KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Celebrates 20th Anniversary Season

KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Celebrates 20th Anniversary Season

(Bernadette Peters Is Pictured)

KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Celebrates 20th Anniversary Season. A Sizzling Line Up of Smash Broadway Hits, Comedy Giants and Rock, Pop & Classical Music Superstars

Joshua Bell, Chris Botti, Cleveland Orchestra,
Larry King, Kings of Salsa,
Patti LaBelle, Larry the Cable Guy,
Huey Lewis & The News, Matisyahu,
Dennis Miller, Bernadette Peters,
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman, Diana Krall, Martin Short, Wanda Sykes,
&
THE ADDAMS FAMILY, DAMN YANKEES,
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, FOREVER TANGO, HAIR,
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, LES MISÉRABLES,
MAMMA MIA!, MY FAIR LADY, SOUTH PACIFIC
And So Much More!

Tickets Go On Sale to the Public on September 24

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performance Arts is Celebrating 20 Years of Artistic Excellence and Commitment to the Community.

On the occasion of the Kravis Center's 20th anniversary celebration, the Center is poised to present an exciting and eclectic array of International Artists and attractions from every discipline, including Broadway legend Bernadette Peters, talk show champion Larry King, song stylist supreme Diana Krall, the renowned Joffrey Ballet and inimitable funnymen Dennis Miller, Martin Short and Larry the Cable Guy.

Highlights of the Kravis Centerr's upcoming season will include two different Patti's (LaBelle and LuPone); two daytime legends on one stage (Regis Philbin and Susan Lucci); the Munich Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra and Moscow Classical Ballet; as well as musical tributes ranging from Tommy Dorsey to the fully staged rock concerts of Elvis Presley and Pink Floyd; along with stage sensations HAIR, STOMP and BLAST!

"Our upcoming 20th anniversary season will be particularly exciting," said Judith Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer of the Kravis Center. "With such a well-rounded roster of performances, the Kravis Center once again provides something for everyone and this season reflects our commitment to offer programming that is as diverse as the community we serve."

"From some of America's favorite musicals like DAMN YANKEES, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, MY FAIR LADY and SOUTH PACIFIC, as well as recent Broadway triumphs such as THE ADDAMS FAMILY, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES starring George Hamilton and COME FLY AWAY, this blockbuster lineup will offer an amazing array of Broadway fare, along with plenty of delights for those who love comedy, dance classical music and jazz," said Lee Bell, Senior Director of Programming at the Kravis Center.

In addition to performances in the 2,195-seat Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall, the Kravis Center will present a diverse array of drama, music and dance in the intimate 289-seat Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse, and the flexible Helen K. Persson Hall. Some of the Family Fare performances will be held in the outdoor Michael and Andrew Gosman Amphitheatre.

Among the popular Kravis Center series that are returning for the 20th Anniversary 2011-2012 season are:

+ Kravis On Broadway
The 2011-2012 Kravis On Broadway season boasts a powerful line-up that includes the macabre new musical comedy THE ADDAMS FAMILY and the exuberant Tony Award-winning revival of the tribal rock musical HAIR. Add to this stellar roster the new, highly praised version of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, the Tharp-meets-Sinatra dance-filled COME FLY AWAY and the soul-stirring new 25th anniversary production of LES MISÉRABLES. Subscriptions are on sale now for as little as $140.
* Nov 8-13 THE ADDAMS FAMILY
* Jan 10-15 HAIR
* Feb 14-19 LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
WITH George Hamilton
* Mar 13-18 COME FLY AWAY
* May 16-26 LES MISÉRABLES

Please note: The Kravis Center is pleased to have a service called Live Performance Captioning (or Open Captioning) that allows deaf or hard of hearing audience members to more fully enjoy Kravis On Broadway performances at our venue. Open Captioning is available for all Saturday matinee performances. Sign language interpreters are provided at all Sunday matinee performances of Kravis On Broadway presentations.

Certain Broadway productions contain themes and/or language that may be offensive to some audience members. Viewer discretion is advised.

+ Regional Arts Concert Series /
MUSIC "At Eight" & MUSIC "At Two"
Now entering its 37th anniversary season, the Regional Arts Concert Series continues its long-standing tradition of showcasing the world's finest classical symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles and recitalists. Subscriptions for our popular Regional Arts Concert Series - MUSIC "At Eight" and MUSIC "At Two" -- are on sale now for as little as $96. Individual tickets will be available at the Kravis Center Box Office on September 24 at 9 a.m.
* Nov 15 at 8 p.m. & Nov 16 at 2 p.m. / Munich Symphony Orchestra
* Dec 6 at 8 p.m. / Emerson String Quartet
* Jan 4 at 8 p.m. & Jan 5 at 2 p.m. / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
* Jan 24 at 2 p.m. / Tchaikovsky St. Petersburg State Orchestra
* Jan 25 at 8 p.m. / Cleveland Orchestra
* Jan 31 at 2 p.m. / Joshua Bell, Violin
* Feb 8 at 8 p.m. & Feb 9 at 2 p.m. / Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra
* Feb 28 at 8 p.m. / Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
* Mar 6 at 8 p.m. / Itzhak Perlman, Violin
* Mar 11 at 8 p.m. / Minnesota Orchestra
* Mar 27 at 8 p.m. / Richard Stolzman, Conductor & Clarinet, with the New York Chamber Soloists Orchestra
* Mar 28 at 2 p.m. / Menahem Pressler, Conductor & Piano with the New York Chamber Soloists Orchestra
(Regional Arts Concert Series sponsored by Leonard & Sophie Davis)

Beyond the Stage: Sharon McDaniel will be hosting free pre-concert lectures one hour and Fifteen Minutes PRior to each concert. The Kravis Center's Regional Arts Programming Associate, McDaniel was formerly Classical Music and Dance Critic of The Palm Beach Post and is currently a music reviewer for the American Record Guide.

In addition to the Beyond the Stage lectures, most 8 p.m. concerts will also feature musical presentations in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby 45 minutes before each concert begins.

