“Lilia!” with Libby Skala & musician Steve May

From News@Polk.edu Critically acclaimed writer and performer Libby Skala will once again bring her talents to Polk State College. Skala is scheduled to perform her award-winning one-woman show, “Lilia!,” at Polk State on March 4, 5, 10 and 11. All shows will take place at 7 p.m. at the Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center, […]

Peter Pan

February 26-March 13 LCT Main Stage. Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and with a sprinkle of pixie dust begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking […]

Crazy For You

Fri & Sat, March 4 & 5 at 7:00 pm. Sun, March 6 at 2:00 pm. The Musical Theatre department at Harrison School for the Arts is proud to present “Crazy for You”, a charming, romantic Gershwin comedy full of tap dancing, glitzy showgirls, cowboys, laughter and Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance numbers. This […]

The Rock & The Rabbi

Tells the story of the friendship between the Apostle Peter and Jesus with an acoustic rock soundtrack. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, March 2 and 3, at the Polk Theatre in downtown Lakeland. Badcock Furniture & More is the presenting sponsor. Tickets are $25 for premium seating; $18 for general admission; […]

Singin’ in the Rain

A Theatre Winter Haven Mainstage Production. February 18-March 13. The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay.  Each unforgettable scene, song, and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm!  Hilarious situations, […]

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin, Conceived by Rebecca Feldman Directed by Mary T. Albright February 18-21; 25-28, 2016 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, this musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, has charmed audiences across the […]

A Doll’s House

February 4-7 & 11-14 Polk State Winter Haven Fine Arts Theatre. First staged in 1879, A Doll’s House is one of the most famous plays by Henrik Ibsen. The story of Nora, the delicate and over-protected wife of Torvald Helmer, who bravely walks away from her confined marriage in a quest for freedom and self-enlightenment, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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