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Dr. Phillips Center Announces Additional Shows for 2016 – 2017 Season

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Alan Cumming, Boston Pops, Dionne Warwick, Alvin Ailey and Second City among newly announced fare.

Monday, June 6, 2016 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces a roster of upcoming shows confirmed, to date, for the 2016-2017 season. These newly added performances will join the previously announced FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season, resident companies Orlando Ballet and Orlando Philharmonic’s seasons, as well as Maxwell, Alice Cooper, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, among others.

Announcements regarding additional shows for the 2016-2017 season, as well as a jazz subscription series, are forthcoming.

“We are excited to announce these additions to the 2016 – 2017 season. Our vision is to reflect the vibrancy of Central Florida’s culture with a diversity of offerings,” said Kathy Ramsberger, president and CEO of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. “While we’ve got more surprises coming up for the season, this current list truly provides something for everyone.”

Tickets for these shows will go on sale to the general public Friday, June 10, 2016. On-sale times for each show will vary on June 10. For on-sale time and to purchase tickets, guests may visit drphillipscenter.org, call 844.513.2014 or visit the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases include handling fees.

 

NEW TO THE 2016 – 2017 DR. PHILLIPS CENTER SEASON

AMOUR
Mario Frangoulis, George Perris, Deborah Myers
and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
presented by The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans
Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Walt Disney Theater
Tickets start at $35.00

Three of Europe’s biggest stars come together with the Orlando Philharmonic for one night only. Mario Frangoulis is an international tenor who can sing everything from rock anthems to operatic arias.  Discovered by Sir Cameron Mackintosh, he is best known for his powerful and charismatic performances. Joining Frangoulis onstage are two international stars: George Perris has performed for sold out audiences around the world and considered Europe’s next superstar; Soprano Deborah Myers, one of the UK’s most versatile performers, has starred in a variety of musical productions including The King and I, The Pirates of Penzance, and Something Wonderful

Founded in 1947, Horatio Alger Association honors the achievements of outstanding individuals and administers one of the nation’s largest privately-funded, need-based scholarship programs. Through the generosity of its Members, the Association awards more than $12 million annually to deserving students who have overcome adversity as they pursue their dreams through higher education. In partnership with Members Harvey Massey, Clarence Otis and James Seneff, the Association is proud to present Amour.

 

FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS
In Association with AEG Live
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $59.00

"Last year was our first time playing the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando. We loved it!  A beautiful theater and the sound was fantastic.  And the Orlando the audiences are always terrific for us." – Frankie Valli

The original Jersey Boy himself, Frankie Valli is a true American legend. His incredible career with the Four Seasons, as well as his solo success, has spawned countless hit singles of unforgettable tunes like Sherry, Walk Like a Man, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Rag Doll, December ’63 – Oh What a Night, Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You, and of course, Grease. His songs have been omnipresent in iconic movies such as The Deer Hunter, Dirty Dancing, Mrs. Doubtfire, Conspiracy Theory, and The Wanderers. As many as 200 artists have done cover versions of Mr. Valli’s Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You, from Nancy Wilson’s jazz treatment to Lauryn Hill’s hip-hop makeover.

 

A British Invasion
THE BOSTON POPS PLAYS THE BEATLES
Conducted by Keith Lockhart
Sponsored by Fidelity Investments
Friday, February 3, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Walt Disney Theater
Tickets start at $49.50

Fifty years ago, four lads from Liverpool changed the course of popular music forever, and their influence still reverberates throughout the music world. Come hear the music of The Beatles as you've never heard it before, in breathtaking symphonic treatments, performed by "America's Orchestra" - Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. The first part of the concert will include favorite classical compositions from the British Isles including music by Handel and Elgar, and a hilarious new version of Benjamin Britten's The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.

 

DIONNE WARWICK
Presented by VFW Post 8232
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Walt Disney Theater
Tickets start at $39.50

Dionne Warwick, one of the most successful female singer-songwriters of all time, will make this a Valentine's Day to remember. Famous for hit songs such as Walk on By, Do You Know the Way to San Jose?, I Say a Little Prayer for You and Alfie, Warwick's winning partnership with Burt Bacharach and Hal David helped her become one of the world's greatest hit-makers. 

Only the true greats get to contemplate precisely how to celebrate 50 years in the music business. Dionne Warwick thought long and hard about how she should mark the five decades since her debut single, Don't Make Over in 1962. That song – written especially for her by the songwriting team of Bacharach and David – became a Top 40 hit on Billboard's Hot 100, sparking an incredible run of success that has seen her chart over 50 U.S. singles, win five Grammys® and sell one hundred million records.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8232. Commenting on the engagement. Ms. Warwick said, "It will be an honor to perform at such an auspicious benefit, especially one that raises so much money for the veterans, on Valentine’s Day."

 

ERTH’S DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE
Friday, February 17, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Walt Disney Theater
Tickets start at $17.50

Get ready for the ultimate playdate – 65 million years in the making – as Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live guides your family on a breathtaking tour through pre-historic Australia. You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures. This theatrical performance thrills and entertains kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that forever connect them to their world. Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live’s puppets are so extraordinarily realistic, you may feel the urge to run and hide – but don’t! You won’t want to miss a minute of this fun, unique, entertaining and educational live show created by Erth Visual & Physical of Sydney, Australia.

 

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Walt Disney Theater
Tickets start at $45.00

Let Ailey lift you when the world’s most popular modern dance company comes to the Dr. Phillips Center. See the season’s hottest new works by today’s most in-demand choreographers, plus returning repertory favorites, including the beloved Revelations, which continues to move audiences around the world with its powerful storytelling and soul-stirring music.

