On 9.11, the world stopped. On 9.12, their stories moved us all.
This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
Broadway’s Come From Away is a Best Musical–winner all across North America, written by Tony Award® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director Christopher Ashley.
Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia is coming to Orlando. From the Tony Award®–winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports you from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family.
Anastasia features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) with direction by Tony Award®–winner Darko Tresnjak.
Winner of six 2017 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical—and the 2018 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album.
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.
It features a book by Tony Award®–winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy-, Tony- and Academy Award®–winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony-nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).
Experience a premiere pairing where tragedy, comedy, and dance combine, courtesy of Ruggero Leoncavallo and Igor Stravinsky. The resplendent soprano Suzanne Kantorski is Nedda, and both works are conducted by Clinton Smith and directed by Octavio Cardenas. Pulcinella is a work inspired by Italy’s Commedia Dell’arte tradition with music adapted from early-18th-century master Giovanni Pergolesi. Pagliacci features not only some of opera’s greatest melodies but also a gripping story in the Italian verismo tradition of the early 20th century. Here, life on stage intersects all too closely with life offstage, culminating in a tragic lover’s revenge.
Rich with musical hits you know and love, including “Tradition”, “Sunrise, Sunset”, “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life (L’Chaim!)”, Fiddler on the Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter.
Tony Award®–winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and 2017 Tony-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony-winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize–winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick.
Based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins and featuring a talented cast, lavish orchestra and stunning movement and dance from Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to the uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!
Tickets start at: $49.50
Winner of an astonishing five Oscars and 22 Grammy awards, John Williams may well be the greatest film composer of all time. His scores for Star Wars, Schindler’s List, Harry Potter, E.T. (The Extraterrestrial), Jurassic Park and the Indiana Jones films have made him a household name. Under the baton of Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops celebrates a nearly forty-year association with John and his incredible music, in an evening featuring excerpts from the composer’s best-loved scores, as well as some lesser-known gems. No one plays the music of America’s favorite composer like America’s favorite orchestra!
Hamilton is the story of America’s founding father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first treasury secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.
With the book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton.
It features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe and casting by Telsey + Company, Bethany Knox, CSA. The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater.
The Hamilton recording received a Grammy® for Best Musical Theater Album in 2016.
Theater fans…it’s time to get excited as FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando presents
Hamilton at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Jan 22-Feb 10, 2019!
That’s right, the award-winning, much-talked-about historical hit musical will be in Orlando for three weeks of shows, starting next week, and some tickets are still available.
Fator was the winner of season two of America’s Got Talent, and received the million dollar prize.
For the past nine years, at the Mirage Hotel in Vegas, Fator has sold out night after night with a show featuring his cast of characters that includes everyone from an Impersonating Turtle to Elton John, Elvis and Michael Jackson.
Tickets start at $45.
Based on the 1954 movie starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. It’s full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written—including “Happy Holiday”, “Sisters”, “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing”, “Snow” and the unforgettable title song.
Whether you live here or you’re vacationing here during Christmas week, it can be overwhelming trying to decide from among all of the fun holiday offerings happening in the Orlando area.
Here are our picks for the best Holiday events for celebrating Christmas 2018 in Orlando:
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will get into the holiday spirit when it hosts the classic musical, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, from December 18-23, 2018.
Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairy-tale fantasy is an opera for everyone that, on Christmas Day in 1931, became the first complete Metropolitan Opera radio-broadcast performance. Its beautiful score and charming characters have made this opera a holiday tradition. The cast includes mezzo-soprano Sarah Purser as Hansel, soprano Jillian Marini as Gretel, soprano Samantha Barnes Daniel as the mother, baritone Craig Irvin as the father, and tenor Jess Muñoz as the witch. Robin Jensen conducts, and Grant Preisser directs. Come and get lost in the woods.
I first became interested in music theater as a child, but it was when I saw Betty Buckley in Cats, that like became love. She was just phenomenal.
So I was extremely excited to see Hello, Dolly! at Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts this week, which starred Ms. Buckley herself.
Tony Award®-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in Hello, Dolly! – the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls “the best show of the year!” Winner of four Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival, director Jerry Zaks’ “gorgeous” new production (Vogue) is “making people crazy happy!” (The Washington Post). Breaking box office records week after week and receiving thunderous raves on Broadway, this Hello, Dolly! pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion – hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history.