+ Adults at Leisure Series
Featuring top-drawer entertainment from around the globe, convenient 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. matinee performance times and extremely affordable prices, the Adults at Leisure Series is a perfect way to enjoy an enticing array of entertainment from a Big Band to a Shanghai circus to a foot stompin' Irish variety show. The series is offered at $93 for all six performances - a savings of $87 over the individual ticket price. Beginning November 15, remaining individual tickets will be available at $30 each.
* Dec 6 America's Hits on Parade with The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and The Pied Pipers
* Jan 4 Neil Berg's 103 YEARS OF BROADWAY
* Jan 25 The Lennon Sisters
* Feb 5 Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.
* Mar 6 New Shanghai Circus
* Mar 29 Taylor's Irish Cabaret starring Noel V. Ginnity

+ Young Artists Series
Presented in the intimate Rinker Playhouse, the Young Artists Series showcases the extraordinary talents of young virtuosos who are already making their mark in the international classical music community. The series is offered at $80 for all four performances - a savings of over $40 off the individual ticket price. Beginning November 1, remaining individual tickets will be available at $30 each, excluding Haochen Zhang, Piano at $38 each.
* Nov 21 Robert Belinic, Guitar (A Florida Debut)
* Jan 9 Hye-Jin Kim, Violin (A Florida Debut)
* Feb 23 Haochen Zhang, Piano
Van Cliburn Piano Competition Winner
(A Florida Debut)
* Mar 12 Phoebus Three
(Florida Debut performances are made possible through the generous support of the Raymond and Bessie Kravis Foundation) 

Continuing Arts Education at the Kravis Center
+ ArtSmart
The Kravis Center's Continuing Arts Education offerings include Kravis Center Cultural Society Lunch & Learn Events Chaired by Lee Wolf, African-American Film Festival, and Lectures. The Lunch & Learn Events include lunch prepared by Special Impressions at the Kravis Center, Catering by The Breakers.
* Oct 19 Lecture / The Brundibár Experience
Lecturer: Ela Stein Weissberger
* Jan 16 Lunch & Learn / The Duchess of Windsor
Lecturer: Richard René Silvin
* Feb 9, 16, 23 Lecture / What Makes Us Laugh? - and Why?
Lecturer: Lee Wolf
* Feb 14 Lecture / A Salute to Great Argentinean Music & Dance Performances
Lecturer: Dr. Roni Stein
* Feb 20 Lunch & Learn / Arlene Dahl
Interviewer: Lee Wolf
* Mar 19 Lunch & Learn / Elizabeth Taylor: The Portrait of a Lady?
Lecturer: Lee Wolf
* Mar 22 African-American Film Festival: Race to Freedom
* Mar 29 African-American Film Festival: Tuskegee Airmen
* Apr 5 African-American Film Festival: Something the Lord Made

+ The Writers' Academy at the Kravis Center
For those with an unbridled imagination and a passion for storytelling found in all types of media, creative writing is one of the most stimulating and fulfilling ways to express oneself. That is why the Kravis Center established The Writers' Academy. This popular program, conducted by novelist, biographer, playwright and teacher Julie Gilbert, encourages, develops and showcases writers of all
ages.
* Jan 3 - Feb 21 Writers' Launch / Instructor: Julie Gilbert
* Jan 4 - Apr 7 Writers' Circle / Instructor: Julie Gilbert
* Jan 13 & Mar 9 Showcase the Writing / Host: Julie Gilbert
* Feb 28 - Apr 17 Writers' Launch II / Instructor: Julie Gilbert
* Mar 17 & 24 Playwriting's the Thing / Instructor: Julie Gilbert

+ Beyond the Stage
Beyond the Stage is designed to enhance the entire experience of visiting the Kravis Center. Including pre-performance discussions and musical presentations, Beyond the Stage activities complement the main attraction at select performances and are free to ticket holders. Discussions begin one hour and 15 minutes prior to the show. Pre-performance discussions are held in The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center; and musical presentations by local artists are held in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby and throughout the premises.
(Beyond the Stage is sponsored by Nancy & Jay Parker)

The Kravis Center will hold its Public Ticket Sale Day for all 2011-2012 season presentations (excluding individual tickets for HAIR, La Cage Aux Folles, Come Fly Away, Les Misérables, and individual performances for Adults at Leisure Series and Young Artists Series) beginning 9 a.m. on September 24, in the Center's Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Guests may order their tickets at the Kravis Center's official web site www.kravis.org, by phone at (561) 832-7469 or (800) 572-8471; in person; or Kravis Center donors have the privilege of ordering tickets in advance of Public Ticket Sale Day.

The Kravis Center offers priority seating to donors according to their level of giving and by the date orders are received within each donor level. Membership begins at $75. For more information about becoming a donor, call (561) 651-4320 or visit www.kravis.org/membership.  

Visit the Kravis Center's official web site at www.kravis.org to join our e-list. Become a fan at www.facebook.com/kraviscenter and follow them on www.twitter.com/kraviscenter.
When you are on the go, you can now get access to kravis.org from your mobile phone.

Performance Notes:
+ Premium Seating is available for select performances in Dreyfoos Hall and is as follows: Rows AA - E; Rows F-N Seats 1,3; 2,4; 101, 102 and 113, 114.

+ Premium Seating includes complimentary champagne or soft drink served 45 minutes prior to curtain in the Ellen and Robert M. Jaffe Windsor Room located on the orchestra level of Dreyfoos Hall and a 15 percent discount at the Kravis Center's Gallery & Gift Shop in the east end of Dreyfoos Hall Orchestra lobby.

+ All performances take place at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets are available at the Kravis Center's official web site www.kravis.org, by phone at (561) 832-7469 or (800) 572-8471 or at the Kravis Center box office.

Ways To Save:
+ Visit the Kravis Center's official web site when purchasing online by visiting www.kravis.org to be sure you pay face value for your ticket, not expensive brokers' prices.

+ More Shows, Bigger Savings in Dreyfoos Hall
When you purchase seven or eight individual performances in Dreyfoos Hall (excluding Kravis On Broadway, Regional Arts Concert Series, Adults at Leisure Series, Family Fare and Premium Seating) save 5% on your ticket purchase.

When you purchase nine or 10 individual performances in Dreyfoos Hall (excluding Kravis On Broadway, Regional Arts Concert Series, Adults at Leisure Series, Family Fare and Premium Seating) save 10% on your ticket purchase.

