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Dance Alive National Ballet: The Nutcracker at Phillips Center

Dance Alive National Ballet: The Nutcracker

As the season turns and the first snowflakes fall (somewhere in the world), things turn Christmassy very quickly - get into the festive swing of things with this classic and enchanting tale of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince, brought to you by Dance Alive National Ballet. A delight to audience members old and young, it just isn't Christmas without the Nutcracker!

Dec 19 - 22

Phillips Center

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Dance Alive Ballet - Romeo and Juliet at Phillips Center

Dance Alive Ballet - Romeo and Juliet

Gainesville is in for a Shakespearean treat! The excellent Dance Alive Ballet present a moving production of the timeless tale of doomed lovers, with Tom Pazik's stunning ballet adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. Set to a mesmerizing musical score, it's a compelling and sumptuous experience not to be missed!

Apr 5, 2025

Phillips Center

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Dance Alive Ballet - Dangerous Liasons at Phillips Center

Dance Alive Ballet - Dangerous Liasons

Dance Alive Ballet has a special Valentines Day treat in store, with three stunning pieces of ballet headlined by Kim Tuttle's take on Dangerous Liaisons! An adaptation of the 18th century French novel, Dangerous Liaisons is a provocative love story culminating in an intense duel to the death.

Feb 8, 2025

Phillips Center

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Pete Davidson at Phillips Center

Pete Davidson

At the age of 20, Pete Davidson became the youngest ever SNL cast member to take up the honor of improvising and carousing with cast members and famous guests. This achievement comes off the back of an innate sense of comic timing and razor-sharp observational humor that speaks directly to the millennial Instagram set. Catch him live this year as he takes his show on the road!

Zach Williams at Stephen C OConnell Center

Zach Williams

Don't miss Grammy Winner Zach Williams this spring as he hits the road on the 'A Hundred Highways' tour. It's a hope-filled and vulnerable effort that once again fuses his religious views with southern rock and country. Support comes from the rising star Riley Clemmons, making it a must-see for Christian rock fans!