ALMOST, MAINE

ALMOST, MAINE Written by John Cariani, Directed by Paul Bawek October 1-4; 8-11, 2015 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) This sweet romantic comedy takes place in Almost, Maine, a mythical town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States.  On a cold, clear, moonless night, with a possibility of seeing the […]





LOVE, LOST; LOVE GAINED: MUSICAL THEATRE LOVE SONGS

Why do characters in musical theatre sing?  Love, of course!  FSC’s musical theatre director, mezzo soprano Christianne Roll, explores this theory with pianist Patrick Fleitz in songs that run the gamut from traditional Broadway classics to more contemporary musical theatre repertoire. Join this duo as they perform such favorites as Bill and Can’t Help Lovin’ […]





Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr

Director: Audrey Fritz The Emmy® Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series, Schoolhouse Rock, is now on the stage! This energetic musical follows Tamara, a young school teacher who is nervous about her first day of teaching. She tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of her personality emerge from the set […]





Eldar Djangirov Piano Trio Concert

Elder Djangirov

The series kicks off September 17 with piano virtuoso Eldar Djangirov. Djangirov was lauded by the late Dave Brubeck as “a genius beyond most young people I’ve heard.” Downbeat magazine stated that “his command of his instrument is beyond staggering.” Live @ Harrison This year marks the launch of Live at Harrison – a series […]





Sister Act

Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Glenn Slater Book by William Hauptman Synopsis: Coming direct from Broadway, SISTER ACT is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash that the New York Post calls “RIDICULOUSLY FUN,” and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty […]





Live @ Harrison: Piano Virtuoso Eldar Djangirov

Elder Djangirov

This year marks the launch of Live at Harrison – a series of concerts and performances featuring nationally-known artists and performers. “Not only are we hoping to bring quality artists to our area,” said Harrison principal, Dr. Daryl Ward, “but these artists will also work with our students in some capacity.” The Live at Harrison […]





Art-i-facts Magazine: Fall 2015 (Sept-Oct)

The print edition of the Fall 2015 (September-October) issue of Art-i-facts Magazine is available at Polk Museum of Art, The Lakeland Center, Theatre Winter Haven, Polk County History Center, Outpost 27, Chambers of Commerce in Lakeland, Lake Wales, Bartow, Winter Haven and Frostproof. Delivery continues to the public libraries in Auburndale, Bartow, Lakeland (Lake Morton) and Lake […]





Pop-Up Art Tour Reception

Main Street Bartow, Inc. is putting a new spin on economic development with an innovative approach to creating attention to some of their unoccupied buildings and spaces in their Main Street District. They will be joining the current trending craze of Pop-Up Art Galleries with a slight twist. Instead of staging the art in one […]





Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR Public Performances: May 15-17, 2015 Fri-Sat @ 7:30pm, Sun @ 2:30pm BUY TICKETS NOW >>> “Be our guest” and step into the enchanted world of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR. Featuring songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this stage version includes music by Alan Menken and the […]





Bloody Andrew Jackson

One Act Book Musical, Pop/Rock, Rated R Original Broadway Version (2010) An exhilarating and raucous look at one of our nation’s founding rock stars, reinventing the life of our seventh president. – See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000395#sthash.ZhFdaT2z.c1ou9bJ9.dpuf





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