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Dr. Phillips Center to Welcome Pat Metheny, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Jay Leno, Frankie Valli and Shen Yun During the 2021/2022 Season

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The arts center announces on-sale for five shows performing in Walt Disney Theater and the new, acoustically remarkable theater Steinmetz Hall  in 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. (December 3, 2021) – A diverse array of musicians, comedians and entertainers are set to perform in Walt Disney Theater and Steinmetz Hall at the Dr. Phillips Center in the new year, including legendary Four Seasons frontman Frankie Valli, acclaimed late night host and comedian Jay Leno and professional contemporary dancers from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Tickets for these performances will go on sale Friday, December 3, 2021 at 10 a.m. ET. Guests can purchase tickets for the following shows by visiting www.drphillipscenter.org
  • Pat Methany – Thursday, February 17, 2022 | Steinmetz Hall
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Tuesday & Wednesday, February 22 & 23, 2022 | Steinmetz Hall
  • Jay Leno – Friday, February 25, 2022 | Steinmetz Hall
  • Frankie Valli – Sunday, March 20, 2022 | Walt Disney Theater
  • Shen Yun – Friday-Sunday, May 20-22, 2022 | Walt Disney Theater
Show descriptions are available below:
Dr. Phillips Presents Pat Metheny SIDE-EYE with James Francies & Joe Dyson
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m.
About Pat Metheny
It is one thing to attain popularity as a musician, but it is another to receive the kind of acclaim Pat Metheny has garnered from critics and peers. Over the years, Metheny has won countless polls as “Best Jazz Guitarist” and awards, including three gold records for (Still LifeTalking, Letter from Home, and Secret Story. He has also won 20 Grammy Awards spread out over a variety of different categories including Best Rock Instrumental, Best Contemporary Jazz Recording, Best Jazz Instrumental Solo, Best Instrumental Composition and, at one point, winning seven consecutive Grammys for seven consecutive albums.
In 2015 he was inducted into the Downbeat Hall of Fame, becoming only the fourth guitarist to be included (along with Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian and Wes Montgomery) and it’s youngest member. Metheny has spent much of his life on tour, often doing more than 100 shows a year since becoming a bandleader in the 70s. He continues to be one of the brightest stars of the jazz community, dedicating time to both his own projects and those of emerging artists and established veterans alike, helping them to reach their audience as well as realizing their own artistic visions.
Dr. Phillips Center Presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Date: Tuesday & Wednesday, February 22 & 23, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m.
About Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance.
The Ailey company has gone on to perform for an estimated 25 million people at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents, as well as millions more through television broadcasts, film screenings and online platforms. Today, the Company continues Mr. Ailey’s mission by presenting important works of the past and commissioning new ones. In all, more than 235 works by over 90 choreographers have been part of the Ailey company’s repertory.
Before his untimely death in 1989, Alvin Ailey named Judith Jamison as his successor, and over the next 21 years, she brought the Company to unprecedented success. Ms. Jamison, in turn, personally selected Robert Battle to succeed her in 2011, and The New York Times declared he “has injected the company with new life.”
Dr. Phillips Center in association with AEG Presents Jay Leno
Date: Friday, February 25, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m.
About Jay Leno
Acclaimed TV late night host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, TV and movie voice-over artists, pioneering car builder and mechanic and philanthropist…Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.”
Jay Leno’s late night television rating domination included two decades as the host of the #1-rated The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. After the first two years, Jay Leno never lost a single ratings year in which he served as host.
Leno is the recipient of many honors, including Emmy, People’s Choice, and TV Guide awards, Harris Poll selection as most popular star on television, the Hasty Pudding Award at Harvard University, The Mark Twain Prize, recipient of the Patriot Award given by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame and being the first person to drive the pace car of all major NASCAR events.
Dr. Phillips Center in association with AEG Presents Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Date: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Time: 8:00 p.m.
About Frankie Valli
The original Jersey boy himself, Frankie Valli is a true American legend. His incredible career with the Four Seasons, as well as his solo success, has spawned countless hit singles, with unforgettable tunes like “Sherry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “December ‘63 – Oh What A Night,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” and of course, “Grease.”
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons have sold over 100 million records worldwide. Valli’s legendary career was the inspiration for the Broadway juggernaut Jersey Boys.
Frankie Valli is not only a pop music icon, but also an actor, having been featured in the iconic television show, The Sopranos, as Rusty, the capo in the Lupertazzi crime family, as well as Rob Reiner’s romantic comedy, And So It Goes, alongside Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton.
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons continue to tour throughout the U.S. and abroad to packed houses, receiving nightly standing ovations from thrilled fans of multiple generations.
FL Falun Dafa Association Presents Shen Yun 2022
Date: Friday-Sunday, May 20-22, 2022
Time: Show times vary
About Shen Yun
The culture of ancient China was divinely inspired. Shen Yun’s works reflect this rich spiritual heritage… Shen Yun invites you to travel back to the magical world of ancient China. Experience a lost culture through the incredible art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to life. Shen Yun makes this possible by pushing the boundaries of the performing arts, with a unique blend of stunning costuming, high-tech backdrops and an orchestra like no other. Be prepared for a theatrical experience that will take your breath away!
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About Steinmetz Hall
As one of the world’s most acoustically remarkable spaces, Steinmetz Hall will let guests enjoy a range of performances–with or without amplification–by local, national and international artists. The one-of-a-kind multiform theater will transform in shape, seating and sound to accommodate a variety of art forms and events, making it a destination of choice for the world’s most revered and relevant artists.
About Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization operating the state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando. Located on the north side of the 698,312-square-foot facility across from Orlando City Hall, the new Steinmetz Hall and Judson’s will soon be joined by the 2,711-seat Walt Disney Theater, an amplified theater and the art center’s largest performance space used for traveling Broadway shows, concerts and events; the 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, an intimate, community theater ideal for plays, music and education; the 3-acre front lawn, including Seneff Arts Plaza, that served as a safe space for the community to gather during the pandemic thanks to the innovative outdoor Frontyard Festival™, supported by AdventHealth; as well as the AdventHealth School of Arts, and DeVos Family Room, a popular space for large events, including weddings, conferences and corporate meetings. Dr. Phillips Center collaborates with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the City of Winter Park, the State of Florida and generous donors.

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Diane Sears

A career journalist, author and advocate for business growth, Diane Sears is the CEO, editor and publisher of i4 Business. She is also the founder and president of DiVerse Media LLC, which has handled content marketing projects including nonfiction books, white papers, executive speeches and scripts since 2000. She is co-founder of the nonprofit Go for the Greens Foundation, which helps connect women-owned and minority-owned business owners with growth opportunities internationally.

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