Neil deGrasse Tyson and Second City return to Orlando; Brit Floyd, La La Land in Concert and performances of Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra among newly announced fare.

Fall Semester Classes at Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts now on sale.

June 5, 2017  Orlando, FL  Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces a roster of upcoming shows confirmed, to date, for the 2017-2018 season.  These newly added performances will join the previously announced FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season, Orlando BalletOrlando Philharmonic and Opera Orlando’s seasons, as well as Paramore, Sabrina CarpenterBrian Regan and Jethro Tull, among others.  This announcement comes as the 2016 – 2017 season comes to a close, which offered 365 performances throughout. 

Additionally, Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts continues its award-winning programming with the announcement of the 2017 Fall Semester classes. Registration for these classes is currently open. The School of the Arts uses the arts to its full benefit in the development of each student from 3 to 103. Performing arts training combines movement, language, music and making choices to develop a student’s gross motor, fine motor and memory skills. New to the education offerings that include music, vocal and dance curriculum is Jazz at Lincoln Center’s WeBop, presented as part of the arts center’s mission to bring jazz initiatives to Central Florida.

Announcements regarding additional shows and spring classes for the 2017 – 2018 season are forthcoming.

Tickets for these newly announced shows will go on sale to the general public Friday, June 9, 2017. On-sale times for each show will vary on June 9. For on-sale times 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 are subject to handling fees.

Prospective students can visit drphillipscenter.org/classes, call 407.455.5551, or schedule a time to register in person at the arts center by emailing classes@drphillipscenter.org. Schedule and teachers are subject to change.


CLASSJazz at Lincoln Center’s WeBop
Beginning September 16, 2017
Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts
Ages 2 – 3
Saturdays, 9 – 9:45 a.m., $208 for semester enrollment (Monthly tuition: $52).

WeBop is an early-childhood jazz education program developed by Jazz at Lincoln Center that invites families to stomp, strut and swing to the rhythms of jazz. These 45-minute classes are structured for participation in groups of two - child and adult. They offer a creative outlet for children to explore jazz through movement, songs, storytelling and play, as they learn about the core concepts, instruments and great performers of jazz. All WeBop classes are child and adult participation classes; WeBop is not a drop-off toddler program.
*Schedule of other Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts Fall Semester classes located below.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater
Tickets are $39.50

This performance is headlined by the newly-formed Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra which, in their debut solo performance, Ellington For Lovers, played to a sold-out crowd in the Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater. 

Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
The Dr. Phillips Center is sponsored this evening by Kathie & Bill Hohns
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater
Tickets are $39.25

Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns to Dr. Phillips Center with The Best of The Second City. This must-see show features the best sketches and songs from The Second City’s 55-year history made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more – as well as their trademark improvisation. Come see where it all began during this special 3-performance engagement. Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating 55 years of producing cutting-edge, satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest.

presented in association with Bill Blumenreich Presents
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Bob Carr Theater
Tickets start at $49.50

The award-winning astrophysicist, New York Times Best Selling-author and host of FOX’s “Cosmos” returns to Orlando, back by popular demand after his sold-out engagement at Dr. Phillips Center last year. His return yields a new topic: The Cosmic Perspective. There is no other view of the world as emotionally potent as one granted by a cosmic perspective. It’s one that sees Earth as a planet in a vast, empty universe. It profoundly influences what we think and feel about science, culture, politics and life itself.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Walt Disney Theater
Tickets start at $35.00

Experience the original musical film like never before with a live symphony orchestra. Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Original Score and Best Original Song, “La La Land” tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are both struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 10:30 p.m.
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater
Tickets start at $110.00 and include the film concert preceding to this performance.

Be immersed into the world of “La La Land” with the Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra in a specially created Seb's Jazz Club.  The Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater is transformed into a replica of Seb’s Club from the film, complete with table-top seating and full bar. Immediately following La La Land – In Concert, VIP guests are invited to come hear an homage to the music that inspired Sebastian to follow his dreams, as well as all the favorites from the film’s award-winning score.  Tickets to the performance include reserved seating in either the Alexis & Jim Pugh gallery, or in high-top tables on the main floor. 
The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $39.50

