One of our primary goals at Theatre Winter Haven is to keep ticket prices low and live theatre accessible to our entire community. We are able to do this because of our generous sponsors and producers!

We have corporate and personal sponsorship opportunities available for every budget.  Please contact Tony Gallegos at .

Theatre Winter Haven MainStage Producers - Season 54

Matilda the Musical

  • Advanced Eyecare Associates

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 

  • Dr. George and Kelly Butz 

All Shook Up

  • Hill Nissan
  • Brad Dantzler and Andrew Stroud, Raymond James & Associates
  • Dave and Marcie Dershimer, Dershimer Insurance
  • The Butz Family Fund of the GiveWell Community 

The Bodyguard

  • Citizens Bank & Trust

The Wedding Singer

  • The Dr. Robert Cassell Family

Theatre Winter Haven Producers

Title Sponsor

  • Bond Clinic

Academy Co-Producer: Oliver Jr.

  • Dr. George Butz III DDS PA Dentistry

Theatre Winter Haven Season Producers

Tribute Tuesday Sponsor

  • Howell & Thornhill

SecondStage Sponsor

  • Dave and Marcie Dershimer, Dershimer Insurance

Producer Bios

Advanced Eyecare Associates

Advanced Eyecare Associates, formerly Fischer, Schemmer, Silbiger, Moraczewski & Breunig, MD PA Ophthalmology Associates, is a long-time supporter of Theatre Winter Haven. The practice was started in 1968 in Winter Haven and now includes six offices in both Polk and Highlands counties and two ambulatory surgery centers. The practice philosophy is to provide the highest quality care, both personal and professional. They believe you should see better and feel better! Having signed on in 2002 as our first co-producers, they have since produced 20 shows including this season’s Matilda the Musical.

Alan Jay Automotive Network

Alan Jay Automotive Network’s mission is: To serve the residents of Highlands & Hardee counties automotive needs, while also serving as a major partner with the community in which we live. Alan Jay Automotive Network owns and manages 11 automotive dealerships and 15 unique new automobile manufacturers. State-of-the-art service centers are at each location in Central Florida, in addition to three full service collision repair centers. Alan Jay Automotive Network has also co-produced ALMOST, MAINE, ANOTHER NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, and TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE.

Bond Clinic, P.A.

Bond Clinic and Theatre Winter Haven are thrilled to announce an expansion of their ongoing partnership with an innovative arts and wellness program that aims to set a standard for community theaters and health providers across the nation. This groundbreaking collaboration will not only benefit the local arts scene but also contribute to the well-being of team members working in the healthcare field and their patients. Bond Clinic is honored to be the first medical clinic established in Winter Haven in 1948 and shares a commitment to quality, access, reduced cost and community with TWH. With their 75 years of care, 9 locations around Polk County, physicians covering 28 specialties, and healthcare for the whole family, Bond Clinic has laid the foundation for this program. They will play a crucial role in activating the arts as part of increasing quality of life with team members and patients. To learn more about their physicians and services, you can visit

The Butz Family Fund of the GiveWell Community Foundation

The Butz Family Fund was founded by George and the late Helen Butz. The Butz family has supported education and the arts including the Friends of the Library and the Symphony Guild. As previous co-producers of several fabulous Theatre Winter Haven shows, they are looking forward to another great Theatre Winter Haven hit. They are honored to be returning as co-producer for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

George & Kelly Butz

George and Kelly Butz are pleased to continue their support of Theatre Winter Haven. Besides keeping people smiling, Dr. Butz is on the TWH Board of Trustees. Kelly has been involved with many local organizations and truly enjoys serving our community. While supporting other local organizations, a special love for theater stemmed from daughter Paige’s musical theater career. They are very proud to co-produce A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

George W. Butz III, DDS, PA

Dr. Butz Dentistry is a steadfast advocate for the local arts community. Dr. Butz’s love for performing arts stems from his daughter Paige’s career as a professional musical theater performer. He is thrilled to support TWH in its efforts to cultivate the next generation of performers. Break a leg (but not a tooth!)

The Dr. Robert Cassell Family

Dr. & Mrs. Robert Cassell became supporters of Theatre Winter Haven shortly after moving to Winter Haven 35 years ago. They started as season ticket holders and soon became donors, later evolving into produers. They are currently co-producing their 17th consecutive summer production. Maryann has also served on the TWH Board of Trustees for many years, including one term as President. They are also supporters and patrons of other live theaters in the area, including Lakeland Community Theater, the Straz Center, and opera companies in St. Petersburg, Tampa, and Orlando. They have 3 sons, Robbie, Bill, and Kevin, all of whom participated in TWH Academy programs. Kevin worked backstage on a number of productions.

“We feel that movies and television can’t come close to the vitality of live theater. Instead of CGI (computer-generated imaging), we prefer BGI (brain-generated imagination) any day.”

The Center for Retina and Macular Disease

The Center for Retina and Macular Disease has been treating patients for over 25 years and has seven Board Certified Physicians. Along with its state-of-the-art facility on Ave K in Winter Haven, the Center also has locations in Lakeland, Haines City, Sebring, Clermont, Zephyrhills and The Villages. The center remains on the cutting edge of new treatments and technologies for Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachments, Macular Holes, Puckers and Flashes & Floaters.

