Old School Square to Present 13 Audience-Wowing Concerts & Shows in April

Old School Square is presenting 13 outstanding shows and concerts in April. Tickets for all of them are available for online purchase now at www.OldSchoolSquare.org.

April 1 at 8 pm (Saturday)
Bravo Amici
Bravo Amici's mix of handsome tenors and stunning divas perform an uplifting collection of well-known classical and contemporary arias. Combining the essential elements of pop, Broadway and opera with classical overtones, their powerful performance is a tribute to the emerging musical genre of "Contemporary Classical Crossover" taking the world by storm. With fans ranging from Sir Elton John to Queen Elizabeth, these acclaimed International Artists have sold more than three million albums.
Location: Old School Square Pavilion
Tickets: $30 general admission

April 3-4 at 8 pm (Monday & Tuesday)
Billy Porter
Billy Porter won a Tony Award for his performance as Lola in Kinky Boots. His other Broadway credits include Miss Saigon, Five Guys Named Moe, Grease, and Smokey Joe's Café. Off-Broadway, in addition to appearing in Angels in America, he was seen in The Merchant of Venice, House of Lear, and Radiant Baby, Birdie Blue, Songs for a New World, King Lear and The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler (both for Exit, Pursued by A Bear), as well as his one-man show, Ghetto Superstar. His film and television credits include the Sundance Film Festival features The Broken Hearts Club and Intern, The Humbling, Noel, the CBS miniseries Shake, Rattle & Roll as Little Richard, Twisted, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, and The Tonight Show. A Grammy Award winner, Porter's concert credits include opening acts for Rosie O'Donnell and Aretha Franklin, performances at Carnegie Hall, with John McDaniel and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, as well as with The Buffalo Philharmonic, Peter Nero and The Philly Pops, and The Boston Pops. Also a writer, his play While I Yet Live was produced last year at Primary Stages.
Location: Crest Theatre at Old School Square
Tickets: $72 & $57

April 7-8 at 7 pm (Friday & Saturday)
Artrageous
This unforgettable experience is an electrifying combination of artists painting at amazing speed, right before your eyes, and high-energy live music, amazing vocals, creative choreography and audience interaction. Giant artworks jump to life unveiling larger-than-life icons and masterpieces in just moments; all the while, there is constant activity on stage, delighting your senses. It's a show for the entire family. It's outrageous... it's Artrageous! This show takes place during Delray Affair weekend. Delray Affair will celebrate 55 years as the largest arts & craft festival in the Southeast United States. The event takes place along Atlantic Avenue from just west of Old School Square to the Intracoastal.
Location: Old School Square Pavilion
Tickets: $25 (adult); $15 (student)

April 12 at 8 pm (Thursday)
Jim Caruso's Cast Party
An Extreme Open Mic
With Billy Stritch, Piano
Directly from its wildly popular 15-year run at the legendary Birdland in NYC, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, hosted by Caruso and musical director Billy Stritch, celebrates local musical and variety talent. The night begins with an unforgettable performance by Caruso and Stritch, followed by impromptu performances by some of South Florida's best singers and musical theatre performers. This will be the fourth time The Crest Theatre has welcomed Cast Party to town. Host Caruso says, "Billy and I have been thrilled at the turnout of extraordinary musical talent that has taken part in these magical nights. The audience has been dazzled by top-notch performances of Broadway, jazz and pop tunes. Anything can happen at the Delray Beach Cast Party!"
Location: Crest Theatre at Old School Square
Tickets: $35
(Note: Four tables are available for up to five guests each. The cost is $250 per table, including a bottle of wine and table service. Tables must be purchased directly through the Box Office.)

