June 9, 2019

News From Dr. Phillips Center: 2019/2020 Broadway Series and Fresh New Event Announcements


DR. PHILLIPS CENTER TO WELCOME ALISON KRAUSS, 
SAMMY HAGAR, THE FOUR ITALIAN TENORS, WAYNE BRADY AND 
NINE BROADWAY SHOWS DURING 2019/2020 SEASON 

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 3, 2019) — A diverse palette of musicians, comedians and entertainers is queued up for Dr. Phillips Center’s fifth full season, including bluegrass sensation Alison Krauss, rock legend Sammy Hagar, up-and-coming quartet The Four Italian Tenors and Orlando’s own Wayne Brady. Nine Broadway tours will also make a stop in Orlando, from Disney Aladdin and Mean Girls to newly announced Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, as part of the 2019/2020 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando series.

“Programing our fifth season has really been a smooth, easy process, partly because we’ve been guided by year-over-year guest feedback,” said Dr. Phillips Center President and CEO Kathy Ramsberger.

“Our guests love to experience live music, especially by eclectic artists like Alison Krauss, who’ll make her Orlando debut at the Dr. Phillips Center this fall. And they love to laugh, so we’re presenting the insanely talented Wayne Brady. 

“We’re also presenting a number of encore performances by artists who’ve done exceptionally well in this market, like Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and The Beach Boys. We’re all in for a treat next season.”

The Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center to be presented by Fifth Third Bank

Ramsberger is equally excited about The Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center presented by Fifth Third Bank, which is set to perform four programs throughout the new season. The orchestra, curated exclusively for Dr. Phillips Center guests, is comprised of professional jazz musicians who travel from all over the country to play together under the direction of acclaimed bassist Rodney Whitaker. 

“Orlando is a great city for jazz,” Ramsberger said. “Our community has a deep affinity for the genre and through The Jazz Orchestra, we’re excited to play even a small role in sustaining that appreciation over multiple generations.”

“We are very thrilled to be supporting The Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center,” said Fifth Third Bank Orlando City President Greg Dryden. “The performing arts strategically align with Fifth Third’s core values.” 

For the first time, the arts center is offering a full jazz subscription package that includes tickets to all four jazz orchestra performances; the subscription price is $200 inclusive of taxes and fees, a savings of 20% on the single-ticket price. A three-performance “flex subscription,” which saves buyers 15%, is available for $165. Subscriptions are on sale today and single tickets will go on sale at a later date. 

Dr. Phillips Center’s 2019/2020 season includes:
*Newly announced
FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando

August
Tim Allen (Aug 2)
Legally Blond, The Musical (Aug 2-4)
85 South Show (Aug 18)

September
My Brother, My Brother and Me (Sept 1)
Alejandro Sanz - #LAGIRA (Sept 5)
Shin Lim (Sept 7)
Deep Purple (Sept 26)
Dane Cook: Tell It Like It Is (Sept 27)

October
*Wayne Brady (Oct12)
*The Second City’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 59 (Oct 11-12)
*Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (Oct 18)
*Alison Krauss (Oct 19) 
Les Miserables (Oct 22-27)
*The Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center presented by Fifth Third Bank (Oct 24-25)

November
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World Tour (Nov 5)
*Sammy Hagar’s Full Circle Jam Tour (Nov 9)
Escape to Margaritaville (Nov 12-17)
Jonathan Van Ness (Nov 23)
Disney Junior Holiday Party (Nov 24)
*The Four Italian Tenors: Viva Italia! (Nov 26)
Incubus (Nov 29)

December
*The Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center “Big Band Christmas” presented by Fifth Third Bank (Dec 1)
The Play That Goes Wrong (Dec 3-8)
John Prine (Dec 6)
Jim Gaffigan (Dec 27)

January
Disney Aladdin (Jan 22-Feb 9)
*Siberian State Symphony Orchestra: Russia’s Greatest Hits (Jan 25)

