'BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY,' Weird Al and More to Round Out Kravis Center's 2015-16 Season

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is promising its audiences a season-topping series of "must catch" entertainment events in May and June 2016.


MAY:

May 1 at 2 pm (Sunday)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY THE MUSICAL

(Kravis On Broadway)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, one of the most romantic stories ever written, first captured the nation's attention as a best-selling novel by Robert James Waller and is now an irresistible, two time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.

This stunning new production features gorgeous, soulful music by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years) that the Daily News hails as "one of Broadway's best scores in the last decade." With a book by Pulitzer Prize Winner Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden, The Color Purple) and direction by Tony winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza), THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY is the unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more.

For more information, visit www.BridgesMusical.com.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $32

May 6 at 8 pm (Friday)

Mavis Staples & The Blind Boys of Alabama

Mavis Staples, a blues and gospel singer, actress and civil rights activist, has been called the voice of America's conscience for six decades. The Blind Boys of Alabama, a five-time Grammy Award-winning gospel group whose original members first sang together in 1944, released I'll Find a Way three years ago, a critically acclaimed collection of spiritual songs old and new. Join us as these two powerful acts deliver a potent performance of fervent vocals and uplifting lyrics.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $20

May 12 at 7 pm (Thursday)

Spotlight on Young Musicians

A Kravis Center Community Outreach Event

In partnership with The School District of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County Music Educators' Association and the Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County. Crossing the threshold from practice to performance is every performer's dream. The Kravis Center's annual Spotlight on Young Musicians turns that dream into reality for hundreds of talented local student musicians.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 day of performance

Sponsored by The Meshberg Family in loving memory of Julia and Philip Meshberg

JUNE:

June 4 at 8 pm (Saturday)

"Weird Al" Yankovic

The Mandatory World Tour

'Weird Al" Yankovic, the kinky-haired prince of parody hilarity, has won four Grammy Awards and accolades galore for classics such as Eat It (Michael Jackson's Beat It) and Like a Surgeon (Madonna's Like a Virgin). The top-selling comedy recording artist of all time, Weird Al got his start as a shy, accordion-playing teenager. His 2014 rendition, Word Crimes (Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines), debuted in the Billboard Top 40, making Al one of only three people to have had Top 40 singles in each of the last four decades. The other two? Michael Jackson and Madonna.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $22

June 19 at 8 pm (Sunday)

Maks & Val On Tour

Our Way

Maks & Val Live On Tour: Our Way is the thrilling all-new smash hit dance tour of the summer. Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, the hottest stars of ABC's hit show Dancing with the Stars are coming to a theater near you this summer. The brothers are bringing to life the show they have dreamed about since childhood, combining an honest and unfiltered narrative of their life story, with the world class dancing, creativity and passion they are known for. Collaborating with the greatest choreographers in the business and supported by a cast of fellow professionals, the show will surprise and delight with timeless elegance and steamy seduction.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $25


Advance tickets for all these concerts and shows are available for purchase at the Kravis Center's box office, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in downtown West Palm Beach; online through the Kravis Center's official website at kravis.org; or by phone at 561-832-7469 or 800-572-8471. For Group Sales, call 561-651-4438 or 561-651-4304.

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performing arts center whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by presenting a diverse schedule of national and international artists and companies of the highest quality; by offering comprehensive arts education programs; by providing a Palm Beach County home in which local and regional arts organizations can showcase their work; and by providing an economic catalyst and community leadership in West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County. The Kravis Center is located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, FL. For more information, call 561-832-7469 or visit the official website at kravis.org.



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