Alyssa Garber has Wintertime Haven’s Ritz Theatre vivid once again

Thomas R. Oldt

Offered how numerous near-death experiences the facility has knowledgeable in its 97 several years of existence, the Ritz Theatre in Wintertime Haven need to consider adopting the phoenix as its formal mascot.

The most new example arrived five years ago when it was introduced to the brink of ruin. Happily, the Ritz was saved by the well timed intervention of legislation enforcement and the judicial technique as properly as the volunteer initiatives of hundreds of citizens who set the community’s fascination forward of their possess.

Pursuing a 12 months-long court docket purchased receivership, the Ritz was handed more than to a reconstituted board which, with the invaluable help of Theatre Wintertime Haven and Major Street Winter season Haven, managed to maintain the establishment all over the challenges of COVID-19.

Previous 12 months, the board employed a everlasting govt director, who has introduced a level of vitality commensurate with the ambitions that have been envisioned for the Ritz. Alyssa Garber, 25, is a Wintertime Haven indigenous educated at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen School of Hospitality who was hired away from the 4 Seasons Resorts in Orlando.