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21|22 Audience Experience
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Swan Lake

[ Saturday, March 25, 2023; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
The most beautiful ballet of all-time, Swan Lake is the story of a Prince whose fiancee has been transformed into a swan by an evil sorcerer. With guest artists Oksana Maslova and Sterling Baca from Philadelphia Ballet, this performance transforms the stage into a world of beauty and artistry. 

Horse of a Different Color

[ Saturday, February 18, 2023; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Riding off into a different realm, Dance Alive does contemporary! This performance showcases the thrill and excitement of change! With choreography by guest artists, Company members and resident choreographers, the evening includes Judy Skinner’s awe-inspiring ELLIS ISLAND, and is set to music be Stella Sung. 

Class with Clara

[ Saturday, December 17, 2022; 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Sunday, December 18, 2022; 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]
(Class takes place onstage at the Phillips Center)Join the charming ‘Clara’, heroine of the Nutcracker Ballet for a princess style ballet class onstage in the Kingdom of the Sweets!  Training not required.  Street shoes acceptable, but you can dance in your socks or ballet shoes. Company dancers will be available to help your children as […]

The Nutcracker

[ Saturday, December 17, 2022; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Sunday, December 18, 2022; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
The all-time family favorite with beautiful dancing, sets, and costumes is here again! Everone needs a hero; and in this case, she’s a girl! Clara saves the Nutcracker prince, and to thank her, he brings her on a magical journey to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the exquisite Sugar Plum Fairy puts on a regal […]

Dracula

[ Saturday, October 22, 2022; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Through the fog and mist of Transylvania appears a sinister castle. Within it lives Count Dracula, the vampire to end all vampires! This is the story of a gentleman, his fiancée, and the dastardly deeds of the evil Count Dracula. After all is said and done, good wins out, and life goes on. With dramatic […]

2022|2023 Season Preview

[ Wednesday, July 20, 2022; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]

In Person at the Phillips Center or Streaming Online

Wednesday, July 20th at 7 PM

Get the inside scoop on our upcoming spring performances straight from UFPA Director Brian Jose! This event will be free and open to the public for in-person attendance and will also be streaming live.

Affiliate Members can pre-order tickets starting August 4th

Join as […]

Bright Lights & Big City Dreams

[ Saturday, June 25, 2022; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ]
Dance!nk by Davis PresentsBright Lights & Big City DreamsSaturday, June 25, 2022 at 5:00pm

Phillips CenterReservedGeneral Public (all seats) $25.00

On-sale nowLink: https://tickets.performingarts.ufl.edu/Online/mapSelect.asp?doWork::WSmap::loadMap=Load&createBO::WSmap=1&BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=B9424D4A-9423-407E-BDD1-22EA525E4271

Movie Madness

[ Saturday, June 18, 2022; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Momentum Dance Arts Presents Annual Recital

Movie Madness

Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 3:00pmSaturday, June 18, 2022 at 6:00pm

Phillips CenterGeneral Admission $20.00

Onsale June 1st

Link: https://tickets.performingarts.ufl.edu/online/article/momentum2022

Cameron Dancenter Annual Production

[ Friday, June 10, 2022; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Saturday, June 11, 2022; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ]
Cameron Dancenter Presents39th Annual Production

Friday, June 10, 2022 at 6:30pmSaturday, June 11, 2022 at 10:00amSaturday, June 11, 2022 at 2:00pmSaturday, June 11, 2022 at 6:30pm

Phillips CenterGeneral Admission: $6.00

On-sale nowLink: https://tickets.performingarts.ufl.edu/online/article/Cameron_Dancenter2022

The Little Mermaid, Jr.

[ Friday, May 13, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Star Center Theatre and Caring & Sharing School present The Little Mermaid, Jr.

