FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall announces their 2013-2014 Fifth Third Bank Broadway Series. The five show series consists of:
• WE WILL ROCK YOU: November 17-22 (8 performances)
In a future age of mindless manufactured music, where everyone dresses the same, thinks the same,isthe same, hope of breaking free rests with an unlikely resistance - an alliance of rebel Bohemians deep below Planet Mall, waiting for a hero to bring the power of Rock back to the people. And in Galileo they may just have found their man… that is, unless the terrifying Killer Queen gets to him first, or even worse, he’s actually found somebody to love…
WE WILL ROCK YOUfeatures the greatest hits of the legendary British rock group, Queen. Now in its 11th year in London and seen by a staggering 15 million people worldwide, this hilarious, multi-award-winning and record-breaking phenomenon is written by celebrated British comedian Ben Elton and boasts a fantastic score of killer Queen tunes that you just can't resist singing along to, such asAnother One Bites The Dust, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Are The Champions, Bohemian Rhapsodyand of course,We Will Rock You. It's the world champion of musicals and the show that rocks harder than any other.
• WIZARD OF OZ: January 21-26 (8 performances)
"We're off to see..."
The most magical adventure of them all.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage. Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this new production contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts' desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for all the family.
• ONCE: February 18-23 (8 performances)
Winner of 8 2012 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL,ONCEis a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage,ONCEtells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking,ONCEdraws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams... not living in fear... and the power of music to connect all of us.
• WAR HORSE: March 11-16 (8 performances)
A heart-warming tale of loyalty and friendship, and winner of FIVE 2011 Tony Awards®,WAR HORSEtells the story of young Albert and his beloved horse Joey. When Joey is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France, he is soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness that is currently playing to packed houses in London and around the world. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride.
• MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET: April 1-6 (8 performances)
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ’n’ Roll” at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.
This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night. Don’t miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame... at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.
Season Ticket prices range from $79 to $392 and can be purchased at the
Single tickets for the 2013-2014 Fifth Third Bank Broadway Series will be available at a later date.