Dr Phillips Center Announces Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra October 8, 2017

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert at Dr Phillips Center October 8, 2017

In a galaxy not so far away, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, October 8, 2017.

The concert will be a live-to-picture performance of Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’s musical score.

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Encore Cast Performing Arts Presents Hairspray at Dr. Phillips Center July 22-23

Encore Cast Performing Arts Presents Hairspray at Dr. Phillips Center July 22-23

Take a trip back to 1962 Baltimore when Encore Cast Performing Arts presents the classic musical Hairspray at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts July 22-23, 2017.

Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hairspray is a family-friendly show full of laughter, romance and memorable tunes centered around Tracy Turnblad’s dream of dancing on the popular Corny Collins Show. Read more

Nao Tsurumaki Named Executive Director of Garden Theatre in Winter Garden

Nao Tsurumaki Named Executive Director of Garden Theatre in Winter Garden

Nao Tsurumaki, who launched his theater career in Central Florida 16 years ago, has been tapped to lead Winter Garden’s historic Garden Theatre into the next decade as executive director.

After an extensive search to replace former executive director Alauna Friskics, who now runs Orlando Fringe, the Garden Theatre Board of Directors said that Tsurumaki would begin his leadership role July 10.

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Finding Neverland Flies Into the Dr Phillips Center in Orlando June 6-11, 2017

Finding Neverland Flies Into the Dr Phillips Center in Orlando June 6-11, 2017
Learn the true story behind Peter Pan when the hit Broadway musical Finding Neverland comes to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts June 6-11, 2017.

Based on the Academy Award winning film of the same name, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind how Playwright J.M. Barrie created one of the world’s most beloved characters.

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Orlando Fringe Festival Returns To Amaze And Entertain May 16-29, 2017

The 26th Annual Orlando Fringe Festival returns May 16th-29th in Orlando’s Ivanhoe Village and Loch Haven Park, with a wealth of artistic endeavors, music, and more.

The 26th Annual Orlando Fringe Festival returns May 16th-29th in Orlando’s Ivanhoe Village and Loch Haven Park, with a wealth of artistic endeavors, music, and more.

What is the Fringe? It is a 14-day arts festival that is founded on the concept of being 100% unjuried, uncensored, and accessible. Fringe Festivals began in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947, and made its way to Orlando where it was started 24 years ago, in 1991.

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Mennello Museum of Art Hosts Our Orlando Local Art Show May 19-June 18, 2017

Mennello Museum of Art Hosts Our Orlando Local Art Show May 19-June 18, 2017

Orlando’s Mennello Museum of Art will host a new exhibit called Our Orlando from May 19 to June 18, and it will feature the work of five local artists.

Katrina Constantine, Hillery Powers, Chris Tobar Rodriguez, Andrew Spear, and Rhett Withey were originally featured in a Pulse coloring book that was available at the museum, as well as the fence wrap that surrounds the Pulse Nightclub.

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Out and About: Disney Princesses Dish it Out During Disenchanted! at Plaza Live! Orlando

Disenchanted! Looks to Cast Its Spell at Plaza Live Orlando April 11-20, 2017

Disney is well known for taking traditional fairy tales and making them more kid-friendly, and at the core is the roster of beloved Disney Princesses. But according to the musical Disenchanted, these princesses have bones to pick with the way they’ve been portrayed in the films.

CitySurfing Orlando caught one of the first shows in its current run at Plaza Live! Orlando last night, and we were laughing from the first song.

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Disenchanted! Looks to Cast Its Spell at Plaza Live Orlando April 11-20, 2017

Disenchanted! Looks to Cast Its Spell at Plaza Live Orlando April 11-20, 2017

Disenchanted! The Hilarious Hit Musical is returning to Orlando for shows at the Plaza Live! Orlando from April 11-20, 2017.

The original production offers an irreverent look at everyone’s favorite Princesses and storybook heroines…one that is definitely not for kids.

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UCF Celebrates the Arts Returns to Dr. Phillips Center April 7-14, 2017

UCF Celebrates the Arts Returns to Dr. Phillips Center April 7-14, 2017

The University of Central Florida returns to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts with it’s week-long UCF Celebrates the Arts event April 7-14, 2017. Best of all…it’s FREE!

UCF Celebrates the Arts encompasses theater, music, art, and more, with several different productions each day, as well as exhibitions in the Dr. Phillips Center lobby.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents Love’s Labour’s Lost Starting Feb 22, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents Love's Labour's Lost

Orlando Shakespeare Theater, in partnership with UCF, presents William Shakespeare’s comedy, Love’s Labour’s Lost, from February 22 – March 24, 2017.

Love’s Labour’s Lost follows the misadventures of the King of Navarre and his three companions as they attempt to forswear all pleasures in favor of serious study. But the Princess of France and her all-too-lovely entourage have other ideas.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents The Great Gatsby Starting Feb 8, 2017

Orlando Shakes - The Great Gatsby cast

Orlando Shakespeare Theater, in partnership with UCF, presents F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary masterpiece, The Great Gatsby, from February 8 – March 26, 2017

When Nick Carraway is befriended by his mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby, he is drawn into a glitzy world of lavish parties and secret speakeasies. But as Gatsby’s elusive past is uncovered and his intentions revealed, Nick finds himself a pawn in a love triangle so scandalous, it threatens to destroy all those around him.

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Dr. Phillips Center Announces 2017-2018 Broadway in Orlando Season Line-Up

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has announced the upcoming line-up of shows for the 2017-2018 Broadway in Orlando season

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has announced the upcoming line-up of shows for the 2017-2018 Broadway in Orlando season, as well as giving us a peek at one of the titles coming during the 2018-2019 season.

The 2017-2018 season launches with the acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, followed by the celebrated revival of On Your Feet!, the true story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan.

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder Comes to Dr Phillips Center Feb 7-12, 2017

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder Comes to Dr Phillips Center Feb 7-12, 2017

The most celebrated musical of the 2013 – 2014 Broadway season, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder comes to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for performances February 7-12, 2017.

Gentleman’s Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession, by any means necessary.

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Out and About: Wicked Casts Its Magic Over the Dr Phillips Center

Out and About: Wicked Casts Its Magic Over the Dr Phillips Center

Everybody knows the story of The Wizard of Oz as told from Dorothy’s point of view. But the hit musical Wicked tells the story from the witches Glinda and Elphaba (aka “The Wicked Witch of the West”) point of view.

This show has been a bucket-list item for years, and last night, I finally got to experience it at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. It was everything I thought it would be and more.

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