Perhaps the worst-kept secret in town has been that Manatee Players will be staging "Les Miserables" next season. Company officials have been publicly and frequently dropping unsubtle hints for months, including saying that they'll be performing a musical that "won't make you miserable."
Now they've made it official. "Les Miserables" is slated to run Aug. 8-25. It'll be the first show of the Manatee Players' 2013-14 season.
Any doubts that the company could pull off such a huge show were banished by the stunning production values of "Miss Saigon." the first and current show in their new home at the Manatee Performing Arts Center at 502 Third Ave. West.
For information, call 941-748-5875 or visit www.manateeplayers.com.