If you are in town while the Island Players are in session be sure to visit the Anna Maria Island theater!
Take in a fantastic “home grown” play at the historical Players theater at 10009 Gulf Drive in the city of Anna Maria. Usually the Island Players have five different shows that go on from middle of October to the middle of May. They claim to be “the best little playhouse in Florida” and also the oldest community theater in Manatee County.
The Island Players Theater seats 143 in tiered rows. Tickets cost $25/person or season tickets can be purchased for $92.50. Tickets can be bought at the box office in person or by phone at (941) 778-5755.
Locate their web site at Island Players. Visit Island Real Estate for Vacation Rentals or Homes in Anna Maria City. Also visit the Island Real Estate Local Scene page for tons of fabulous suggestions for things to do while visiting Anna Maria Island.
10009 Gulf Drive
Anna Maria City, FL, 34216
Anna Maria – The comedy “Dearly Departed” will be performed by the Island Players from January 22nd through February 8th and you won’t want to miss it. Dearly Departed is a comedy set in the bible belt about the Turpin family, a group of people who prove that living, dying and dealing with it in the south can be hilarious.
Director Kelly Woodland will be working with a 12 person cast of veterans and newcomers. Returning actors include Cathy Hansel-Edgerton as Raynelle, Jeannie Hudkins as Lucille, Jennifer Eddy as Suzanne, Robin Rhodes as Marguerite, Mike Lusk as Royce and Lora Morales as Veda. The newcomers are Joseph Mammina as Junior, Jalex Scott as Delightful/Clyde, Tod Butler as Reverend Hooker/Norval, Bethany Dhennin as Nadine and Janet Raines as Juanita.
Anna Maria – Imagine what the Island Players Theater house has seen season after season, play after play; ballet recitals, concerts from many genre’s, hurricanes, actors polishing their craft, a school room, a church, the Anna Maria Garden Club and Women’s Club meetings, a service club during WWII, town hall meetings and tourists.
The actual building was brought by barge to the island in 1912 and it became the home of the Island Players organization in 1949. Originally the home was built in Parrish for the William Gillette family and floated down the Manatee River and set right where it still stands on the corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue. With termites threatening the historic building in the 1970’s, the Players took on the project of not only saving the building from these ravenous bugs, but to preserve it’s historical value and making improvements that benefitted all who come to enjoy our little community theater.
What a great night out! Come see what this season has in store for patrons. For a mere $20 you can lose yourself in drama, comedy and the small town feel that is part of the magic of Anna Maria. Click HERE for their season schedule.
The Island Players Anna Maria Island’s only theater, is pleased to present the play Delval Divas by Barbara Pease Weber. The show opens on Thursday, Jan 23rd and runs through Feb 9th.
The Island Players Anna Maria
Tickets are $20 each. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm. The box office also opens on Monday, Jan 13th and is open from 9:00am – 1:00pm, Monday through Saturday. On performance nights the Box Office opens at 7:00pm. Saturday Matinees open at 1:00pm.
“Delval Divas” is a comedy. Its about professional women living luxurious lifestyles despite being incarcerated in Delaware Valley Federal Correctional Facility. The were in trouble for having committed white collar crime. Gracing the stage as the Divas are Sylvia Marnie as Stella, Diane Phinney as Rosemary, Robin Rhodes as Linda. Also featuring Melissa Anderson as Beth, Laura Morales as (Lucille) and Chrissy Abdala as Sharon. Heiko Knipfelberg is the director. Come find out how the Divas save Delval, solve a murder and reunite on a Roman holiday.
For reservations or for information, please call our Box Office at 941 778-5755 additionally, go to the website.
Auditions for the next play, “Mama Won’t Fly”, directed by Kelly Wynn Woodland, will be on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the theater, (10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria).
The Anna Maria Island Community center hosts their murder mystery dinner theater “Till Death Do Us Part” this Saturday November 19th, 2011 from 6:30pm – 11pm. Tickets are currently on sale for $30.00 each or $200.00 for a table of 8. All of the proceeds will benefit the youth programs at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
This Saturday November 13TH from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Anna Maria Island Community Center will be hosting a Fundraiser. Tickets for the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater are $30.00 per person or $200.00 for a table of eight; all of the proceeds will benefit the youth programs at the center.