February
*Black Violin (Feb 8)
*The Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center “Jazz for Lovers: Songs from the Great American Songbook” presented by Fifth Third Bank (Feb 13-15)
*Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Feb 18)
*The Beach Boys (Feb 19)
Mean Girls (Feb 25-Mar 1)

March
*Grease with Orchestra [original film with live accompaniment by The Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center] (Mar 6)
*Distant Worlds: Music from FINAL FANTASY (March 14)
Miss Saigon (Mar 31-Apr 5)

April 
*The Price is Right Live! (Apr 19) 
*RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles (Apr 21)
A Bronx Tale (Apr 28-May 3) 

May
*The Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center “Miles & More” presented by Fifth Third Bank (May 21-23)
My Fair Lady (May 26-31)

June
*Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Jun 11-14)


For information and to purchase tickets, visit drphillipscenter.org.


About Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization operating the state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando. With its opening in November 2014, the arts center has become a gathering place for creativity and discovery, and 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, AdventHealth School of the Arts, the DeVos Family Room and other event rental spaces. Under construction is Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-seat acoustical theater, along with rehearsal, classroom, office space and commercial development spaces. Dr. Phillips Center collaborates with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the City of Winter Park, the State of Florida and generous donors.


BUNDLE SELECT TICKETS FOR EXTRA VALUE 
DURING ARTS CENTER’S 2019/2020 SEASON

Package 1: Prelude to Steinmetz Hall
Dr. Phillips Center has bundled six distinct shows that reflect the types of performances to be curated for Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-seat space that will become one of the world’s most acoustically perfect theaters when it opens in 2020.

Guests who bundle* three shows save 15% on single-ticket prices; bundling two shows will provide a 10% savings. 

Prelude to Steinmetz Hall shows include:
Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas – October 18, 2019
The Four Italian Tenors: Viva Italia! – November 26, 2019
Siberian State Symphony Orchestra: Russia’s Greatest Hits – January 25, 2020
Black Violin – February 8, 2020
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – February 18, 2020
Distant Worlds: Music from FINAL FANTASY – March 14, 2020

As an added benefit, all guests who purchase a Prelude to Steinmetz Hall package will automatically receive pre-sale access to shows booked for Steinmetz Hall’s 2020/2021 season.

Package 2: The Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center presented by Fifth Third Bank
The Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center is set to perform four signature programs during the arts center’s 2019/2020 season. 

Guests who bundle* all four programs will save 20% on single-ticket prices; bundling three shows will provide a 15% savings.

Shows include:
The Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center presented by Fifth Third Bank – 
October 24-25, 2019
The Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center “Big Band Christmas” presented by Fifth Third Bank – December 1, 2019
The Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center “Jazz for Lovers: Songs from the Great American Songbook” presented by Fifth Third Bank – February 13-15, 2020
The Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center “Miles & More” presented by Fifth Third     Bank – May 21-23, 2020

*Tickets must be purchased together in the same transaction. 

2019/2020 FAIRWINDS BROADWAY IN ORLANDO 
SINGLE TICKET ON-SALE DATES  

  • Les Misérables   October 22-27, 2019 (show dates),  July 19, 2019 (on-sale date)
  • Escape to Margaritaville   November 12-17, 2019 (show dates),  August 16, 2019 (on-sale date)
  • The Play That Goes Wrong   December 3-8, 2019 (show dates),  October 11, 2019 (on-sale date)
  • Disney Aladdin   January 22-February 9, 2020 (show dates),  September 13, 2019 (on-sale date)
  • Mean Girls   February 25-March 1, 2020 (show dates),  January 17, 2020 (on-sale date)
  • Miss Saigon   March 31-April 5, 2020 (show dates),  January 24, 2020 (on-sale date)
  • A Bronx Tale   April 28-May 3, 2020 (show dates),  March 13, 2020 (on-sale date)
  • My Fair Lady   May 26-31, 2020 (show dates),  April 24, 2020 (on-sale date)
  • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical   June 11-14, 2020 (show dates),  December 13, 2019 (on-sale date)

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