• “The Sound of Music”

    November 14-17; 21-24, 2019      7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Location: Loca Lee Buckner Theatre Adults: $18; Students: $9 – Reserved Seating This final collaboration between musical theatre giants Rodgers and Hammerstein was clearly destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. When Maria, a young postulant, proves to be too high-spirited for the […]

  • Art A-La-Carte

    Nov 23 from 10am-2pm. Entry is $5 members, $8 nonmembers.

  • Moscow Ballet’s The Great Russian Nutcracker

    An annual Christmas tradition, The Moscow Ballet “Great Russian Nutcracker” returns to the RP Funding Center on Friday, November 22nd at 7:00 pm. A true Russian performance whose iconic dancers, puppets and hand-crafted costumes define their respective generations and now transcend them, The Moscow Ballet has found a unique way to celebrate an incredible 27 […]

  • KidsGiving

    November 22-30, 9am-5pm. Join Explorations V family and friends to practice the art of giving back. From feeding ducks safe food to picking up trash around downtown. Activity times vary daily. Check website for details. Most events are free.

  • Much Ado About Nothing

    By William Shakespeare. Nov 14-17 & 21-24. Thur-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm. This Shakespeare comedy is a beautiful play about misunderstandings, love, and deception.   Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon, stops to visit his friend Leonato after a successful military campaign with some of his soldiers including Claudio and Benedick.  Leonato shares his house with his lovely […]

  • Cirque Dreams Holidaze

    CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE brings its latest electrifying and reimagined live holiday family stage spectacular to Lakeland’s RP Funding Center on November 20th @ 7:30pm for one unforgettable performance. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday, July 22nd at 9:30 am! This critically-acclaimed extravaganza is a Broadway musical and new Cirque adventure wrapped into the ultimate […]

  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    Fridays through Sundays,  Oct 24-Nov 17. The biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes alive in the musical retelling. Lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Visit the Theatre Winter Haven Website for times and tickets on specific days.

  • Having Hope at Home

    Performances are Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 2pm, Nov 8-24. Tickets: Adult $18, 18 & Under $12. Season & Flex Passes are also available. Box office hours are Wednesdays 10am-2pm and one hour before showtime on performance days.

  • Squabbles

    A comedy by Marshall Karp. Directed by Susan Raesly. Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm; Nov 2-17. This hilarious play pits a father-in-law against a mother.  This play is one confrontation after another until the finale in which the oldsters discover that the other is not so bad.

  • Spirits: Ritual & Ceremonial African & Oceanic Art from the Dr. Alan & Linda Rich Collection

    Exhibit is open from October 26, 2019 – January 26. Over the course of four decades, Dr. Alan and Linda Rich have displayed a passion for helping others, traveling the world and bringing medical care to those in need. With his profession as an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon and hers as an occupational therapist trained to […]

News

Check out the Culture Builds Florida Blog

The State of Florida Department of Cultural Affairs has a blog which is located here: culturebuildsflorida.org/ For more information about the Division and its programs, visit the official Division website at www.florida-arts.org. Culture Builds Florida is a campaign to develop unified awareness for Florida’s cultural community. Led by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the campaign […]

Arts, Culture and Heritage Sponsorship Determination Workshop

The Polk County Arts, Culture and Heritage Grants committee will be meeting this Thursday, July 25, 2020 at 9am to review and announce scores and the grant awards for this coming year. If you have applied for a grant, I encourage you or someone from your organization to attend should there be any questions on […]

Upcoming Creative Capital Award Application

The Creative Capital Award has an open application February 1-28, 2019. Speak with Creative Capital and local artists to learn how artists can apply for funding of up to $50,000 for innovative project ideas, plus receive career development and advisory services valued at an additional $45,000. On January 17 at 6pm is an online information […]

“Nunsense 2: The Second Coming” opens Mar 8-17, 2019 • Twice the Nun, All the Fun!

SHOW INFO & TICKETS: TheatreWorksFL.org  DAVENPORT, FL (Jan 1, 2019) – TheatreWorks Florida opened their 2018-19 season with the internationally acclaimed musical comedy hit, Nunsense, and are now preparing for the return of “The Little Sisters of Hoboken” in the hysterical musical sequel, Nunsense 2: The Second Coming. The production will open March 8-17, 2019 […]

Vet Voices: 2nd Highlights Presentation – Free!

“VET VOICES”: Highlights Presentation #2 • SAT JAN 19, 2019 at 2PM • FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! TheatreWorks Florida and the veterans of “Vet Voices” proudly invite you to a FREE public presentation of inspirational theatrical work created entirely by the vets themselves during their second 10-week session of workshops. Come share stories […]

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