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2017/18 Season

October 27, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - February 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Classic. Modern. Bold.

Our 2017/18 season at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts features an exciting mix of classic masterpieces and bold, contemporary ballets, including two world premieres, one of which is a collaboration between Artistic Director Robert Hill and Central Florida’s own beloved vocalist Sisaundra Lewis. 2017/18 Season tickets will go on sale June 19. Subscribe today. For questions, contact Patron Services at [email protected] or 407.418.9828.



Swan Lake with Live Music by Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

October 27-29, 2017 


Set to Tchaikovsky’s powerful Swan Lake score, and based on the folk tale of a young princess transformed into a swan by a vengeful sorcerer, this production promises an enchanting look at the classic romance.


Live Music Funded by Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation



The Nutcracker*

December 21-24, 2017


Don’t miss Orlando Ballet’s holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. A Christmas Eve gift of a toy nutcracker from her godfather transports Clara on a magical journey to a world of fantasy and fun complete with the Mouse King, Sugar Plum Fairy, and Mother Ginger. Enjoy falling snow and candy canes at this holiday classic the week before Christmas.
SAVE THE DATE  |  NUTCRACKER TEA  December 23, 2017 Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater @ Dr. Phillips Center


Sponsored by Sonny’s BBQ, Orlando Health, and Walt Disney World Resort .




Romeo & Juliet

February 9-11, 2018


This quintessential love story is brought back to life in Robert Hill’s brilliantly imagined adaptation. Set to Prokofiev’s rich score, this beloved ballet will be an unforgettable marriage of dance and drama. Don’t miss the most famous love story ever told the weekend before Valentine’s Day!


Supported by PNC Wealth Management and Harriet Lake Family Trust


Arcadian Broad’s Beauty & the Beast Family Weekend*

March 17-18, 2018 


Arcadian Broad’s Beauty & the Beast is the tale of loving inner beauty with artistic choreography that shares the story with the audience. From the Beast’s imposing castle to the enchanted forest, it vividly illustrates the transformative power of love through striking set design, inventive choreography and a cast of fanciful characters. This Family Weekend option offers great packages for families of four starting at just $40. Original music composed by Arcadian Broad.


Supported by Dr. Phillips Charities and The Martin Andersen-Gracia Andersen Foundation



Contemporary Wonders with Live Music featuring Sisaundra Lewis

May 4-6, 2018 | Generously supported by Krista and Jonathan Ledden


Contemporary Wonders will begin with an Orlando Ballet premiere of New York-based choreographer Jessica Lang’s From Foreign Lands and People. Following the success of Beauty & the Beast, Arcadian Broad will once again compose and choreograph a hypnotic telling of the Alice in Wonderland story, as seen through the eyes of the Mad Hatter in Mad Hatter’s Wonderland. Artistic Director Robert Hill and vocalist Sisaundra Lewis will create a spellbinding work rooted in the joy and positive energy of the healing power of love in Love Is. Sisaundra Lewis gained global recognition and stardom after delivering show stopping, electrifying performances on NBC’s The Voice!



*Season subscription option. Additional purchase required.





Orlando Ballet is also expanding its partnership with the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden and will be performing an Uncorked performance on November 3, followed by performances of the family ballet The Swan Princess on November 4 and 5. Building on the success of Orlando Ballet’s Tribute to Harriett: Best of Broadway at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts last February, the Company will take a bespoke version of the show, Best of Broadway to the Garden Theatre, April 13-15, 2018.


Uncorked at the Abbey October 3, 2017
Swan Lake: Uncorked at the Garden Theatre November 3, 2017
The Swan Princess at the Garden Theatre November 4 & 5, 2017
Uncorked at the Abbey January 23, 2018
Best of Broadway at the Garden Theatre  April 13-15, 2018
Uncorked at the Abbey April 17, 2018



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