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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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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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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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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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents PlayFest: After Pulse Nov 3-6, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents PlayFest: After Pulse Nov 3-6, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in partnership with UCF invites audiences to take a risk on new plays at PlayFest presented by Harriett’s Charitable Trust from November 3 – 6, 2016.

This year’s event, titled PlayFest: After Pulse, will feature six new plays that explore issues surrounding the Pulse tragedy.

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Orlando Philharmonic Presents Opera Candide at The Plaza Live Oct 13-16

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will present Leonard Bernstein’s Candide on October 13, 14, and 16, 2016, at The Plaza Live.

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will present Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, the first operetta in the Opera Series, on October 13, 14, and 16, 2016, at The Plaza Live.

From the team that brought you last season’s hit production of The Magic Flute, join Maestro Eric Jacobsen and a stellar cast for Bernstein’s operetta, a fully-costumed production sung in English with supertitles.

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ARTlando 2016 Returns to Orlando for Free Show Oct 1

ARTlando - free Orlando Arts festival

ARTlando, an annual free one-day art festival, returns to take over Loch Haven Park on Saturday, October 1, 2016.

The day, which starts at 11am, features an art walk and competition, and interactive exhibits, with the Orlando Museum of Art as a base.

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Orlando Fringe 2016 Breaks Records

24th Orlando Fringe Festival

According to the official Orlando Fringe Facebook page, this year’s event broke both attendance and artist payment records.

The 25th annual festival, that ran from May 18-30 at Orlando’s Loch Haven Park, distributed 52,279 tickets [up from 42,265 in 2015]; provided $424,446 in artist payments [up from $371,153]; drew 9,500 to Kids Fringe; and sold 32 pieces of Visual Fringe.

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Creative City Project 2016 Returns to Downtown Orlando October 15

Creative City Project Orlando

Creative City Project returns to bring downtown Orlando alive with free art and music Saturday, October 15, 2016.

Among the groups participating in the various stages, which will run along Orange Ave from Robinson south to Central, are La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil, Orlando Ballet, Central Florida Community Arts Orchestra, Orlando City Soccer Club, the Downtown Arts District, and so much more.

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Cornell Fine Arts Museum Hosts ‘Displacement: Symbols and Journeys’ This Summer

Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College in Winter Park

This summer, Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College in Winter Park will host a summer exhibition called “Displacement: Symbols and Journeys.”

Inspired in part by the Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, part of the museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition looks at multiple manifestations of displacement.

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