Manatee Performing Arts Center Announces

Manatee Players’ Production of the Musical Newsies


Manatee Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce Manatee Players’ production of the musical Newsies, August 9–26, in Stone Hall. The production is being directed by Producing Artistic Director Rick Kerby.

Based on the 1899 New York City newsboys strike, newsboy Jack Kelly rallies the homeless and orphaned boys who sell newspapers to strike when publishers Pulitzer and Hearst raise distribution prices. Feeling they couldn’t survive with the new costs, the boys join Kelly in their cry for safer working conditions, better pay and quality of life. Rousing songs and dance numbers bring hope to their difficult life situation. Rating: G


Performance Dates and Times

8 p.m. – August 10–11, 17–18, 24–25

7:30 p.m. – August 9, 15–16, 22–23

2 p.m. – August 12, 19, 26


Box Office

Tickets are $27 to $40. Student and teacher discounts are available by phone and in-person. Tickets can be purchased at Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Avenue W, Bradenton. Box Office hours: 10 a.m.–5p.m., Tuesday–Friday and 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Saturday, by phone (941)748-5875 or online at