Schedule of Events

Exhibits

SVAD Multi-media “Multiples” Exhibit
Lobbies and public spaces throughout the center

Discover conceptual visual art pieces in unexpected places throughout the Dr. Phillips Center!


SVAD Banner Art and Arcade Games
Lobbies and public spaces throughout the center

View massive art prints and play student-created games on retro arcade cabinets in the public spaces of the center.


Theatre UCF Costume Exhibit
Lobbies and public spaces throughout the center

Ooh la la! Get a sneak peek into corsets and petticoats designed and constructed in Theatre UCF's costume shop.


In the Eyes of the Hungry: Florida’s Changing Landscape
Off-Site

Terrace Gallery at Orlando City Hall 400 S. Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801 Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read and inspired by John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, In the Eyes of the Hungry: Florida’s Changing Landscape inspires and contributes to conversations about demographic, geographic, and ecological shifts, with an emphasis... Read more »


A Memory Wingding: Nostalgia and Ephemera in UCF Undergraduate Fine Art
Off-Site

This exhibition features the paintings, photography, and sculpture of eight artists from UCF's undergraduate BFA program.


Without Borders
Off-Site

Gallery at Avalon Island 39 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando, Fl 32801 “Without Borders” features painting, video, sound, sculpture, photography, and performance art by artists from diverse cultural and ideological backgrounds. This show explores themes of identity, perception, blackness, feminism, gender roles, and interactivity. “Without Borders” is a statement of our unique perspectives. Featured works include:... Read more »


Performances and Talks

Friday, April 7

Tableaux vivants
5:30 pm
Lobbies and public spaces throughout the center

"Living pictures" once again liven up the lobby! This year's pieces are inspired by "journeys and destinations."


I Can Study Video Games?
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lobbies and public spaces throughout the center

Students and staff from the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, UCF’s graduate game-development program, present an interactive installation that demonstrates the technical and creative aspects of game development.


Theatre UCF Makeup Demonstration
5:30 pm
Lobbies and public spaces throughout the center

UCF Students and faculty from the Advanced Makeup Techniques class present makeup demos on a variety of types of theatrical makeup, including characters, special effect, facial hair, aged, animal, fantasy and the Monster from The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein!


Oklahoma!
8:00 pm
Walt Disney Theater

Music by Richard Rodgers Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II A collaboration between Theatre UCF and UCF Music Directed by Earl D. Weaver Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian... Read more »


Saturday, April 8

Puddin’ and the Grumble
1:00 pm
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater

Presented by Theatre UCF in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida  Book and Lyrics by Becky Boesen Music by David von Kampen Puddin’ has a secret and if she doesn’t do something fast, it may just eat her alive! To make matters worse, her mom is sending her away, she has to... Read more »


Oklahoma! Behind-the-Scenes Talk
2:00 pm
Walt Disney Theater

Join the Theatre UCF production team for a behind-the-scenes perspective on the ins and outs of producing a musical.


A Reading of Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath
3:00 pm
DeVos Family Room

With a cast of over thirty UCF guest artists, faculty, staff, alumni and students, the School of Performing Arts is proud to present a reading of Frank Galati’s 1990 Tony Award winning adaptation of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. Renowned first as a novel, and then as a prize-winning motion picture, the story of... Read more »


Theatre UCF Makeup Demonstration
5:30 pm
Lobbies and public spaces throughout the center

UCF Students and faculty from the Advanced Makeup Techniques class present makeup demos on a variety of types of theatrical makeup, including characters, special effect, facial hair, aged, animal, fantasy and the Monster from The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein!


Tableaux vivants
6:30 pm
Lobbies and public spaces throughout the center

"Living pictures" once again liven up the lobby! This year's pieces are inspired by "journeys and destinations."


Oklahoma!
7:30 pm
Walt Disney Theater

Music by Richard Rodgers Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II A collaboration between Theatre UCF and UCF Music Directed by Earl D. Weaver Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. Set in a Western Indian... Read more »


Piano Extravaganza!
8:00 pm
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater

Program One Piano, Six Hands Triana (Tempo di Tango!) by Timothy Brown (b. 1946) Joy Abbad, primo Jonathan Boring, secondo Michael Boring, terzo Two Pianos, Eight Hands The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa (1854-1932), arr. Mark Wilberg (b. 1955) Jacob Lynch, first piano: primo Mehrnoush Aghagholizadeh, first piano: secondo Michael Boring, second... Read more »


Sunday, April 9

Female Playwrights Panel
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
DeVos Family Room

UCF Theatre faculty members Sybil St. Clair, Be Boyd, and Cynthia White hold an informal and intimate discussion about playwriting.


