The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, together with Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America®, has unveiled the lineup of shows for the 2015/2016 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season. Filled with Tony Award®-winning hits and remarkable family favorites, the 2015/2016 season kicks off with Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, a lush new production that features a contemporary take on the classic tale. The season also includes the holiday favorite Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, a brand new production of the timeless classic The Sound of Music and the six-time Tony Award®-winning smash hit Kinky Boots. Rounding out the Season at the Dr. Phillips Center is the worldwide phenomenon Dirty Dancing–The Classic Story on Stage, and the remarkable true story musical hit Beautiful–The Carole King Musical. A new addition to the schedule is the visual sensation Stomp.
The 2015-2016 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season at a Glance:
- Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella: November 10 –15, 2015
- Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical: December 8 –13, 2015
- The Sound of Music: January 5 –10, 2016
- Kinky Boots: February 23 –28, 2016
- Stomp: March 23–24, 2016
- Dirty Dancing–The Classic Story on Stage: March 29 –April 3, 2016
- Beautiful–The Carole King Musical: May 3 –8, 2016
Season ticket packages are on sale now and can be purchased at OrlandoBroadway.com, by calling 800.448.6322 (M–F, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.), or in person at the Florida Theatrical Association Box Office located at 100 S. Eola Drive, Suite 101 in downtown Orlando (M–F, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.). Prices for the six-show season package start at $219, depending on performance time, day of week and seating location selected.
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
November 10 –15, 2015
is the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love–the pumpkin, glass slippers, the masked ball and more–plus some surprising new twists. Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream…or a really great pair of shoes. Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella plays at the Dr. Phillips Center, November 10–15, 2015.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
December 8 –13, 2015
is the record-setting Broadway holiday sensation which features the hit songs “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” from the original animated special. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Holiday-loving Whos. Magnificent sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations help transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville and helps remind us of the true meaning of the holiday season. Don’t miss what the New York Times calls “An extraordinary performance! 100 times better than any bedside story.” Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical brings the joy of the holidays to the Dr. Phillips Center, December 8 –13, 2015.
The Sound of Music
January 5 –10, 2016
The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences in this brand new production, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien. With its Tony®, Grammy®and Academy Award®-winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song, The Sound of Music has been a worldwide favorite for decades. The Sound of Music enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December 2013 (seen by over 44 million people); 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history. The hills are alive with The Sound of Music at the Dr. Phillips Center, January 5 –10, 2016.
February 23 –28, 2016
The exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights.Winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible…proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Come join the sold-out audiences who’ve discovered why – sometimes – the best way to fit in is to stand out when Kinky Boots plays at the Dr. Phillips Center, February 23 –28, 2016.
March 23–24, 2016
A unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy, Stomp has created its own inimitable, contemporary form of rhythmic expression: both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in the hands of an idiosyncratic band of body percussionists. It is a journey through sound, a celebration of the everyday and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum. See Stomp at the Dr. Phillips Center for two nights only: March 23 and 24, 2016.
Dirty Dancing–The Classic Story on Stage
March 29 –April 3, 2016
An unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” London’s Sunday Expresssays, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!” Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation at the Dr. Phillips Center, March 29 –April 3, 2016.
Beautiful–The Carole King Musical
May 3 –8, 2016
The Tony® and Grammy®Award-winning inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, Beautiful plays at the Dr. Phillips Center from May 3 –8, 2016.
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization operating the new state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Florida. Broadway Across America is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies, which includes Broadway.com®, under the supervision of John Gore (Owner & CEO). BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 38 markets. For more information on the 2015/2016 season, visit OrlandoBroadway.com.