A great option to night time entertainment while visiting Anna Maria Island is the Players Theatre. The Manatee Performing Arts Center is another great choice for Anna Maria Visitors.
A pleasant 40 minute drive down Longboat Key from Anna Maria Island will bring you to the heart of Sarasota, where the Players Theatre resides at 838 North Tamiami Trail. They are celebrating their 83rd season with a truly phenomenal array of productions. Need more musicals? Visit the Manatee Performing Arts Center, or if you want a night of theatre that’s closer to home, check out the Island Players.
Players Theatre of Sarasota 2013-2014 Performances
The national award winning theatre group the Manatee Players has moved into a gorgeous new facility now called the Manatee Performing Arts Center, located at 502 3rd Avenue West, just 20 minutes away from Anna Maria Island’s public beach. They are kicking off their first season in the new main stage with a bang! Visit their website for a full listing of second stage performances. Sarasota Players also has a variety of musicals this season, but if you are looking for something closer to home, be sure to check out the Island Players.
For 65 seasons, the Island Players has brought Shakespeare, modern comedy, and chilling thrillers to the beautiful beaches of north Anna Maria Island. Conveniently located at 10009 Gulf Drive (on the corner of Pine Avenue), the Island Players fulfills all of your histrionic needs! If you’re looking for musicals, be sure to check out the Sarasota Players or the brand new Manatee Performing Arts Center.
Island Players 2013-2014 Performance
An Act of the Imagination: October 10-20
Over the River and Through the Woods: December 5-15
Delval Divas: January 23-February 9
Mama Won’t Fly: March 20-April 6
And the Winner Is: May 15-25
10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Florida
Box Office: (941) 778-5755
Performances run Tuesday through Saturday at 8 pm; Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets are $20.