Go Far with a Degree in the Arts
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DeVos Family Room

Join the VP of Design at ETSY, a Disney animator, an award-winning documentarian, and an entrepreneur as these UCF alums discuss their career trajectories following their graduation from the UCF School of Visual Arts & Design.  In a panel format with audience Q&A to follow, these alums discuss the value of their UCF degrees, the... Read more »


UCF Choral Concert: That Music Always Round Me
7:30 pm
Walt Disney Theater

‘THAT MUSIC ALWAYS ROUND ME’ The Women’s Chorus, University Chorus and Chamber Singers The music on tonight’s program spans cultures, times and places. These songs are those of our histories and heritage, joys and sorrows, journeys and destinations – the music always round us.   I Chamber Singers David L. Brunner, conductor Voicedance V Greg Jasperse... Read more »


Project Spotlight’s The Force of Gravity
8:00 pm
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater

Student written, directed, cast, and produced, this play is based on a true story that takes place in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement, following the lives of high-profile agents of change.


Monday, April 10

UCF Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band Concert
7:30 pm
Walt Disney Theater

Enjoy UCF Music’s premier band ensembles in a beautiful concert setting.


The Bard Takes Broadway
8:00 pm
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater

Presented in cooperation with Orlando Shakespeare Theater Let there be no noise made, my gentle friends; Unless some dull and favourable hand Will whisper music to my weary spirit. —William Shakespeare, Henry IV Part 2 Shakespeare’s world was as thoroughly permeated with popular music as our own. Chanteuse Laura Hodos (accompanied by UCF professor Brian Hoffman)... Read more »


Tuesday, April 11

SVAD Digital Media Showcase
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DeVos Family Room

The School of Visual Arts and Design Digital Media Showcase is an annual gathering presenting some of UCF’s most innovative interactive media projects. Patrons will experience, in hands-on fashion, dozens of games and creative projects designed and developed by Game Design, Web Design, and Emerging Media Management undergraduate students. Interactive learning experiences include active playtesting... Read more »


Middle School, High School and Alumni Choir Invitational
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Walt Disney Theater

Orange County middle and high school choirs for a day of clinics and performances. The students will be joined by alumni from the UCF choruses for a final concert, which will be open to the public in the evening.


UCF Woodwind Ensembles Concert
8:00 pm
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater

Knight Flute Ensemble Dr. Nora Lee Garcia, director Rachel Madden, piccolo Chris Ludwig, Thomas Swanson, Jolene Crossman, Kenya Carter, Kathleen Killcommons, flutes Sara Nazarian, Olivia Browdy, alto flutes Colin Jackson, Victoria Polinsky, bass flutes Ana Garcia, contrabass PROGRAM Railroad by Nicole Chamberlain Petite Fetes by Benoit Glazer World in Synchronicity by Melvin Lauf   UCF Clarinet Choir Dr. Keith Koons, conductor... Read more »


Wednesday, April 12

Character Animation Film Showcase
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater

Presented by the School of Visual Arts & Design (SVAD), visitors will experience student-created animation over the past 5 years. SVAD currently has two unique animation tracks: Character Animation and Experimental Animation. Both program specializations, which are a part of the B.F.A. in Art – Emerging Media Track, allow students to integrate the multiple domains... Read more »


K-12 Fine Arts Showcase
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater

Please check back for more information about exact times the center will be open for you to enjoy performances and exhibits by students in our local K-12 schools. Performances will include a concert by the "A Gift for Music" program.


Percussion Festival
7:30 pm
Walt Disney Theater

A day of workshops and performances culminates in a celebration featuring guest artist Makoto Nakura and the UCF Percussion Ensemble.


Short Film Showcase
8:00 pm
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater

A curated showcase of films featuring narrative, documentary, and experimental shorts.


Thursday, April 13

The Giver
11:00 am
Walt Disney Theater

Tickets to the 11:00 performance of The Giver are no longer available. Please join us at the 7:00 pm performance instead.


The Giver
7:00 pm
Walt Disney Theater

Presented by Orlando Repertory Theatre  From the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry Adapted by Eric Coble Jonas’ world is perfect. Everything is under control and safe. There is no war or fear or pain. There are also no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. But when Jonas turns 12, he... Read more »


An Evening of Cello Celebration
8:00 pm
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater

Award-winning cellist and the new UCF cello professor, Si-Yan Darren Li, presents a recital celebrating gifted young cellists in Orlando. In a program of solo and ensemble music spanning three centuries, Mr. Li will be joined by students from his cello studio at UCF, as well as young cellists from the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra,... Read more »


Friday, April 14

The Flying Horse Big Band: The Bat Swings!
7:30 pm
Walt Disney Theater

The Flying Horse Big Band, under the direction of Jeff Rupert, premieres new arrangements of music from the beloved 1960s superhero movie and TV show starring Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, and many others. The original theme was composed by Neal Hefti, while the dynamic incidental music was composed and... Read more »


Collide Contemporary Music Series: Steve Reich’s Drumming
8:00 pm
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater

The Collide Contemporary Music Series presents Steve Reich’s Drumming, a collaboration between UCF Percussion, Voci Dance, and Theatre UCF. Drumming (1971)                                                                                              Steve Reich (b. 1936) Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Thad Anderson, musical director Genevieve Bernard, choreographer Shawn Edward Boyle, lighting designer Voci Dance: Katherine Fabian, Rokaya Mikhailenko, Adrienne Nichols, and Dede... Read more »