• Matilda: The Musical

    Feb 21-Mar 8. Fri-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm. Central Florida premiere of the Tony® Award-winning musical inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl about the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Winner of 47 international awards.

  • On Golden Pond

    A play by Ernest Thompson, directed by Sally O’Quinn. The story focuses on an aging couple who spend each summer at their cabin on Golden Pond. They are visited by their divorced daughter, her fiancee, and her teenaged son. The daughter and her fiancee leave the boy for the summer with the older couple, who […]

  • Fly Into the Gardens: United Kingdom

    Fly Into the Gardens: United Kingdom

    On March 7 from Noon – 2:30pm, enjoy live music on the Blue Palmetto Cafe Terrace with Rich Mistretta. Included with general admission or membership. Complement your experience with Chef Fulwood’s Chicken Tikka Masala over jasmine rice with naan bread at $20 per person, plus tax. Members receive a 10% discount.

  • US Navy Band and Sea Chanters

    US Navy Band & Sea Chanters

    Look for The Ledger Ad in the newspaper on February 2nd, please fill out the ticket request form. Ticket requests must be filled out and postmarked by February 14th. The Navy Band Sea Chanters is the United States Navy’s official chorus. The ensemble performs a variety of music ranging from traditional choral music, including sea […]

  • Iron Jawed Angels (FMHS)

    The City of Fort Meade presents the 2004 HBO docudrama starring Hilary Swank as Alice Paul, a key U.S. Suffragist, follows women’s suffrage leaders as the fought for the right to vote by any means necessary.

  • Kinky Boots, The Musical

    Thursdays through Sundays,  Feb 20 – Mar 22. Written by Harvey Fierstein. Music & Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper. Tony award-winner for Best Musical in 2013. The musical is based on the 2005 British film Kinky Boots, written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth and mostly inspired by true events, the musical tells the story of […]

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    Lake Wales Arts Festival

    The 49th Annual Citizens Bank & Trust Lake Wales Arts Festival has a 48-year-old tradition of celebrating and exhibiting quality works of art by fine artists and artisans with up to 100 participants competing for more than $22,000! Presented by the Lake Wales Arts Council, the diversity of the critically acclaimed two-day Festival attracts thousands […]

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    Art-B-Que

    Dust off your dress-wranglers, put on your cowboy boots, and saddle up for a great evening with the Lake Wales Arts Council. Get ready for a night of mouthwatering BBQ and down-home country music on February 28th, 2020 from 6 to 8 PM at the Shores of Lake Wailes! Join the Lake Wales Arts Council […]

  • Celtic Women Celebration 15th Anniversary Tour

    Celtic Women Celebration 15th Anniversary Tour

    Feel the embrace of breath-taking music that transports you from your theatre seat straight to Ireland. Celebrating 15 phenomenal years of music-making this year, Celebration brings together our very favorite songs from the journey so far – songs that have created an incredible bond with audiences all over the world. Go to the RP Funding […]

  • RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET: SERGEI PROKOFIEV’S “Cinderella”

    Wednesday, February 26, 2020 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Branscomb Auditorium Adults: $18; Students: $9  The Russian National Ballet returns to Florida Southern College to present its marvelous setting of the children’s fairy tale, Cinderella, composed by Russian giant Sergei Prokofiev between 1940 and 1945. This is a full-length ballet in three acts, replete with beautiful […]

Upcoming Events

Wed 26

Members’ Open Studio

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed 26

Music Makers

February 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Wed 26

History Book Club

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

News

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 […]

Gabrielle Wu Lee, "Emerald Beach Florida No. 35" , 2004, oil on canvas

Art-i-facts Magazine: Winter 2015 (Jan-Feb)

The print edition of the Winter 2015 (Jan-Feb) issue of Art-i-facts Magazine has been delivered and is available at Polk Museum of Art, The Lakeland Center, Theatre Winter Haven, 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) […]

The Learned Ladies

Moliere’s The Learned Ladies

Presented by the Polk State College Theatre Arts Department, November 13-16, 20-23. Curtain is Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm. Performances are FREE for Polk State College students-faculty-staff and for high school students. General admission is $8.

Festival of Wreaths

Holidays at the History Center

Celebrate the holidays in Neo-classic style and elegance at the Polk County History Center. The 1908 Courthouse has been the heart of Polk County for more than 100 years and remains a symbol of the rich cultural heritage of the community. The courthouse is resplendent this season, with holiday programs and activities all offered free […]

Rent

Rent

A musical presented by FSC Theatre Arts department. Book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Larson Directed by James Beck November 13-16, 2014; November 20-23, 2014 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Based loosely on Puccini’s opera, La Bohème, “Rent” is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today. Winner of the Tony […]

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