Tony Winner Karen Olivo Among Dueling Divas …

Polk County native and  Tony Award Winner Karen Olivo will join other well known female vocalists performing Friday, November 5 at the “Duelin’ Divas” event, a fundraiser for Theatre Winter Haven.   Karen was awarded the Tony for her performance as Anita in West Side Story on Broadway, and started her acting career as a young girl at Theatre Winter Haven.  She is also a graduate of Harrison School for the Performing Arts.

Duelin’ Divas will feature 12 of the most incredible voices ever to have sung on the stage of Theatre Winter Haven.   Each vocalist will vie for the title of “Diva” by receiving the most votes from the audience (via contributions).  However, their true mission is to help further the cause of community theatre in our city, by performing to raise funds for one of the finest civic theatres in the country.

Other well-known local performers for the evening include:  Elizabeth Burton, Shelly Fountain, Amanda LeVasseur, Caitlin Knowles and Holly Vreeland Parrish.

Tickets are $55 each, and include heavy hors d’ oeuvres and beverages beginning at 6:15 pm. Show time is at 7:30 pm, and “Dessert with the Divas”, follows the performance.  The event will take place at Theatre Winter Haven, located at 210 Cypress Gardens Boulevard.

Tickets can be purchased by calling Theatre Winter Haven at (863) 294-SHOW (7469) or at  It is certain to be an evening to remember.

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