DPAC gives fundraising, Phase 2 update

Tupperware Brands and Ravago Americas are both contributing $1 million to the Dr. Phillips for the Performing Arts Center, officials announced on Tuesday.

According to a release, the Tupperware Brands Lobby will be at the stage door lobby and The Ravago Terrace Bar will be located on Tier Three.

"The opening of the first phase of the Dr. Phillips Center was the culmination of decades of dreaming, planning and hard work. Phase 2 will fulfill the vision and the commitment of every person who has contributed," said Kathy Ramsberger, president and CEO of the Dr. Phillips Center, in a release. "We are grateful to Ravago and Tupperware for their continued support." 

Phase 2 consists of the 1,700-seat Steinmetz Hall that will join the Walt Disney Theater and the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater. Phase 2 will complete the Seneff Arts Plaza and add rehearsal, classroom and office space.

Fundraising will be completed in 2016 and a projected groundbreaking is set in spring of 2016, with Phase 2 opening in 2019, officials said.

The projected cost of Phase 2 is $177 million and approximately $35 million is left to raise.