February 17, 2014
Contact: Denny Miller
The Manatee Players, Inc.
The hip-shaking musical BEEHIVE opens in the Bradenton Kiwanis
Theater at the Manatee Performing Arts Center on February 27 and runs
through March 16.
Performances are Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at
8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $26 including facility fee for
adults, $15 including facility fee for teachers and $13 including facility fee
for students. Tickets may be reserved by calling 941-748-5875 Monday –
Friday from 9-5 and one hour before curtain on performance days or on the
Manatee Players’ website: www.manateeplayers.com. All performances are
in the Bradenton Kiwanis Theater at the Manatee Performing Arts Center,
502 3rd Avenue West in downtown Bradenton.
The song titles say it all: “Downtown,” “To Sir With Love,” “It’s My
Party,” “Where the Boys Are,” “Respect.” It’s “Beehive, the ‘60s Musical,”
and audiences around the world are cheering this exciting and colorful
salute to the women who made the music of the 1960s so special –
everyone from Lesley Gore to Janis Joplin, from the Shirelles to Aretha
Franklin. And everyone in between. Written by agent and playwright Larry
Gallagher, “Beehive, the ‘60s Musical” includes 40 beloved hits that take
you on a journey through the look, the sounds and the feel of the times.
From the earliest part of the decade, when fun, innocent tunes were the
order of the day (“The Name Game,” “One Fine Day,” “Judy’s Turn to
Cry,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”) to the mid ‘60s, when unrest was in
the air (“The Beat Goes On,” “You Don’t Own Me”) and finally to the era
of women discovering their own empowerment (“Natural Woman,”
“Society’s Child,” “Me and Bobby McGee”) “Beehive” will have you
dancing in the aisles, singing along and reliving music’s golden era, and a
dramatic turning point in our nation’s history.
The show has been directed and choreographed by Kyle Turoff and
features the talents of Alana Opie, Noelia Altamirano, Briana Lutzi,
Ariel Blue, Syreeta Banks and Helen Holliday.
The Manatee Players is an award-winning non-profit community theater located in
downtown Bradenton, Florida. Our Mission is to represent, enrich and stimulate people
through the art of live theatre by providing entertainment, education and an artistic outlet.
The Manatee Players and its performance venue serve as a significant cultural, educational
and economic resource for the Florida Gulf region.
The Manatee Players, Inc.
502 3rd Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205
Board of Directors
Dr. Anthony Pizzo
Members of the Board
Dr. Steve Tinsworth
Janene M. Witham
Producing Artistic Director