Representatives of Orlando's new downtown Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday unveiled many of the shows to be presented during the venue's first year of operation.
They will join previously announced performances such as touring Broadway musicals and Orlando Ballet productions at the center, under construction at Orange Avenue and South Street.
But Thursday was the first glimpse of the other shows that will be staged in the months after the $514 million venue opens in November. In the lineup are a jazz series, dance performances, children's shows and, most intriguingly, a snow-filled spectacular. Still more shows will be announced in the future, officials said, but this is the complete confirmed lineup for now.
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Here's a look at what's in store:
Co-presented with Florida Theatrical Association.
•The Phantom of the Opera: Dec. 3-14. The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about a deformed man who falls in love with a beautiful singer.
•The Book of Mormon: Dec. 26-Jan. 4. The comic musical from the creators of TV's "South Park" about two naïve missionaries in Africa.
•Newsies: Jan. 27-Feb. 1, 2015. Disney's high-energy musical about plucky newsboys at the turn of the 20th century.
•Motown: The Musical: March 10-15, 2015. A celebration of the soulful sound of the Motown era.
•Pippin: April 21-26, 2015. Theatrical musical about a young man trying to find his place in this world.
•Beauty and the Beast: May 12-17, 2015. Disney's cartoon about the enchanted prince who must learn to love.
•Anything Goes: May 26-31, 2015. High-kicking Cole Porter musical about comic shenanigans on the high seas.
•I Love Lucy Live on Stage: June 23-28, 2015. A recreation of taping the famous TV series starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
•Vampire's Ball: Oct. 17-19 (at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre). A Halloween-themed extravaganza.
•Peter & the Wolf: Oct. 18 (at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre). Children's story set to music by Sergei Prokofiev.
•The Nutcracker: Dec. 19-21. Christmas-themed adventure for a little girl in Fairyland.
•Swan Lake: Jan. 23-25, 2015. A prince falls in love with a women under a powerful enchantment that transforms her into a swan.
•The Swan Princess: Jan. 24, 2015. A children's adaptation of "Swan Lake."