Citizens Bank & Trust

Citizens Bank & Trust…we’re your hometown, full-service financial institution, right here in your backyard. Founded in 1920 in Frostproof, we have served the Polk County community for almost a century.  No matter your needs, we have the right financial solutions for you. At Citizens Bank & Trust, we’ve got you covered: from Secure Checking and several savings plans, to a wide range of personal and business loans. Additionally, we offer the most experienced group of wealth management, trust and private banking professionals in Polk County. It takes just one visit to one of our 14 convenient locations to experience what makes our bank special, and we invite you to give us a try. At Citizens Bank & Trust, We’re Proud to be Your Bank!

The Mrs. William H. Fuller Family

The Mrs. William H. Fuller Family – The community lost one of its dearest members and theatre supporters when we lost Grand Dame, Mrs. William Fuller. Eunie, as we all called her, was a co-producer and angel for many, many years. Her family knows how important Theatre Winter Haven was to her and is to the community, so they have decided to continue the legacy by giving in her memory. They began a new future with Theatre Winter Haven as co-producers of shows including hits such as ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, SISTER ACT, NUNCRACKERS, COMING BACK LIKE A SONG and NUNSENSE. Theatre Winter Haven will always remember this extraordinary woman and her generous heart.

Hill Nissan

Hill Nissan has been servicing Winter Haven and its surrounding areas for over 40 years. They are happy to help you with ANY of your automotive needs. Hill Nissan and the Hill family have co-produced many of Theatre Winter Haven’s top shows and continues to support Theatre Winter Haven as well as many other local charities and organizations. The Hill family is “honored to support the community that has given us so much.” You can find Hill Nissan at 6401 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, or at

Dr. & Mrs. David Misch

Bio Coming Soon!

Polk Vision

In 2004, citizens from across Polk County, led by private, public and civic leaders, joined forces to address critical issues facing our community and to develop a common purpose. Focus groups, town hall meetings and task forces were engaged in a nine-month process to gain insight into the priorities that unite and challenge our community. Together we examined our strengths and weaknesses, and developed a long-term vision with strategic solutions and countywide benchmarks. The strategies were adopted by public and private organizations, large and small, with a common goal to create our desired future.

Over the years, Polk Vision has remained vital and relevant through the continued engagement of citizens by conducting public meetings, forums and roundtable sessions. A formal “refresh” of the Vision was performed in 2010 which resulted in updated strategies and adjusted benchmarks. In the fall of 2014, with the encouragement of visionary supporters, we became members of the national collective impact organization Alignment USA. Through this relationship, we have integrated new structure, process and technology with the Polk Vision founding principles and areas of focus.

Today Polk Vision is the LEADing collective impact organization serving the entire Polk County community. We provide central coordination to align the work of hundreds of dedicated volunteers through partnerships of public, private and civic organizations working collectively to make the shared vision of improved community prosperity for Polk County a reality!

Brad Dantzler and Andrew Stroud/Raymond James & Associates

Brad Dantzler has over 29 years of experience as a financial advisor, having joined Raymond James in 2006. Brad’s education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Florida and a Master’s in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. He is active in his community, having served as President of the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce, as City Commissioner of Winter Haven, and with Girls, Inc. and is on the Guardianship Office board.  Brad is currently serving as Winter Haven’s mayor.  When not at work or participating in his many community activities, he is enjoying his role of doting grandfather and that of being a beekeeper.  Brad is married to Susan, and this year they celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary.  They have two grown sons, L.B. and Blake, and two beautiful granddaughters and a grandson.

Brad Dantzler, Managing Director, Senior Vice President, Investments. Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC
141 5th Street NW, Suite 100, Winter Haven FL 33881 // T 863.298.9569

Safe and Sound Child Care and Early Learning Center

Art is a big deal at Safe and Sound Child Care and Early Learning Center. For over 37 years, our walls have been graced with beautiful and imaginative art. In addition, we have cultivated an environment that encourages our students to role-play, becoming police officers, superheroes, hard hat construction workers, and mommies with babies. This essential “learn through play,” supported by real-life props, has motivated many of our students to perform on the stages of Theatre Winter Haven, in church programs, and at school plays. It is fitting that Safe and Sound supports Theatre Winter Haven in its endeavors to continue performing arts for the children and families in our community and surrounding areas.Safe and Sound is an early learning center serving one to five-year-olds as well as before and after-school care with a summer camp program. It is located in Eagle Lake, Florida.

Straughn Trout Architects, LLC

Straughn Trout Architects is a team of local, creative professionals that brings a global perspective to every project. We apply a holistic and sustainable design approach, and add value through project-specific strategies and collaboration. With a portfolio that spans six decades, the firm’s works focus on spaces and places to live, work, play, learn and worship, ranging from contemporary architecture to restoration of historically significant structures. STA has a long-standing reputation to design buildings that are functional and friendly, projects developed from clear thinking and thorough analysis, and architecture designed for people. Straughn Trout’s basic philosophy: Good design results from creative solutions reflecting an awareness to people’s needs.

Retina Partners of Florida

Same expert care you trust, new state-of-the-art facilities! Dr. Misch and Dr. Hamilton have over 50 years of combined experience in retina care and have opened new offices in Winter Haven, Lakeland, and Sebring. Our compassionate retina physicians are board-certified and provide evaluations and treatments for a variety of retinal conditions including macular degeneration, diabetic retinal disease, retinal detachments, IOL lens repositioning and retina surgery. Our mission is to partner with patients and referring physicians for a better experience. Together we can do more.