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Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

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Located on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College in Fort Myers Florida, the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall features the largest proscenium stage in Southwest Florida. The 1,874-seat facility also features a full service in-house box office and full service concessions. Broadway’s major touring musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera, Disney’s The Lion King, Riverdance, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!, The Producers the new Mel Brooks Musical have played this beautiful venue on Florida’s Gulf Coast. In March of 2009, the theatre launched the 2nd North American Tour for WICKED; and in February of 2010 was host to the Southwest Florida premiere engagement of JERSEY BOYS. The 2010-2011 Season was highlighted with the Southwest Florida premiere engagement of THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR starring THE ROCKETTES®. Performers such as: Tony Bennett, Bill Cosby, Tom Jones, Sheryl Crow, James Taylor, Steely Dan, Harry Connick, Jr., Earth, Wind and Fire and the comedy of Kathy Griffin, Lewis Black and Ron White have also played to sold-out audiences.