• OUC Speakers at Dr. Phillips Center returns with Mayim Kialik and Brian Reed and Julie Snyder

    By: Shelley Caran


    ORLANDO, Fla. - Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and OUC – The Reliable One announced today that actress, author and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik will kick off the second year of the popular speaker series, “OUC Speakers at Dr. Phillips Center.” 

    Best known for her critically acclaimed role as Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, Bialik will explore seemingly dissimilar — yet altogether entertaining — topics such as the work of the brain and behavioral development; her life as an actress and scientist; and the special relationship that exists between The Big Bang Theory and its audience. Her speaking engagement will take place Saturday, April 14 in the Walt Disney Theater. 

    Tickets for “An Evening with Mayim Bialik” presented by the Dr. Phillips Center in association with UCF Celebrates the Arts start at $35; a limited number of tickets will also be available for $200 for a meet and greet with the actress. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 2.

    “The OUC Speakers at Dr. Phillips Center platform allows us to make meaningful connections with our customers and our community,” said Roseann Harrington, Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Community Relations of OUC – The Reliable One. “And the series is steeped in both education and innovation — two things we’re passionate about. We’re very pleased to be part of the program for a second year.”

    “It’s rewarding to renew our relationship with OUC and collaborate together on the speakers series,” said Kathy Ramsberger, president and CEO of the Dr. Phillips Center. “The popularity of the format is really evolving, as more guests — especially Millennials — look for alternative entertainment options.”

    In addition to Bialik, the OUC Speakers at Dr. Phillips Center series will also include a lively discussion and Q&A with Brian Reed and Julie Snyder, who created the groundbreaking podcast S-Town. The audio broadcast — which was downloaded 40 million times in its first month and continues to hold the #1 podcast spot on iTunes — reconstructs the investigation of an alleged murder in a small Alabama town.  

    Reed, who serves as S-Town host, is also a senior producer for public radio show This American Life. Snyder helped create the podcast “phenomenon” as co-creator and producer of Serial, which debuted in October 2014 and now has more than 300 million downloads. Reed and Snyder will present “Creating S-Town: Brian Reed and Julie Snyder” in the Walt Disney Theater Friday, June 15. Tickets start at $29.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 2; a limited number of $125 VIP tickets includes a pre-show reception with the opportunity to meet and mingle with Reed and Snyder.

    Tickets may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees.

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