Update on opening of Phillips Center in Orlando

Posted on: August 8, 2014

In Tuesday’s (8/5) Orlando Sentinel (Florida), Matthew Palm provides details about the November 6 opening of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida. “The center plans a multiweek opening. In the days after the Nov. 6 ribbon-cutting, the public will be able to tour the facility during a free open house…. On Nov. 14, the 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater opens with a concert. The next night, the Broadway-style Walt Disney Theater debuts with a gala performance and a community reception. That space can seat up to 2,700. During the next week, the center will present a pop concert and kick off its jazz series. Finally, on the weekend of Nov. 22-23, the venue will host performances by the Orlando Ballet and Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra…. The center still lacks millions to build its final theater, an acoustic hall designed for classical-music and dance performances. Staffers are reviewing construction-cost estimates to determine how much money still needs to be raised. Executives hope the grand opening will help spur donations so they can begin construction in early 2015 and open the final theater in 2018.”

Posted August 8, 2014