Exhibition Reception: “Revival” & “Her Self”

Chile Lillies - Kathy Sosa

Polk Museum of Art is now showing two exhibitions by contemporary female painters whose colorful works were influenced by specific cultures. Both will be on view through March 14. The late Chinese-American artist Gabrielle Wu Lee described her paintings as works of “dynamic expressionism.” Her works beautifully meld Eastern traditions and modern Western aesthetics into […]





Simply, Divided

January 9-25, 2015 (with a special performance on January 22) Ever since the Toyota truck plant opened in Mobile, the men of Simply, Alabama have been packing up and moving away by the hundreds. No one is more alarmed by this trend than the women who spend their days at the Simply Delicious Diner. The […]





Unnecessary Farce

Two cops.  Three crooks. Eight doors.  Go. In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape.  But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, […]





Sister Act

SISTER ACT is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it “RIDICULOUSLY FUN,” and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar® winner ALAN MENKEN (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), SISTER ACT tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life […]





Sister Act

SISTER ACT is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it “RIDICULOUSLY FUN,” and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar® winner ALAN MENKEN (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), SISTER ACT tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life […]





Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this holiday season! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as forty world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves “Knock-Out!” Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, growing Christmas tree and […]





Guys and Dolls

This oddball romantic comedy – considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy-soars with the spirit of Broadway a it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight “mission doll,” out to reform the evildoers of Times Square; Sky Masterson, the […]





Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

50 Years and Still Glowing! Just in time for the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 television special, the beloved stop-motion classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and his friends are soaring off the screen and onto the stage this Holiday season. From fleeing the Abominable Snow Monster to saving Christmas, join Rudolph and his friends Clarice, Hermey […]





A Little Christmas with Rich Little

A master mimic of more than 200 voices, kick off your holiday with hilarity as Rich Little brings a “little” Christmas comedy to Lakeland. Get ready for a night of yuletide fun with Little’s impressions of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Dean Martin and so many others that will have you […]





The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China

Direct from Beijing! The National Acrobats of The People’s Republic of China has become one of the most acclaimed acrobatic troupes in China enjoyed by international audiences for over five decades. Troupe members have been awarded with gold and silver medals from prestigious world acrobatic competitions and circus festivals. This evening of astounding talents is unparalleled and […]





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