RENT Is More Relevant Now Then Ever

Reviewed by:

Michael J. Roberts
Michael S. Steiner

Highly Recommended

One of the most frequently asked questions posed to a revival of a musical is in regards to its current social relevance.  Whether that is a fair question is a debate for another day. After attending opening night of the 20th Anniversary tour of RENT at the Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts in Orlando,  it is obvious from the sold out crowd and instant standing ovation that Jonathan Larson’s updated ode to La Boheme is perhaps more relevant now than ever. Read more

Orlando Ballet’s “Contemporary Wonders” Is Artistic Gold

Reviewed By: Michael J. Roberts

As the curtain closed on a triumphant opening night of Orlando Ballet’s final program of the season “Contemporary Wonders”, it became evident on the third standing ovation that this company has become one of the finest in the country in both talent and scope.  Staging three unique and stylistically varied premieres, Contemporary Wonders spotlights how this organization has embraced creative diversity, trusting its patrons to re-examine the common bounds of the art form. Read more

Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time Is A Multisensory Lesson In Communication

Highly Recommended

Reviewed by: Michael J. Roberts

Performance date: November 1, 2016, Orlando, Florida 

How we as a people communicate with each other is arguably the most vital in shaping our total humanity.   Sharing our thoughts, feelings and emotions and to have them understood is something most of us take for granted from the time we are infants.  In the multi-Oliver and Tony winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, whose national tour opened last night at the Dr. Phillip’s Center in Orlando, the audience is privy to how a teenage boy’s autistic (although never diagnosed) mind radically re-organizes thoughts to make sense of a basic truth or reality.  Read more

Dr. Phillips Center In Orlando Announces Tickets to THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME On Sale to General Public Tomorrow, August 26

The National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel. Directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott, the critically acclaimed production will come to Dr. Phillips Center as part of a North American Tour. The Orlando engagement will play the Walt Disney Theater November 1 – 6, 2016. Tickets are on sale to the general public tomorrow, Friday, August 26, 2016. Tickets start at $33.75 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting 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. Read more

Shanghai Acrobats at Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center in December

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces the Orlando engagement of Shanghai Acrobats’ debut of “Shanghai Nights.” The celebration of world music and dance, coming direct to central Florida from the People’s Republic of China, will play the Walt Disney Theater on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 8 p.m. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, August 26, 2016 at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $35.00 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting 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. Read more

Terry Fator Comes to Dr. Phillips Center In Orlando Feb. 26, 2017

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in association with AEG Live announces the Orlando appearance of Terry Fator. The singer-comedian-celebrity impressionist-ventriloquist will play the Walt Disney Theater on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, August 26, 2016 at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $39.50 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting 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. Read more

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