BWW Feature: 26TH ANNUAL SEASON ANNOUNCED at Kravis Center For The Performing Arts

BWW Feature: 26TH ANNUAL SEASON ANNOUNCED at Kravis Center For The Performing Arts

KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Announces 26th Annual Season of Spectacular Concerts, Blockbuster Performances and Smash Hits from Broadway!

Responding directly to audience requests for "more Broadway, more comedy, more music superstars from Bach to rock," the 26th annual season of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts promises a dynamic playbill of award-winning shows, world-class talents and powerful performances that will generate enthusiastic standing ovations from our discerning audience members of every age and demographic. 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 300-seat Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse, and the flexible 300-seat Helen K. Persson Hall.

Kravis Center Series

Among the popular Kravis Center series that are returning for the 2017-2018 season are:

+ Kravis On Broadway

Hosting hit shows since 2008, Kravis On Broadway celebrates its 10th anniversary season with a spectacular line-up! Experience the magic, laughter, romance and exhilarating, take-your-breath-away moments that only Kravis On Broadway performances can provide. Subscriptions start at $216.
+ November 7-12 Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I

+ November 21-26 THE BOOK OF MORMON

+ January 2-7 FINDING NEVERLAND

+ February 6-11 CABARET

+ March 6-11 THE ILLUSIONISTS Live from Broadway

+ April 10-15 THE BODYGUARD

+ May 1-6 SOMETHING ROTTEN

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 occurs for all Saturday performances at 2 pm. Sign language interpreters are provided at all Sunday matinee performances.

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

+ PEAK Series

For those seeking an elevated entertainment experience, our PEAK series delivers in a big way. This contemporary series features ground-breaking performances that focus on ethnic diversity and impactful themes. Each PEAK performance seeks to captivate and transport you with moving, enlightening and intriguing artistic experiences that leave an indelible impression.

Guests attending performances in the Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse will receive a ticket voucher for one complimentary beverage. (Underage guests will be offered a non-alcoholic selection.)

+ November 9-10 Lemon Andersen
When Aliens Fall From The Sky
+ November 12 DakhaBrakha
+ November 17 ETHEL's Documerica
+ January 19-20 10 Hairy Legs
Celebrating the Artistry of the Male Dancer
+ February 9-10 Contra-Tiempo Urban Latin Dance Theater
+ February 16-17 Urban Bush Women
Hair and Other Stories
+ February 19-20 Yamato
The Drummers of Japan
+ February 23-24 Mike Daisey
The End of Journalism
+ March 1 Kaki King: The Neck is a Bridge to the Body
+ March 9-10 Mountainfilm on Tour
+ March 15 Zakir Hussain, Tabla
with Rakesh Chaurasia, Bansuri

+ March 21-22 Lil Buck and Jon Boogz
Love Heals All Wounds
+ April 11-12 Ranky Tanky
+ April 13-14 Che Malambo
+ April 20-21 L.A. Theatre Works
Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director
The Mountaintop
By Katori Hall
+ June 16 It Gets Better

Choose 6 or more PEAK performances and receive 20% off.

PEAK is made possible by a grant from the
MLDauray Arts Initiative in honor of Leonard and Sophie Davis

+ Regional Arts Concert Series

MUSIC "At Eight" & MUSIC "At Two"

Celebrating 43 years of remarkable music, our 2017-2018 Regional Arts Concert Series features a stellar line-up of the world's most celebrated performers-from symphony orchestras and classical recitalists to chamber orchestras and soloists. Subscriptions to the series offer substantial savings and prime seats for the entire season. Call our Box Office at 561.832.7469 for information.
+ November 4 at 8 pm Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

+ November 15 at 2 pm Moscow State Symphony Orchestra

+ December 4 at 2 pm Vadym Kholodenko, Piano

+ December 5 at 8 pm Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

+ January 8 at 8 pm Cameron Carpenter, Organ

+ January 15 at 8 pm

& January 16 at 2 pm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

+ January 29 at 8 pm Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

+ February 14 at 8 pm

& February 15 at 2 pm Chicago Symphony Orchestra

+ February 26 at 8 pm Itzhak Perlman, Violin; Pinchas Zukerman, Viola; Rohan De Silva, Piano

+ February 27 at 2 pm Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

+ March 12 at 8 pm National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba

