"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
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
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