Mainstage Productions

Located at The Chain O’ Lakes Complex, 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd in Winter Haven, Florida. The Complex has been the home of Theatre Winter Haven (est. 1970) since 1977. Theatre Winter Haven’s Mainstage theatre seats 332 and currently mounts a six show, Mainstage subscriber series that includes both Musicals and Plays.

Currently, the Chain O’ Lakes Complex is undergoing major renovations with the addition of a new field house facility, entrance and parking lot. Patrons will have new accommodations such as a new elevator, restrooms located on the lower level, and new lobby. Additionally, a new Black Box Theatre (hyperlink to Black Box) will be constructed offering Theatre Winter Haven audiences a second stage to experience new and exciting works that would not otherwise be performed on the Mainstange.

Season 50 Mainstage Productions

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatOctober 24th to November 17th, 2019 Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by: Tim Rice The biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes alive in the musical retelling. Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob,is blessed with vivid dreams that foretell the future. Sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, Joseph endures a series of adventures that challenge him to his core. Co-Produced By: Citizens Bank & Trust, Straughn Trout Architects and Winter Haven Oral Surgery

Coming Back Like a Song

Coming Back Like a SongDecember 5th through December 22nd, 2019 A Play About Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, & Jimmy Van Heusen It's 1956 and three of America's great songwriters; Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen and Jimmy Van Heusen; are at a crossroads in their lives, seeing that their careers could be over. At the time, rock 'n' roll had become the king of tunes, and the King himself, Elvis, was an overnight sensation. In the play, the three old friends; Berlin, Arlen and Van Heusen; get together to hash out the possible end of their musical usefulness. Co-Produced By: George Butz Family Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation and The Mrs. William H. Fuller Family Thanks for joining us!

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now ChangeJanuary 9th through January 26th, 2020 Book and Lyrics by: Joe DiPietro Music by: Jimmy Roberts I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is a witty musical revue that tackles modern love in all its forms. From the perils and pitfalls of the first date to marriage, children, and the twilight years of life. Set in the modern world and told in a series of vignettes and songs, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change traces the overall arc of relationships throughout the course of a life. Co-Produced By: Alan Jay Automotive Network Tickets are on sale now!{{ vc_btn: title=Buy+Tickets& }}

Kinky Boots | The Musical

Kinky Boots | The MusicalFebruary 20th through March 22nd, 2020 Book by: Harvey Fierstein Music and Lyrics by: Cyndi Lauper This huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common—or so they think! Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business. Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learns to embrace their differences and creates a line of sturdy stilettos, unlike the world has ever seen! Co-Produced By: Advanced Eyecare Associates, Hill Nissan, The Center for Retina and Macular Disease and Brad Dantzler, Raymond James & Associates Tickets are on sale now!{{ vc_btn: title=Buy+Tickets& }}


Calendar GirlsApril 9th - 26th, 2020 Book by: Tim Firth Music and Lyrics by: Gary Barlow When Annie's husband John dies of leukemia, she and her best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. Co-Produced By: The Cypress Gardens Lions Club, Theatre Winter Haven Women's Guild and Dr. & Mrs. David Misch Tickets are on sale now!{{ vc_btn: title=Buy+Tickets& }}

The Wedding Singer

The Wedding SingerJuly 16th - August 2nd, 2020 Book by: Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy Music by: Matthew Sklar Lyrics by: Chad Beguelin It's 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart, who still lives in his grandmother's basement, is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party until his fiancé, Linda, leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie is so distraught that he makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. When he meets Julia, an admiring young waitress, Robbie falls madly in love. The only trouble is that Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark. Co-Produced By: Dr. & Mrs. Robert Cassell and Marilyn Riggs Tickets are on sale now!{{ vc_btn: title=Buy+Tickets& }}