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On Sale Orlando Ballet’s First Production of the 2021/22 Season The Jungle Book

Tickets On Sale Friday, August 6 at 10 a.m.

Orlando, FL — Thursday, August 5, 2021 — Tickets go on sale for Orlando Ballet’s season opening show, The Jungle Book, at 10 a.m. Friday, August 6, 2021. Performances take place October 7 through October 10, 2021 at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. A one-hour Family & Sensory-Friendly performance is scheduled for Saturday, October 9 at 11 a.m. Ticket prices start at $24 and may be purchased by visiting drphillipscenter.org or calling 407.358.6603 or visiting the Dr. Phillips Center box office in person. Groups of 10 or more may call (407) 203-3735.

“Kicking off the 2021-2022 season of ‘romance & adventure’ with this storybook ballet is an invitation to audiences to come and be absolutely captivated by the dazzling visuals and beautiful dance,” said Robert Hill, artistic director of the Orlando Ballet.

Extraordinary, larger-than-life-size puppetry and vibrant costuming will bring The Jungle Book to life. Based on the Rudyard Kipling short stories, and the many famed The Jungle Book movies, the colorful ballet was created by award-winning choreographer Toni Pimble, artistic director of Eugene Ballet. Audiences of all ages will delight in the spirited adventures of Mowgli, Baloo the Bear, Shere Khan the tiger and Kaa the snake.

“We can’t imagine a more exciting way to introduce the community to our 2021-2022 season and company,” said Cheryl Collins, executive director of Orlando Ballet. Dancers from across the country auditioned for an opportunity to join the company. Making their debut with Orlando Ballet this season are dancers John Abenanty, Darion Flores, Trevor Stalcup, McKenzie Thomas and Brian Warkentien (apprentice).

Ticket Information

The Jungle Book

Tickets start at $24

Purchase tickets:

• Online: drphillipscenter.org

• By phone: 407.358.6603. Ticket fees included in online and phone transactions.

• In person: Dr. Phillips Center Bill & Mary Darden Box Office at 455 South Magnolia Ave., Orlando, FL 32801.

• No additional fees if purchased in person. Box office hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

• Groups of 10 or more receive up to 25% off: Call (407) 203-3735.

Performances* take place at the Dr. Phillips Center.

• Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

• Friday, October 8, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

• Saturday, October 9 at 11 a.m. Family & Sensory Friendly Performance

• Saturday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m.

• Sunday, October 10 at 2 p.m.

*Prices, titles, dates, times, locations and cast are subject to change at any time without notice.


About Orlando Ballet

Founded in 1974, Orlando Ballet is Central Florida’s only fully residential professional ballet company. Under the helm of Artistic Director Robert Hill, Orlando Ballet produces year-round main stage productions at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre, featuring timeless masterpieces and innovative contemporary world premieres, achieving the highest level of professionalism and artistic excellence. Orlando Ballet promotes dance education through community enrichment programs, performance lecture demonstrations, the renowned Orlando Ballet School, and Orlando Ballet II, a second pre-professional company to train and support dancers as they approach the start of their dance careers. For information about Orlando Ballet, please visit our website at OrlandoBallet.org.

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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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