Phillips CenterFriday, May 13, 2022 at 7:30pm

General Admission: $17.00Children 12-3: $12.00Infants: Free (tickets only available at the box office)

On Sale Now

Light of Swan Lake

[ Friday, June 3, 2022; 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Saturday, June 4, 2022; 9:30 am to 11:30 am. 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. ]
Doxa Dance StudioRecital 2022 – Light of Swan LakePhillips Center

Friday, June 3, 2022 at 6:30pmSaturday, June 4, 2022 at 9:30amSaturday, June 4, 2022 at 12:30pmSaturday, June 4, 2022 at 3:30pm

Reserved seatingGeneral Public: $16.00

On-sale April 29 at noon: https://tickets.performingarts.ufl.edu/online/article/lightofswanlake2022

ROCK THIS STAGE!

[ Saturday, May 21, 2022; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ]
Dance Sun Country 15th Anniversary RecitalROCK THIS STAGE!Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 1:00pmPhillips Center

General Admission: $20.00Children 11-3: $17.00Infants 2-0: Free, tickets available from box office only.

Tickets On Sale May 2nd at noon

Dance Sun Country is proud to be celebrating their 15th Anniversary Recital with the theme “ROCK THIS STAGE!”. This year’s program features approximately 40 […]

Sleeping Beauty

[ Sunday, June 5, 2022; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
Pofahl Studios Presents66th Annual Spring RecitalSleeping BeautyPhillips CenterSunday, June 5, 2022 at 6:00pm

General Admission: $15.00Infants 2-0: Free, tickets available from box office only.

UF Band Extravaganza

[ Tuesday, April 19, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
The Wind Band Through the Ages

Featuring University of Florida Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

For more information:(352) 273-3146UFBands@gmail.comUFBands.com

Free and Open to the Public

Miss UF Pageant

[ Wednesday, March 2, 2022; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
Florida Blue Key presentsMiss UF PageantWednesday, March 2, 2022 at 7:00pmPhillips Center

General AdmissionAdvance: $17.00Day of Show: $20.00

On-sale now

Darren Nicholson Band

[ Friday, January 28, 2022; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm. ]
There’s a sense of destiny when it comes to Darren Nicholson’s life as a musician. Born into a musical family, he first appeared on stage when he was 18 months old. Years later he would be touring with Merle Haggard, recording with the likes of Zac Brown and Alison Krauss, and performing as a member […]

Detroit Symphony Orchestra – CANCELLED

[ Tuesday, January 18, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Unfortunately, this performance has been cancelled. Detroit Symphony Orchestra has postponed their January 2022 Florida Tour, including the January 18th performance in Gainesville. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact the Phillips Center Box Office at 352.392.2787 if you have questions about tickets.

One of our nation’s great orchestras makes its first visit to Gainesville! Detroit […]

Yasmin Williams

[ Friday, April 15, 2022; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm. ]
Forget everything you thought you knew about how to play the guitar. Yasmin Williams has something new to show you. At just 24 years old, Williams is forging a thrillingly inventive approach to the acoustic guitar and receiving ample praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, NPR Music, and Pitchfork along the way.

Often playing with […]

Albert Cano Smit, Piano

[ Tuesday, April 12, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
First-prize winner for piano at the 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Albert Cano Smit brings both poetic and narrative qualities to his recitals.

A master in the making, the young pianist currently studies with Robert McDonald at The Juilliard School where he recently received the Arthur Rubinstein Piano Prize. He has performed all over the […]

Indian Ink: Mrs Krishnan’s Party – CANCELLED

[ Wednesday, March 30, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Thursday, March 31, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Friday, April 1, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Unfortunately, this performance has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact the Phillips Center Box Office at 352.392.2787 if you have questions about tickets.

It’s a comedy, it’s a dinner, it’s the party of a lifetime—and you’re invited!

Come take a seat around a dining table in the back of Mrs. Krishnan’s convenience store to […]

Blue Man Group

[ Wednesday, March 16, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
More than 35 million people around the world have experienced the smash hit phenomenon that is Blue Man Group and now it’s your turn! Blue Man Group premieres in Gainesville for a one-night engagement on their new North American tour.

