Lineup unveiled for Dr. Phillip's Center for the Performing Arts

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Channel 9 learned what kinds of entertainment residents can first expect when the Dr. Phillip’s Center for the Performing Arts opens in five months.

Officials unveiled the list of shows coming to the performing arts center in a few months.

“We’re bringing in members every day in terms for our annual contributions and we have lots of sponsorships,” said the center’s president, Kathy Ramsberger.

“Phantom of the Opera” will be the center’s first performance on Dec. 3, followed by “The Book of Mormon” on Dec. 14.

The Broadway shows will also include “Pippin” and “Anything Goes.”

The center’s Jazz Series will include “Georgia on Mind” and “Celebrating Ray Charles.”

The center is on time to open, but phase two, which will include a 1,700-seat theater and a rehearsal hall, will take another three years to build.

“We’re got to get it done now because construction costs are going up,” Ramsberger said.