Fairwinds Broadway In Orlando has announced its 2016 – 2017 season at the Dr. Phillips Center. Current subscribers deadline to renew is April 4, 2016 while new subscribers can pick up a new 7 show subscriber package starting at $240. You can renew or purchase your new subscriber package at http://orlando.broadway.com
The Illusionists –
October 4-9, 2016
This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTS – Live From Broadway has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.
Audiences will witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mind-reading, disappearance and for the first time ever in history, a full view water torture escape. Performed by the acclaimed escapologist Andrew Basso, he will hold his breath for over 4 minutes whilst attempting to escape from his underwater cell. This group of world-class performers take their cue from the showmanship of the great illusionists of the past – such as Harry Houdini – and pair it with a new and updated contemporary aesthetic, whose set and costume design lend the genre a theatricality and artistry that has rarely been seen before.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night Time – November 1 -6, 2016
Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best New Play, the acclaimed National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is now in its second smash year on Broadway. Two-time Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott (War Horse) directs this “dazzling, pulse-pounding and remarkable” (Time Out New York) adaptation by Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens that brings Mark Haddon’s internationally best-selling novel to thrilling life.
Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.
An American In Paris –
December 13-18, 2016
Named BEST MUSICAL of the year by both the Drama League and the Outer Critics Circle and the winner of four Tony Awards®, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the hit new musical guaranteed to sweep you off your feet—and into the arms of a story you’ll never forget.
Inspired by the Academy Award®-winning film and featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin and the Tony Award®-winning choreography of Christopher Wheeldon, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS has captivated both audiences and critics, becoming the most honored Broadway musical of 2015. Its stunning combination of classic music, timeless story, breathtaking dance and state-of-the-art design results in the spectacular musical the New York Times declares “outshines anything else currently on Broadway.”
Wicked – Season Option
January 11- 29, 2017
WICKED looks at what happened in the Land of Oz… but from a different angle.
Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin-smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships… until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”
WICKED has been hailed by The New York Times as “the defining musical of the decade.” Time Magazine cheers, “if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of WICKED, Broadway really would be a magical place.”
A Gentelmens Guide To Love and Murder –
February 7-12, 2017
GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by—you guessed it—eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way. All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea. The Hollywood Reporterraves, “GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE RESTORES OUR FAITH IN MUSICAL COMEDY” and The New York Times cheers, “IT WILL LIFT THE HEARTS OF ALL THOSE WHO’VE BEEN PINING FOR WHAT SOMETIMES SEEMS A LOST ART FORM.”
Disney’s The Little Mermaid –
March 7 -12, 2017
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.”
Matilda The Musical –
May 9-14, 2017
Winner of 50 international awards, including the Tony Award®, and one of the biggest hits on Broadway, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Rolling Stone calls the show “hands down the BEST MUSICAL of the season.” Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, MATILDA continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London’s West End.
The Wall Street Journal says, “The makers of MATILDA have done the impossible – triumphantly! It is smart, sweet, zany and stupendous fun.”