Josh Garrick Presents 9 Not-to-be-Missed Events

The Dr.Phillips Center for the Performing Arts presents Frankie Valli.

Orlando’s vibrant performing arts scene presents several dazzling shows in 2024. From Broadway hits to classical music, many experiences await you. Here’s a guide to the 9 not-to-be-missed events in the city. Visit unless otherwise indicated.


January 19 to January 23

Orlando Family Stage Presents

Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem — how to avoid winding up as a pork chop! Charlotte creates a “miracle” and weaves a solution, making Wilbur a prize pig and ensuring his place on the farm forever. Visit or call 407.896.7365


January 26 and January 28

Opera Orlando Presents 


Celebrated in Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s operatic celebration of the artist Frida Kahlo, the retelling of Frida’s life reveals a dynamic woman in love with Mexican folklore, culture, and life. Argentinian maestro Jorge Parodi conducts as Opera Orlando welcomes back Mexican-American soprano Cecilia Violetta López to sing the title role.


January 30 and January 31

Dr. Phillips Center Presents

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-legendary performance in 1958.  That performance, led by Mr. Ailey and a group of young modern dancers, changed the world of American dance. The Ailey company has gone on to perform for an estimated 25 million people at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries. The Company continues Mr. Ailey’s mission by presenting iconic past works and commissioning new ones. 


February 4 at 3:30 pm

The Dr. Phillips Center Presents

The Cleveland Orchestra with Karina Canellakis, Conductor

Seong-Jin Cho, Piano

CHOPIN — Piano Concerto No. 2

RACHMANINOFF — Symphonic Dances

The Dr. Phillips Center is honored to present an encore performance by The Cleveland Orchestra recently proclaimed “the best orchestra in the world.” The orchestra brought the Steinmetz Hall audience to their feet with numerous standing ovations. Orlando fell in love with the Orchestra, and the Orchestra and its members fell equally in love with Steinmetz Hall.


February 10 at 8 pm 

Dr. Phillips Center Presents

Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons The Last Encores

The original Jersey boy himself, Frankie Valli is a true American legend. His solo success and incredible career with the Four Seasons have spawned countless hit singles, including “Grease.” Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons have sold over 100 million records worldwide. Valli’s legendary career was the inspiration for Broadway. 


February 15 to February 18 

The Orlando Ballet Presents

Sleeping Beauty

Choreography by Christopher Stowell after Marius Petipa

A beautiful Princess and a gallant Prince are drawn together in Orlando Ballet’s retelling of one of the world’s favorite fairy tales. With the obligatory happy ending, love conquers all to the lushly romantic ballet music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. 


February 18 at 8 pm

The Dr.Phillips Center Presents


As one of the most recognizable voices in the entertainment industry and revered by fans internationally, Andrea Bocelli has entertained audiences for 30 years, counting nearly 90 million records sold He comes to Orlando with seven World Music Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Chosen from his beloved repertoire, music to celebrate Valentine’s Day will be performed along with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.


February 20 to March 3

The Dr.Phillips Center in partnership with AdventHealth Broadway in Orlando Presents

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Moulin Rouge! The Musical comes to Orlando with 10 Tony Awards®. Including BEST MUSICAL Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed as a new musical extravaganza. Directed by Tony Award® winner Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a theatrical celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Love. 


February 24 and February 25

The Orlando Philharmonic Presents

Mei-Ann Chen, guest conductor 

Alexandra Dariescu, piano

MAYER – Faust Overture
JAMES LEE III – Shades of Unbroken Dreams (Florida premiere)
BRAHMS – Symphony No. 3  

Conductor Mei-Ann Chen leads the Orchestra in the Florida premiere of a new concerto in an evening that includes Brahms’s Third, often called his most personal symphony — “Like a rainbow after a thunderstorm.”


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