+ March 26 at 8 pm Academy of St Martin in the Fields Orchestra

+ March 27 at 2 pm Zurich Chamber Orchestra

Regional Arts Concert Series is sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis

+ Michael Feinstein Conducts

The Kravis Center Pops Orchestra

Multiple Grammy Award nominee and master showman, Michael Feinstein is the undisputed ambassador of the most memorable music of our time. The creator of the Great American Songbook Foundation returns to the Kravis Center for an extraordinary three-concert series that will captivate audiences.
+ January 31 Michael Feinstein: Conducts An Evening of
Cole Porter
+ February 28 Michael Feinstein: Performs Sinatra and
Friends with The Kravis Center Pops Orchestra
Big Band
+ March 13 Michael Feinstein: Conducts First Ladies of
Song including Judy, Peggy & Ella with a
Special 90th Birthday Celebration For and
Starring Marilyn Maye

For the 3-concert series on January 31, February 28 and March 13, Premium seating is $420; Orchestra, Grand Tier and Loge is $240; $168 for Mezzanine, $117 for Front Balcony and $78 for Rear Balcony. Beginning November 4, individual tickets, which start at $30, will be available through the Kravis Center Box Office. Please visit www.kravis.org/pops for more information.

+ Beyond The Stage

Designed to enhance the entire experience of visiting the Kravis Center, Beyond the Stage activities complement the main attraction and are free to ticket holders. These activities include:

Beyond the Stage - Pre-concert and performance talks: A talk, offering insights into the music and musicians will precede each Regional Arts concert. For the eighth season, these explorations for the classically curious will be hosted by Sharon McDaniel, Regional Arts Programming Associate, and former music critic for The Palm Beach Post.

These Beyond the Stage talks start at 6:45 pm (for 8 pm concerts and shows) and at 12:45 pm (for 2 pm concerts and matinee performances) in The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center.

For select Kravis On Broadway and dance related shows, the Beyond the Stage pre and post-performance talks will be hosted by Steven Caras, the well-known former New York City Ballet dancer and dance photographer, who also co-chairs the Kravis Center's popular Lunch and Learn series with Lee Wolf.

Beyond the Stage - Musical presentations: Some 8 pm concerts will be preceded by music in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby performed by schools, community groups, or Florida artists 45 minutes before concerts or performances.

Beyond the Stage is sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker.

+ Adults at Leisure Series

Has Elvis returned? Will the Phantom leave you breathless? Experience all the music, laughter and awe-inspiring moments of our 2017-2018 Adults at Leisure Series! Tickets for the six-show package are $99, a savings of $75 off individual ticket prices. Beginning November 4, individual tickets will be available at $29 each.
+ December 5 Julie Budd Remembering ... Mr. Sinatra

+ January 9 One Night in Memphis
Presley, Perkins, Lewis and Cash
+ January 29 Chris Mann
A Date with the Phantom
+ February 12 Broadway Live!
+ March 12 The Doo Wop Project
+ April 2 We've Only Just Begun

Carpenters Remembered

+ Young Artists Series

Share the passion, dedication and enthusiasm of some of the world's newest classical talent during our Young Artists Series. These young musicians have earned accolades and admiration around the world for their remarkable gifts and will win your heart as they perform in the intimate Rinker Playhouse. The series is offered at $80 for all four performances - a savings of $40 off the individual ticket price. Beginning October 14, remaining individual tickets are available at $30 each.
+ November 14 Lysander Piano Trio
+ January 22 Sirena Huang, Violin
+ March 20 Kenneth Broberg, Piano
+ April 5 David Baskeyfield and Thomas Gaynor, Organ

Duo

Young Artists Series sponsored by Harriett M. Eckstein New Art Fund
Florida/South Florida Debut performances are made possible through the generous support of The Raymond and Bessie Kravis Foundation

+ Helen K. Persson Hall

From sultry, sentimental favorites to spirited tributes to jazz legends and the best of Broadway icons-Persson Hall will be filled with a diverse array of music to move you this season. Cabaret-style seating in this intimate and versatile space accommodates up to 300 guests and offers a full-service bar and snacks (not included in ticket prices).
+ January 19-20 Bob Merrill: Celebrating The Trumpet Kings
+ February 9-10 Avery Sommers: For Sentimental Reasons The

Songs of Love
+ March 2-3 An Evening with Steve Ross
+ March 11 Mancini, Mercer and Manilow!