When you purchase 11 or more individual performances in Dreyfoos Hall (excluding Kravis On Broadway, Regional Arts Concert Series, Adults at Leisure Series, Family Fare and Premium Seating) save 15% on your ticket purchase.

+ Group Tickets Are Available
Group discounts are available for most Kravis Center presentations. For more information, call Group Sales at (561) 651-4304 or (561) 651-4438 or visit www.kravis.org/groupsales

+ Student & Educator Rush Ticket Program
By presenting a student or educator ID at the Kravis Center box office one hour prior to select Kravis Center self-initiated presentations, students/educators will receive 50% off any section ticket (excluding Premium Seating and Kravis On Broadway presentations) from orchestra to rear balcony, based on availability.
(Rush Ticket Program sponsored by Suzanne G. Reis Arts Education Fund) 

KRAVIS CENTER 2011-2012 SEASON SCHEDULE
OCTOBER 2011:

October 8 - 10 a.m. (Saturday)
KNUFFLE BUNNY:
A Cautionary Musical
(Family Fare Series)
It sounds so simple, just a quick trip to the Laundromat with Daddy, his toddler daughter Trixie and her beloved Knuffle Bunny. But, before you know it, things go horribly, hilariously wrong. With all the excitement of putting the clothes in the washer, they unknowingly toss Trixie's stuffed animal, Knuffle Bunny, in there too. Based on the popular children's book by Mo Willems, with music by Grammy® Award winning composer Michael Silversher, this fun-filled musical celebrates the heart and heartache that can only come from a family visit to the local Laundromat.
(Family Fare Series Sponsored by SBA Communications Corporation)
Helen K. Persson Hall
Tickets $10 General Admission

October 8 - 8 p.m. (Saturday)
k.d. lang
& THE SISS BOOM BANG
Throughout a career that has encompassed styles ranging from country to pop to classic torch songs, lang's musical journey has been distinguished by one unique component: a truly singular and beautiful voIce That makes any song, in any style, truly identifiable as a k.d. lang performance. The chemistry between lang and her new band, the Siss Boom Bang, is reflected in Sing It Loud, her first studio album since 2008's Watershed. Tony Bennett has hailed k.d. lang as "the best singer of her generation."
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25 

October 15-16
+ Saturday - 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
+ Sunday - 1 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.
SESAME STREET LIVE
Elmo's Super Heroes
(Family Fare Series)
Calling all super heroes! Super Grover has lost his super-ness! Never fear, the fabulous five Super Heroes are here - featuring Elmo as Captain Fuzzy! Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Zoe and all her furry friends are on a quest to put the "Super" back in Super Grover. Singing and dancing their way through fun lessons on healthy habits, they discover how exercise, rest, nutrition, food and good hygiene can save Super Grover and turn your children into Super Heroes, too!
(Family Fare Series Sponsored by SBA Communications Corporation)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $12
(Infant on Lap - Under 12 months, $5)

October 19 - 1:30 p.m. (Wednesday)
THE BRUNDIBÁR EXPERIENCE
Lecturer: Ela Stein Weissberger
(ArtSmart / Lecture)
Ms. Weissberger will speak about her experiences as a young Jewish girl coming of age in 1940's Czechoslovakia as a prisoner in the Terezin concentration camp, Hitler's "Model Ghetto." Ela was chosen to play the role of the cat in Hans Krása's children's opera, Brundibár, performed over fifty times by the children of Terezin. Her insightful and poignant presentation will set the stage for Insight Through Education, Palm Beach Opera, the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches and the Kravis Center's performances of Brundibár on October 22.
The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center in the Cohen Pavilion
Tickets $25

October 22 - 7 p.m. (Saturday)
Insight Through Education, Palm Beach Opera, Young Singers of the Palm Beaches and the Kravis Center Present
BRUNDIBÁR
A Kravis Center Community Outreach Event
This children's opera tells of a brother and sister who seek money through singing in the street to buy milk for their ailing mother, only to have the quest thwarted by the evil organ grinder Brundibár. Extolling the triumph of good over evil, Brundibár has become an allegory of Hitler and the Nazi reign. Today, the opera provides a vehicle to instruct children in the importance of responsibility and courage in standing up against bullying and tyranny.
(NOTE: Performed by children during the Holocaust at the Terezin concentration camp near Prague, Brundibár was used by the Nazi regime as a propaganda tool to delude the outside world into thinking the Jewish prisoners were being treated humanely.)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $12
Recommended for ages 10 and up.

October 25-30
+ Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 8 p.m.
+ Wednesday & Saturday -- 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
+ Sunday - 2 p.m.
MAMMA MIA!
Over 45 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, story and music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the Greek island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship to a trip down the aisle the audience will never forget.
(Sponsored by Carolyn and Richard Sloane)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25 

NOVEMBER 2011:

November 3 - 8 p.m. (Thursday)
Huey Lewis & THE NEWS
Soulsville Tour
For more than three decades, Huey Lewis & The News have performed their contagious brand of soul-infused pop and rock music, scoring anthems like "The Heart Of Rock 'n' Roll," "Workin' For A Livin'," "Hip To Be Square" and their infectious "Power Of Love," from the 1985 hit film Back to the Future. Their new CD, Soulsville, features 14 classic songs from the vault of Stax Records, including "Respect Yourself" and "Got To Get You Off My Mind."
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25

November 5 - 10 a.m. (Saturday)
A BROWN BEAR, A MOON AND A CATERPILLAR:
Treasured Stories by Eric Carle
(Family Fare Series)
Featuring evocative music, stunning visual effects and innovative puppetry, this triple-bill highlights three of Eric Carle's most beloved tales. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is joined by a whimsical cast of adventurous animals drawn from the pages oF Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? The poignant story of a young girl's unusual quest, Papa Please Get the Moon for Me, rounds out these timeless favorites. "A quiet delight...brought to memorable life," hails the Los Angeles Times.
(Family Fare Series Sponsored by SBA Communications Corporation)
Helen K. Persson Hall
Tickets $10 General Admission
November 5 - 7 pm (Saturday)
Movies By Moonlight
THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDOBE
(Family Fare Series)
Four young adventurers playing hide-and-seek in the country home of an old professor stumble upon an enchanted wardrobe that will take them places they never dreamed. Stepping through the wardrobe door, they are whisked out of World War II London into the spectacular parallel universe known as Narnia - a fairy tale realm of magical proportions where woodland animals talk and mythological creatures roam. The film stars Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes,
William Moseley, Anna Popplewell and Tilda Swinton. (Rated PG; 139 minutes; 2005. Includes a complimentary bag of popcorn.)
(Family Fare Series Sponsored by SBA Communications Corporation)
Gosman Amphitheatre
Tickets $5 General Admission

