Florida Tour Information & Shows

 

Booking NOW for February & March 2022!

 

Thanks for stopping by and your interest in my Florida tours. 

 

Since 2002, I've been performing my unique solo shows in New England, New Jersey and New York for a variety of venues such as libraries, retirement communities, senior centers, historical societies, women's groups, performing arts spaces.

 

In 2015, I toured for the first time in Florida working in some great venues, meeting so many wonderful people. It's been some time, but I will be touring Florida in 2022. And I plan to tour Florida annually presenting quality shows that Florida audiences love.

 

Scroll down to find information about my touring shows.  And at the very bottom, is my current touring schedule of booked dates for February and March 2022. 

 

You may contact me about availability, pricing and particular dates or if you have any other questions. The best way to get a hold of me is via my email or by cell phone: 978-430-1357.  Looking forward to hearing from you. Enjoy your day! -Rita

 


"I have chosen selections from Waterfall Productions for years because they are engaging, unusual, quality shows which our audiences have loved. We appreciate her choices of under the radar women, whose stories are well researched, creatively entertaining, and thought provoking.  Waterfall Productions is easy to contact, work with, and is affordable... We are always thrilled when a new play or activity is generated and look forward to the experience!' -Annie Wuelfing Service Coordinator MHPI, Inc. 


Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald is often known as the crazy wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby. She was the glittering half of the Golden Couple of the 1920's and muse and inspiration for the flapper characters in Fitzgerald's Jazz Age stories.But before she met Scott, she was the flamboyant and outrageous Zelda Sayre, the famous belle from Montgomery Alabama and the daughter of a judge and an artistic mother. Her antics before and after marriage became the stuff of legends.Though a legend in her own time, Zelda was much more than a southern belle, a glittering jewel on Fitzgerald's arm, Roaring 20's icon or an American expatriate wife in Paris.This original play, will pay tribute to an often misunderstood woman; a women who battled schizophrenia for much of her life; a woman who was also a mother, an accomplished ballet dancer, an exhibited artist and a published writer.

                               

                                   Features full set and printed programs for audience.

                                        Approximately 70 minutes with optional Q&A

 

Meet some of the women, loyalist and patriot, American born and foreign, who witnessed and in some cases changed the course of the American Revolution.

Some of the women, Rita will portray:

  • A Massachusetts housewife who led an all female militia in search of British spies.
  • A German Baroness POW
  • A Georgian farmer's wife who fought the Red Coats and WON!

 

60 minute show featuring costumes, props, small set,

printed programs and optional talk-back


"I was spell-bound by the passion that you put into your performance to bring these women to life for us.  When I spoke of your show to my friends, they asked "what new information did you learn?"   My answer was "everything".    All five ladies that you portrayed were unknown to me.   Not anymore! ...We specifically drove to  see your show and we were not disappointed.   Thank your for an entertaining, educational and totally fun time.   I just love your enthusiasm! " 

- Steffi Small, audience member at Andover Senior Center performance 


Victorian Courtship Tea

 

How did young ladies and gentlemen become acquainted during the time of Queen Victoria? Why by COURTSHIP of course! Victorian Courtship was a ritual in which etiquette, romance and socializing played an essential part. 

 

So return to a time of romance, balls, fluttering fans, gossip and scandals as Mrs. Gordon reminisces about her courtship days. 

 

Perfect for: St. Valentine's Day, Mother/Daughter Teas


1908 Tea 

In 1908, the world was on the cusp of change. The traditions of the Victorians were giving way to a more modern way of thinking and living. Mrs. Gordon,  a woman having lived in both the 19th and 20th century, has a lot to say about all these new changes. Her stories will highlight  technology, sports, fashion, beauty and more. 

 

Perfect for:

March Women's History Month 

"Rita Parisi presents delightful performances of historic characters. It's clear how much research she does to bring characters to life, right down to the gloves and hats and the activities of daily life. I have attended a number of her performances, and whenever I hear she's doing a new one I make sure not to miss it! Highly recommend."-Google Review Audience Member

2022 Florida Tour Schedule

 

Victorian Courtship Tea

Private Performance, Naples 

Wednesday February 2, 2022 at TBD

 

Victorian Courtship Tea

Private Performance, Vero Beach

Tuesday February 8, 2022 from 11 -Noon