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Mike Imbasciani & his BluezRockerz

Sat, October 26, 2019, at 8:00 PM

I'm Mike Imbasciani, My music journey started when I was five and got my first guitar. I began to perform professionally when I was eleven years old and at fifteen I put a band together: Mike Imbasciani & his BluezRockerz. I've been fortunate enough to have some great instructors and mentors including: Lucky Elden, Mike Hovencamp, Elber Perlaza, Dawn Metzner, Danny Shepard, Denise Young, Susan Neikamp, and Sandy Poltarak. My musical inspiration comes from Bob Dylan early on and then, over the years, Eric Clapton, SRV, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Setzer, Robert Johnson, Santana, and Muddy Waters. The genres I perform include Blues, Classic Rock, Folk and Rock-A-Billy.

Tickets starting at $15

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Play It Forward

Fri, October 25, 2019, at 7:00 PM

Presented by Play it Forward Polk Inc.

Back to the 80's Party as a fundraiser for Play It Forward Polk, a 501(c)3 that helps underprivileged children in the Polk County School System have access to musical instruments.

This will be a party involving live music by the Brass Heart Band and T. Michael Starves with food, a cash bar, dancing, 80's dance contest, big hair contest, costume contest, cooler of cheer raffle, 50/50 Raffle and a whole lot of good times.

We believe investing in music programs for young musicians takes a community. 

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How To Survive a Zombie Apocalypse (PG)

Tues, October 29, 2019, at 8:00 PM

Join Dr. Dale Seslick and his team of survival "experts" as they present an interactive and hilarious "seminar" of Zombie Survival. Directed by Artistic Director, Mark Hartfield, this show will provide the perfect way to celebrate Halloween and it might even come in handy one day.

Rated PG

Tickets: Adults: $18 | Students: $12

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A Musical Tribute To KISS

Thursday, October 31, 2019, at 8:00 PM

KISS ALIVE the Tribute strives to accurately portray the band, it's members, choreography and of course the music! They recapture the energy, intensity, and experience that a 1970's KISS concert embodied... When KISS RULED THE ROCK AND ROLL WORLD!!

Earn prizes when you come in your costume!

Tickets start at only $15!

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Musical Tribute To: Dick Clark’s Caravan Of Stars - Starring Ron Seggi

Sat, November 2nd at 8:00pm

Along with a 13-piece band and two back-up singers, Seggi, will perform a musical tribute to Dick Clark’s “Caravan of Stars” TV show, formed in 1959 by the late radio and TV personality, featuring some of the most popular stars and musical groups of the day. It will be a night of hearing the songs the way the singers performed them, not just a night of tribute and adulation. He and his band will play popular tunes from the radio charts ranging from the 1950s to the 1990s.
Tickets starting $15
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Eirinn Abu & Manny Lopez: Loving Easy Tour

Sat, November 9th at 8:00pm

Eirinn Abu will be accompanied by International recording guitarist Manny Lopez performing selections from their albums “Ten Love Stories,” “Forever In Love” and “HYMNS.”

The artist is now known for giving his instrument a new voice and sound, full of soul and emotions, his peers call him the instrumental version of Andrea Bocelli. His talent has warranted Dolly Parton’s singing her “I Will Always Love You” on his CD’s, “A New Creation” and “Forever In Love.”

Guitarist Manny Lopez has recorded on hundreds of albums with many pop artists such as Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Santana and Michael Bolton just to name a few.

Tickets starting $15
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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

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Comedy Night at the Ritz: Adam Ferrara

Sat, November 23rd at 8:00pm

Adam Ferrarathe actor/comedian who Entertainment Weekly dubbed “Hilarious," is an internationally touring headliner, two-time nominee for best male stand-up by the American Comedy Awards, and has three Comedy Central Specials. Apart from opening for his comedy idol, George Carlin, Ferrara has also performed at Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, and The Apollo Theater. Ferrara returns to stand-up with a tour celebrating the release of Unconditional, his NEW comedy album, which has already gained him "Comedian of the Month" on Sirius XM Radio and will be featured on Pandora.

Ferrara hosted the critically acclaimed BBC sensation Top Gear US and recently starred in the movie Little Italy, with Emma Roberts and Hayden Christensen.

Tickets starting at $22

Volunteer

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

  • Ushering
  • Ticketing
  • Concessions
  • Event setup/strike
  • Event clean up
  • Audio/Video production
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising

The theatre can’t function without the support of the community.  Please sign up with the link below and join the Ritz Team.

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We need your support.  Purchasing a ticket certainly helps keeps the lights on, but it’s simply not enough.  Quality programming is expensive and operating costs are high for this beautiful historic venue.  Please consider a donation to help offset the costs.  Your donation is fully tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.