November 6 - 7 p.m. (Sunday)
BENISE, THE SPANISH GUITAR
Benise and an Emmy® Award-winning cast sizzle in an all-new show, The Spanish Guitar. Hailed as the "The Latin Riverdance," Benise takes the audience on an epic music and dance adventure with Spanish Nouveau Flamenco, Cuban salsa, Brazilian samba, Argentinean tango, Indian Bollywood, Parisian waltz, and exotic African drumming. The music is edgy, exotic, romantic and sensual, and is a celebration of culture, love, music and life. Experience this uniquely gifted musician, backed by a stage full of world-class musicians and elaborately choreographed dancers in a show that's magical and inspiring for all ages. The Spanish Guitar Tour directed by Alex Mango and Benise.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25

November 8-13 (Tuesday-Sunday)
+ Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 8 p.m.
+ Wednesday, Saturday - 2 & 8 p.m.
+ Sunday - 2 p.m.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
(Kravis On Broadway)
The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Based on the original illustrations by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, this magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Drama Desk-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and Olivier Award-winning director/designers Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter) with creative consultation by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks. This is definitely not the same old song and dance. It's every parent's nightmare. Your little girl has suddenly become a young woman, and what's worse, has fallen deliriously in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Yes, Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has a "normal" boyfriend, and for parents Gomez and Morticia, this shocking development will turn the Addams house downside up. It's a family portrait that's completely off the wall.
(Kravis On Broadway sponsored by Harris Private Bank;
Bianca and Miranda Matthews)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25
Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free pre-performance discussion by Beverly Blanchette at 6:45 pm and a free musical presentation by Palm Beach Central High School in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 7:15 p.m. on November 8.

November 15 - 8 p.m. (Tuesday)
MUNICH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Philippe Entremont, Conductor and Piano
Gloriæ Dei Cantores, Choir
Regional Arts Concert Series / MUSIC "At Eight")
Together with renowned American choir Gloriæ Dei Cantores, plus a quartet of outstanding vocal soloists, the Munich Symphony, one of Germany's distinguished ensembles, returns with Principal Guest Conductor Philippe Entremont, a longtime Regional Arts audience favorite, on the podium and at the piano.
+ Schoenberg / Transfigured Night
+ Mozart / Requiem, K. 626
(Regional Arts Concert Series sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25
Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free pre-concert discussion by Sharon McDaniel at 6:45 pm and a free musical presentation by the Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County in the Dreyfoos Hall Lobby at 7:15 pm.

November 16 - 2 p.m. (Wednesday)
MUNICH SYMPHONY
Philippe Entremont, Conductor and Piano
Gloriæ Dei Cantores, Choir
Regional Arts Concert Series / MUSIC "At Two")
Together with renowned American choir Gloriæ Dei Cantores, plus a quartet of outstanding vocal soloists, the Munich Symphony, one of Germany's distinguished ensembles, returns with Principal Guest Conductor Philippe Entremont, a longtime Regional Arts audience favorite, on the podium and at the piano.
+ Mozart / Serenade No. 6 in D, K. 239 ("Serenata notturna")
+ Mozart / Piano Concerto No. 12 in A, K. 414
+ Beethoven / Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 ("Pastoral")
(Regional Arts Concert Series sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25
Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free pre-concert discussion by Sharon McDaniel at 12:45 pm.

November 18 - 8 p.m. (Friday)
Jamie Hyneman & Adam Savage, Co-Hosts
MYTHBUSTERS
Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will be presenting demonstrations that take the audience behind the myths and explain how they decide which myths to bust. Jamie Hyneman has been a wilderness survival expert, boat captain, diver, linguist, machinist and cook, to name a few. While Mythbusters occupies most of his professional activity, Jamie is actively developing cutting-edge technologies for a variety of industries, ranging from defense to green vehicle design. Adam Savage has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what's in his brain and make it real, including everything from ancient Buddhas to futuristic weapons, from spaceships to dancing vegetables to animated chocolate.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25

November 19 - 6 & 9:30 p.m. (Saturday)
LARRY THE CABLE GUY
Special Guest Comedian Reno Collier
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Larry the Cable Guy's career. With his signature catchphrase, "Git-R-Done," he has sold out theaters and arenas across the United States. Larry is a multi-platinum recording artist and Grammy® nominee. He has also toured with the highly successful Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Currently he is the host of History Channel's Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy. His film credits include the voice of Mater the tow truck in Disney/Pixar's 2006 Golden Globe winning animated feature film Cars and its 2011 sequel Cars 2.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25

November 21 - 7:30 p.m. (Monday)
A Florida Debut
ROBERT BELINI?, GUITAR
(Young Artists Series)
Croatian guitar virtuoso Robert Belini? won not only the Young Concert Artists European Auditions in Leipzig, Germany, but in 2002, he also became the first guitarist ever to win the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York. He has been described as a performer "with the most intense passion, energy and charisma of any guitarist I have heard" (New York Concert Review). His numerous U.S. concert engagements include Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall and the Morgan Library in New York. He has also performed in Italy, France, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and with the Zagreb Philharmonic.
(With Support from The Raymond and Bessie Kravis Foundation)
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Tickets $30

November 25 - 8 p.m. (Friday)
KINGS OF SALSA
The sizzling passion and feverish euphoria that is The Kings Of Salsa comes to the Kravis Center in a performance that celebrates through energized song, music and dance, the very best of Havana's cool street salsa and hip-hop scene, seamlessly mixed with Afro-Caribbean beats, mambo, rumba, cha-cha and reggae. Nobody shakes it better.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $20
Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free pre-performance discussion by Steven Caras at 6:45 pm.

