LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Next year's Broadway season at Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall features some classic shows and new favorites.
Theatre Manager Scott Saxon joined us in the studio to talk about next year's shows.
The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall announces their 2014-2015 Fifth Third Bank Broadway Series. The five show series consists of:
THE BOOK OF MORMON: January 6-11, 2015 (8 Performances)
Winner of 9 Tony Awards® including Best Musical! From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators ofSouth Park, and Robert Lopez, co-creator ofAvenue QcomesTHE BOOK OF MORMON,a new Broadway musical that Jon Stewart ofThe Daily Showdescribes as, “a crowning achievement, so good it makes me angry” and byEntertainment Weeklyas “the funniest musical of all time.” Don’t miss your chance to see what Ben Brantley ofThe New York Timescalls “the best musical of this century.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: January 22-February 1, 2015 (16 Performances)Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success,THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will come to Fort Myers as part of a brand new North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before.” This PHANTOM features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and a new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score - with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” - will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour.
ANNIE: February 10-15, 2015 (8 Performances)
Leapin' Lizards!The world's best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You," plus the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow."
BLUE MAN GROUP: February 24-29, 2015 (8 Performances)
Experience the Phenomenon. BLUE MAN GROUP is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.” E! Entertainment News exclaims, “BLUE MAN GROUP is what every live performance aspires to be.” The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!” Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that BLUE MAN GROUP is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous show that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state. With no spoken language, BLUE MAN GROUP is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures. BLUE MAN GROUP is now on the road for its first U.S. theatrical tour. This unique experience is a form of entertainment like nothing else; guaranteed to be an outing you will never forget.
CAMELOT: April 7-12, 2015 (8 Performances)
THE STORY AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE - Experience Camelot’s “one brief shining moment” as Lerner and Loewe envisioned it in one of theatre’s most legendary musicals. Recount the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table in an enchanting fable of chivalry, majesty, and brotherhood in this four-time Tony Award® winning show.
Camelot tells the story of the legend of King Arthur who rules his kingdom with new ideals, bringing peace to a troubled land. But when his beautiful new Queen Guinevere and the dashing Sir Lancelot, his most trusted knight, give in to their passion for one another, one of the most fabled love triangles of all time ensues. When Mordred, King Arthur’s illegitimate son, catches on and sees a kingdom in chaos, he attempts to destroy all that is Camelot!
Intimate and fresh, never has this story of passion, pageantry and betrayal been more captivating. The celebrated score includes the classics “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “The Simple Joys of Maidenhood,” and the title song, “Camelot.”
BROADWAY SPECIAL – JERSEY BOYS: March 17-22, 2015 (8 Performances)
JERSEY BOYS, is the Tony®, Grammy® and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night”
and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” “IT WILL RUN FOR CENTURIES!” proclaims Time Magazine.
The JERSEY BOYS creative team comprises two-time Tony Award®-winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.
Season Ticket prices range from $171.64 to $528.50 and can be purchased at the Box Office, by phone (239) 481-4849 or online at www.bbmannpah.com. Reservations for Groups can be made by calling (239) 489-3033 extension 3122 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Single tickets for the 2014-2015 Fifth Third Bank Broadway Series will be available at a later date