Dr. Phillips Center recently released the full FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando 2020/21 season and there are several shows we can’t wait to check out on date night. The upcoming season marks the return of Hamilton, the Orlando premier of The Cher Show, and Wicked, one of my all-time favorite musicals. (Read the book together before the show!) The season also coincides with the completion of Dr. Phillips Center including Steinmetz Hall.
We’re currently just about halfway through the 2019/20 season and the recent announcement only has us more excited for what’s to come over the next year and a half. Below, we’ve highlighted our top picks for date night as well as shows in the remaining 2019/20 season to add to your calendar. And psst…check out this post for tips on having the perfect Dr. Phillips Center date night!
FYI: Current subscribers may renew now through March 20, 2020. New season subscriptions will be available in April.
FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando 2020/21 Season
Hadestown: December 15–20, 2020
Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed new show is a love story for today… and always. HADESTOWN intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and Chavkin’s poetic imagination pit industry against nature, doubt against faith, and fear against love.
Wicked: March 10-28, 2021
The Broadway sensation WICKED looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire.
CATS: April 20–25, 2021
Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn.
Hamilton: May 4-30, 2021
HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education.
Other notable shows in the season include:
- Tootsie: November 24–29, 2020
- The Band’s Visit: January 5–10, 2021
- The Prom: February 16–21, 2021
- Jesus Christ Superstar: June 15-20, 2021
For more information on the 2020/21 season and to purchase a subscription, visit orlando.broadway.com.
All images courtesy of Dr. Phillips Center; feature image by Joan Marcus