Ritz Theater To Offer Diverse Performing Arts Lineup In October

Mary Poppins A Ritz Theater Musical Production
October 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7:30PM, October 8, 15 at 3PM, October 14 at 2PM
Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. The jack-of-all-trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible stories, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft. A Music Theatre International production directed by Billy B Williamson. $25-$32
Sponsored by IAStage, Cruises-N-More, Allstate Insurance, Connections Psychology LLC., and LaHi Fordman; and in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts & Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Movie Classics: Creature from the Black Lagoon
Thur., October 12 at 7:26PM
Creature from the Black Lagoon is a 1954 American black-and-white monster horror film. The film’s plot follows a group of scientists who encounter a piscine amphibious humanoid in the waters of the Amazon; the Creature, also known as the Gill-man, was played by Ben Chapman on land and by Ricou Browning underwater. In partnership with the City of Sanford. $5 cash at the door.

My Tribute to John Denver by Carl Bennett
Sat., October 21 at 7:30PM

Carl was a chiropractor for 40 years, but he always dreamed of singing John Denver’s songs. Now, he is a famous tribute artist who performs for sold-out crowds. His voice and respect for the legend are amazing. Enjoy his renditions of “Annie’s Song,” “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” “Country Roads,” “Rocky Mountain High,” and more. Relax and let Carl take you on a musical journey through John Denver’s life and legacy. $28-$35

Russian Ballet Orlando Presents: Cinderella
Sun., October 22 at 4PM
Immerse yourself in the timeless story of transformation and dreams, portrayed through breathtaking choreography and world-class dancers. Join us for an unforgettable evening filled with the magic of glass slippers and midnight dreams, where the Ritz Theater adds its own touch of charm. Tickets: $40-$55

Ritz BingOMG! – Halloween Theme
Tue., October 24 at 7PM
The Ritz BingOMG! is held at Dees Brother’s Brewery, across the street from the theater. It’s a monthly charity bingo event on the fourth Tuesday of each month. There are fun prizes to win, a 50/50 drawing, and of course great eats and drinks are available for purchase. We play 4 rounds of regular bingo and one 50/50 game. Tickets are $20 for 4 games (24 bingo cards that you can play as many cards as you like in each game, and $5 for 1 game of 50/50 bingo. There’s no better way to spend a Tuesday night. Be sure to wear a costume. Walk in, no reservation needed.

Seminole State College Fall Jazz Night
Tue., October 24 at 7:30PM
Calling all Jazz enthusiasts. Seminole State College presents the SSC Jazz Ambassadors Big Band, Seminole Sound Choral Group, and Jazz Combo in concert for a night of jazz. Led by band director, James Smisek and choral director, Dianna Campbell, the ensembles will be performing both classic and contemporary compositions for your listening pleasure. This is a free concert. Please save your seat by RSVPing in advance at www.ritztheatersanford.com.

Eva Ayllón Eternamente Criolla
Thur., October 26 at 8PM
Eva Ayllón is a Peruvian singer and composer of Afro-Peruvian and Creole music. She is a living legend with a 50-year career and a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. She has collaborated with many famous artists like Marc Anthony, Raphael, and José Luis Rodríguez. She sings in various genres, but she is best known for her traditional Peruvian songs. She is one of the icons of Peru’s musical culture. $89-$99

A Latin Night to Remember
Fri., October 27 at 7PM
Get ready for a Latin Night you’ll never forget. Celebrate the diversity and beauty of Latin culture with amazing art, dance, and music. Enjoy the sounds of world-class performers Tenor Rafael Cavero, Pianist Guillermo Roude, Master Pianist Pablo Cossio Luna, and singer Arleen Ramirez. Delight in the sights of four spectacular dance troupes: Escuela de Bomba y Plena Tata Cepeda, Isla Danza Venezuela, Mexico Lindo Folkloric Ballet Orlando, and Flamenco de Sol. A portion of the proceeds goes to the CABETCAL (Casa de arte, bienestar, educación, turismo, cultura, artesanía y literature) scholarship fund. $28-$35

Kanstyx – Tribute of Kansas and Styx
Sat., October 28 at 7:30PM

Kanstyx is a tribute show to Styx and Kansas, two legends of classic and progressive rock. Band members are top tribute musicians from Georgia who play the hits and classics with amazing skill and accuracy. You will hear songs like Carry on Wayward Son, Grand Illusion, Dust in The Wind, Fooling Yourself, Point of No Return, Come Sail Away, and more. Sing along to these timeless tunes and enjoy the music of Kanstyx. $28-$35

Tickets and more program details are available on the Theater’s website at www.ritztheatersanford.com/calendar or by calling the box office at 407-321-8111. The Theater, a 100-year-old restored performing arts center, is located at 201 S. Magnolia Avenue in historic downtown Sanford, FL. The box office ticket window is open weekdays from 9:30AM to 5:30PM and 2 hours prior to each performance.