Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts Celebrates 11,000 Fairwinds Broadway In Orlando Subscriptions For The 2015/2016 Season
August 26, 2015 – ORLANDO, Fla. – The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, together with Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America® announced today that Mary Ann Derleth of Orlando is the 11,000th subscriber for the 2015/2016 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season. Derleth will be recognized throughout the new season.
“When FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando opened the inaugural season at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts it was the highest number of subscribers in 19 years in Orlando,” said Kathy Ramsberger, president & CEO of the Dr. Phillips Center. “The excitement continues to build in the second season as the Broadway series is on its way to another record breaking season.”
Becoming a Season Subscriber is the best way to guarantee seats for the upcoming season. It is anticipated that the seating available at the time individual tickets go on sale will be limited.
Filled with Tony Award®-winning hits and remarkable family favorites, the 2015/2016 Season kicks off with Rodger’s + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA, a lush new production that features a contemporary take on the classic tale. The holiday favorite DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL, a brand new production of the timeless classic THE SOUND OF MUSIC, and the six-time Tony-Award®-winning smash hit KINKY BOOTS. Rounding out the Season at the Dr. Phillips Center is the worldwide phenomenon DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE, and the remarkable true story musical hit of BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical. The international sensation STOMP has also been added as a season option with two performances.
“We had an incredible renewal campaign and new subscribers continue to join the Broadway family every day in Orlando,” said Susie Krajsa, executive vice president, Broadway Across America®. “Most impressive is that subscription sales are tracking ahead of last season by more than 2,000 subscribers.”
4-Show Season Ticket Packages, starting at $161.50, are on sale now and can be purchased at OrlandoBroadway.com, by calling 800.448.6322 (M – F, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) or in person at the Florida Theatrical Association Box Office located at 100 S. Eola Drive, Suite 101 in downtown Orlando (M – F, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).
“We are excited to be a part of the second record breaking Broadway season in Orlando with Florida Theatrical Association, Broadway Across America® and Dr. Phillips Center,” said Larry Tobin, president/CEO of Fairwinds Credit Union. “Our credit union members love being able to purchase tickets in advance of public on-sales and are looking forward to all of the shows this season.”
FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season Subscribers enjoy a number of exclusive benefits including:
- Access to the best seat locations for all season shows before the general public
- The opportunity to purchase additional tickets for family and friends before they go on sale to the public
- Ticket exchange privileges and free lost ticket replacement
- Hotel and restaurant discounts.
Individual tickets for Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA will go on sale to the public at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 28, 2015 and can be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by phone at 844.513.2014 or in person at the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office (Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 4:00 p.m.) Tickets to all other shows in the 2015/2016 season are not available for purchase at this time.
For more information on the 2015/2016 season visit OrlandoBroadway.com.
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The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization operating the state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Florida. With its opening in November 2014, the performing arts center launched its vision of Arts for Every Life by being a gathering place for creativity and discovery; a vibrant urban destination where artists, audiences and students come to experience, explore and learn. The two-block community destination features the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of Arts, the DeVos Family Room, and other event rental spaces. Future expansion includes Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-seat acoustical theater, along with rehearsal rooms, office space and commercial development spaces. The Dr. Phillips Center is a public-private collaboration with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the State of Florida and generous donors. For more information, please visit drphillipscenter.org.
FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando is presented by Florida Theatrical Association, the non-profit presenter of Broadway in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Florida Theatrical Association strives in its mission to educate and develop new theater audiences while encouraging and preserving the presentation of touring Broadway theater. Since 1989, Florida Theatrical Association has presented over 1,000 Broadway performances and distributed over $1.5 million in scholarships and grants to arts organizations across the state of Florida. For more information, visit FloridaTheatrical.org .
BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies, which includes Broadway.com®, under the supervision of John Gore (Owner & CEO). BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 38 markets. Currently represented on Broadway by Beautiful, and past productions include Pippin, Million Dollar Quartet, Hairspray, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Memphis, Promises, Promises and The Producers. BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com; Broadway.com.
FAIRWINDS Credit Union, headed by President/CEO Larry Tobin, is the largest financial institution headquartered in Central Florida, with assets of $1.8 billion, more than 180,400 members and over 560 employees. The financial cooperative established in 1949 is open to anyone living or working in Central Florida. Membership also is available to family of members who live outside Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Osceola, Polk, Brevard or Lake counties.