November 25-26 - 7:30 p.m. (Friday & Saturday)
CONNIE JAMES
The Great American Songbook, Then and Now
Get a taste of the Big Apple as Connie James brings her Great American Songbook show - which debuted to rave reviews at New York's premier nightclub, Feinstein's at the Loews Regency - to the intimate Persson Hall. With elegance and cool sophistication, James pays tribute to both the golden oldies of yesteryear and to the newbies that have earned their much-deserved inclusion into this even greater American Songbook, from James Taylor to Carole King and Chaka Khan. "A Sentimental Journey" you won't want to miss!
(Sponsored by Mrs. Ari Rifkin)
Helen K. Persson Hall
Tickets $35

November 27 - 8 p.m. (Sunday)
Dave Koz AND FRIENDS CHRISTMAS 2011
With Special Guests Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler
and Candy Dulfer
Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2011, a cherished holiday tradition marking its 14th anniversary, brings together a magical combination of musicians to celebrate this special season. Joining multi-Grammy® nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Koz on the coast-to-coast outing will be trumpeter/composer/producer Rick Braun, South African singer/guitarist Jonathan Butler and Dutch saxophone star Candy Dulfer. The foursome will perform hits from their respective catalogues and jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites in an uplifting, high-energy show the whole family will love.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $20

DECEMBER 2011:

December 1 - 8 p.m. (Thursday)
MASTERS OF ILLUSION LIVE!
Masters of Illusion Live! Is bringing the art of stage illusion to magic fans all over. Inspired by the hit television show Masters of Illusion, this live show gives you the immediacy of live theater with exotic animals, beautiful dancers, escapologists, comedy magic, quick change artists, sleight of hand...everything you could possibly imagine and others that you'd never dream possible! All LIVE! No camera tricks, no computer graphics - just amazing illusions in real time in front of a live audience. Nothing is more exciting, and it's an experience your family will cherish for a lifetime!
(Sponsored by Steven A. Tendrich Charitable Trust)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25

December 3 - 8 p.m. (Saturday)
MY FAIR LADY
When a snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can turn a working-class flower peddler into a proper lady, the stage is set for romance and glitter. Featuring such memorable melodies as "On The Street Where You Live," "The Rain In Spain" and "I Could Have Danced All Night," this timeless classic based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, with book, music and lyrics by Lerner and Loewe, is sure to be an evening to treasure. The Chicago Sun-Times called it, "A masterpiece ... don't miss it."
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25
(Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Amin J. Khoury)
(With support from WXEL TV 2)
Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free musical presentation by Wellington Landings Middle School in the Dreyfoos Hall Lobby at 7:15 pm.

December 5 - 8 p.m. (Monday)
A SWINGIN' HOLIDAY
The New York Pops
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey, Guest Artists
The New York Pops, the largest independent symphonic pops orchestra in the country, comes to the Kravis Center with a swinging holiday program featuring jazz power couple John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey. The concert includes holiday favorites from the era when Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Rosemary Clooney ruled the airwaves. Music Director Steven Reineke leads the orchestra, which features New York City's top musicians seasoned in symphonic music, Broadway and recording arenas.
(Sponsored by Ashley and Harriet Hoffman; Bill and Marilyn Lane)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25


December 6 - 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. (Tuesday)
AMERICA'S HITS ON PARADE WITH
THE Jimmy Dorsey ORCHESTRA AND
THE PIED PIPERS
(Adults at Leisure Series)
Come and enjoy a virtual songbook of legendary tunes which topped the charts during the World War II years, sung by one of the best-known and most popular groups of the era - The Pied Pipers. You'll be dancing in your seat to a medley of Jimmy Dorsey Big Band hits including "Amapola," "Tangerine," "I'm Glad There Is You" and "Green Eyes."
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets $30

December 6 - 8 p.m. (Tuesday)
EMERSON STRING QUARTET
Regional Arts Concert Series / MUSIC "At Eight"
Winner of nine Grammy® Awards-including two for Best Classical Album-this superb ensemble returns to the Kravis Center for the first time in 12 years. The astonishing versatility of violinists Philip Setzer and Eugene Drucker, violist Lawrence Dutton and cellist David Finckel will be on full display in masterworks from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The Times of London could not have put it better: "With musicians like this, there must be some hope for humanity."
+ Haydn / String Quartet No. 67 in F, Op. 77, No. 2
+ Bartók / String Quartet No. 5 in B flat, Sz. 102
+ Beethoven / String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131
(Regional Arts Concert Series sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis; Concert sponsored by Harriett M. Eckstein New Art Fund)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $20
Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free pre-concert discussion by Sharon McDaniel at 6:45 pm and a free musical presentation by Palm Springs Middle School in the Dreyfoos Hall Lobby at 7:15 pm. 

December 7 - 8 p.m. (Wednesday)
CELTIC WOMAN
A Christmas Celebration
The Symphony Tour
Due to overwhelming demand and for the first time ever, the enchanting Irish music sensation Celtic Woman will perform their beloved Yule songs and carols in a reverent yet dynamic symphonic setting, accompanied by the stirring instruments of a full symphony orchestra.
(Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. George T. Elmore; Mr. and Mrs. George W. Weaver)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25
Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free musical presentation by a Palm Beach County Elementary School in the Dreyfoos Hall Lobby at 7:15 pm.

December 11 - 8 p.m. (Sunday)
Wanda Sykes
Whether you know her from her stand-up work, or her roles on TV sitcoms Curb Your Enthusiasm and The New Adventures of Old Christine, or her appearances in films such as Monster-In-Law starring opposite Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda, you know her most of all for her unique blend of stinging humor and outspoken honesty on topics ranging from politics, gay marriage, healthcare, racial profiling, the pressure of being a woman and the perks of getting older. Don't miss this funny lady in person. Contains Adult Language.
(Sponsored by Bonnie and John Osher)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $20

December 21-24
+ Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - 8 p.m.
+ Saturday - 2 p.m.
MOSCOW CLASSICAL BALLET
The Nutcracker
From its colorful fairy tale set to journeys through enchanted kingdoms and forests, Tchaikovsky's timeless tale of friendship and love never fails to bring family and friends together to enjoy the magic and merriment of this beloved holiday treasure.
(Sponsored by Margaretta Taylor)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25
Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free pre-performance discussion by Steven Caras at 6:45 pm and a free musical presentation by Seawind Elementary School in the Dreyfoos Hall Lobby at 7:15 pm on December 21. Join us for a free musical presentation by Diamond View Elementary School in the Dreyfoos Hall Lobby at 7:15 pm on December 22.

