and features the talents of ChrystAl Lee, Meg Newsome, Kyle Ann Lacertosa, Camille Norman, Caroline Cox, Kimberly Kalley, Daniel Perrone, Linda Roeming - Engle, Melissa Porter and Valerie Westfall.

Originally produced in London in 1984, the play moved to Broadway in 1987 and was later released in 1991 as a motion picture starring Liza Minnelli. STEPPING OUT is set in a church hall, catalogues the complicated lives of seven women, one man, their teacher and pianist at a weekly tap-dancing class. The stakes are raised when the Mavis Turner Tappers are asked to take part in a charity gala, so somehow they have to raise their game to do themselves justice in their first public performance.

The Manatee Players is an award-winning non-profit community theater located in downtown Bradenton, Florida. Our Mission is to represent, enrich and stimulate people through the art of Live Theatre by providing entertainment, education and an artistic outlet. The Manatee Players and its performance venue serve as a significant cultural, educational and economic resource for the Florida Gulf region.

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