Everyone’s invited to the joyous Broadway hit that New York Magazine hails as “smart and big-hearted” while The New York Times declares it “makes you believe in musical comedy again!” THE PROM is a new musical comedy about big Broadway stars on a mission to change the world and the love they discover that unites them all.
This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater, based on the hit movie TOOTSIE, tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime.
RESCHEDULED from 2020/2021 season.
Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate. The musical intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back.
Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, HADESTOWN is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.
RESCHEDULED from 2020/2021 season.
In this joyously offbeat story, set in a town that’s way off the beaten path, a band of musicians arrive lost, out of the blue. Under the spell of the desert sky, and with beautiful music perfuming the air, the band brings the town to life in unexpected and tantalizing ways. Even the briefest visit can stay with you forever.
RESCHEDULED from July 11, 2020. Tickets already purchased will be valid for new date.
Take a trip through the most memorable movie moments re-envisioned and reimagined through the eyes of acclaimed dancers and brothers, Mak and Val Chmerkovskiy.
Joined by their spouses and celebrated dancers, Peta Murgatroyd and Jenna Johnson, the foursome bring motion to iconic scenes where there were none before.
Experience a dance driven narrative woven together by the movies that have moved us all.
Tickets from: $59.50
POSTPONED from June 26, 2020.
Watch your favorite characters from the hit Fox TV show brought to life live on stage, as well as surprise celebrity hosts guessing along with you. A mystery celebrity will be unmasked in every city in this can’t-miss spectacular live show for audiences of all ages.
Tickets start at $24.74, and VIP packages are available that include premium seats and Meet & Greets.
Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, and helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) and award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom), this production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades.
Appealing to both theater audiences and concert music fans, this production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring
RESCHEDULED from 2020
Everyone’s favorite improvisational animation game show is back and it’s bigger and better than ever. Scribble Showdown is returning with its original cast of YouTube’s biggest animators Odd1sOut, JaidenAnimations, Domics, RubberNinja, and host Egoraptor aka Arin Hanson of Game Grumps.
Tickets start at $35; VIP Packages available.
Enjoy this concert outdoors in special socially distant box seating. Minimum seat requirements per box. Food & beverage available for purchase. Accessible boxes are available.
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Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn.
This is a scaled-down version of the UCF Arts showcase, but it still offers a variety of performances, from theater to opera to concerts, and more.
UCF will host most events in the new, 2,000-seat outdoor venue on Dr. Phillips Center’s front lawn, plus there will be some virtual events.
Tickets prices range from free to $50. Reservations for virtual events are required and can be made through the UCF School of Performing Arts box office. The virtual events are “Pay What you Want” pricing starting at free.
The shows will be a live theatrical concert starring some of Broadway’s brightest stars performing hits from Disney’s biggest Broadway shows.
There will be three shows during the two days. A family matinee kicks off the weekend at 1:30pm Saturday, March 20. Performances will also take place at 8pm both Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Individual tickets start at $25 with a two-person minimum. Seating will be outdoors in socially-distant pods. For each paid adult ticket to the Saturday matinee only, a child 17 and under goes free.
Safety protocols, including masks, will be observed for all shows.
READ OUR PREVIEW for more information.
If you miss seeing Broadway shows at the Dr. Phillips Center, then you’ll want to check out the just announced “The Music of Disney on Broadway” March 20-21, 2021, part of the Frontyard Festival.
The evening will celebrate the nationwide release of the film “Woman In Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek and the Remaking of NASA,” and include appearances by former Senator and astronaut Bill Nelson, former astronaut and NASA Deputy Administrator Frederick Gregory, Nicole Stott — the first astronaut to live Tweet from space – and other special guests.
Tickets are free to view the film, but those interested should visit the link below to RSVP. Attendees will be assigned to a socially distanced box for up to five people.
The evening is sponsored by Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Walt Disney World, elspaces, TyFy Studios, Mox? Integrated Marketing, Orlando Pride, Orlando Film Commission, CREW, Mitsubishi Power, HDR and Siemens.
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Last month I told you about the film “Woman In Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek and the Remaking of NASA,” directed by local filmmaker, Todd Thompson, and if you didn’t get a chance to see its limited theater engagement, there will be a free showing this week on Thursday.
The screening will be held on Thursday, March 11 at 7pm at the Dr. Phillips Center’s Frontyard Festival™.