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Curtain Up! A Peek at the 2016-17 Theater Season

Book your tickets now for these upcoming shows.

By Kay Kipling March 30, 2016

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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 or call 366-1505.


The Players

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 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

Stage II:

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 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, or call 748-5875.

 The Asolo Rep 2016-17 season line-up can be found here at 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.



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