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The Dixie Swim Club

Longtime friends gather on a yearly basis for a weekend of “no men, no kids, no work.” Sounds like a familiar enough setup for a play or a film, but The Dixie Swim Club, by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, now onstage at Venice Theatre, offers enough originality (including more than a dash […]


The Sound of Music

Yes, the ever popular Rodgers and Hammerstein mainstay is back on a local stage, in this case the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre. And even if you’ve seen it a million (give or take) times before, you can probably still find something to enjoy in this production. Start off, of course, with all those familiar R&H […]


Kiss Me, Kate

It’s been a while since the Cole Porter classic Kiss Me, Kate has graced a local stage, and it’s always a treat to hear Porter’s skills as both composer and witty lyricist on display. In the Players’ current production (based on the 1999 revival version of the show), the audience also gets to enjoy some […]