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Kiss Me, Kate at Manatee Performing Arts Center

Dates: (4/25/2024 - 5/12/2024 )


Manatee Performing Arts Center

Florida Cultural Group

502 Third Avenue West
Bradenton,FL 34205

Phone: 941-748-5875

Tickets: $30-$44

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MPAC is Sizzling with Comedy Magic this Spring!


Kiss Me, Kate shines as one of Broadway’s most sparkling achievements. This is the winner of the first-ever Tony Award for Best Musical, alive with onstage romance, backstage passion, comedy high and low, a hilarious dash of Shakespeare’s Shrew, and the songwriting genius of Cole Porter at his stylish, sexy, sophisticated best, including “Too Darn Hot,” “So In Love” and “Always True To You In My Fashion.” Once again, Manatee Players catapults you to musical comedy heaven with Kiss Me, Kate.


An egotistical actor and producer named Fred Graham and his ex-wife, Lili Vanessi, are playing Petruchio and Kate in a production of "Taming of the Shrew." In both the real world and in the play, they bicker and romance in a "battle of the sexes."


Producing Artistic Director Rick Kerby directs and choreographs this production.


Rated PG.


Performance Dates:

Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 7:30 PM

Friday, April 26, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 2:00 PM

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 7:30 PM

Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 7:30 PM

Friday, May 3, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 2:00 PM

Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 8:00 PM

Sunday, May 12, 2024 at 2:00 PM


This show runs 2 hours and 30 minutes with a 15-minute intermission.

Tickets: $30-$44

•       Our concession area will offer beverages and light snacks for purchase. Please note that there is a $5 minimum purchase when using a credit card.

•       This show is reserved seating

•       Everyone coming to see the show must have a ticket regardless of age

•       All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.

•       Discounted tickets for Season Subscribers, teachers, students, and active military can be purchased by calling the Box Office.

•       The Box Office will open one hour prior to the performance.

•       The event will be held in Stone Hall

•       Additional Complimentary Parking-401 7th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205

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