December 29 - 8 p.m. (Thursday)
An Acoustic Evening with
MATISYAHU
Few artists make an impact as complete as the one Matisyahu made with his Top 40 hit "King Without A Crown." Here was a true original, the song announced - a Hasidic Jewish musician from New York singing reggae songs about his religious devotion. Fans responded to this one-of-a-kind voice, driving Youth, Matisyahu's Grammy®-nominated 2006 studio disc to the top spot on Billboard's reggae albums chart, and his latest single "One Day" served as the official anthem for the NBC 2010 Winter Olympics. For his Kravis Center debut, Matisyahu and guitarist Adam Weinberg will perform a special acoustic evening featuring a rare Q&A session with the audience.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25

December 30 - 8 p.m. (Friday)
Regis Philbin
Special Guest Susan Lucci
Two entertainment icons on one stage: He is the Emmy® Award-winning television host (LIVE! with Regis and Kelly, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire) and crooner supreme. She is the Emmy® Award-winning actress Susan Lucci, best known as the sexy, sassy "woman you love to hate," Erica Kane on ABC's long running soap All My Children. (Sponsored by Susan and Dom Telesco)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25

December 30-January 1 (Friday-Sunday)
+ Friday - 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
+ Saturday - 7:30 & 10 p.m.
+ Sunday - 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
THE SECOND CITY IMPROV ALL-STARS
For more than 50 years, The Second City has been the world's premier improv and sketch comedy theatre, introducing generations of comedy legends. Sans scripts and inhibitions, the Second City's Improv All-Stars use audience suggestions to create comedy on the spot - never seen before and never to be seen again. It's a one of a kind evening with the most legendary improv artists in North America.
Helen K. Persson Hall
Tickets $35 (except for December 31 at 10 p.m., $50*)
* Includes New Year's Eve Toast

December 31 - 8 p.m. (Saturday)
BLAST!
Winner of the 2001 Tony Award® for Best Special Theatrical Event and the 2001 Emmy® Award for Best Choreography, BLAST! is comprised of 35 brass, percussion and visual performers brought together in a unique explosion of music and theatre. Born on athletic fields across the nation, BLAST! is a novel art form evolved from the showmanship of outdoor pageantry. According to Bruce McCabe of the Boston Globe: "BLAST! is an exuberant 15-number show that doesn't falter while bridging the categories of classical, blues, jazz, rock ‘n roll, and techno-pop music. BLAST! stands, blows, pounds, marches, and whirls with panache. It sent a full house into repeated bursts of cheering and applause."
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25

JANUARY 2012:

January 1 - 8 p.m. (Sunday)
NEW YEAR'S CONCERT 2012!
"Salute to Vienna"
The Strauss Symphony of America
Imre Kollár, Conductor (Budapest)
Monica Mosser, Soprano (Vienna)
Joachim Moser, Tenor (Vienna)
Dancers from Kiev-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine
And International Champion Ballroom Dancers
Welcome the New Year with Salute to Vienna, a genuine recreation of Vienna's world famous "Neuhahrskonzert," now a Kravis Center tradition. This simultaneously produced concert series has inspired diehard romantics all over North America for the past 17 years! Always a festive event, featuring a brilliant live cast of over 75 musicians, stellar European singers and dancers in beautiful costumes. A wonderful way to celebrate the joy and hope the New Year brings! Favorite Strauss waltzes, polkas and famous operetta excerpts - a lighthearted New Year's tradition everyone can enjoy.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $27
(Presented by the Kravis Center and Attila Glatz Concert Productions, Inc.)

January 3 - 8 p.m. (Tuesday)
Linda Eder and Steve Tyrell
Linda Eder, star of Jekyll & Hyde, Drama Desk award nominee and one of the great contemporary voices of our time, continues to captivate audiences across the country with a diverse repertoire that spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. With a style and voIce That recalls paragons such as Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, Grammy® Award-winner Steve Tyrell has become a leading standard bearer of the Great American Songbook.
(Sponsored by Mary and Mark Freitas)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25

January 3-February 21 - 1:30 to 3 p.m. (Tuesdays)
WRITERS' LAUNCH
Instructor: Julie Gilbert
The Writers' Academy At The Kravis Center
Writers' Launch is just that - a pad from which to raise written expression. Within every human being there are unspoken thoughts and memories: there is buried treasure. This course is designed to alchemize the unexpressed bounty into a discipline of form, content, technique and style, which will result in a story. The focus and goal is toward the fictional short story. Writers' Launch will be held on January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 and February 7, 14 & 21.
Cohen Pavilion
Registration $300

January 4 - 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. (Wednesday)
Neil Berg's
103 YEARS OF BROADWAY
(Adults at Leisure Series)
If you're a fan of Broadway show tunes, rejoice! Neil Berg's all-star, all new tune-filled tribute to the Great White Way is returning to the Kravis Center performing a plethora of musical treasures - from Jerome Kern to Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cole Porter to John Kander and Fred Ebb as well as the most recent Broadway hits - brought to life by a powerhouse cast of Five Broadway stage veterans. Come share the magic. Come share the memories with the most successful touring Broadway concert in America!
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets $30

January 4 - 8 p.m. (Wednesday)
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Pinchas Zukerman, Conductor and Violin
Regional Arts Concert Series / MUSIC "At Eight")
Exceptional artistic standards continue to earn Pinchas Zukerman the highest acclaim as violin soloist and conductor with Britain's Royal Philharmonic. Zukerman leads one of the greatest personality profiles in music, an enduring tribute to love and friendship: Elgar's "Enigma" Variations.
+ Mozart / Overture to Die Zauberflöte
+ Bruch / Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
+ Brahms / Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Op. 98
(Regional Arts Concert Series sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis; Concert sponsored by Ms. Cynthia Friedman)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25
Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free pre-concert discussion by Sharon McDaniel at 6:45 pm.

