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Theatre Winter Haven needs musical director for ‘Evita’

Here’s an emergency request from director Katrina Ploof:

Theatre Winter Haven, a large community based theatre located in Winter Haven Florida, is in need of an experienced Musical Director for their upcoming production of Evita.  The production begins rehearsals on June 18, for a three week run July 22 through August 7, 2011.   This is a paid position and housing may be available.  Please email resume to TWH1970@aol.com.  For further information contact Norman Small at 863-299-2672.

Theatre Winter Haven announces ’11-’12 season

Here’s the coming season from Theatre Winter Haven:

Theater auditions: ‘Evita’ in Winter Haven

An audition notice for the Theatre Winter Haven production of Evita:

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Theater auditions: ‘Dearly Departed’ in Winter Haven

Here’s an audition notice from Theatre Winter Haven:

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Theatre Winter Haven offers prize for kids

Theatre Winter Haven Academy is offering a talent contest called the Brightest Star for Polk County kids 9-18. Applications are due Feb. 15.

Here are the guidelines for the competition. You can download them here, and you can download the application form here.

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Theatre Winter Haven holds beachy fundraiser

Here’s news of an upcoming fundraiser from Theatre Winter Haven:

Theatre Winter Haven Board of Trustees present:

11th Annual Gathering of Angels
Beach Boogie Bash

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Theater auditions: ABBA benefit concert in Lakeland

Here’s a joint audition announcement from Theatre Winter Haven and Lakeland Community Theatre:

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Theater auditions: ‘Run for Your Wife’ in Winter Haven

An audition notice from Theatre Winter Haven:

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Need a Halloween costume?

If you’re looking for a nifty way to masquerade yourself for the upcoming holiday, Theatre Winter Haven might have the answer.

The theater is holding a costume and clothing sale this Saturday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the theater complex, 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven.

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Tony-winner Karen Olivo to perform in Winter Haven

Karen Olivo, a Tony Award winner for her role as Anita in the current Broadway revival of West Side Story, will return to her old stomping grounds in November with an appearance at Theatre Winter Haven, where she was active as a teenager.

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Theater auditions: ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’ in Winter Haven

Auditions for Theatre Winter Haven’s Cheaper by the Dozen:

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What’s opening this week?

Back in town, and this is a slightly overdue edition of Opening This Week. Here’s a look at what’s coming up in Central Florida theater:

  • The Heiress, Mad Cow Theatre
  • Man Is the Only Animal Who Blushes … Or Needs To!, Winter Park Playhouse
  • Manuscript, I.D.10-t Productions
  • For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Raimbow is Enuf, Breakthrough Theatre
  • Boogie Wonderland, Show Palace Dinner Theatre
  • Footloose, Ocala Civic Theatre
  • Rent, Theatre Winter Haven
  • The Littles, Surfside Youth Players
  • Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, Pinocchio’s Marionette Theater
  • Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr., Henegar Center for the Arts

And the full story:

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Opening this week:

Here’s a short slate of shows opening this week. If there’s anything else, please let me know!

  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at UCF Conservatory Theatre
  • Willy Wonka Jr. at Theatre Winter Haven
  • Sleuth at Breakthrough Theatre

Read on:

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Opening this week (besides the Fringe)

While a lot of us are busy Fringeing, there’s other theater going on. Here’s some of it:

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Opening this weekend (and soon thereafter)

Now that PlayFest is over there’s lots else going on, and here’s a look:

  • Torch Song Trilogy, Breakthrough
  • Comic Potential, Seminole State
  • The Odd Couple, Osceola Center for the Arts
  • Spring Awakening, Queer Quills
  • Project Spotlight, UCF
  • The Boys Next Door, Theatre Winter Haven
  • Yow Dance
  • The Elves and the Shoemaker, Patchwork Productions
  • Ramona Quimby, Orlando Rep
  • Wiley and the Hairy Man, Storybook Theater
  • Beauty and the Beast national tour, Daytona Beach
  • Jack and the Beanstalk, Pinocchio’s

And here are specifics:

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Theatre Winter Haven reads ‘A Piece of My Heart’

If you live down Polk County way you might want to check out the readings tonight and Wednesday night of Shirley Lauro’s Vietnam drama A Piece of My Heart, directed by Katrina Ploof:

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‘Ragtime’ held over in Winter Haven

Good news for lovers of Ragtime, the musical — a show so big that few theaters can afford to put it onstage.

The Theatre Winter Haven production, directed by Katrina Ploof with musical direction by Terry Thomas, has been held over for one more performance. You can see Ragtime in Winter Haven for one final performance at 7:30 p.m. Sunday March 21.

We saw it last weekend, and this lovely production is well worth the drive.

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