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Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre celebrates 30th season with jam-packed line-up of shows

Sep 23, 2022 11:31AM ● By Francesca Block

Photo courtesy of Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre's Facebook page. 

The Broadway Palm Theatre has been bringing exciting talent and entertainment to Southwest Florida since 1993. To celebrate its 30th season, the 36,000 square-foot entertainment space is planning eight main stage productions, five productions in the Off Broadway Palm, four Children's Theatre productions and five concerts. 

"I am thrilled to present this exceptional season and look forward to celebrating all that Broadway Palm has accomplished over the past three decades," the theatre's owner, Will Prather, said. 

The theatre kicked off its season on Aug. 26 with a display of its greatest hits. Broadway Palm Thru the Decades will be on-stage through Oct. 1 and features a talented cast performing crowd favorites from Me and My Girl, 42nd Street, The King and I, Oklahoma, The Music Man, Miss Saigon, CATS and more! 

Next in the line-up is A Chorus Line, on-stage from Oct. 7 to Nov. 12. This beloved Broadway classic is making its first appearance on the Broadway Palm stage in over twenty years and has been heavily requested by theatre attendees, according to the theatre's general manager
Melissa Vogt. 

To celebrate the holiday season, Irving Berlin's White Christmas will grace the Broadway Palm stage from Nov. 18 to Dec. 30. The theatre will then kick off the new year with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat from Jan 6. to Feb. 11, followed by Jersey Boys (Feb. 17 - April 9), Sister Act (April 14 - May 20), Footloose (May 26 - July 1), The Little Mermaid (July 7 - Aug. 12) and Not Now, Darling (Sept. 22 - Nov. 5). 

Grateful for the community

Vogt said the theatre is grateful to the community of Southwest Florida for supporting their efforts over the past 30 years. 

"We're not just a theatre," she said. "The community embraced us when we started back in 1993 and we in turn have absolutely embraced the community."

She said to give back, The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre has prioritized partnering with charity partners, including through donating extra food to Community Cooperative and hosting events for non-profits including Lee Memorial Hospital, American Heart Association, Habitat for Humanity and many more. 

Tickets for the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre's 30th anniversary season are already on sale on Attendees can also call (239) 278-4422 or stop by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers to get their tickets and learn more.