Delores King Williams, Vocalist
Howard Breitbart, Musical Director

+ April 13-14 Carole J. Bufford in You Don't Own Me
The Fearless Females of the 1960s

+ Family Fare

Just perfect for the entire family, the Kravis Center's Family Fare presentations provide wholesome and culturally relevant presentations to engage and entertain audiences of all ages. We've carefully selected and scheduled each performance-ensuring that tickets are affordable and show times are convenient. Enjoy our array of whimsical family entertainment, a wonderful way to expand your child's interest in the arts!
+ October 12 Shopkins Live! Shop It Up!

+ December 9 Virginia Rep On Tour
Beatrix Potter's Christmas
The Tailor of Gloucester
+ December 23 A Charlie Brown Christmas Live! On Stage
+ February 3 Childsplay Theatre
Go, Dog. Go!
+ March 10 Mountainfilm on Tour
+ May 5 Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia: Rainbow Fish


Beatrix Potter's Christmas: The Tailor of Gloucester; Go, Dog. Go!; Rainbow Fish; and the accompanying post-performance experiences are sponsored by The Stiller Family Foundation.

+ ArtSmart

Continuing Arts Education at the Kravis Center

The Kravis Center's Continuing Arts Education offerings include Lunch & Learn Events, the African-American Film Festival, the Kravis Film & Literary Club, The Writers' Academy, and Lectures.

** Lunch & Learn

This popular ArtSmart Continuing Arts Education series is co-chaired by Lee Wolf and Steven Caras. The $95 ticket includes lunch prepared by Catering by The Breakers at the Kravis Center.

+ January 22 Wendy Whelan: Former New York City Ballet Member
Her Rise From Anomaly to Stardom
A Dancer-to-Dancer Conversation with Steven Caras

+ February 19 Broadway Titans: The Life of a Broadway Producer

Moderated by Lee Wolf
With Fran Weissler, Roy Furman & Rodger Hess

+ March 19 The Fondas

A Conversation with Lee Wolf and Steven Caras

** African-American Film Festival

This is the 13th season of the Kravis Center's African-American Film Festival, founded by James Drayton. AnEta Sewell, a speech communications professor and former local newscaster, will deliver an engaging introduction to each film and host a question-and-answer session afterward. Tickets are $10 each or $25 for all three films.
February 5 Sounder
February 12 The Wiz
February 26 To Sir, With Love

** Kravis Film & Literary Club

The Kravis Film & Literary Club features discussions about movies and literary works. Julie Gilbert, Pulitzer Prize-nominated biographer, novelist, playwright and teacher for The Writers' Academy at the Kravis Center leads the discussion and is accompanied for the second film by Barry Day, editor of The Letters of Noël Coward and other books. Films will be shown in their entirety, and a boxed lunch (included in the $49 ticket price) will be served.
March 15 Julie Gilbert on Robert Redford's Ordinary

People and His Extraordinary Life
April 4 Julie Gilbert and Barry Day on Noël Coward's

Brief Encounter

** Workshop

+ February 23 Performing Your Life: Storytelling Workshop
Hosted by Mike Daisey

** Lectures

+ March 1 The Duke and Duchess of Windsor
Lecturer: Richard René Silvin

+ March 8 The Life, History and Grand Performances of

World Famous Jazz Pianists
Lecturer: Roni Stein-Loreti

+ March 13 Charmed Lives: Up Close and Personal with Fabled People
A Presentation by Pamela Fiori

Moderated by Steven Caras

+ March 26 Loving Lilly: The Legacy and the Lady

Lecturer: Steven Stolman

+ March 29 Capitalists and Communists, America in Russia Part II 1933 to 1999 - FDR and Stalin to Clinton and Yeltsin
Lecturer: Dr. Stephen R. de Angelis

+ The Writers' Academy at the Kravis Center

Conducted by novelist, biographer, playwright and teacher Julie Gilbert, The Writers' Academy encourages, nurtures and develops creative writing skills in most genres of expression.
+ January 2 Kickstart Your Writing Ability
+ January 8-March 19 Writers' Circle
+ January 9-February 13 Writers' Launch
+ February 20-March 27 Writers' Launch II

Casual Dining by the Breakers

Bistro Teatro offers the perfect casual pre-theatre dining experience, serving light fare in the Center's Mezzanine level lobby during most Dreyfoos Hall performances. For more information, please call

561-651-4444. Open before and during intermission for Dreyfoos Hall performances only.

