Florida Tour Information & Shows


Booking NOW for February & March 2022 & 2023! 


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, and performing arts spaces.


In 2015, I toured Florida for the first time and had the pleasure of  working in some great venues and meeting so many wonderful people. It's time for me to come back so 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 for 2022. (Touring shows for 2023 here),   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, block booking DISCOUNTS 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, sound 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!



  Features full set, sound and printed programs for audience.  

 60 min performance with optional Q&A

"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. 


This show is interactive where the audience can ask questions of Mrs. Gordon as well as share their stories of romance.


      Perfect for: St. Valentine's Day Events , Ladies Tea &  Mother/Daughter Teas

"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."--Edith Maxwell, author of the Quaker Midwife Mysteries

2022 Florida Tour Schedule


Victorian Courtship Tea

Private Performance, Vero Beach

Tuesday February 8, 2022 from 11 -Noon


Victorian Courtship Tea

Private Performance, Pensacola

Saturday February 12, 2022 Noon-4 pm


Victorian Courtship Tea

Private Performance, The Villages

Thursday February 17, 2022 at 2 pm


Victorian Courtship Tea

Private Performance, Weston 

Friday February 18, 2022 @ 7 PM


Women of '76

The Villages Public Library at Belvedere

325 Belvedere Blvd The Villages FL / 352-689-4567

Tuesday February 22, 2022 at 2 pm


I am Zelda

The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza

7375 Powell Road Wildwood FL / 352-689-4567 

Thursday February 24, 2022 @ 11 am


Victorian Courtship Tea

Private Performance, Naples  

Wednesday March 2, 2022 at TBD


Women of '76

Mid-County Regional Library

2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd Port Charlotte, FL 33952 / 941-613-3176 

Thursday March 3, 2022 at 5 pm


Women of '76

Private Performance, Miramar Beach 

Tuesday March 8, 2022


I am Zelda

Bradford County Library

456 W. Pratt Street Starke FL / 904-368-3911

Thursday March 10, 2022 at 6 pm