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Producing Artistic Director

Phone: (941) ***-****  HQ Phone
Manatee Players
102 Old Main St.
Bradenton , Florida 34205
United States

Company Description: Travis has been on the staff of the Manatee Players since 2003. You may recognize him from past performances at the Manatee Players during the last several years....   more

Employment History

  • Managing Artistic Director
    Manatee Players
  • Entertainment Director
    USO of Metropolitan New York
  • Choreographer and Director
    USO of Metropolitan New York

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Manatee Players
  • Board Member
    American Association of Community Theatre's AACTFest
197 Total References
Web References
About The Manatee Players, 29 Sept 2014 [cached]
Rick Kerby
Rick Kerby
Rick Kerby has been seen on the stages in over thirty countries and in all fifty states of the US.
Prior to his move to Bradenton, Rick was the Entertainment Director for the USO of Metropolitan New York and the organizer of the Miss USO Contest. His USO troupe was featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox News, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and on The Miss America Pageant. The same USO troupe performed as part of the USO Celebrity Tours in the Middle East, Europe and the Baltic. Other directorial credits include numerous shows at the Surflight Theatre in New Jersey, Theatre By the Sea in Rhode Island, The Arundel Playhouse in Maine, Wolford Hause Dinner Theater in Virginia, New London Barn Playhouse in New Hampshire, Stage Door Canteen Theatre at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Westbank and Duplex Theaters in New York City and on many cruise ships. He has served on the faculties of Wagner College on Staten Island and The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in New York City. Rick is the newly Current President of the Florida Theatre Conference, Past President of the Florida Association of Community Theaters and is serving on the Executive Committee of the American Association of Community Theatres. -As the Producing Artistic Director of Manatee Players, Rick is responsible for the creative direction of the Manatee Players. He has received several Handy and Sarasota Magazine awards including "Master Director" in 2013, is a three time winner at the South Eastern Theater Conference as Outstanding Director and two time winner as Best Director at the American Association of Community Theatre's AACTFest.
Florida Theatre Conference: Board of Directors, 17 Nov 2014 [cached]
Rick Kerby
Rick Kerby
Bradenton Herald | 08/06/2004 | 'Broadway Memories', 6 Aug 2004 [cached]
"It's a fun thing for the audience and the performers," said Manatee Players artistic director Rick Kerby, who directs and choreographs the production.
"It is a showcase for letting our performers' talents shine in material that we don't normally do in the regular season," he said."It gives us a chance to take out some old material too, and dust it off and shine it up."
The 90-minute revue in two acts has an informal theme: a Broadway love story.
"I picked all the songs I love from Broadway shows, and it ends with a wedding," Kerby said.
The Broadway revue is about glitter, glamour, sequins, tuxedos, gowns, glitz and lots of feather boas and costumer Nicholas Hartman plans to "pull out all the stops" in dressing the actors, Kerby said.
A three-piece band consisting of bass, piano and drums will be on stage and visible throughout the show, adding a festive, informal touch.
Kerby, a former choreographer and director with USO of Metropolitan New York, is an old hand at musical revues.
"I've done a lot of this type of work on cruise ships and with the USO," he said.
Manatee Players: Contact, 29 Sept 2014 [cached]
Rick Kerby: Producing Artistic Director Manatee Players: Contact
Rick Kerby, artistic ..., 18 Mar 2014 [cached]
Rick Kerby, artistic director of the Manatee Players, will direct the celebrated Victory Belles in an uplifting USO-style celebration of America, 7-8:30 p.m.
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