April 13 at 7:30 pm (Thursday)
Blues on the Square presents
Mark Telesca Band
The sound of Delta Blues and Motown. Experience some of Florida's best Blue bands. Bring chairs, but no pets or outside food and beverage. Food trucks, popcorn, ice cream. Sponsored by Lagunitas and Old School Bakery.
Location: Old School Square Pavilion
Tickets: $5 at the gate (general admission); $5 beers

April 14 at 7:30 pm (Friday)
Free Friday Concerts - Spring Series
The Holidazed
Reggae/Funk Fusion. Weather permitting; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage. Food trucks and cash bar are available.
Location: Old School Square Pavilion
Tickets: FREE

April 14 at 8 pm (Friday)
Mark Nadler
Let's Misbehave: A Celebration of Cole Porter
Internationally acclaimed, award-winning entertainer, Mark Nadler explores the wit, the romance and the life of arguably the greatest of American songwriters: Cole Porter. Songs include such timeless hits as "Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)," "Night And Day," and "You're The Top" as well as many lesser-known gems. Nadler will welcome special guest soloist, Spider Saloff.
Location: Crest Theatre at Old School Square
Tickets: $39 & $29

April 18 at 7 pm (Tuesday)
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is entertainment for the whole family, featuring the unique blend of comedy and juggling skills of former Moscow Circus veteran, Gregory Popovich and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. His entourage consists of world-class jugglers, the German goat duo Kurt and Helga and over 30 performing pets including house cats and dogs (all rescued from animal shelters!), geese, white doves and parrots. The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater has a rich performance history, presenting thousands of shows in more than 20 countries and is currently in its 6th season at the Planet Hollywood Resort/Casino in Las Vegas.
Location: Crest Theatre at Old School Square
Tickets: $25 (adult); $15 (student)

April 20 at 8 pm (Thursday)
Alan Safier as George Burns
Say Goodnight Gracie
Alan Safier stars in Say Goodnight Gracie, the hit Broadway play that invites you to spend a hilarious, heart-warming evening in the uplifting company of the world's favorite, funniest centenarian, George Burns. Burns, known for his 90 years of American entertainment history, is now alive and kicking - and singing and dancing! Say Goodnight Gracie brings his fascinating story to life with vintage photographs and video clips from film and television performances.
Location: Old School Square Fieldhouse
Tickets: $38 (general admission)

April 21 at 7:30 pm (Friday)
Free Friday Concerts - Spring Series
Libido
Top 40/R&B/Rock/Reggae. Weather permitting; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage. Food trucks and cash bar are available.
Location: Old School Square Pavilion
Tickets: FREE

April 27 at 7:30 pm (Thursday)
Blues on the Square presents
Joe DaSilva and the Midnight Howl
Americana/Blues/Rock/Soul. Experience some of Florida's best Blue bands. Bring chairs, but no pets or outside food and beverage. Food trucks, popcorn, ice cream. Sponsored by Lagunitas and Old School Bakery.
Location: Old School Square Pavilion
Tickets: $5 at the gate (general admission); $5 beers

April 28 at 7:30 pm (Friday)
Free Friday Concerts - Spring Series
Entourage
Top 40/R&B/Rock. Weather permitting; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage. Food trucks and cash bar are available.
Location: Old School Square Pavilion
Tickets: FREE

April 29 at 8 pm (Friday)
Catch a Rising Star Comedy:
Ben Bailey
This acclaimed stand-up comedian is the most desired cabbie in New York! He is the host of the highly successful shows Cash Cab and Cash Cab: After Dark on the Discovery Channel. He was singled out by publications such as Entertainment Weekly, which put Ben Bailey on their "Must List" in 2006; People magazine, which gushed, "All Hail Cash Cab"; and the New York Post.
Location: Crest Theatre at Old School Square
Tickets: $67 & $47

How to Get Tickets:
Tickets for all 13 concerts and shows in April 2017 can be purchased online at www.OldSchoolSquare.org or by calling the Box Office at 561.243.7922, ext. 1.

About Old School Square:
Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach and has served as the community's gathering place for over 25 years. The historic campus welcomes half a million people each year for programs, classes, events and rental activities and includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and shows. The Creative Arts School (2nd floor of the Crest Theatre building) offers art, photography and writing classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on all programs and services, call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

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