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 […]

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 […]

Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Big Splash

January 20 at 6pm. Seats are $27 or $37. More fun than a muddy puddle! Peppa Pig, star of the top-rated TV series airing daily on Nick Jr., is hitting the road for her first-ever U.S. theatrical tour, Peppa Pig’s Big Splash! By popular demand, the live stage show will visit nearly 100 cities starting […]

Atlantic City Boys

January 16 at 7:30 pm, the Polk State Special Performance Series presents“Atlantic City Boys,” four dynamic lead singers who have wowed audiences from Vegas to Atlantic City. The show pays tribute to the hits of The Drifters, The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Tickets: $20

Always a Bridesmaid

Performance Dates: January 15 – 31, 2016 (special performance Jan. 28) Another fabulous Jones Hope Wooten southern-fried comedy! In this hilarious comedic romp, four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other’s weddings…no matter what. More than thirty years later, these Southern […]

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