Kathy Ramsberger is responsible for leading the effort to create one of the nation’s newest performing-arts centers of the 21st century, a $500-million-plus project which opened less than a year ago in the heart of downtown Orlando. Prior to taking on this major role, she served as the city's film commissioner, where she recruited and managed major entertainment projects for HBO, Walt Disney Pictures and Warner Brothers.
The building was always designed to be an invitation for people to come inside and to come together. The center is an expression of Central Florida with our iconic porch roof, our glass ‘Florida Room’ walls, and our open doors on the DeVos Room and the Visiting downtown used to be the best-kept secret, but more and more we’re getting national and international attention for our food scene, our arts and culture scene and the many unique and diverse events—it’s a great place to take a vacation from your vacation.
Our three theaters enable us to have great diversity from an incredible Broadway season to our resident companies, Orlando Ballet and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and a variety of local artists, dance, music and comedy performances. I’m very excited about the series we’ve created that will round out those offerings— our Morgan Stanley Jazz at Dr. Phillips Center and Chefs at Dr. Phillips Center.