Catch 'em all: Dr. Phillips Center to hold Pokemon-themed celebration

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is celebrating all things Pokémon with three special events happening on the arts center campus on Sunday, April 30, 2017:
 
1) Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
2 p.m., Walt Disney Theater, Tickets start at $26.00
 
Brought to life by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra performing all new arrangements and carefully-timed visuals from new and classic Pokémon video games.
 
 
Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions has become the must-see video game concert, giving fans and newcomers of all ages a chance to experience the evolution of the Pokémon franchise like never before, while specifically providing a great introduction to the symphonic world for children and adults alike. 
 
2) FREE Pokémon MiniCon
10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Seneff Arts Plaza 
  • Four Food Trucks
  • Pokémon Go Lures thrown out onto the plaza 
  • Card trading/playing stations 
  • Vendors on the plaza representing Pokémon and other gaming merchandise
  • Live Entertainment
  • Cosplay Contest
    • Guests are invited to come dressed as their favorite Pokémon character and can enter to win a contest taking place at 11:30 a.m.
    • Entrants will be judged by participating vendors and local favorite personalities such as PikaBelleChu
    • One winner will be chosen at noon and announced on the Plaza. The winner receives an official Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions and MiniCon poster, as well as 2 tickets to the performance. If the winner has previously purchased tickets, they will receive food & beverage vouchers for 2 guests throughout the performance. 
 
3) Behind-The-Scenes Music & Video Instruction with Full Sail & Rollins Students
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Walt Disney Theater
 
Approximately 100 students, from Full Sail University & Rollins College who are currently pursuing music, video and/or show production-related degrees will get a unique backstage learning experience surrounding Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions.  
 
They are set to be engaged in unique aspects of the entire production: studying the scores and orchestrations of the musical arrangements alongside the conductor, editing video in order to effectively sync graphics and music, and learning the business behind marketing and presenting a show.