Orlando invites public to ground-breaking festivities for arts center

Well, we never thought we’d see it, but next week the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is finally breaking ground.

And you’re invited. Here’s info from the Dr. Phillips Center office about what’s going on. My buddy Davis Gaines will be there — will you?

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate a historic milestone with a three-day community groundbreaking celebration, June 23-25, made possible by an outpouring of community donations.

On June 23, the official groundbreaking moment takes place 5:30-7:15 pm, with live entertainment from renowned Broadway singer and actor (and Orlando native) Davis Gaines, as well performances from the Orlando Ballet, Orlando Ballet School, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orlando Repertory Theatre and the cast of the national tour of the Tony Award-winning revival of Hair.

Celebrations continue with an open house on June 24, 11 am – 2 pm and June 25, noon – 4 pm, where the community is invited to enjoy performances from local performing artists and groups.

Funded by community donations – including no public funds – these events are free and open to the public, and will take place in an outdoor air conditioned tent located on Magnolia Avenue, between Anderson and South Streets.

Who: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
What: Community Groundbreaking Celebration
Where: Future front door of the Dr. Phillips Center, Magnolia Avenue, between Anderson and South Streets, Downtown Orlando
When:  June 23, 5:30-7:15 pm – Groundbreaking Celebration
June 24, 11 am-2 pm – Community Open House
June 25, noon-4 pm – Community Open House

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4 responses to “Orlando invites public to ground-breaking festivities for arts center

  1. MYRON BLATTNER

    HOW WONDERFUL !!!!!!!!!! I never thought I’d live long enough to see this great happening. Now, I hope to live long enough to attend the first performance in the “DR. PHILLIPS CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS”. The best thing that has happened in Orlando in a long time. Good by to the BOB CARR!!!

    (PS. I hate basketball, so may never see the Arena.)

  2. Andrea Canny

    Yahoo!! I’ll be there with bells on!

  3. Michelle Knight

    I will be there, tapping Andrea’s bells.

  4. Sheanna Aponte

    My children will love to see the performances of The Orlando Ballet!