The Manatee Performing Arts Center announces the 2022-2023 Manatee Players Musical Series

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The Manatee Performing Arts Center announces the 2022-2023 Manatee Players Musical Series

The Manatee Performing Arts Center has sent out the 2022-2023 Manatee Players Musical Series to our season subscribers and we now want to share the shows with you! As we look forward to the new season, we are confident you will find a season that is as dynamic and exhilarating theatrical ride as past years have been. Our Producing Artistic Director Rick Kerby has selected a lineup to captivate, engage, and entertain. We are giving you an exclusive first look at the Season Announcement before we release it to the general public. You can click the link to see firsthand our announcement.

2022-2023 Manatee Players Musical Series Announcement



The Mother of All Musicals! The jewel of Broadway's Golden Age, Gypsy boasts an incomparable score, a brilliantly conceived book, and one of the greatest leading roles ever to grace the Broadway stage. Regarded by many theatre professionals as the finest musical ever created, Gypsy is the ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success - while secretly yearning for her own.




There's trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian. The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band that he vows to organize. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.




An unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness. Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. It takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy, and heart.




Sondheim's game-changing musical is a sophisticated and honest look at modern adult relationships. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his friends explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.




Based on the Billy Wilder film, the musical version of Sunset Boulevard is a tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning masterwork of dreams and desire in the land called Hollywood includes the lush, swelling standards “With One Look,” “As If We Never Said Goodbye” and “Perfect Year.”

About the Season


·        We have added Tuesdays performances back to the second week of our productions.

·        We have not increased our prices this year.

·        Season subscribers do not pay ticket exchange fees and save 10% on select shows throughout the season.

·        Single show tickets are also on sale.



·        Season Ticket prices range from $148.50-$184.50

·        Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Manatee Performing Arts Center at (941) 748-5875 Tuesday through Friday 9 AM-5 PM.

·        All sales are final and non-refundable.

·        Check out all of our events currently on sale at



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