Manatee County, Florida: The Powel Crosley Theater, run by Manatee County's Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, didn't offer its traditional "A Victorian Christmas" production in December, and will also not be producing any other shows this winter or spring. Anne Van Wormer, the business manager for the Bradenton Area Convention Center and Powel Crosley Estate, said the county workers who run the theater "got too busy with other things this year.", citing the recent renovation of the Bradenton Area Convention Center as the main reasons. Productions at The Powel Crosley Theater will return this fall, she said, with a season starting with a play based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Next December, the Crosley plans to bring back "A Victorian Christmas."
We hope the past Crosley Theatre successes will continue on after the staff catches its breath.