How to Purchase Tickets:

The Kravis Center will hold its Public Ticket Sale Day for most 2017-2018 season presentations (excluding individual tickets for certain Kravis On Broadway shows, individual performances for Adults at Leisure Series, Young Artists Series and Kravis Center Pops Orchestra) beginning 9 am on October 7 at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Guests may order their tickets at the Kravis Center's official website at 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 $100. For more information about becoming a donor, call 561-651-4320 or visit
www.kravis.org/membership.

Stay Connected for Promotions and Updates:

Visitors to the Kravis Center's official website at www.kravis.org can view our entire season, as well as join our e-list. Become a fan at www.facebook.com/kraviscenter or follow us on www.twitter.com/kraviscenter and on the Instagram app under the name kraviscenter. When you are on the go, you can access kravis.org from your mobile phone with the Kravis Center's App.


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 (underage patrons will be offered a complimentary non-alcoholic refreshment) 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 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 box office.

Ways To Save:

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

+ 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 up to 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

2017-2018 Performance Schedule

OCTOBER

October 12 at 6:30 pm (Thursday)

Shopkins Live!

Shop It Up!

(Family Fare)

Shopkins Live! lights up the stage in this premiere live production packed with show stopping performances featuring the Shoppies. Join Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, and Polli Polish as they perform the coolest dance moves, sing the latest pop songs, and show off the trendiest fashions.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $15

Note: Tickets on sale since April 28.

October 13 at 8 pm (Friday)

YES

Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman

Three former members of English progressive rock band YES - co-founder and lead vocalist Jon Anderson; guitarist and singer Trevor Rabin; and keyboardist Rick Wakeman - joined forces in 2010 to affirm the group's legacy and reunited again last year to kickoff their new tour. Critics rave about the three Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members who stay Close to the Edge while serving up YES classics and recording new material.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $35

Sponsored by

Palm Beach Investment Research Group

Richard Stone and Howard Cooper
Note: Tickets on sale since June 2.

NOVEMBER

November 1 at 8 pm (Wednesday)

John Cleese, Live On Stage
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Find out the airspeed of an unladen swallow when comedy legend John Cleese answers this question and more after a screening of the 1975 British blockbuster Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Revisit the royal revelry during an audience Q&A with the esteemed actor.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $40

Note: Tickets on sale since June 2
Annual Friends Members' Dessert Reception at 6:30 pm (By Invitation Only)
Performance and reception sponsored by Bank of America

November 4 at 8 pm (Saturday)
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Zubin Mehta, Conductor
(Regional Arts Concert Series)

+ Amit Poznansky/"Footnote" Suite (from the music for the motion picture)

+ Ravel/Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

+ Strauss/Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 (A Hero's Life)

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $39

Series sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis
Concert sponsored by
Sara and Charles Fabrikant
Bonnie and Steven Stern

Beyond The Stage: Join us for a pre-performance talk by Sharon McDaniel at 6:45 pm in The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center.

November 7-12

+ Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 8 pm

+ Wednesday, Saturday at 2 pm & 8 pm

+ Sunday at 2 pm

Rodgers & Hammerstein's

THE KING AND I

(Kravis On Broadway)

Two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of this "breathtaking and exquisite" (The New York Times) musical, directed by Bartlett Sher. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein's finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as "Getting To Know You," "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "Hello Young Lovers," "Shall We Dance" and "Something Wonderful." Set in 1860's Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award® for Best Musical Revival, THE KING AND I is "too beautiful to miss" (New York Magazine).

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $28

Kravis On Broadway sponsored by
Jim and Judy Harpel
Diann and Thomas Mann
Beyond the Stage:
Join us for a free pre-performance talk by Steven Caras at 6:45 pm on Nov. 7.