It’s everything you know and love about Blue Man Group—signature drumming, colorful moments of creativity and […]

Quartet Amabile – CANCELLED

[ Sunday, March 13, 2022; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
Unfortunately, this performance has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact the Phillips Center Box Office at 352.392.2787 if you have questions about tickets.

This quartet took home First Prize at the 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions.

Quartet Amabile has performed with musical greats like pianist Martha Argerich and worked with the Shanghai and […]

Gretchen Parlato

[ Friday, February 25, 2022; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm. ]
One of the most original voices in jazz, Gretchen Parlato has returned with her 2021 release, Flor. This new work weaves a sonic texture that exquisitely complements the intensity and delicacy of Gretchen’s unmistakeable singing style.

A gorgeous synthesis of original material, American popular music, European classical music, and Brazilian standards, Flor explores the enchantment of […]

Lundú

[ Wednesday, February 23, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Thursday, February 24, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Blending the traditions of Afro-Peruvian and Andean roots music, Lundú is crafting a distinctive musical vocabulary, rediscovering and expanding the musical legacy of their culturally-rich city of Arequipa, Peru.

Lundú will be making their debut U.S. performance in Gainesville as part of the Center Stage program, a groundbreaking cultural diplomacy initiative that connects international artists with […]

Manual Cinema: Frankenstein

[ Tuesday, February 15, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
An unexpected and elegant fusion of handmade shadow puppetry, live music, cinematic wizardry, and innovative sound design combine to create an immersive retelling of the Frankenstein story right before your eyes.

Love, loss, and creation merge in surprising ways in this thrilling gothic tale conceived by Manual Cinema, who brought ADA/AVA to our stage in 2017. […]

Rent

[ Tuesday, February 8, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
For a quarter of a century, RENT has inspired us to choose love over fear and to live without regret. This Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize®-winning phenomenon has become more than a musical—it’s a cultural touchstone and a source of joy and strength for millions.

RENT’s 25th Anniversary “Farewell Season of Love” is your FINAL CHANCE […]

An Evening with Lemon Andersen

[ Thursday, February 3, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Tony Award®-winning playwright, poet, performance artist, and activist, Lemon Andersen is an artist like no other. He’s collaborated with icons including Spike Lee and LeBron James, but his work truly shines when he’s alone on a stage.

Inspired by the stylings of Spalding Gray, When Aliens Fall from the Sky is a compilation of stories and […]

Jersey Boys – CANCELLED

[ Saturday, January 22, 2022; 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
UF Performing Arts thanks you for your patience as we have been working to find a new date for JERSEY BOYS that was originally scheduled for January 2022. Unfortunately, we have just received word that the show will not be visiting UF Performing Arts in the 2022-23 season. While we are disappointed that we will […]

Puddles Pity Party

[ Tuesday, January 11, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Everyone’s favorite “Sad Clown with the Golden Voice” is coming to share his heartfelt melancholic pop anthems with all of you party people!

In 2020, with touring cancelled, Puddles holed up in his studio and produced 12 episodes of his Still Sequestered show, which featured a variety of special guests like Jack Black, Penn Jillette, Michael […]

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

[ Friday, April 8, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
You wanted them back; we listened! The founding principles for this musical ensemble were simple: have fun and don’t lose money. Incredibly, this group, comprised entirely of ukuleles, has triumphed, enjoying a successful career spanning more than 30 years!

These “ukes” delight, inspire, and surprise audiences with their dizzyingly diverse repertoire and whimsical sense of humor. […]

Cirque Éloize – CANCELLED

[ Tuesday, April 5, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Unfortunately, this performance has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact the Phillips Center Box Office at 352.392.2787 if you have questions about tickets.