 

ALAN CUMMING SINGS SAPPY SONGS
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8 p.m.
The Dr. Phillips Center is sponsored this evening by Rosemary & Glen Salow
Walt Disney Theater
Tickets start at $35.00

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs is the name of the hugely acclaimed cabaret show Alan premiered in 2015 at New York's legendary Cafe Carlyle. He has since toured the show extensively throughout the US, Canada and Australia, and soon the UK. In February 2016, he returned with the show to New York City and made his sold-out, solo debut at Carnegie Hall and released a live album of the same name. Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs comes to the Dr. Phillips Center this March.

 

PILOBOLUS – SHADOWLAND
Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Walt Disney Theater
Tickets start at $29.00

Created by famed dance company Pilobolus, Shadowland is a first-of-its-kind performance, combining legendary modern dance with high-energy, fast-paced multimedia, merging front-of-screen choreography with projected images and moving screens of different sizes and shapes.

Shadowland tells the story of a teenage girl, longing for her independence, with nowhere for her thoughts to go but to her dreams. She sleeps, only to wake to something incredible lurking behind her bedroom wall – her shadow. Walls spin, darkness swallows the girl, and she’s off on a journey into Shadowland.

Shadowland was conceived in collaboration with Steven Banks, lead writer for the playfully surreal animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, and is propelled by a rhythmic original score by the popular American musician, producer and film composer David Poe. And, it is a signature Pilobolus presentation with the fluid logic of a dream, the grace of an acrobatic dance, the humor of a child and the heart of a love story. It celebrates the strange and wonderful power of the dark to illuminate us in unexpected and utterly thrilling ways.

 

ALTON BROWN LIVE – EAT YOUR SCIENCE
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Walt Disney Theater
Tickets start at $35.00

Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science is the follow-up to the smash Edible Inevitable tour. Fans can expect all-new everything including songs, multimedia presentations, talk-show antics, and bigger-and-better, potentially dangerous, food demonstrations.

Brown has a knack for mixing together a perfect base of science, music and food into two hours of pure entertainment. Critics and fans alike have raved about the interactive components of Brown’s shows. He promises “plenty of new therapy inducing opportunities during our audience participation segments. I don’t want to give too much away, but this time we’re going to play a little game while we’re at it. Plus, you’ll see things I’ve never been allowed to do on TV.” He’s also contemplating more sophisticated protective gear for folks in the first few rows…just in case things get messy…again.

 

POKÉMON: SYMPHONIC EVOLUTIONS
with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
Produced by Princeton Entertainment
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Walt Disney Theater
Tickets start at $26.00

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Brought to life by the Orlando Philharmonic performing all new arrangements and carefully-timed visuals from new and classic Pokémon video games, Pokémon: Symphonic has become the must-see video game concert in recent years, giving fans and newcomers of all ages a chance to experience the evolution of the Pokémon franchise like never before, while specifically providing a great introduction to the symphonic world for young music lovers.

“Young or old, your Poké journey begins and it’s glorious! Go experience this one-in-a-lifetime event.” – iDigital Times

“Diehard fans will relish in seeing their beloved childhood memories played out in front of them.” – Game Music Online

“It’s something purely magical that you just need to experience firsthand.” – Hardcore Gamer

 

THE SECOND CITY HITS HOME
Dates to be announced.
The Dr. Phillips Center is sponsored this evening by Kathie & Bill Hohns
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater
Tickets are $35.00

Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater comes to Orlando with The Second City Hits Home, a new show featuring hilarious sketches, songs and improvisation about the City Beautiful, as well as material from the famed Second City archives. This is a must-see night of comedy featuring some of Chicago’s brightest comedy stars in a special 2-night engagement. Doing what they do best, The Second City finds laughs in everything from Orlando-history and events to headlines from the Orlando Sentinel and Orlando Business Journal and mixes these with a generous portion of Chicago-style sketch and improv created by some of Second City’s most lauded alumni, including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Billy Murray and more. The Second City celebrates 55 years of cutting-edge satirical revues and continues to deliver the leading voices in comedy while touring the globe.

 

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED SHOWS

FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando in the Walt Disney Theater (Subscription Series):
The Illusionists: October 4 – 9, 2016
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: November 1 – 6, 2016
An American in Paris: December 13 – 18, 2016
Wicked: January 11 – 29, 2017
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder: February 7 – 12, 2017
The Little Mermaid: March 7 – 12, 2017
Matilda: May 9 – 14, 2017
Finding Neverland: June 6 – 11, 2017

Orlando Ballet in the Walt Disney Theater:
Dracula: October 28-30, 2016
The Nutcracker: December 8-11, 2016
Masterworks: March 24-26, 2017
A Cinderella Story: May 5-7, 2017

Orlando Philharmonic at the Bob Carr Theater:
Great American Songbook: October 22, 2016 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Home for the Holidays: November 26, 2016 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Irish Romance: March 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch – One Singular Sensation: April 1, 2017 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
The Final Frontier: April 15, 2017 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

 

Additional Performances:

Walt Disney Theater:
Ragtime, The Musical: Encore! Cast Performing Arts: Saturday, July 9 & Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Maxwell: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
The Legend of Zelda: Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Alice Cooper: Saturday, August 14, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
OUC Speakers at Dr. Phillips Center: Neil deGrasse Tyson: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Octonauts Live!: Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 5 p.m.

Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater:
PechaKucha Night Orlando V18: Friday, July 8, 2016 at 6 p.m. & 9 p.m.
El George Harris: Friday, July 10, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Professors of Jazz: Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Gary Gulman: Friday, September 16, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Bob Carr Theater:
Swingin’ with the Big Band: Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Puscifer: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 8 p.m.

 

About the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit 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 the Arts, the DeVos Family Room, and other event rental spaces. Future expansion includes Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-seat acoustical theater, along with rehearsal, classroom, 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.