The First Inaugural New Works Festival

Masked: the Musical

Book, Music, and Lyrics By: Tianna Davis

Directed By: Anna Hanson

Music Direction & Orchestrations By: Joshua Gregg Fried

Masked: the Musical follows Ava, a black girl, played by Kristen Smith, who goes to a modern day private school, where she soon realizes that she doesn't fit into the system. When she falls in love with an Indian student named Avi, together they must defeat the system in their school and appease their families so they can salvage their reputations and their relationship.

The American ID Channel: Vol 1

Written By: Mx Hasberry

Directed By: Craig Jackson

Assistant Directed & Stage Managed By: JMonet Hill

The American I.D. Channel: Vol. 1 follows an alien named The Attendant, who is the host of a space renowned late night talk show. Throughout the play, we watch the Attendant experience the burgeoning of complex emotions as they talk to various guests that come on the show to talk about their identity and the state of their world. Woven together with satirical commercials and verbatim testimonies taken from real Americans, The American ID Channel aims to pull back the veil between the Gorgon world and our own, showing The Attendant and the audience that humans and Gorgons are a lot more a like than we ever realized. 

Book, Music, and Lyrics By: David Quang Pham

Directed By: Jay Michaels

Assistant Directed By: Sisi Nicole Boudoin

Music Direction & Orchestrations By: Simon Brouke

Spend an eternity in the family musical of epic proportions: ELLIPSES is a cosmology mythology that stars the Galaxy family and their dog Gravity as they sing and dance their way out of a life-changing event known as the Big Bang. Family is everything and so is the Universe. Watch the entire chronology of our Universe as a family drama in play. To live as a family or to leave as anomalies is the heart of this universal coming-of-age story.

Juneteenth Celebration Concert at 54 Below

At MilkyWay Theatre Company, we believe telling important stories that inspire us to be better humans is essential for the survival of the human race! As part of our Juneteenth celebration, a 54Below concert has been confirmed with performances by both Malcom X the Musical and Selma the Musical.

The incredible mind behind Malcom X the Musical is Tommie Wofford, a nineteen year old composer, lyricist, playwright, actor, and director from the Central Florida area. He is the writer and composer of Malcolm X The Musical and other in development projects. His work have been staged in numerous theatres such the Theatre Winter Haven, Stetson University's Second Stage Theatre, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Historic Ritz Theatre, and more! He trained in Charlotte North Carolina at Theatre Gap Initiative under the Tony Award winning theatre educator Corey Mitchell. Tommie Wofford is a recipient of University of the Arts full tuition presidential scholarship award . He will receive his BFA in Directing, Playwriting, and Production from UArts in Philadelphia. He is the owner and producer of Tommie Wofford Productions LLC, which is a Independent Film, Theatre, and Music Production Company. 

J.P. Haynes is a writer, director, producer, creative entrepreneur and the creative mind and book writer of Selma the Musical: The Untold Stories. The award-winning, musical theatre production of Selma has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Sway in the Morning on Sirius XM and has debuted at notable venues such as New York’s National Black Theater, The Royal Caribbean, and The Georgia World Congress Center. J.P.’s recent work as the Assistant Director of The Color Purple, an award-wining Broadway musical mounting in Atlanta, GA was met with acclaim and rave reviews. Haynes is the brainchild behind the brand of all things Infecting Change and the visionary at the helm of that culture. J.P. is the Chairman & CEO of IC Global and founder of subsidiaries such as IC Productions, ICTV, Inc. & IC Theatre Co.

Florida Concert Series '23

Join us at the Lake Wales Arts Council's Summer Seminar: Let's Talk About Art.

In a celebration of the arts and what they can do for our young people, join Tommie Wofford, the presidential scholar as he talks about how the theater changed his life. Teaching at the Arts Council's Summer Camp this year, he's joined on the stage by fellow teaching artist David E Williams, another Lake Wales native and long time friend. Also featured are Jamiel T Burkhart and Kristen Amanda Smith, who make several appearances throughout the event as they share their experience of how the arts changed their lives and how they bring their expertise to the Arts Council's Summer Camp.

The event will be held at the Updike Hall at the Lake Wales Arts Center on July 23rd, 2023 at 4pm.

Click the link below to RSVP for this family event.

Join us at Theatre Winter Haven for an amazing night of music! 

Featuring New York City theatre artists Jamiel T Burkhart and Kristen Amanda Smith, alongside Broadway Star of the Future Winner and Jimmy Award finalist, Janiyah McAllister, this one night only concert engagement will include musical theatre tunes and pop songs you know and love. Hosted by Theater Winter Haven's own Tommie Wofford, this is a night of entertainment you do not want to miss! Featuring songs from Shrek, Hamilton, and Spring Awakening. Tickets are on sale now. 

The concert will be held at the Theatre Winter Haven Ghost Light Lounge on July 30th, 2023 at 6pm.

Click the ticket link below to buy tix to this special event.

Villains Cabaret '23

Murder At MilkyWay Theatre: The Villains Cabaret

Celebrate Halloween with us as we sing songs from our favorite Villains. From Regina George to Bowser, this will be a spooky night filled with haunts and horror. Costumes are HIGHLY encouraged!

October 30th at 7pm

Doors open at 6:15pm

$20.00 cover and a $20 Minimum (must include 2 drinks) per person


Food Menu Available

Approximate running time: 65 minutes