Imperial Symphony Orchestra Presents: A Night at the Opera – Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi”

The Imperial Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with Florida Southern College, is pleased to present this year’s annual Night at the Opera, Puccini’s delightful comic opera tale, Gianni Schicchi. Spinning a charming story based on greed, deception, and of course – love – the cast members create an unforgettable work based on an incident from Dante’s […]

An Evening with Ron White

Lakeland, FL – Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon returns to The RP Funding Center with his new stand-up show on Friday, December 1 at 8 p.m. Having earned two Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, three of the top rated one-hour TV […]

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by Burt Shelove and Larry Gelbart Directed by Scott Cook; Musical direction by Shannon Schrumm Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent – and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, […]

Dividing the Estate

A Comedy by Horton Foote, Directed by Paul Bawek Winner of the 2008 Obie Award for Playwriting, Dividing the Estate is a human comedy about a rapacious Southern family tangling over their 100-year-old Texas estate in the face of their declining wealth and a looming financial crisis. Old resentments and sibling rivalries surface as the members […]

Dividing the Estate

A Comedy by Horton Foote, Directed by Paul Bawek Winner of the 2008 Obie Award for Playwriting, Dividing the Estate is a human comedy about a rapacious Southern family tangling over their 100-year-old Texas estate in the face of their declining wealth and a looming financial crisis. Old resentments and sibling rivalries surface as the members […]

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE February 16-19; 23-26, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Music by Jimmy Roberts Book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro Directed by Paul Bawek Loca Lee Buckner Theatre This witty Off-Broadway musical tackles modern love and relationships in all their phases: from the joys, perils, and pitfalls of […]

The Pirates of Penzance

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE by Gilbert and Sullivan Wednesday, February 22, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Opera Theatre, Mark Thomsen, director FSC Opera Orchestra, Kira Omelchenko, conductor Branscomb Auditorium One of Gilbert’s and Sullivan’s most popular comic operas, The Pirates of Penzance tells the story of Frederic, an apprentice aboard a friendly pirate ship, and Mabel, the […]

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE February 16-19; 23-26, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Music by Jimmy Roberts Book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro Directed by Paul Bawek Loca Lee Buckner Theatre This witty Off-Broadway musical tackles modern love and relationships in all their phases: from the joys, perils, and pitfalls of […]

Maids of Honor

MAIDS OF HONOR  (a second stage production) By Joan Casademont November 3-6, 2016 – 10:00 p.m. (Sunday at 7:30 p.m.) Directed by Paul Bawek Frank Lloyd Wright (Fletcher) Theatre-in-the-Round This delightful, wise, and warm-hearted play centers on the impending marriage of Monica Bowlin, a successful local talk show host, and her two sisters, who have discovered […]

Maids of Honor

MAIDS OF HONOR  (a second stage production) By Joan Casademont November 3-6, 2016 – 10:00 p.m. (Sunday at 7:30 p.m.) Directed by Paul Bawek Frank Lloyd Wright (Fletcher) Theatre-in-the-Round This delightful, wise, and warm-hearted play centers on the impending marriage of Monica Bowlin, a successful local talk show host, and her two sisters, who have discovered […]

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