Made plans to buy tickets to next season’s theater line-ups? Now’s a good time to lock in your subscriptions. Here’s a look at several of our local theaters’ upcoming productions.
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe
The Wiz, Oct. 12-Nov. 19
The Piano Lesson, Jan. 11-Feb. 18
Girl Groups: The ’60s Explosion: March 1-April 8
Dearly Departed, April 19-May 27
Not included in the subscription season: Black Nativity, onstage Nov. 20-Dec. 23
Go to westcoastblacktheatre.org or call 366-1505.
Gypsy, Sept. 28-Oct. 16
Young Frankenstein, Nov. 2-20
Legally Blonde the Musical, Dec. 7-23
Sweet Charity, Jan. 11-29
Big Fish, Feb. 15-March 5
Footloose, March 22-April 9
Boeing Boeing, April 26-May 14
Visit theplayers.org or call 365-2494.
Venice Theatre, mainstage
The Sunshine Boys, Sept. 27-Oct. 16
Billy Elliot the Musical, Nov. 8-Dec. 4
Sister Act, Jan. 10-Feb. 5
Crazy for You, Feb. 21-March 19
Inherit the Wind, April 11-30
Get Out of Dodge, Nov. 3-20
Frost/Nixon, Jan. 19-Feb. 11
Blood Brothers, March 30-April 23
Fences, May 4-21
Go to venicestage.com or call 488-1115.
Manatee Players, mainstage:
42nd Street, Aug. 11-28
My Fair Lady, Sept. 22-Oct. 9
Peter and the Star Catcher, Oct. 27-Nov. 13
Beauty and the Beast, Dec. 1-18
Little Shop of Horrors, Jan. 5-22
Honeymoon in Vegas, Feb. 9-26
Boynton Beach Club, March 16-April 2
The Full Monty, April 20-May 7
In the Bradenton Kiwanis Theatre:
Sylvia, Sept. 15-Oct. 2
Children of a Lesser God, Oct. 20-Nov. 6
It’s a Wonderful Life, Dec. 1-18
Wit, Jan. 12-29
13 the Musical!, Feb. 23-March 12
Assassins, April 6-23
Visit manateeperformingartscenter.com, or call 748-5875.
The Asolo Rep 2016-17 season line-up can be found here at sarasotamagazine.com. Urbanite Theatre plans to announce its season in May. Florida Studio Theatre traditionally announces its season in the early fall. Stay tuned; we’ll be writing lots more about the theater season as it arrives.