Preview

A Full Slate for Manatee Players' 2017-18 Season

Musicals and dramas both appear in the upcoming season, on two stages.

05/08/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Shutterstock.com

Review

Review: Manatee Players' Assassins

Tackling tough subject material with this Stephen Sondheim musical.

10/31/2016 By Kay Kipling

Cultural Kiddos

How to Raise Kids Who Love the Arts

Cultivating a passion for arts and culture is easy in our region.

10/27/2016 By Abby Weingarten

Planning

Manatee County Commission Approves 1,950-Unit Project

The Manatee County Commission last week voted in favor of a plan to rezone 358.5 acres of land in Bradenton to make way for Peninsula Bay.

10/10/2016 Research by staff

Giving

Five Nonprofits Picked for Earned-Income Initiative

Five entrepreneurial nonprofits from Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties were recently selected to participate in an 18-month Patterson Foundation initiative.

08/23/2016 Research by staff

Construction

Manatee Planning Commission OKs Cortez Development

The Manatee County Planning Commission last week voted in favor of a mixed-use project with 1,950 residential units, 90,000 square feet of commercial space, storage space for 200 boats and a boat ramp and marina basin.

07/18/2016 Research by staff

Article

Manatee Players' A Chorus Line

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews the beloved dance musical.

01/08/2016 By Kay Kipling

Article

Manatee Players' The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this funny, touching musical.

10/30/2015 By Kay Kipling

Article

Manatee Players' The Secret Garden

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this musical adaptation of the classic tale.

09/18/2015 By Kay Kipling

Article

Manatee Players' Cats

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews the beloved musical.

08/14/2015 By Kay Kipling

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Manatee Players' Spamalot

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews the Monty Python musical.

05/01/2015 By Kay Kipling

Article

Manatee Players' Brigadoon

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this classic Lerner-Loewe musical.

01/09/2015 By Kay Kipling

Article

Exactly What to Do in Sarasota on Saturday Nights

When the sun starts to set, the action heats up at four fun weekend hotspots.

12/30/2014 By Hannah Wallace

Article

Exactly What to Do in Sarasota on Saturday Nights

When the sun starts to set, the action heats up at four fun weekend hotspots.

12/01/2014 By Hannah Wallace

Article

Manatee Players' Dames at Sea

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this light-hearted spoof of early Hollywood musicals.

09/12/2014 By Kay Kipling

Article

The Manatee Players' Tarzan

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this high-flying production of the Disney musical.

08/13/2014 By Kay Kipling

Article

Theater Review: The Manatee Players' "My One and Only"

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews the Manatee Players' "My One and Only."

05/02/2014 By Kay Kipling

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Manatee Players' Man of La Mancha

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews The Impossible Dream musical.

03/21/2014 By Kay Kipling

Article

Manatee Players' Beehive

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this 1960s musical revue.

02/28/2014 By Kay Kipling

Article

The Manatee Players' The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews this audience-interaction musical adaptation of the Dickens tale.

01/09/2014 By Kay Kipling