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21|22 Audience Experience
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Detroit Symphony Orchestra

[ Tuesday, January 18, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
One of our nation’s great orchestras makes its first visit to Gainesville! Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Artistic Directors—Dorati, Jarvi, Slatkin, and now Bignamini—are a who’s who of conducting greats.

Known for trailblazing performances and collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, the DSO is accustomed to a level of excellence few can compete with. This performance 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 […]

Jersey Boys

[ Saturday, January 22, 2022; 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage it was a very different story—a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.

Go […]


[ 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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Indian Ink: Mrs Krishnan’s Party

[ 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. ]
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 celebrate the South Indian festival of Onam, a time to celebrate life, death, and rebirth.

Sit back and enjoy as song, dance, and food come together […]

Cirque Éloize – Hotel

[ Tuesday, April 5, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
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 their newest production: Hotel.

Hotel takes the unassuming setting of a hotel lobby and fills it with a colorful cast of characters whose worlds are about to […]

Ukelele 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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


[ Tuesday, March 1, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
In celebration of their 50th anniversary, Pilobolus— Gainesville’s favorite feisty dance theatre organism— is as fresh and vibrant as ever, putting the “OH!” in their BIG FIVE OH! tour. Continuing to thrill its way into audiences’ hearts and minds, Pilobolus has built a legacy on their breathtaking and daring dance, showcasing raw strength and athleticism.

This […]

Itzhak Perlman and Rohan De Silva

[ Thursday, March 3, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys a superstar status rarely afforded to classical musicians. Beloved for his charm and humanity as much as his talent, audiences throughout the world respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy for making music.

Rohan De Silva has written the book […]


[ 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 adventure […]

Paula Poundstone

[ Friday, March 18, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
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 weekly comedy news quiz, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, will be very familiar with her razor-sharp wisecracks, as Poundstone is one of the show’s most popular […]

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 […]


[ Friday, May 6, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Orchestra POPS!Our signature Season Finale celebration with surprises, special guests, musical favorites, and bringing back our annual Walk Through the Orchestra.


[ Friday, February 18, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Ravel! Daphnis and ChloeDive into the passion and beauty of Ravel’s lush and romantic suite. Closer to home, revel in Delius’s sparkling “Florida Suite” accompanied with video of Florida Springs, created by award winning artists Lesley Gamble and John Moran. Also, Hummel’s delicious Mandolin Concerto with soloist Raphael Ramirez. 


[ Friday, November 12, 2021; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Dvorak! “New World” SymphonyA soaring evening with Dvorak’s classic favorite full of great melodies along with new voices, including Dr. Chad “Sir Wick” Hughes’ premiere of “Visions of a Renaissance”, and audience favorite Tan Dun’s “Secret of Wind and Birds” for cell phones and orchestra. 


[ Friday, October 22, 2021; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Beethoven! Pastorale SymphonyKicking off the season with an epic, timeless and beloved work of absolute joy and beauty celebrating nature and the Earth around us. Also, Aaron Copland’s exciting Clarinet Concerto with soloist Dale Fedele. 

Carmina Burana

[ Friday, March 25, 2022; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Saturday, March 26, 2022; 7:30 pm; ]
With a rousing clash of cymbals, defrocked monks burst onstage to set the tone for this extraordinary ballet choreographed by Tom Pazik. Somber, joyous, miraculous, it creates an odyssey from Adam and Eve to the Apocalypse. Dance Alive National Ballet joined by the University of Florida

Symphony Orchestra, UF Concert Choir, Gainesville Civic Chorus and guest […]

Don Juan in Loveland

[ Saturday, February 12, 2022; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Handsome, suave, and every woman’s dream Lover! That’s the mythical Don Juan that we know. But behind this casual and entertaining idea lies a philosophical question of grace, free will and predestination. Past and present collide when fate steps in. A stunning ballet with a true Valentine’s Day happy ending created by Artistic Director Kim […]

Class with Clara

[ Saturday, December 18, 2021; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Sunday, December 19, 2021; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ]
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 well, so they will have the most […]

The Nutcracker

[ Saturday, December 18, 2021; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Sunday, December 19, 2021; 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!  Everyone 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 the Sweets, where the exquisite Sugar Plum Fairy puts on a […]


[ Saturday, October 30, 2021; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. ]
Based on the darkly brilliant novel by Gaston Leroux, PHANTOM is a creation by award-winning choreographer Kim Tuttle. Vivid and dramatic, we are drawn into the torn life of the Phantom, his beautiful protégé Christine, and Raoul, her desperate lover. Classical and contemporary, from high tech light effects to scintillating opera, with a uniquely bold […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fall 2021 Preview Announcement

[ Wednesday, June 30, 2021; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
Whether you attend in person at the Phillips Center or live stream the event from your living room, you’ll be getting the inside scoop on our upcoming fall performances straight from UFPA Director Brian Jose. Find out what performances are coming to our stages, what it will be like attending performances in our venues this […]

Annual Recital

[ Saturday, June 19, 2021; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]

38th Annual Production

[ Wednesday, June 9, 2021; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Thursday, June 10, 2021; 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Friday, June 11, 2021; 7:30 pm; Saturday, June 12, 2021; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]

2021 Recital

[ Friday, June 4, 2021; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ]
Please note: Customers can only purchase a maximum of 4 tickets until May 19 at 12:00pm.


[ Sunday, June 6, 2021; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Monday, June 7, 2021; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

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