Monday, February 7, 2011

Manatee Players' 'Guys and Dolls' selling out in record time

Bradenton's award-winning community theater has just reached a new high — and provided more incentive for its new home to be completed post-haste.

The Manatee Players have reported that its upcoming production of "Guys and Dolls," which runs February 17 through March 6, will be sold out before it opens.

John Andruzzi as Nathan Detroit, Helen Holliday as Miss Adelaide, 
Marc Lalosh as Sky Masterson and Jessica Morrow 
as Sarah Brown in the Manatee Players production of "Guys and Dolls."

According to Marketing Manager Denny Miller, in the nearly 30 years that he has been associated with the Manatee Players, no show ever sold out before opening.

The Manatee Performing Arts Center remains about $3 million short of $12 million needed to open and operate.

“Our staff and over 500 volunteers work very hard to provide quality theatre to our patrons and I think all that hard work has paid off with record sales this season," Miller said in a statement. "Over 2700 season memberships were sold this season and walk-in patrons have been higher than usual.”

A smattering of single seats are still available for several performances and can be reserved by calling the box office at (941) 748-0111 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or online at

1 comment:

kellie said...

Of course it sold out...he's in it, isn't he?? Cannot wait!