January 4-April 7
+ Wednesday, January 4
• Writers' Circle A - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
• Writers' Circle B - 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
+ Monday, January 16 & 30, February 13 & 27, March 12 & 26
• Writers' Circle A - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
• Writers' Circle B - 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
+ Saturday, March 3 & April 7 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WRITERS' CIRCLE
Instructor: Julie Gilbert
The Writers' Academy At The Kravis Center
Writers' Circle has been created as a haven for serious writers of all ages. It is a safe environment in which to explore expression, expand and hone craft, share results with oral readings and respectfully critique fellow writers. The requisite to work within this group is to be a dedicated writer. There will be a 2-hour workshop twice a month (writer will attend either 10:30 am or 1:30 pm workshop), accompanied by a Saturday retreat. Once a piece of work has been sufficiently developed, it may result in a public reading by professional actors at the Kravis Center and/or on Classical South Florida, 90.7 FM.
Cohen Pavilion
Registration $700 (extended payment plan is available)

January 5 - 2 p.m. (Thursday)
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Pinchas Zukerman, Conductor and Violin
Regional Arts Concert Series / MUSIC "At Two")
Exceptional artistic standards continue to earn Pinchas Zukerman the highest acclaim as violin soloist and conductor with Britain's Royal Philharmonic. Zukerman leads one of the greatest personality profiles in music, an enduring tribute to love and friendship: Elgar's "Enigma" Variations.
+ Beethoven / Egmont Overture, Op. 84
+ Beethoven / Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61
+ Elgar / Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra, Op. 36 ("Enigma")
(Regional Arts Concert Series sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25
Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free pre-concert discussion by Sharon McDaniel at 12:45 pm.

January 5 - 8 p.m. (Thursday)
DENNIS MILLER
Five-time Emmy® Award-winner and nationally syndicated radio talk show host, Dennis Miller brings his blazingly sharp comedic take on hot-button issues in his trademark take-no-prisoners and suffer-no-fools style to the Kravis Center stage for one performance only. Irreverent and lovably irascible (Playboy dubbed him "a social Darwinist with a funny bone"), this self-proclaimed "ranter" remains one of America's greatest cultural treasures. Contains adult content.
(Sponsored by Mark and Stacey Levy)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25

January 6-7 (Friday & Saturday)
+ Friday - 7:30 p.m.
+ Saturday - 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
THE NYLONS
With over two million in sales and seven gold and platinum recordings, this four member vocal group is a true international success story. Known for their great a cappella sound, dazzling harmonies and smooth arrangements, their classic renditions including "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," "Silhouettes" and "Up On The Roof" have taken them across North America, Europe, Australia and Asia to passionate audiences and critical acclaim. The Nylons are celebrating the release of their 15th CD, Skin Tight. For more information, visit www.TheNylons.com.
Helen K. Persson Hall
Tickets $35

January 8 - 8 p.m. (Sunday)
THE STATE BALLET THEATRE OF RUSSIA
Tchaikovsky Spectacular
Grand Ballet Evening, Highlights from Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker
The State Ballet Theatre of Russia brings highlights from some of the world's most beloved ballets to glorious life in a swirl of sumptuous spectacle, majestic music and breathtaking choreography. Continuing in the Russian ballet tradition, this enchanting and visually stunning production features ballets all-time favorites including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, set to the sweeping, eternally graceful scores by Tchaikovsky.
(Sponsored by Marjorie and Jack Levins / Carl Marks Foundation, Inc.)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25
Beyond the Stage: Join them for a free pre-performance discussion by Steven Caras at 6:45 pm.

January 9 - 7:30 p.m. (Monday)
A Florida Debut
HYE-JIN KIM, VIOLIN
(Young Artists Series)
At age 12, Hye-Jin Kim not only soloed in Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 in A, she also led the performance by the Hannover Chamber Orchestra. At age 19, she won the 2004 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition, prompting The Strad to credit her with "... supremely musical playing, well thought out, yet of the moment." A 2009 Concert Artists Guild International Competition winner, Kim has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra with Christoph Eschenbach, the New Jersey Symphony, BBC Concert Orchestra, and Seoul Philharmonic. A passionate chamber musician, she has collaborated with her teachers Jaime Laredo, Ida Kavafian and Miriam Fried; Musicians from Marlboro, and the Guarneri, Juilliard and Miami String Quartets.
(With Support from The Raymond and Bessie Kravis Foundation)
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Tickets $30

January 10-15 (Tuesday-Sunday)
+ Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 8 p.m.
+ Wednesday, Saturday - 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
+ Sunday - 2 p.m.
HAIR
(Kravis On Broadway)
The Public Theatre's new Tony-winning production is an electric celebration on stage. This exuberant musical about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. HAIR features an extraordinary cast and unforgettable songs, including "Aquarius," "Let the Sun Shine In," "Good Morning, Starshine" and "Easy to Be Hard." The New York Times called this revival a "thrilling, emotionally rich production (that) delivers intense, unadulterated joy," and Time Out New York declared, "HAIR speaks to a whole new generation."
(DISCLAIMER: While many find this show suitable for young adults (13 and older) parental discretion is advised. There is a dimly lit 20-second scene with nudity that is non-sexual in nature.)
(Kravis On Broadway sponsored by Debbie and Ron Kochman, Kochman & Ziska PLC)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25
Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free pre-performance discussion by Jackie and Jason Gillman at 6:45 pm on January 10.