The hotly anticipated rock event of the year comes to Orlando as Brit Floyd brings the music of Pink Floyd to life once again with its lavish new stage show: Immersion World Tour 2017. The spectacle of a Pink Floyd concert experience is truly recaptured in high definition sound and with a stunning million-dollar light show and state-of-the-art video design. In addition to performing favorite moments from “The Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You Were Here,” “The Wall” and “The Division Bell,” Brit Floyd will also play special tribute to the “Animals” album, in its 40th anniversary year, with a show-stopping rendition of “Dogs,” among other Pink Floyd musical gems. The Brit Floyd show has truly become a phenomenon, widely regarded as the world’s greatest live tribute to Pink Floyd. Faithfully recreating the scale and pomp of the final 1994 Division Bell tour, complete with circle screen and multiple moving light designs, lasers, inflatables and theatrics, a Brit Floyd show really is as close as fans will get to experiencing the magnificence of a Pink Floyd show live. Believe the hype and don’t miss it.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
with Wynton Marsalis and special guest Catherine Russell
Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Walt Disney Theater
Tickets start at $45.00

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis spreads holiday cheer on its national Big Band Holidays tour. With soulful renditions of holiday classics, playful improvisation and entertaining storytelling, they bring out the magic in such favorites as Count Basie’s “Jingle Bells,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and Billie Holliday’s “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm.” Jazz royalty Catherine Russell joins as special guest vocalist, continuing a spirited partnership that has spread Yuletide cheer in dozens of cities across the country. She’ll be joined by fellow vocalist Kenny Washington from New Orleans. For audiences of all ages to enjoy, this uplifting holiday performance creates lasting memories that keep you feeling good throughout the season. 

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
Walt Disney Theater
Tickets start at $29.50

Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, come to life in a classically Wild Kratts story. Off “to the Creature Rescue,” the Emmy®-nominated Kratt Brothers activate fan favorite Creature Power Suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal “wow facts,” the Wild Kratts team rescues their favorite invention from Zach’s clutches so the animals of the creature world are safe once again.

Wild Kratts LIVE! is created for the stage by the imaginative minds of Martin Kratt and Chris Kratt (both nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing in a Children’s Animated Series). Wild Kratts features the brothers on incredible expeditions to meet wild creatures from the far corners of the earth. Diving into the habitats of these unusual animals with the use of futuristic technology and Creature Power Suits that allow the brothers to take their funny and exciting adventures to where they’ve never gone before. Wild Kratts has received numerous awards since inception in 2011, including Parents Choice, Kidscreen, Aurora and 2 Emmy nominations. The series is a co-production of the Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Entertainment.


FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando in the Walt Disney Theater (Subscription Series):
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I: September 12 – 17, 2017
On Your Feet!: October 17 – 22, 2017
Love Never Dies: November 21 – 26, 2017
The Book of Mormon: December 12 – 17, 2017
School of Rock: December 26 – 31, 2017
Riverdance: January 26 – 28, 2018
Disney’s The Lion King: February 14 – March 11, 2018
Waitress: March 20 – 25, 2018
Something Rotten!: April 24 – 29, 2018
Rent: 20th Anniversary Tour: June 5 – 10, 2018

Additional Performances:

Walt Disney Theater:
Diana Ross: In the Name of Love Tour: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Dan TDM: Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 2 & 6:30 p.m.
An Evening with Bill Maher: Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Encore Cast Performing Arts presents Hairspray: July 22 – 23, 2017
Sabrina Carpenter: The De-Tour: Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Paramore: Tour Two: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Brian Regan: Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ In Concert: November 4 – 5, 2017
Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Shopkins Live!: Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 1 p.m.

Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater:
Professors of Jazz: Thursday, July 13, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Tito Puente, Jr. with the Rico Monaco Band: Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Mark Kozelek: Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Bob Carr Theater:
Proparoxitona: Friday, July 14, 2017 at 9 p.m.
Tamo Junto com Marco Luque: Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 9 p.m.

Orlando Ballet in the Walt Disney Theater:
Swan Lake: October 27 – 29, 2017
The Nutcracker: December 21 – 24, 2017
Romeo & Juliet: February 9 – 11, 2018
Arcadian Broad’s Beauty & the Beast Family Weekend: March 17 – 18, 2018
Contemporary Wonders: May 4 – 6, 2018

Orlando Philharmonic at the Bob Carr Theater:
FAIRWINDS Classic Series
25th Anniversary Season Opening: Beethoven’s Ninth: September 30 – October 1, 2017
Beethoven & Mozart: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Rimma Plays Mendelssohn: Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Bernstein and the New World: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Brahms Symphony No. 1: Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Pop Series
Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Home for the Holidays!: Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 2 & 8 p.m.
Cirque de la SymphonieCirque Goes to the Cinema: Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 2 & 8 p.m.
My Sinatra starring Cary Hoffman: Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 2 & 8 p.m.
A Tribute to Ella!: Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 2 & 8 p.m.

