May 9-10: MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake

Mayfaire by-the-Lake

Polk Museum of Art proudly presents the 44th Annual MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10, on the shores of Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland. Admission is free. Begun as a crafts fair on the lawn of the Lakeland Public Library, MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake has grown […]

Apr 26: Cookie Concert

This free annual performance offers a relaxed, interactive experience for elementary aged children and their families—one where dancing in the aisle is encouraged! Children are invited to participate in an interactive pre-concert demonstration of instruments with ISO musicians and are then treated to a 45 minute concert full of fun moments with the orchestra. 2:00PM […]

April 24-26: Florida Dance Theatre presents Celebrate Dance

The Lakeland based Florida Dance Theatre is hosting its 3rd Annual Celebrate Dance Festival April 24th through 26th 2015. The festival includes 3 days of master dance classes in a variety of dance techniques taught by professionals from around the country, a Gala concert performance at Florida Southern’s Branscomb Auditorium, and a free performance at […]

Apr 25: Season of Love: A Tribute to Norman M. Small

Theatre Winter Haven would like to take this opportunity to honor Norm’s contributions to us by celebrating his retirement with a gala event on April 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the Ritz Theatre which will highlight his four decades at TWH. The evening includes a cocktail hour, dinner catered by Texas Cattle Company and a […]

Apr 18: Polk State’s Voices of the People presents Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time”

Polk State’s Voices of the People continues in April with a performance of Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time,” a hauntingly beautiful piece of music composed during the Holocaust. French-born Olivier Messiaen composed his “Quartet for the End of Time” in 1941, while being held at a German prisoner-of-war camp, according to World ORT’s Holocaust […]

Apr 17-26: Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor

April 17-26, 2015 Friday & Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm Presented at The Lake Mirror Theatre, 121 S. Lake Ave, Lakeland, FL, 33801 Tickets $22 Adults, $20 Seniors (55 & older), $15 Students w/id, $10 Children12 & under Lakeland Community Theatre 863 603 PLAY (7529) or at www.lakelandcommunitytheatre.com Inspired by the playwright’s youthful experience as a […]

Apr 14-15: Sondheim on Sondheim

7:30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14 and 15 at Theatre Winter Haven. Single tickets are $15. Experience the story, the inspiration and the genius of Stephen Sondheim in Sondheim on Sondheim. This revelatory revue offers an intimate portrait of the famed composer in his own words and music interspersed with filmed commentary by the master […]

Apr 18-May 2: Nobody’s Perfect

Haines City Community Theatre announces the cast and crew for the final show of their 2015 season, “Nobody’s Perfect,” by Simon Williams.  Cast members include David Smith, Sally O’Quinn, John Tasin, and Kaytlynn Mullinex. Director is Renee Palmer, Stage Manager is Karis Frenchak. Synopsis: When Leonard Loftus wishes to submit his novel to a feminist publishing […]

Apr 16: The Other Side of Sousa

FSC Band Day

John Phillip Sousa described a march as music that “should make a man with a wooden leg step out.” Although most notable as a composer of marches, he also composed many other types of music. During his lifetime, he produced over two hundred works, including symphonic poems, suites, songs, and operettas. Come hear the other […]

Apr 9-26: Becky’s New Car at Theatre Winter Haven

Becky's New Car

BECKY’S NEW CAR, a play by Steven Dietz, runs April 9 – 26, 2015 at Theatre Winter Haven. Synopsis: Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life?  Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage – with no prospects for change on the horizon.  Then one night a […]

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