One of our favorite go-to dates is a fancy night at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Each year a wide array of performers take the stage, dazzling audiences with their spectacular talents. There are dozens of exciting shows coming to Dr. Phillips Center in the next few months. From Broadway musicals to world-class musicians and live game shows, here are some of the upcoming shows we’ve already got marked on our calendars.
Tip: We recommend arriving a bit early so you can grab a drink and a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant or at Dr. Phillips Center. See more tips for a Dr. Phillips Center date night here.
February 14-16, 2019
The Jazz Orchestra at the Dr. Phillips Center is teaming up with famed vocalist Sachal Vasandani to showcase the legendary music of Nat King Cole. Vasandani is one of the most renowned artists today, and he is particularly praised for his Nat King Cole tribute. This show, appropriately called Jazz for Lovers, will make for the perfect romantic evening, ideal for a Valentine’s Day celebration with your love.
Tickets start at $39.50
February 21, 2019
Sarah Brightman has stunned audiences across the world with her impressive three-octave vocal range and unique classical-crossover musical style. She has topped multiple Billboard charts, and she’s performed at some of the world’s biggest events like the 2007 Concert for Diana and 2 separate Olympic Games.
Tickets start at $54.25, with VIP tickets available from $300
February 19, 2019
The Ailey dance company has performed for over 20 million people in 48 states, 71 countries, and six continents. What we know and love today stemmed from one performance in March of 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, led by Alvin Ailey himself and a group of African-American dancers–a performance that changed the American perception of dance forever. This is a hugely important cultural show that is not to be missed.
Tickets start at $39.50
February 15-17, 2019
Orlando Ballet will be presenting three nights of passionate and lively Latin-inspired choreography. These performances are sure to be exciting, colorful, and lively. You and your date will be dancing in your seats!
Tickets start at $19
February 16, 2019
This February you’ll have your chance to see America’s favorite dance show live. Dancing With The Stars: Live–A Night to Remember will feature your favorite dancers and troupes performing every style from jazz to hip-hop. You can look forward to dazzling performances by dancers such as Brandon Armstrong, Alan Bersten, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, Hayley Erbert, and Britt Stewart, with even more dancers to be announced soon.
Tickets start at $49.50
February 23, 2019
The name PechaKucha comes from the Japanese word for “chitchat.” It’s an exciting and unique event where speakers deliver concise and rapid presentations via the format of 20 images x 20 seconds. There’s also an opportunity for audience members to participate in the fun at the end. February 23 speakers include: Cynthia Alice Anderson, Savannah Boan, Jennifer Felder-Smith, Becky Lane, Scott Mann, Matt Peddie, Andrew Reid, Thali Sugisawa, and Joe Tankersly.
Tickets start at $23
March 1, 2019
Sarah McLachlan is one of the most praised singer-songwriters of our time. She has sold over 40 million albums, won 3 Grammy Awards, and has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. In addition to making a name for herself through her artistic talents, McLachlan has done a great deal of humanitarian work. She founded the Lilith Fair tour to showcase female musicians, which raised over $7 million for charities. In 2002 she founded the Sarah McLachlan School of Music, a nonprofit organization that provides quality music instruction for free to at-risk and underserved youth.
Tickets start at $49.50
March 5-10, 2019
Fiddler on the Roof is the classic stage show that celebrates joy, love, and life. This production is directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, who delivers a fresh twist on the show that’s still rooted in the Jerome Robbins’s original staging. Get ready to enjoy the songs adored by millions, like “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “To Life (L’Chaim!),” and more!
Tickets start at $49.25
March 13-17, 2019
Shen Yun depicts ancient and modern Chinese culture through a beautiful spectacle of classical Chinese dance. The dancers are accompanied by the Shen Yun orchestra. Magnificent, animated backdrops interact with the stage to wow audiences and transport them to a completely different place and time. Stunning Shen Yun vocalists sing beautiful solos, and there’s also a performance on the erhu, a unique two-stringed instrument. Audiences will also be amazed by hundreds of gorgeous, handcrafted costumes.
Tickets start at $84.25
March 22, 2019
Deepak Chopra is a hugely successful New York Times bestselling author. He founded The Chopra Foundation and The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, and he was ranked as one of the top 20 most influential thinkers in the world. Chopra has written over 80 books, 25 of which have been New York Times bestsellers. He is one of the most inspiring and influential figures of our time.
Tickets start at $45, with VIP tickets available for $175
March 23, 2019
Adored by audiences of all ages and stages of life, Tony Bennett has withstood the test of time as a truly remarkable entertainer. His legendary musical career has spanned over 50 years so far with no sign of stopping anytime soon. In addition to his music, Tony Bennett is known for his great humanitarian and philanthropic work. His show will surely make for an exciting and romantic date night.
Tickets start at $55
March 29, 2019
Evolving Out Loud is both a hilarious and inspiring night that mixes comedy and Kyle Cease’s story of personal evolution. Cease is a New York Times bestselling author, and he has two hilarious Comedy Central specials. He has spoken at thousands of colleges and conferences. He’s even shared the stage with renowned speakers such as Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, and Jim Carrey.
Tickets start at $39.99
March 29, 2019
Fast Forward showcases Orlando Ballet School’s upper-level students performing both classical and contemporary styles of dance. Orlando Ballet’s Second Company, Trainees, and Academy students will all be featured in the show. Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra will accompany the dancers in several of the pieces to blend some of Orlando’s top young talents.
Tickets start at $20
March 24, 2019
Coinciding with the release of his new album, John Mellencamp’s 2019 tour will blend all your favorite classics with some new, soon-to-be favorites! His live shows have been praised by notable publications, including the Hollywood Reporter and the Boston Globe. He’s been an active musician for over 40 years, earning him a well-deserved spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Tickets start at $42.50, with VIP packages available from $253.25
March 31, 2019
This is your chance to “Come On Down!” The Price Is Right Live is the interactive game show that gives audience members the chance to win big. You might get to play classic games from America’s favorite game show, like Plinko, The Big Wheel, and Cliffhangers. The live show has been playing to audiences across the country for over ten years, awarding audience members with over 12 million dollars in cash and prizes. Over 1.7 million tickets have been sold to date.
Tickets start at $39.50, with VIP options available from $99