Opera Orlando in the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater
La Bohème: November 15 – 17, 2017
Amahl and the Night Visitors December 9 – 10, 2017
Gioachino Rossini’s Cinderella: March 21, 23 – 25, 2018


Jazz I: Ages 6-9; Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Jazz I: Ages 8-12; Mondays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Jazz II: Ages 8-12; Mondays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Jazz I/II: Ages 13+; Wednesdays from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Tap I: Ages 6-9; Tuesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Tap I: Ages 10+; Mondays from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Tap II: Ages 13+; Mondays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Hip-Hop I: Ages 6-9; Mondays from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Hip-Hop I: Ages 10-13; Thursdays from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Hip-Hop II: Ages 10 – 13; Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Hip-Hop I/II: Ages 14+; Mondays from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Dance Technique
Dance Technique I: Ages 6-8; Saturdays from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Dance Technique II: Ages 9-12; Saturdays from 11:30 – 12:30 p.m.
NEW: College Prep Dance Audition: Ages 15+ Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
NEW: Dance/Theater for participants with Special Needs and Autism: Ages 10-26; Saturdays from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Creative Movement: Ages 3-5; Tuesdays from 5:15 – 6:00 p.m.
Creative Movement: Ages 3-5; Saturdays from 8:45 – 9:30 p.m.
Move with Me: Baby Wearing Dance: Adults with Babies; Mondays from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Yamaha Music Education System Junior Music Courses
YMES Junior Music Course I: Ages 4-6; Saturdays from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
YMES Junior Music Course I: Ages 4-6; Tuesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
YMES Junior Music Course II: Ages 4-6; Saturdays from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
YMES Junior Music Course III: Ages 4-6; Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
YMES Junior Music Course IV: Ages 5-7; Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
YMES Junior Extension Course II: Ages 5-7; Wednesdays from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
YMES Young Musicians I: Ages 7-9; Wednesdays from 6:30 -7:30 p.m.
YMES Young Musicians II: Ages 7-9; Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Yamaha Keyboard Encounter Classes
Keyboard Encounters I: Ages 10-14; Wednesdays from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Keyboard Encounters II: Ages 10-14; Saturdays from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Keyboard Encounters Adult I: Ages 15+; Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Keyboard Encounters Adult II: Ages 15+; Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Vocal Performance I: Ages 8-13; Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Advanced Vocal Performance: Ages 8-13; Friday from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Vocal Performance I: Ages 14+; Mondays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

NEW Jazz at Lincoln Center’s WeBop: Ages 2-3; Saturdays from 9:00 – 9:45 p.m.
Guitar I: Ages 10-15; Mondays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Adult Guitar I: Ages 16+; Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Adult Guitar II/III: Ages 16+; Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Strings I: Ages 10+; Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Strings III: Ages 13+; Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rock Band: Ages 12+; Mondays from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Theater Arts
Creative Drama: Ages 6-8; Saturdays from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Creative Drama II: Ages 8-10; Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Acting I: Ages 10-13; Fridays from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Acting II: Ages 10-13; Fridays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Acting III: Ages 10-13; Fridays from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Acting I: Ages 14+; Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Acting II/III: Ages 14-18; Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Acting II/III: Ages 18+; Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Musical Theater
Musical Theater Performance: Ages 7-9; Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Musical Theater Performance I: Ages 10-13; Fridays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Advanced Musical Theater Performance: Ages 10-13; Fridays from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Musical Theater Performance I: Ages 13+; Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Advanced Musical Theater Performance: Ages 13+; Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

About the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
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. Dr. Phillips Center is a private non-profit collaborating with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the State of Florida and generous donors.

About Florida Hospital
Opened in 1908, Florida Hospital is a faith-based institution focused on providing whole person care. It is one of the largest not-for-profit hospitals in the country, caring for more than two million patient visits per year – more than any other hospital in the country, according to the American Hospital Association. The Florida Division of Florida Hospital stretches from coast to coast with 26 hospitals, more than 4,600 patient beds, and more than 32,000 employees. The division includes the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children, dozens of outpatient facilities and 26 Centra Care urgent care locations throughout Central Florida. Florida Hospital provides a wide range of health services, including many nationally and internationally recognized programs in cardiology, cancer, women’s medicine, neurosciences, diabetes, orthopedics, pediatrics, transplant and advanced surgical programs. Florida Hospital is a designated statutory teaching hospital and also trains physicians from all around the world on the newest technologies.