When the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts was announced I knew it had the power to invigorate Orlando through the magic that is the art of storytelling, something Walter Elias Disney had paved the way for over forty years ago. And now the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts isn’t just a dream on paper but a stunning, truly breathtaking, gathering place for artists and those seeking out art to be part of something grand. To walk the modern halls of the newly christened theater was an honor I shall never forget. Stepping onto the very stage of the Walt Disney Theater that professional musicians, dancers and actors shall grace for generations to come was nothing short of awe-inspiring. But best of all was knowing the homage to the greatness of the past, to Walt the dreamer who saw the potential for better in this world, who saw the best and demanded that from his peers and who delivered art to central Florida in ways that we are still living the ramifications of today and gleefully will forever.
Being there was special, sharing the experience with you all the more and so its with that passion and love for the future of the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts and the Walt Disney theater that I present this wonderful photo tour of the spark that will unquestionably inspire the next great art-filled souls.