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.
HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.
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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.
Orlando Fringe announced they have entered into a partnership with Subly to increase accessibility for their online events.
Orlando Fringe is kicking off 2021 with a Winter Mini-Fest from January 7-10. It’s a curated festival featuring the best of past festivals, new works by fan favorites, and new artists scouted from the international Fringe circuit.
We are deeply saddened to share that Michael A. Mennello passed away on Friday, December 18 due to COVID-19-related illness. He was 87.
Mennello, and his late wife Marilyn, founded the Mennello Museum in 1998 after donating 35 paintings by folk artist Earl Cunningham, worth over $2 million, to the city.
Orlando native, and Broadway star, Michael James Scott (Aladdin, The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten, Hair, and so much more) will headline the Dr. Phillips Center’s Frontyard Festival with “A Fierce Christmas” on Saturday, December 19 at 8pm.
The show will feature tunes from Scott’s new holiday album of the same name, along with selections that capture his diverse musical background spanning Broadway, funk, jazz and gospel.
A few weeks ago, I told you a little about the upcoming Frontyard Festival, a six-month event hosted by Dr. Phillips Center, and this week I found out more details, including a start date, and initial acts booked for the festival.
Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has announced it is planning the “Front Yard Festival,” a six-month long live entertainment event designed to reignite Central Florida’s local arts scene and bring people back together in a safe, engaging environment.
Named after a notorious group of Bohemians in London in the 1920s, “Bright Young Things” is a one-of-a-kind immersive experience, where audiences can come again and again to experience the different story-lines of the characters.
Eight actors will pair off into four different stories, and lead a limited number of guests throughout the alleyways and street corners of downtown Orlando as the story unfolds.
Tickets are $35 per person, per performance, and can be purchased at the link below.
The Plaza Live has kicked off a series of outdoor musical events called the “Front Porch Concerts,” with live performances Thursdays (and some Fridays) through mid-December.
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, with co-presenters Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America, has announced that the 2020-21 season of Broadway in Orlando touring shows will now not begin until April 2021.