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What's New at Dr. Phillips Center | October 10, 2018

Motown, Carol Burnett, Johnny Mathis and a Holiday Concert

On sale Friday, October 12, 2018 at 10 a.m.

The Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center: Motown in O-Town Friday & Saturday, November 16 & 17, 2018, 8 p.m. Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater Tickets start at $40

The Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center, led by world-renowned jazz bassist Rodney Whitaker, returns to the stage for an unforgettable performance featuring a tribute to Motown. Enjoy an evening of jazz music accentuated with an homage to the artists that crafted the trademark "Motown Sound".

Internationally renowned bassist and Mack Avenue recording artist Rodney Whitaker leads The Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center on top of being the professor of jazz bass and director of jazz studies at Michigan State University—where he built one of the country’s leading jazz degree programs and performing faculties. A proven and committed jazz educator, he’s presented numerous master classes across the nation.

The Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center is made possible through the generous support of Joyce and Judson Green.

Presented by Dr. Phillips Center

Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection

Monday, February 18, 2019, 7:30 p.m. Walt Disney Theater Tickets start at $69.25

Carol Burnett, award-winning actress and best-selling author, is widely recognized by the public and her peers for her work on stage and screen, most notably The Carol Burnett Show. Named in 2007 by TIME magazine as one of “100 Best Television Shows of All Time,” The Carol Burnett Show ran for 11 years, averaged 30 million viewers per week, and received 25 Emmy Awards, making it one of the most honored shows in television history. But it is Ms. Burnett’s artistic brilliance, her respect and appreciation of her fans, and her graciousness, integrity, warmth, and humor on and off screen that have made her one of the most beloved performers in entertainment and one of the most admired women in America.

During “An Evening of Laughter and Reflection,” Burnett will take questions from the audience, show video clips from her shows in a format that harkens back to the legendary openings of The Carol Burnett Show where her studio audience had an unfiltered opportunity to engage Carol with questions and receive spontaneous answers. “I love the spontaneity of these evenings,” said Carol. “I never know what anyone is going to ask, or say, or do, so it keeps me on my toes!”

Presented by Ed Atamian Presents

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Johnny Mathis: The Voice of Romance Tour 2019 Saturday, January 12, 2019, 8 p.m. Walt Disney Theater Tickets start at $49.50

Celebrating his 63rd year in the music industry, legendary singer Johnny Mathis is Columbia Records’ longest-running artist. A sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends, Mathis has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories -- from music composed for stage and film to golden era jazz standards, contemporary pop hits, and holiday music, all of which has assured his reputation as one of the most enduring vocalists in music history.

Best-known for his supremely popular hits like “Chances Are," "It's Not For Me To Say," and "Misty,” Mathis has recorded close to 80 albums, six Christmas albums, and has sold millions of records worldwide. During his extensive career he has had three songs inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, achieved 50 Hits on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart, and ranks as the all-time #6 album artist in the history of Billboard’s pop album charts. He has received five Grammy Nominations, and in 2003 he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Presented by Dr. Phillips Center

Just Announced

Songs of the Season Saturday, December 1, 2018m 7 p.m. Seneff Arts Plaza Free

To celebrate the spirit of the season, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Full Sail University and Rollins College come together to present Songs of the Season, a free holiday concert. The community is invited to Dr. Phillips Center’s Seneff Arts Plaza to share in an evening of song, dance and entertainment including a chance to sing along with holiday favorites like Jingle Bells and Silent Night. Full Sail University will provide and manage all music production while the Rollins College music department will lend its exemplary vocal and instrumental talents to the second annual holiday spectacular.

Presented by Dr. Phillips Center, Rollins College and Full Sail University