Fun Home to Perform Benefit Concert at Dr. Phillips Center for Equality Florida

Fun Home to Perform Benefit Concert at Dr. Phillips Center for Equality Florida

Fun Home, the Tony® Award-winning Best Musical, will play a one-night-only benefit concert performance at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando on Sunday, July 24, 2016.

Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family – her mother, brothers and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father – that connect with her in surprising new ways. You may also know her as one of the women credited with creating the Bechdel Test

This performance will be a concert version of the groundbreaking musical to raise money for Equality Florida and the LGBTQ community of Orlando.

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Dr Phillips Center to Host Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen OneOrlando Fund Benefit #OrlandoUnited

Dr Phillips Center to Host Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen OneOrlando Fund Benefit

In light of the horrific attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, journalist Anderson Cooper and Bravo TV host Andy Cohen are pleased to announce a special live benefit AC2 show at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Join Cohen and Cooper (aka AC2) for an unscripted, uncensored and unforgettable night of conversation. The late night talk show host and the journalist, longtime friends, interview each other and take questions from the audience. It’s a live, interactive look behind the scenes of pop culture and world events.

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Maks & Val Live on Tour: Our Way Comes to Dr. Phillips Center June 22, 2016

Brothers Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, are bringing their “Maks & Val Live on Tour: Our Way” tour to Dr. Phillips Center on June 22.

Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Stars of the ABC hit show “Dancing With the Stars,” Maks & Val are bringing to life the show they have dreamed about since childhood, combining an honest and unfiltered narrative of their life story with world-class dancing.

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Orlando Comes Together Following Tragedy #OrlandoUnited #OrlandoStrong

OrlandoUnited

In the wake of the shooting tragedy this weekend at Pulse Nightclub, Orlando has come together and shown that we are truly One Orlando. In recent days, several vigils have been held, and several more are scheduled for this weekend.

The night of June 13, a vigil was held in downtown Orlando on the lawn of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts:

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Chris Botti & Joshua Bell to Play Dr Phillips Center June 11

Chris Botti & Joshua Bell to Play Dr Phillips Center June 11

Grammy Award-winning musicians Chris Botti and Joshua Bell will share the stage for one night at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on June 11.

Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His ongoing association with PBS led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards. Learn more about him at chrisbotti.com.

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Out and About: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at Dr. Phillips Center

This week, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is at Dr. Phillips Center, and I had the opportunity to see the show opening night.

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical at Dr. Phillips Center

The musical tells the story of singer-songwriter Carole King, starting with her teenage years in the 1950’s when she met her husband Gerry Goffin and the two began writing songs together.

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Bring the Family to The Octonauts Live! at Dr Phillips Center Dec 3

Straight from the Disney Junior channel and popular children’s book series, The Octonauts will be live on stage at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, December 3, 2016.

The Octonauts

The Octonauts and the Deap Sea Volcano Adventure is the name of the show, and it features a mixture of brand new and fan favorite songs led by the entire Octonauts eight-member crew including Captain Barnacles, Lieutenant Kwazii and Medic Pesov.

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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical Plays Dr Phillips Center May 3-8

FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando presents Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts May 3-8, 2016.

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, starting with her teenage years.

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Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox to Play Dr. Phillips Center Oct 18

The genre-busting, rotating collective of musicians and vocalists known as Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox will be rolling into the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on October 18, 2016.

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

The group reimagines modern pop hits in the style of jazz, ragtime and swing classics of the 1920s-1950s, and have built their fanbase via videos showcasing their versions.

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Win Tickets to PUBLIX Chefs at Dr. Phillips Center presents Emeril Lagasse April 21

The Publix Chefs series at Dr. Phillips Center is presenting celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse for a one night only show on April 21, and we have two pairs of tickets to giveaway!

Chef Emeril Lagasse

Hosted by John Rivers of 4Rivers Smokehouse, the evening will feature Emeril sharing the stories behind his amazing journey — including the inspirations behind his recipes, his classic New Orleans style and his A-list chef friends – as well as answering questions from the audience.

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OUC Speakers Series presents Neil deGrasse Tyson at Dr Phillips Center Nov 15

This week The Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announced the launch of the OUC Speakers Series will kick off with An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson on November 15, 2016.

An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Tyson is an astrophysicist who is recognized as one of the leading scientific minds today. For this appearance, he will converse on the science of movies, discussing what they got wrong, what they got right, and how it applies to the world around us.

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Out and About: Dirty Dancing a Fun Stage Version of the Movie

I had the the Time of My Life last night, as the touring production of Dirty Dancing debuted at the Dr Phillips Center in Orlando.

Dirty Dancing

Based on the classic movie, the stage version turned out to be just as high-energy and full of great dancing. The production even worked in a bunch of songs that were cut for time from the movie.

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Broadway in Orlando Presents Dirty Dancing at Dr Phillips Center Starting March 29

Dirty Dancing, the hit Broadway musical, is coming to Orlando for shows at the Dr. Phillips Center from March 29 through April 3, 2016.

Dirty Dancing

Based on the classic movie of the same name, this production tells the story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.

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Dr Phillips Center Presents STOMP March 23-24, 2016

A unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy, STOMP comes to the Dr Phillips Center in Orlando, March 23-24.

STOMP

Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats during this inventive stage show that has taken audiences by storm worldwide since it debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1991.

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