Cirque Éloize combines high-flying acrobatic feats with music, dance, comedy, and theatre in performances brimming with magic. They blew us away with Saloon in 2018, and they’re back with […]

Chris Botti

[ Tuesday, March 22, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
There’s nothing like a Chris Botti concert! A dazzling trumpeter equally at home in pop, jazz, and rock; a brilliant bandleader who lets his players shine; and a born showman radiating irresistible delight at being onstage, Botti is the complete package—and an absolute treat to experience live.

See him light up an audience and recognize why […]

Paula Poundstone – CANCELLED

[ Friday, March 18, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Unfortunately, this performance has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact the Phillips Center Box Office at 352.392.2787 if you have questions about tickets.

Known for her smart, laugh-out-loud observational humor and spontaneous wit, Paula Poundstone is one of our country’s preeminent comedians, packing venues across the country.

Fans of NPR’s No. 1 show, the […]

BalletX

[ Tuesday, March 15, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
BalletX unites distinguished choreographers with an outstanding company of world-class dancers to forge new works brimming with athleticism, emotion, and grace. This company has been called “among America’s best” by The New York Times, an “epicenter of creation” by Dance Magazine, and a “place of choreographic innovation” by The New Yorker.

With an insatiable sense of […]

Itzhak Perlman and Rohan De Silva

[ Monday, March 6, 2023; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
RESCHEDULED — Save the NEW date!

Itzhak Perlman has postponed his March 3, 2022 recital at the Curtis M. Phillips Center. The new date is March 6, 2023.

Your ticket(s) will remain valid for the new performance date. If the new date does not work for you, you can contact the Phillips Center Box Office by […]

Pilobolus

[ Tuesday, March 1, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
For this 50th anniversary celebration, Pilobolus questions its own “givens,” turns its traditions sideways, and brings its past into the future. As fresh and vibrant as ever, Pilobolus –that feisty arts organism– puts the “Oh!” in ​BIG FIVE OH!​, and continues to morph its way thrillingly into audiences’ hearts and minds.

The celebration includes signature works […]

Branford Marsalis Quartet

[ Wednesday, February 16, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Saxophonist Branford Marsalis is one of the most influential and revered figures in music. The NEA Jazz Master, Grammy Award® winner, and Tony Award® nominee is equally at home performing concertos with symphony orchestras as he is sitting in with the Grateful Dead, but the core of his musical universe remains the Branford Marsalis Quartet.

With […]

Tango Fire

[ Thursday, January 27, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Close your eyes, and you’ll swear you’ve traveled to a late-night dance floor in the heart of Buenos Aires. This international dance sensation is back: bigger, bolder, and more intoxicating than ever!

A huge hit from our 17|18 season, the group returns with a brand new show! Tango Fire is a true global phenomenon and the […]

Bush | Marshall | Meyer | Meyer

[ Wednesday, January 19, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
This much talent sharing the same stage is usually something you can only catch on the bluegrass festival circuit, but we’re bringing it straight to the Phillips Center!

Sam Bush (mandolin/violin) is a father of the American “Newgrass” music scene, UFPA favorite Edgar Meyer (bass) has earned endless praise and awards for his work in the […]

The Kingdom Choir – CANCELLED

[ Monday, December 6, 2021; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Unfortunately, this performance has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact the Phillips Center Box Office at 352.392.2787 if you have questions about tickets.

The Kingdom Choir™ was catapulted to worldwide fame after its show-stopping performance of Stand By Me at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The Kingdom Choir’s holiday program […]

Jane Lynch

[ Monday, November 29, 2021; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Ring in the holidays with Jane Lynch (Glee), Kate Flannery (The Office), and Tim Davis (Glee)! This heartfelt, hilarious performance of A Swingin’ Little Christmas! will feature lively, finger-snapping takes on classic holiday tunes as well as nostalgia-steeped originals.

This blast of a show has the sentimental warmth to put you in the seasonal spirit mixed […]

Todd Barry – CANCELLED

[ Saturday, November 20, 2021; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]
Unfortunately, this performance has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact the Phillips Center Box Office at 352.392.2787 if you have questions about tickets.