November 9-10 at 7:30 pm (Thursday and Friday)
Lemon Andersen
When Aliens Fall from the Sky

(PEAK)

Tony Award-winning poet Lemon Andersen's new solo work, When Aliens Fall from the Sky, is a performance art piece comprised of 13 poems/journeys from real citizens, both documented and not, who live in what he calls "the bone marrow of our nation." The Brooklyn-born actor, who first garnered national attention in Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam, weaves rhymes and speaks a harsh but witty truth through these complex characters to shine a spotlight on America's identity crisis.
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Tickets $32

This PEAK performance is made possible by a grant from the
MLDauray Arts Initiative in honor of Leonard and Sophie Davis


November 12 at 7 pm (Sunday)
DakhaBrakha
(PEAK)

At the crossroads of Ukrainian folklore and theater lays DakhaBrakha, a world music quartet that plumbs the depths of contemporary roots and rhythms. The self-described "ethnic chaos" band is accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instruments, including drums, accordion and didgeridoo. Created by avant-garde director Vladyslav Troitskyi, DakhaBrakha, which means give/take in old Ukrainian, blends an astonishing vocal range with brilliant scenic effects.
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Tickets $32

This PEAK performance is made possible by a grant from the
MLDauray Arts Initiative in honor of Leonard and Sophie Davis


November 14 at 7:30 pm (Tuesday)
Lysander Piano Trio
Itamar Zorman, Violin
Michael Katz, Cello
Liza Stepanova, Piano

A South Florida Debut
(Young Artists Series)
London's The Strad lauded Lysander with superlatives: "incredible ensemble, passionate playing, articulate and imaginative ideas, and wide palette of colours." These qualities won Lysander top honors at prestigious chamber-music competitions, such as the Fischoff and the Coleman. Also acclaimed is the Trio's 2014 debut recording, After a Dream, for its "polished and spirited interpretations."
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Tickets:
The Young Artists Series is offered at $80 for all four performances for a savings of $40 off the individual ticket price. Beginning October 14, remaining individual tickets are available at $30 each.
Young Artists Series sponsored by Harriett M. Eckstein New Art Fund
Concert support from The Raymond and Bessie Kravis Foundation


November 15 at 2 pm (Wednesday)
Moscow State Symphony Orchestra

Pavel Kogan, Conductor

Dmitry Masleev, Piano
(Regional Arts Concert Series)

+ Rachmaninoff/The Rock, Op. 7

+ Tchaikovsky/Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23

+ Scriabin/Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 29

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $35

Series sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis

Beyond The Stage: Join us for a pre-performance talk by Sharon McDaniel at 12:45 pm in The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center.

November 15 at 7:30 pm (Wednesday)
Bumper Jacksons
Bumper Jacksons tell America's story from New Orleans to the Appalachian Mountains and beyond. Blending early styles of jazz, blues and country swing, the feisty folk musicians - fronted by Florida native Jess Eliot Myhre, a singer and washboard player - strike a bold yet elegant balance between honoring tradition and fashioning their own sound. Their creative originals and reimagined rural tunes feature robust vocals, banjo, bass and more.
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Tickets $35


November 17 at 7:30 pm (Friday)
ETHEL's Documerica
(PEAK)
A meditation on America's relationship to its land, resources and people, ETHEL's Documerica is a multimedia mash up that melds video projections with music performed by electrifying indie-classical quartet ETHEL. Showcasing images from Project Documerica, a photographic collection commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency in the 1970s, the program ranges from urban and rural to pastoral and gritty, connecting a tumultuous era to today's social issues.
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Tickets $32
This PEAK performance is made possible by a grant from the
MLDauray Arts Initiative in honor of Leonard and Sophie Davis


November 19 at 8 pm (Sunday)
Tim Allen
Funnyman Tim Allen, known for his role as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor on the hit TV show Home Improvement, has had an illustrious career as an actor and comedian. Whether lending his voice talents to animated favorites like Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story, warming hearts in his role as Santa in the Santa Clause movies or bringing down the house with his stand-up routine, one thing's for sure, Allen is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to entertaining audiences.
For mature audiences only: Due to "R" rated content, we will be enforcing an 18 years and older age minimum to attend this performance.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $29

November 21-26

+ Tuesday, Friday at 8 pm

+ Wednesday, Saturday at 2 pm & 8 pm

+ Sunday at 2 pm & 7:30 pm

THE BOOK OF MORMON

(Kravis On Broadway)

The New York Times calls it "the best musical of the century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains Explicit Language.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $35

Kravis On Broadway sponsored by Michael and Colleen Bracci

DECEMBER

December 1-17 (Friday through Sunday)
+ Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:30 pm
+ Wednesday and Saturday at 1:30 pm & 7:30 pm
+ Sunday at 1:30 pm

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

If you have an appetite for dark comedy, desperate measures and a doo-wop score, you'll want to plant yourself in the Rinker Playhouse for a musical that sprouted from a low-budget horror film. With the fertilizing touch of composer Alan Menken and playwright Howard Ashman, the peculiar tale of a shy floral-shop worker and his carnivorous cohort has become a quirky classic.
Co-presented by the Kravis Center and MNM Productions.
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Tickets start at $35

Note: Tickets on sale since June 12.

