The Pillowman

February 3 & 4 LCT’s Alternative Stage Read Series: The Edge. With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm, THE PILLOWMAN centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders. The result is an urgent work of theatrical […]





Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

Now in its 25th amazing year, the “World’s Most Successful Rock n’ Roll Musical” continues to thrill audiences around the world. BUDDY tells the story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career, and features the classic songs, “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be The Day,” “Not Fade Away,” “Oh Boy”, Ritchie Valens’ “LaBamba”, The Big […]





The Tenors

February 1, 7:30pm. The Tenors are back on tour after their newest hit album, “Under One Sky.” Tickets $36, $44 $261.50 VIP Package. Box Office 863-834-8111, online www.thelakelandcenter.com, or 24-hour ticket line 888-397-0100.





Vellamo: Finnish Folk Duo

January 31 at 2pm. Free Concert in the Lakeland Main Library Meeting Room. A program of Friends of the Library. From their website: “Vellamo combines the rich tradition of Finnish folksong with an appealing “retro” sensibility (recalling the likes of Judy Collins or Richard and Mimi Fariña), creating an exotic and magical acoustic experience. Pia […]





Voices of the People: Conversations

January 30th chamber music performance with bassoonist Lecolton Washington, violinist Janina Norpoth, violist Derek Reeves and cellist Derek Menchan at Harrison School for the Arts. $11 Adults, $9 Students/Seniors  





SEU Faculty Showcase

January 29, 7:30 pm. Adults $5, Students $3.





Caught in the Net

A Theatre Winter Haven Mainstage Production January 7-24 Ray Cooney’s RUN FOR YOUR WIFE has been one of the most successful comedies in TWH history. Twice. Just when we thought we couldn’t laugh any harder, along comes his sequel, with the same riotous mirth our playwright has mastered in his successful career. This time around, its 15 years later […]





Special Performance Series: “Bravo Amici”

January 24. 2pm. $20. A mix of handsome tenors and stunning divas perform an uplifting collection of well-known classical and contemporary arias. Combines Pop, Broadway and Classical into the emerging musical genre of “Contemporary Classical Crossover.” Polk State College Winter Haven Fine Arts Theatre.





Always… Patsy Cline

January 22-24 & 29-31 LCT Main Stage. Based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. The musical play includes many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking After Midnight…27 songs […]





Voices of the People: Lecture & Demonstration-“I Am the Greatest: Beethoven and the Muhammad Ali Syndrome”

Polk State College’s Voices of the People concert series continues its 2015-16 season with “I am the Greatest: Beethoven and the Muhammad Ali Syndrome,” a two-pronged event designed to examine the similarities between two of history’s most high-profile, and seemingly disparate, figures. The lecture will be followed by a concert on Jan. 23 at 7 […]





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