• Myths, Legends, and Fairytales Choral Concert

    Featuring the FSC Chamber Singers, Beth Gibbs, conductor Taken from literature or passed down through folklore and campfire tales, join Beth Gibbs and the Chamber Singers as they explore Myths, Legends, and Fairytales in this extraordinary concert event. You will notice a great many stories from different ages – and a great variety of nations […]

  • Winter Wonderettes – On Sale Now! (Dec 1-17)

    WINTER WONDERETTES Presented by Wayne T. Fellows. Inc. The Wonderettes are back in a scrumptious musical confection of holiday hits! This seasonal celebration finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Happening but when Santa turns up missing, the girls must use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party! Featuring […]

  • SmArt Biz Symposium Oct 25

    Sm(ART) Business Symposium – Economic Impact of the Arts

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 3-5pm. Polk State Corporate College, Clear Springs Campus in Bartow Don’t miss the Polk Arts Alliance Sm(ART) Business Symposium Economic Impact of the Arts! This is the rescheduled abbreviated [post-Irma] edition of the original Symposium that was scheduled to take place on September 18. Please join us on October 25th. […]

  • Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Report (AEP5)

    The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Study was conducted by Americans for the Arts in collaboration and partnership with the Polk Arts Alliance and the Cultural Arts Council of Polk County in 2016. Click the link to view/download the 2-page summary (pdf): 2-page infographic View/download the complete report (pdf) by clicking the link: FL_PolkCounty_AEP5_CustomizedReport. View a 2-page summary […]

  • Art-i-facts Fall 2017 (Sep-Oct)

    Enjoy the on-screen edition of the September-October (Fall) 2017 edition of Art-i-facts magazine by clicking on the “Click to Read” text below.

Press Releases

April 14: ISO 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert

The Imperial Symphony Orchestra celebrates 50 years with a performance recreating the music performed on their very first concert in May 1965. Beethoven’s “Overture to Prometheus” Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 ‘Unfinished’ Selections from “My Fair Lady” Tuesday, April 14, 7:30pm Youkey Theatre, The Lakeland Center Get tickets here!

Apr 14-15: Sondheim on Sondheim

7:30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14 and 15 at Theatre Winter Haven. Single tickets are $15. Experience the story, the inspiration and the genius of Stephen Sondheim in Sondheim on Sondheim. This revelatory revue offers an intimate portrait of the famed composer in his own words and music interspersed with filmed commentary by the master […]

Apr 18-May 2: Nobody’s Perfect

Haines City Community Theatre announces the cast and crew for the final show of their 2015 season, “Nobody’s Perfect,” by Simon Williams.  Cast members include David Smith, Sally O’Quinn, John Tasin, and Kaytlynn Mullinex. Director is Renee Palmer, Stage Manager is Karis Frenchak. Synopsis: When Leonard Loftus wishes to submit his novel to a feminist publishing […]

FSC Band Day

Apr 16: The Other Side of Sousa

John Phillip Sousa described a march as music that “should make a man with a wooden leg step out.” Although most notable as a composer of marches, he also composed many other types of music. During his lifetime, he produced over two hundred works, including symphonic poems, suites, songs, and operettas. Come hear the other […]

Becky's New Car

Apr 9-26: Becky’s New Car at Theatre Winter Haven

BECKY’S NEW CAR, a play by Steven Dietz, runs April 9 – 26, 2015 at Theatre Winter Haven. Synopsis: Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life?  Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage – with no prospects for change on the horizon.  Then one night a […]

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