December 4 at 2 pm (Monday)
Vadym Kholodenko, Piano

2013 Cliburn Competition Gold Medalist
(Regional Arts Concert Series)

+ Tchaikovsky/Piano Sonata in G Major, Op 37 ("Grand")

+ Tchaikovsky/Theme & Variations in F Major, Op. 19, No. 6

+ Scriabin/Two Poèmes, Op. 10

+ Scriabin/Piano Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp Major, Op. 30

+ Scriabin/Piano Sonata No. 5 in F-sharp Major, Op. 53

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $25

Series sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis

Beyond The Stage: Join us for a pre-performance talk by Sharon McDaniel at 12:45 pm in The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center.

December 5 at 11 am and 2 pm (Tuesday)
Julie Budd
Remembering ... Mr. Sinatra

(Adults at Leisure Series)
Praised as a "consummate performer" by The New York Times, Julie Budd was invited to sing with Frank Sinatra at Caesars Palace when she was just 16. The versatile vocalist has also amazed audiences alongside Danny Thomas, Liberace, Marvin Hamlisch and more. She honors Ol' Blue Eyes with songs from her latest album, Remembering ... Mr. Sinatra, including All the Way and The Best is Yet to Come.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets: $99 for the six-show package. Starting November 4, individual tickets are $29.

December 5, 2017 at 8 pm (Tuesday)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Truls Mørk, Cello
(Regional Arts Concert Series)

+ ShuYing Li/Down Came the Sunlight: Into the Twenty-third Day

+ Handel/Water Music, Suite No. 2, HWV 349

+ Shostakovich/Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat, Op. 107

+ Stravinsky/Pulcinella Suite

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $35

Series sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis
Concert sponsored by Cynthia Friedman

Beyond The Stage: Join us for a pre-performance talk by Sharon McDaniel at 6:45 pm in The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center.

December 7 at 8 pm (Thursday)
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
and Special Guest Catherine Russell

Fifteen of the most acclaimed jazz artists today under the direction of Grammy-winning trumpet master Wynton Marsalis, perform a vast repertoire, ranging from holiday and rare historic pieces to favorites by Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and many more.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $35
Sponsored by Albert J. Berger and Carol B. Auerbach
With support from WXEL


December 9 at 10 am (Saturday)
Virginia Rep On Tour
Beatrix Potter's Christmas
The Tailor of Gloucester

(Family Fare)
Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre weaves together a wonderful play for children 5 years old and up based on Beatrix Potter's 1903 classic, The Tailor of Gloucester. The struggling tailor receives a shot at wealth after being asked to sew a coat for the mayor's Christmas wedding, but a mischievous cat needles him by hiding a vital piece of silk! A happy ending ensues in this festive production.
Helen K. Persson Hall
Tickets $12 • General Admission

Sponsored by The Stiller Family Foundation


December 10 at 8 pm (Sunday)
98 Degrees at Christmas
One of the original boy bands of the late 1990s, Grammy-nominated 98 Degrees has sold 10 million albums and is back in the studio and on stage to heat things up once more. Join brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons for a holiday concert featuring festive hits and their signature harmony that's sure to warm your heart.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $29


December 14 at 7:30 pm (Thursday)
A Gospel according to Jazz Christmas
Featuring Kirk Whalum and Donnie McClurkin
And Special Guest John Stoddart, Sheléa and Kevin Whalum

(A Kravis Center Community Outreach Event)
Join Dove & Grammy winning gospel artist Donnie McClurkin, Grammy Award winning musician Kirk Whalum and special guests in A Gospel According to Jazz Christmas concert.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $15
Sponsored by Jane M. Mitchell


December 17 at 7 pm (Sunday)
The TEN Tenors: Our Holiday Wish
Join Australia's charismatic rock stars of opera as they ring in the holidays with resounding festive favorites ranging from Joy to the World and Sleigh Ride to Amazing Grace and Winter Wonderland. Hailed for their charm, camaraderie and commanding sound, the vocal wonder from Down Under boasts 16 years of sold-out shows around the globe as well as several platinum and gold albums.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25
With support from WPBT


