FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando presents Come From Away

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

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.

FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando presents Anastasia

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

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.

FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando presents Dear Evan Hansen

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

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).

Free Family Funday at Mennello Museum of American Art [Free]

Mennello Museum of American Art

Enjoy free admission, a free miniature fine art project and free docent touring. Each Free Family Funday has a different theme based on the current exhibition in the museum. 

Miniature fine art project and docent touring: 12-2:30pm. The museum galleries stay open until 4:30pm. for all guests.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater presents ‘Jack and the Beanstalk ‘

Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Children’s Theater: Will you dare to reach new heights? When a boy is down on his luck, a magic bean is all it takes to spark a great adventure! Amongst giants, mystery, and magic, join Jack on a thrilling escapade to a land above the clouds!

Shows: Saturdays only

Orlando Shakespeare Theater presents ‘Richard II’

Orlando Shakespeare Theater

By William Shakespeare. I wasted time, and now doth time waste me. Convinced of his divine right to rule, King Richard II never expected to be undone by his own maladroit mortal wrongs. By brashly putting his own vanity before the needs of his kingdom, he creates the perfect opening for Henry Bolingbroke to seize the throne. Shakespeare’s deeply moving and insightful retelling reveals how one man’s bumbling mistakes can shape a nation’s political landscape and change the course of history.

Shows: Wednesdays through Sundays

Orlando Shakes and Michael Andrew Bring to Life the World Premiere of Jack and the Beanstalk April 4 – May 4, 2019 @OrlandoShakes

Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF, will perform Jack and the Beanstalk, a new family musical by Michael Andrew, at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center from April 4 - May 4, 2019.

Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF, will perform Jack and the Beanstalk, a new family musical by Michael Andrew, at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center from April 4 – May 4, 2019.

From the urban jungle to the quaint countryside, Jack is well-known for his sense of adventure – or at least in his daydreams. When it’s up to our hero to rescue new friends, his bravery will be put to the test.

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Orlando Opera Presents Pagliacci & Pulcinella

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

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.

Free Family Funday at Mennello Museum of American Art [Free]

Mennello Museum of American Art

Enjoy free admission, a free miniature fine art project and free docent touring. Each Free Family Funday has a different theme based on the current exhibition in the museum. 

Miniature fine art project and docent touring: 12-2:30pm. The museum galleries stay open until 4:30pm. for all guests.

FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando presents Fiddler on the Roof

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

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!

Orlando Shakes Announces 2019-2020 Theatrical Season @OrlandoShakes

Orlando Shakespeare Theater has announced it has changed and shortened its name to "Orlando Shakes," as a way to better represent the theater's mission and diverse body of work.

Orlando Shakes, in partnership with UCF, has announced the upcoming productions for their 2019-2020 Season, and they include an Andrew Lloyd Webber hit musical, three Shakespearean classics, a new Christmas staple, two new works that shed new light on history, and three children’s stories brought to life.

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FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Hosts Fiddler on the Roof at Dr. Phillips Center March 5-10, 2019 #OrlandoBroadwaySeries

Fiddler on the Roof will play the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts from March 5 through March 10, 2019.

Part of the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando series, Fiddler on the Roof will play the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts from March 5 through March 10, 2019.

The Tony® and Pulitzer Prize-winning hit musical Fiddler on the Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater presents ‘Gertrude and Claudius’

Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Serving as a prequel to Hamlet, Gertrude and Claudius brings a new point of view to the classic tale of guilt and revenge. The infamous couple serve as the villains in Shakespeare’s work, but are offered a new exposition in this tale of good intentions and family dysfunction. With ominous hints at the familiar story to come, Gertrude and Claudius is a play that shakes up what you thought you knew about Elsinore. Funding for the commission of Gertrude and Claudius generously provided by Rita and John Lowndes. By Mark St. Germain | An adaptation of John Updike’s novel.

Shows: Select dates – Feb 20-24; Feb 28; Mar 1; Mar 6; Mar 9-10; Mar 13; Mar 15-16; Mar 22-23

Indie-Folkfest 2019 at Mennello Museum of American Art [Free]

the 5th annual Indie-Folkfest at the Mennello Museum of American Art, will take place on February 16, 2019.

The annual family-and pet-friendly event will showcase local, national and regional art, music and culinary talent, from noon to 5pm, and is FREE to attend.

Feel free to bring your own picnic baskets and coolers to the festival, but there will also be foodie-friendly picnic fare, craft cocktails and beer for sale, too. Enjoy eats and drinks from Maxine’s on Shine, Ten 10 Brewery, Tapa Toro, Hanson’s Shoe Repaire, and more.

On the music stage, enjoy the sounds of great local bands like Beth McKee’s Swamp Sistas, Eugene Snowden, Beemo, and more. 

Dr. Phillips Center Announces 2019-2020 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season @drphillipsctr #OrlandoBroadwaySeries

Dr. Phillips Center 2019-2020 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season

Dr. Phillips Center For the Performing Arts joined Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America last night to announce the full line-up for the 2019-2020 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season, and it features a great variety of shows.

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