January 13 - 7 p.m. (Friday)
SHOWCASE THE WRITING
Host: Julie Gilbert
The Writers' Academy At The Kravis Center
Showcase the Writing introduces talented new writers to the public. All genres of work are presented by professional actors who breathe life into the written work. Open to the public. Also held on Friday, March 9.
Cohen Pavilion
Tickets $10

January 16 - 11:30 a.m. (Monday)
Lunch & Learn
THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR
Lecturer: Richard René Silvin
Interviewed by: Steven Caras
(A Kravis Center Cultural Society Event)
This presentation will provide an overview of the Duke and Duchess' life: Their formative years, the story of the "scandalous" royal romance, the December, 1936 abdication, the couple's duties during World War II and their roles as King and Queen of international society during the post-war years. Given Silvin's position of Interim Executive Director at the Paris hospital where the Windsors were treated, he will reveal little known facts about the Duke's death and funeral (1972) as well as the Duchess' lonely years leading up to the onset of her dementia. The presentation will conclude with a discreet description of the Duchess' last years and her 1986 funeral at Frogmore: the British Royal Family's cemetery. The lecture will be accompanied by a video presentation.
The Weiner Banquet Center in the Cohen Pavilion
Tickets $75
(NOTE: Admission includes lunch prepared by Special Impressions at the Kravis Center, Catering by The Breakers)

January 19 - 7 p.m. (Thursday)
The Classical Theatre Project's
TWELFTH NIGHT
Full of music, wit and physical comedy, Classical Theatre Project reveals an inventive vaudevillian take on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Five actors assume eleven roles, delighting audiences with genuine theatre magic. Twelfth Night remains a relevant commentary on the illusions and delusions of love. Shakespeare uses mistaken identity, love triangles and a dash of cross-dressing to create one of literature's most beloved comedies.
Helen K. Persson Hall
Tickets $32 - General Admission

January 23 - 8 p.m. (Monday)
ELVIS LIVES
"The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event"
Elvis Lives is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis' life. His iconic style, embraced by many of today's artists, continues to intrigue audiences of all generations. Featuring finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises' worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, as well as a tribute to Ann-Margret, audiences can't help falling in love with this phenomenal theatrical concert experience.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25

January 24 - 2 p.m. (Tuesday)
TCHAIKOVSKY ST. PETERSBURG STATE ORCHESTRA
Roman Leontiev, Conductor
Alexander Pirozhenko, Piano
Regional Arts Concert Series / MUSIC "At Two")
The Tchaikovsky St. Petersburg regularly commissions and premieres new compositions, a testament to its high standard of performance. The ensemble and Music Director Leontiev are also at home in music of Russia's famous Romantic and 20th-Century composers as well as a repertoire of international favorites. Pianist Alexander Pirozhenko, The Washington Post noted, "has the technical skills to do anything he wants with a piano; better yet, what he wants to do is sensitive, original, and brilliant."
+ Ravel / Daphnis et Chloé: Suite No. 2
+ Prokofiev / Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat, Op. 10
+ Tchaikovsky / Serenade in C for Strings, Op. 48
+ Tchaikovsky / Francesca da Rimini: Symphonic Fantasy in E minor, Op. 32
(Regional Arts Concert Series sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25
Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free pre-concert discussion by Sharon McDaniel at 12:45 pm.

January 24 - 8 p.m. (Tuesday)
Larry King
STANDING UP
Having hung up his nightly suspenders, Larry King is heading our way in a brand new, hilarious stage show that gives his fans a humorous and insightful look at his life. Growing up as a street-smart kid in Brooklyn, as well as tales from his storied career as the greatest interviewer of all time, Larry King's style and wit will give audiences an evening to remember.
(Sponsored by Donald M. Ephraim and Maxine Marks for the Donald M. Ephraim Family Foundation)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25

January 25 - 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. (Wednesday)
THE LENNON SISTERS
(Adults at Leisure Series)
Dubbed "America's Sweethearts of Song," The Lennon Sisters charmed the nation with their sweet, angelic harmonies for 13 years on the Lawrence Welk Show. Come hear the songs that propelled them to fame with millions of fans including seven U.S. presidents.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets $30

January 25 - 8 p.m. (Wednesday)
CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA
Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor
Yefim Bronfman, Piano
Regional Arts Concert Series / MUSIC "At Eight")
The Cleveland Orchestra appears on Regional Arts for the first time since beginning its Miami residency five years ago. With Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, the Cleveland presents a local premiere by the young Nevada-born composer Sean Shepherd. Powerhouse Russian-Israeli pianist Yefim Bronfman is recognized the world over for his depth of musicality, abundant imagination, and commanding technique.
+ Brahms / Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 83
+ Sean Shepherd / Wanderlust
+ Shostakovich / Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 54
(Regional Arts Concert Series sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $35
Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free pre-concert discussion by Sharon McDaniel at 6:45 pm and a free musical presentation by Palm Beach Academy of Music in the Dreyfoos Hall Lobby at 7:15 pm.

January 31 - 2 p.m. (Tuesday)
Joshua Bell, VIOLIN
SAM HAYWOOD, PIANO
Regional Arts Concert Series / MUSIC "At Two")
Joshua Bell has been called a rarity - a classical artist who attracts as much notice as some film stars. He was recently named Music Director of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Certainly, he needs no introduction to Regional Arts audiences after his many recitals and concerto performances, often as both soloist and conductor. A Grammy® Award-winner many times over, Joshua Bell has captivated audiences around the globe for more than 20 years.
Program TBA
(Regional Arts Concert Series sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis)
(With Support from Sun-Sentinel)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25
Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free pre-concert discussion

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Beau Higgins Currently spending his time between New York and Florida, Beau was born to a theatrical family in Brooklyn. He studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and at HB Studios. He studied theater singing with Julia Sperratore and Helen Gallagher. Beau later taught drama at the Lincoln Center Square for the Arts. It was at this time Beau began working with the Theater Development Fund and helped found New York's famed HALF PRICE TICKET BOOTH. Early in his career, Beau was screen tested and contracted for Warner Brothers. He co-hosted, an early cable variety series on Manhattan's Teleprompter channel. At this time he directed the Johnny Specca musical, SEX IS..? at the Lincoln Center Library Theater. Beau has performed Off-Broadway in FAT FELL DOWN, The Comic Strip Theater's LITTLE LULU AND THE INVISIBLE INK and WILL THE REAL ZOOPERMAN PLEASE STAND UP. Around the country he has delighted audiences with his performances in ANYTHING GOES, THE APPLE TREE, GUYS & DOLLS, and HELLZAPOPPIN! He sang for New York audiences at such cabarets as The Duplex and Upstairs at the Downstairs. He has had numerous television appearances but is most proud to have been a winning contestant on the game shows JACKPOT and THE $20,000 PYRAMID.


 
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