As we celebrate 25 years of Broadway shows at the Youkey Theatre, we want to share with you this season's Broadway shows. With over 100 Broadway shows in the past 25 years, the Youkey Theatre continues to provide a variety of Tony-Award winning and nationally renowned touring Broadway productions. The Series began in 1993 and will continue to bring true award-winning entertainment to the City of Lakeland, Polk County and Central Florida.

Enjoy five nationally touring productions

  • The King and I
  • Evita
  • Spamalot
  • Finding Neverland
  • The Sound of Music

Broadway Series Subscribers enjoy these great benefits:

  • Five great shows - one of the most affordable packages in Central Florida
  • Free parking
  • Priority seating
  • Receive special discounts on additional series and special engagement ticket purchases
  • 10% off pre-show dining purchases

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for RETURNING SUBSCRIBERS - Monday, July 9
  • NEW SUBSCRIBERS on sale date - Monday July 30 - CLICK HERE to become a NEW SUBSCRIBER!
  • PUBLIC on sale date for SINGLE TICKETS - Monday, August 13
  • SEASON TICKETS mailed or pickup available - Friday, October 5



Mix and match, pick and choose... the possibilities are endless with our "Build-A-Series" Package designed for those who want to personalize their own theatrical experience! Select 3 or more shows from our season offerings and you'll enjoy discounted ticket prices* and a 10% discount on pre-show dining. Flexible and personal, the "Build-A-Series" Package provides a fully-customized approach, allowing you to build a theatre season that fits your schedule and budget! Receive FREE parking when you buy five shows. Parking passes are for the shows purchased and are non-replaceable.

The Build-A-Series Package is only available for purchase through the RP Funding Center Box Office, so call 863-834-8111 and start building today!

*All Broadway and Special Engagement shows are available for the Build-A-Series Package, but not all shows have a discounted ticket price. Select events and Sport Engagements are not available for inclusion in the package. Please contact the Box Office at 863-834-8111 for details.

CLICK HERE to download the 2018-2019 Theatre Series Order Form

Call our Box Office for more information 863-834-8111. Box Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm

2018-2019 Broadway Series

The King and I

December 3, 2018

Two worlds collide in this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, based on the 2015 Tony Award®-winning Lincoln Center Theater production. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. THE KING AND I is “too beautiful to miss” (New York Magazine).


January 16, 2019

With more than 20 major awards to its credit, the original Broadway and West End production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical EVITA embarks on an international tour this year, directed by legendary Broadway director Hal Prince. EVITA charts the story of Eva Peron, wife of Argentine dictator Juan Peron, from her humble beginnings through to the extraordinary wealth, power and status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people.


January 20, 2019

This 2005 Tony Award­winner for Best Musical is a musical comedy “lovingly ripped off” from the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Story: King Arthur is traveling around England recruiting his Knights of the Round Table. When he and his band of misfit knights finally gather in Camelot, they receive a charge from God to find the Holy Grail. The quest brings King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table to strange places and into the company of strange characters, challenging them to keep their heads on straight or die terribly weird deaths.

Finding Neverland

February 21, 2019

Tony® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair) directs this innovative musical featuring an original score by noted composer Gary Barlow and Grammy® winner Eliot Kennedy, with a book by celebrated playwright James Graham and choreography by three-time Emmy® winner Mia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance,” Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium). Packed with mesmerizing visuals, irresistible songs and plenty of laughs, FINDING NEVERLAND is a timeless story about the power of imagination… and spectacular proof that you never really have to grow up.

The Sound of Music

March 17, 2019

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is currently on tour across North America! The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.