Comedy Night at the Ritz: The Pink Collar Comedy Show

Sat, September 21, 2019, at 8:00 PM

Winter Haven Laugh's present The Pink Collar Comedy Tour. The worlds of stand-up comedy and drag will collide on Sept 21st at the Winter Haven Laughs!

Pink Collar Comedy show has delighted audiences all over the state of Florida. The brainchild of comedian and playwright Jeff Jones had its first performance at the Orlando Improv in 2013 to a sold-out audience.

The tour highlights the talents of four performers (three of which are drag queens). The cast consists of Jones, who is a nationally touring stand-up comedian, Addison Taylor, and Trixie Deluxxe, both former National Miss Comedy Queens; and Carol Lee, the co-host of the longest-running drag bingo in Orlando.

The show is 100% stand-up comedy and it not for the faint of heart.

Tickets starting at $15

An Evening Of Magic & Comedy | Starring Terry Ward & Tc Tahoe

Sat, September 28, 2019, at 8:00 PM

Terry Ward using his dynamic personality, he brings the artistry of magic to a new dimension. By combining magic, comedy, and audience participation, Terry will keep audiences laughing and well entertained throughout his performance.

TC Tahoe has traveled the world performing for diverse clientele, working, comedy clubs, cruise ships, celebrity parties and casinos.  TC’s perfect blend of Improvisational Stand-up Comedy, World Class Sleight-of-Hand combined with his acclaimed Storytelling, TC brings a unique voice to entertainment. His hands can be seen doubling in movies with Jack Nicholson and Albert Finney.

Tickets starting at $15


Improv Night in the style of Who's Line is it Anyway?

Sat, October 12, 2019, at 8:00 PM

With Devin Siebold, 2018 Monsters Comedian of the Year James Yon, 2017 Comedian of the Year Miguel Colon Jr, Host Mike Lee from Max 98.3 and special guests 2018 Monsters Comedian of the Year James Yon, 2017 Comedian of the Year Miguel Colon Jr, Host Mike Lee from Max 98.3 and special guests.

*Adult Themes and Content

Ivy Rowe: A PLAY

Sun, October 13, 2019, at 8:00 PM

Adapted from Lee Smith's "Fair and Tender Ladies"

Originally co-adapted and directed by Mark Hunter, this spunky mountain woman's story takes us in a flashback through a life of “livin’ on love.” With a sensuous nature and a flair for storytelling, Ivy paints a vivid picture of 20th Century revivals, mine disasters, rural electrification, the Depression, and three wars.

Theatrical excitement! A lifetime's worth of sass, whoop, hurt, and reflection

—Off Broadway, Village Voice

Presented by Barbara Bates Smith and Jeff Sebens

Clean Comedy Night with Michelle Miller-McNair

Sat, October 18, 2019, at 8:00 PM

Clean Comedy Night with Michelle Miller-McNair from Nick Mom and Dr Oz.

Michelle was born in a small town in North Carolina where she made others laugh as soon as she could talk. Michelle’s talent has taken her around the world, but her southern roots still remain strong. One of the strongest young comics in the country. Her quick wit and southern charm are infectious and audiences fall in love. She was voted at top of the Florida’s Funniest Competition for 3 years and has been featured on Nickmoms Night Out, Dr. OZ, and on the New Comedy Revolution DVD. She's a regular at some of the best comedy clubs in the country and her versatile show has delighted crowds at fund raisers, corporate parties, and churches.

In The Light of Led Zeppelin

Sat, October 19, 2019, at 8:00 PM

Inspired by the musical evolution of both Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, In The Light of Led Zeppelin is bringing audiences a new musical and visual interpretation of the Led Zeppelin Experience the same way Page and Plant presented it in 1994 through 1998. A genre-bending, chance-taking project, the music is performed with the same detail using the authentic instrumentation. This extraordinary, highly refined tribute ensemble digs deeper into the Middle Eastern and classical influences that permeated "Kashmir" — and then follows that intriguing thread into brand-new sounds when performing Led Zeppelin classics, providing a unique, not-to-be-missed musical experience, from the hard-rocking Zeppelin classics to the acoustic masterpieces.

Tickets starting at $15

Akeelah And The Bee

Sat, November 16th at 7:00pm

Sun, November 17th at 2:00pm

Sun, November 17th at 7:00pm

Spelling and Theatre meets center stage on November 16th and 17th, 2019 at the Ritz Theatre in Winter Haven, Florida show. Akeelah and the Bee I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E, the play follows Akeelah, an 11 year-old urban girl from Chicago struggling with poverty’s fate that has come her way and the unexpected journey she takes all the way from the Chicago Projects to the finals of the National Spelling Bee competition. Cheryl L. West captures Dough Atchison original script, but includes another layer of belief, love and trust.
This piece is directed by Al Lewis and Demetrius Haynes both owners of Dream Playhouse, Inc.

Tickets starting at

$15 for Adults

$9 for Kids


We need your help - we have many volunteer opportunities for anyone willing to give of their time to make the magic work.

  • Ushering
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  • Event clean up
  • Audio/Video production
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising

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