Venice Theatre announces 2016-2017 shows; 67th Season boasts several area premieres and shows new to VT

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Venice Theatre announces 2016-2017 shows
67th Season boasts several area premieres and shows new to VT
Kristofer Geddie and Allan Kollar were the evening’s MCs.

Venice, FL, Jan. 27, 2016 – This evening Venice Theatre proudly announced its 67th season at a party attended by more than 400 sponsors, donors, advertisers, patrons and volunteers. Moments before the reception began, the Board of Directors approved the docket of productions presented to them by the theatre’s volunteer play selection committee – chaired by Steven O’Dea – and Artistic/Executive Director Murray Chase.

The party’s entertainment included performances of songs from most of the musicals on the upcoming schedule: Billy Elliot the Musical, Sister Act, Crazy For You®, Blood Brothers, The Toxic Avenger, Disenchanted, Peter Pan, and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.
Venice Theatre produces four series that give audiences the opportunity to see traditional Broadway-style shows (MainStage), contemporary works (Stage II), light musical revues (Cabaret) and family-friendly fare (Generations). Add to this an annual Summer Stock production, a variety of concerts and special events, classes and outreach projects, and there is rarely a quiet day or night at the second largest community theatre in the United States.
Season subscriptions for 2016-2017 go on sale tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. Those interested in subscribing should call 941-488-1115. A total of six different packages are available. Prices range from $101 for a Stage II subscription to $339 for the Golden Ticket which includes 17 shows along with additional discounts on concerts, special events, and drinks at the bar.
Scheduled 2016-2017 productions are listed below.* More detailed information can be found at .
  • The Sunshine Boys: Sept. 27 – Oct. 16, 2016
  • Billy Elliot the Musical: Nov. 8 – Dec. 4, 2016
  • Sister Act: Jan. 10 – Feb. 5, 2017
  • Crazy For You®: Feb. 21 – March 19, 2017
  • Inherit the Wind: April 11 – 30, 2017  
Stage II
  • Get Out of Dodge: Nov. 3 – 20, 2016
  • Frost/Nixon: Jan. 19 – Feb. 11, 2017
  • Blood Brothers: March 30 – April 23, 2017
  • Fences: May 4 – 21, 2017
  • 4th Annual Summer Cabaret Festival: July 7 – Aug. 28, 2016
  • The Toxic Avenger: Sept. 30 – Oct. 23, 2016 
  • *Disenchanted: Dec. 2 – 18, 2016
  • Assisted Living:The Musical: Feb. 17- March 19, 2017

Summer Stock

  • Peter Pan: July 21 – Aug 7, 2016


  • The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe: Sept 8 – 18, 2016
  • A Christmas Carol: Dec 16 – 21, 2016
  • *Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella: May 16 – 21, 2017
*License pending. Venice Theatre reserves the right to change shows, dates and times.

About Venice Theatre
Venice Theatre is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to making a dramatic impact on all stages of life. The second-largest of 10,000 community theatres in the United States, it is located at 140 W. Tampa Ave. in Venice, FL. Its MainStage offers seating for 432 patrons and features musicals, plays, concerts and special events.  Its Yvonne Pinkerton Theatre seats 90 patrons and is home to the theatre’s “Generations,” Stage II and Cabaret Series. In addition to providing entertainment to the community, Venice Theatre offers a wide range of education and outreach programs for children and adults.


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