Alyssa Garber has Wintertime Haven’s Ritz Theatre vivid all over again

Thomas R. Oldt

Specified how lots of near-demise experiences the facility has professional in its 97 years of existence, the Ritz Theatre in Wintertime Haven ought to think about adopting the phoenix as its formal mascot.

The most the latest example arrived five a long time back when it was brought to the brink of destroy. Happily, the Ritz was saved by the timely intervention of legislation enforcement and the judicial technique as effectively as the volunteer endeavours of hundreds of citizens who place the community’s desire in advance of their have.

Adhering to a year-very long court purchased receivership, the Ritz was handed more than to a reconstituted board which, with the a must have assistance of Theatre Winter Haven and Principal Avenue Wintertime Haven, managed to sustain the institution in the course of the issues of COVID-19.

Previous yr, the board employed a lasting government director, who has introduced a degree of vitality commensurate with the ambitions that have been envisioned for the Ritz. Alyssa Garber, 25, is a Winter season Haven indigenous educated at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality who was employed absent from the 4 Seasons Resorts in Orlando.