Jim Stafford to Headline at Renovated Ritz Theatre

Ann and Jim Stafford at Ritz announcement

Winter Haven native and nationally known comic-genius and musician Jim Stafford announced today that he will be performing at the newly restored Ritz Theatre in Winter Haven. His first production, “Jim Stafford — Home for Christmas” will run December 15 through December 18, 2011.

Stafford also announced that he will bring his show to the Ritz from February 2 through March 17, 2012. Shows will be Thursdays at 3 p.m. and Friday and Saturdays at 7 p.m. Naturally, Stafford will call his show “Puttin’ on the Ritz.”  Sharing the stage with Stafford will be his two children, 18 year-old Shea and 14 year-old G.G. who are both accomplished pianists and performers. Complete show schedules and tickets are available at JimStaffordFlorida.com and by calling 1-800-677-8533.

Welcome home Jim!

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7 Responses to Jim Stafford to Headline at Renovated Ritz Theatre

  1. Bonnie Parker says:

    I don’t like Spiders or Snakes, but I love it that this musician who grew up in our community is coming back to help the Ritz!

  2. Bob Gernert says:

    Jim’s incredible talent and showmanship will bring an added dimension of entertainment to not only current residents but visitors to LEGOLAND Florida. He is the perfect complement. Congratulations to the Ritz Board and all who have worked to restore this grand old theatre. And thank you Mr. Stafford!

  3. Teresa Hill says:

    This is very exciting..

  4. Clay McKown says:

    How great for Polk County and downtown Winter Haven.

  5. Suzie Moraco says:

    I was at the press release at the Ritz today and I can’t stop telling people about this good news. Thanks to all of those who have hung in there over the years to get the Ritz to this point and thanks to Jim Stafford and his family for making this commitment to Winter Haven and the Ritz.

  6. Shelley Rowan says:

    Memories have come rushing back… Cow Patty, Wildwood Weed, Swamp Witch, Driving Back to Boulder…yes, I am a HUGE fan. Welcome home, Jim!

  7. Marc Burnett says:

    Having Jim Stafford return to Winter Haven is great news. I remember when I first heard Swamp Witch, it reminded me of legends from the old “Deep South” that my Grandmother would tell me about. And who can forget the excellent “tongue-in-cheek” Wildwood Flower. I still get a hoot from that one.
    Welcome Home Jim!

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