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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Dr Phillips Center Presents An Evening with Billy Crystal Feb 1

Spend the Night with Billy Crystal at Dr Phillips Center Feb 2017

Tony and Emmy Award-winning comedian/actor/producer/writer/director Billy Crystal brings his U.S. tour to Orlando for a show at Dr Phillips Center on February 1, 2017.

Coming off the heels of his recently critically-acclaimed Australian tour, Crystal promises a hilarious and intimate evening for the Orlando engagement.

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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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Dr Phillips Center Presents An Evening with Elayne Boosler March 8

Dr Phillips Center Presents An Evening with Elayne Boosler March 8

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces a night of laughter and conversation with comedian, writer, and animal activist Elayne Boosler on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

Named one of Comedy Central’s “Greatest 100 Standup Comedians of All Time,” Boosler has written and starred in five of her own one-hour Showtime standup comedy specials, written and directed two movies for Cinemax, appeared regularly on HBO’s “Comic Relief,” on “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher” over 30 times, and has hosted specials, series and events live and on television.

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Wicked Returns to Dr Phillips Center Jan 11-29

Wicked Returns to Dr Phillips Center Jan 11-29

Broadway’s biggest blockbuster returns to Orlando when Wicked takes the stage at the Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts January 11-29, 2017.

The surprising tale of an unlikely friendship between two women in the Land of Oz, Wicked tells the untold story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good, long before Dorothy dropped in.

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Julianne and Derek Hough Will Dance into Dr Phillips Center May 2017

Julianne and Derek Hough Will Dance into Dr Phillips Center May 2017

Sibling dancers Julianne and Derek Hough will bring their Move – Beyond – Live on Tour show to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

The Houghs are promising fans their biggest and best show yet, with a brand-new stage production inspired by the elements – earth, wind, fire and water – which the duo have infused into fresh, high impact choreography.

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Out and About: An American in Paris at Dr Phillips Center is ‘S Wonderful

Out and About: An American in Paris at Dr Phillips Center in Orlando - Jerry and Lise

The hit Broadway show An American in Paris opened last night at the Dr. Phillips Center, and it truly brought a vintage view of the City of Light to life.

Based on the 1951 film of the same name, the show is a musical telling of life in Paris just after WWII for a trio of men in love, and the women who bewitch them. American soldier Jerry Mulligan (played by Garen Scribner channeling Gene Kelly) opts to stay in Paris after the war as an artist, and it’s love at first sight when he meets a mysterious woman in passing named Lise Dassin (Sara Esty). He meets her again later, discovering she is a ballerina.

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Chris Rock Brings Total Blackout Tour to Dr Phillips Center in April 2017

Chris Rock Brings Total Blackout Tour to Dr Phillips Center in April 2017

Chris Rock returns to live comedy in 2017 with The Total Blackout Tour, which includes dates at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, April 16 and 17.

A GRAMMY and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, director, writer, and producer, Rock has enjoyed a career spanning more than three decades, and is considered one of comedy’s strongest voices.

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Catch An American in Paris at Dr Phillips Center Dec 13-18

Catch An American in Paris at Dr Phillips Center Dec 13-18

An American in Paris, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, comes to Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts December 13 -18, 2016.

Inspired by the 1951 Academy Award-winning film of the same name, An American in Paris is the romantic story about an American soldier and a mysterious French girl, in the European City of Love, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.

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Sheryl Crow to Play Dr. Phillips Center April 2017

Sheryl Crow Performs at Dr. Phillips Center April 29, 2017

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow will play the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on April 29, 2017, as part of the Morgan Stanley Moments at Dr. Phillips Center series.

From humble beginnings as a jingle and back-up singer, Sheryl Crow has garnered nine Grammys, performed duets with musical luminaries such as Sting and Mick Jagger, and released eight studio albums which have sold more than 50 million records worldwide.

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Central Florida Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for 2016

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals

If you’ve been thinking of gifting an annual pass to a local theme park or attraction to a loved one (or yourself), here are some great local Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals you should be aware of.

Some deals run the entire weekend, some for one day only. They are marked when they are valid. Black Friday is November 25; Small Business Saturday is November 26, and Cyber Monday is November 28, 2016.

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Spend the Night with Billy Crystal at Dr Phillips Center Feb 2017

Spend the Night with Billy Crystal at Dr Phillips Center Feb 2017

Tony and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, producer, writer and director Billy Crystal brings his U.S. tour to Orlando for a show at Dr Phillips Center on February 1, 2017.

Coming off the heels of his recently critically-acclaimed Australian tour, Crystal promises a hilarious and intimate evening for the Orlando engagement.

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WWE Hosts Free #Wrestlemania Ticket Party at Dr Phillips Center Nov 17

The WWE is holding a Wrestlemania On-Sale Party November 17

As I mentioned yesterday, Wrestlemania 33 tickets go on sale this Friday, November 18. How would you like to get them a day early?

The WWE is holding a Wrestlemania On-Sale Party the evening of Thursday, November 17, and attendees can purchase tickets for the April 2017 event during the party.

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Out and About: The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time at Dr Phillips Center

The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time at Dr Phillips Center

On Tuesday, November 1, I was invited to check out opening night of The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time at Dr Phillips Center.

I didn’t know much about it other than it was a Tony award winning play adapted from the book of the same name, so I was intrigued when I saw the stage set up.

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