UF alum Todd Barry has been serving up his particular brand of deceptively deadpan comedy for decades, earning him a level of reverence very few in his profession get […]

Brittney Spencer

[ Friday, November 19, 2021; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm. ]
Singer-songwriter Brittney Spencer moved to Nashville in 2013 with dreams of molding life, truth, and wild imagination into country music. She’s since toured and performed with artists including Carrie Underwood andChristopher Cross.

In late 2020, Spencer’s career took off toward stardom with the release of her debut EP, Compassion, which garnered rave reviews from the likes […]

Strings For Peace

[ Tuesday, November 16, 2021; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Exploring deep connections between two musical traditions, Strings for Peace brings together Indian classical sarod artists Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash, and Ayaan Ali Bangash with American classical guitarist Sharon Isbin.

These internationally renowned musicians transcend barriers of language, geography, and culture through sharing the gifts of their unique artistic traditions.

Please note: As of now […]

Daymé Arocena

[ Tuesday, November 9, 2021; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm. ]
A radiant performer carrying the flame for a new generation of Cuban musicians, Daymé Arocena encompasses the rich, diverse musical makeup of her homeland while also drawing inspiration from the world she has spent the last six years traveling.

With her captivating charisma, she effortlessly blends traditional Santerían chant, jazz stylings, contemporary R&B influences, and Afro-Cuban […]

Joey DeFrancesco Trio

[ Thursday, October 28, 2021; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm. ]
Legend. It’s a word that probably gets tossed around more often than it should. But for Joey DeFrancesco, the modern master of jazz organ, “legend” is a perfect fit.

DeFrancesco emerged in the ’80s and quickly ascended as one of the youngest musicians ever recruited to play in a Miles Davis ensemble. Throughout his career, he’s […]

Merz Trio

[ Sunday, October 17, 2021; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Winners of the 2019 Concert Artists Guild Competition and Gold Medalists of the Fischoff and Chesapeake International Chamber Music Competitions, Merz Trio combines artistic brilliance with a farcical lust for life.

The group will perform a program titled Ink Spills, which tells a unique and personal story around Ravel’s Piano Trio, completed by the composer in […]

Love Canon – CANCELLED

[ Friday, October 15, 2021; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 9:00 pm; ]
Unfortunately, this performance has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact the Phillips Center Box Office at 352.392.2787 if you have questions about tickets.

The bluegrass virtuosos in Love Canon are downright chameleonic and yet distinctly a group all their own. Their most recent release, Cover Story, has their talents on full display […]

Beethoven Symphony No. 9

[ Thursday, October 7, 2021; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Considered one of the finest achievements in the history of Western music, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 could be described as something of a sonic miracle. One needs to see and hear this performed live to even begin to understand its power.

We are ecstatic to bring Beethoven’s 9th, along with two other dynamite pieces, to our […]

Lifeline Quartet

[ Friday, October 1, 2021; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm. ]
African-American spirituals are a critical part of the United States’ musical heritage. Many of these coded Civil War-era songs also conveyed vital information related to the Underground Railroad, including routes and navigational strategies, and boosted morale for people escaping slavery.

Michelle Mayne-Graves and her Lifeline Quartet use their incredible voices to celebrate these songs in a […]

Royal Wood

[ Thursday, September 30, 2021; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm. ]
As if a dear friend stopped by to perform for you, Royal Wood will make you feel instantly at home. A natural-born storyteller, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Royal Wood serves up intimate pop-rock tunes with equal dashes of class and craft.

Starting with his first release in 2002, he’s built a discography defined by his ceaseless ability […]

Davina and the Vagabonds

[ Thursday, September 23, 2021; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm. ]
Davina and the Vagabonds has been creating a stir with their shows filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, and a frontwoman whose voice and stage presence are simply electric.

With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the group serves up high-energy tunes with […]

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