December 19-23 (Tuesday through Saturday)
+ Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 pm
+ Saturday at 1:30 pm & 7:30 pm

Steve Solomon's
My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy

He's back! Funnyman Steve Solomon returns with an updated and even more hysterical version of the three-time award-winning My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy, one of the longest running one-man comedy shows in Broadway history. Through his voices, dialects and riotous sound effects, revisit beloved characters and meet new ones.
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Tickets $35


December 21 at 8 pm (Thursday)
Canadian Brass Holiday
Featuring Joel Bacon on Organ

The Grammy-nominated Canadian Brass quintet, "one of the most popular brass ensembles in the world," according to The Washington Post, horns in on the holidays with virtuosity and showmanship. In this festive performance, founding member Chuck Daellenbach (tuba); Caleb Hudson and Christopher Coletti (trumpets); Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone); and Bernhard Scully (horn) are joined on select pieces by renowned recitalist Joel Bacon, who will play the Kravis Center's George W. Mergens Memorial Organ.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $15


December 22 at 8 pm (Friday)
Broadway Christmas Wonderland
The Holiday Show

All is merry and bright as a glittering cast of singers and dancers, plus high-kicking chorus girls and Old Saint Nick himself, deck Dreyfoos Hall in grand style. The yuletide jubilee includes Jingle Bells, Silent Night, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, O Come All Ye Faithful and a stocking full of other festive favorites. From extravagant costumes to eager elves, this lavish holiday bash is a spectacular sleigh ride for the entire family.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25
With support from CBS 12


December 23 at 1 pm & 4 pm (Saturday)
A Charlie Brown Christmas Live! On Stage
Charles M. Schulz's heartwarming yuletide tale, which has aired on TV every year since it premiered in 1965, comes to life on stage complete with your favorite characters and Vince Guaraldi's jazz score. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and their Peanuts pals discover the true meaning of Christmas in what Broadway World calls "a sweet and touching live-action version that is itself an instant holiday classic."
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $18

December 27-31 (Wednesday through Sunday)
+ Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:30 pm
+ Saturday at 1:30 pm & 7:30 pm
+ Sunday at 7 pm & 10 pm* (New Year's Eve)

Forbidden Broadway
It's the Great White Way done the wrong way, but hilariously so! This long-running roast features crazy costumes, riotous rewrites of familiar songs and madcap impression. Four comic chameleons ham it up about Hamilton and other musical blockbusters. Described as "gut-bustingly funny" by the New York Post, seeing Forbidden Broadway only Once may not be enough.
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Tickets start at $35

*Includes New Year's Eve champagne toast


December 31 at 8 pm (Sunday)
Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert
The Strauss Symphony of America

Matthias Fletzberger, Conductor (Vienna)
Iva Schell, Soprano (Vienna)
Michael Hein, Tenor (Vienna)

This charming celebration features dancers from Austria's Europaballett St.Pölten as well as International Champion Ballroom Dancers. Blending European singers with local symphonies, this 22-year West Palm Beach tradition is an enduring and elegant toast to the New Year.
Presented by the Kravis Center and Attila Glatz Concert Productions.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $29
Sponsored by Margaretta Taylor

JANUARY

January 2-7

+ Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 8 pm

+ Wednesday, Saturday at 2 pm & 8 pm

+ Sunday at 2 pm

FINDING NEVERLAND

(Kravis On Broadway)

The winner of Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash "captures the kid-at-heart," says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, "It's a must-see you'll remember for years to come!" Directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four Young Brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys' enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie's classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. FINDING NEVERLAND is "far and away the best musical of the year!" (NPR).

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $28

Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free pre-performance talk by Steven Caras at 6:45 pm on Jan. 2.

January 2 at 1:30 pm (Tuesday)
Kickstart Your Writing Ability
Lecturer: Julie Gilbert

(The Writers' Academy at the Kravis Center)
A seminar for those who are on the cusp of initiation into writing. Learn how to release your inner writing self. Everyone has the potential to write truly and deeply. Instructor Julie Gilbert will show you how to unlock your very own muse. This lecture is for the curious and adventurous. Bring a pencil.
Cohen Pavilion
Tickets $30


January 5-6 (Friday and Saturday)
+ Friday at 7:30 pm
+ Saturday at 1:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Love, Noël
The Songs and Letters Of Noël Coward
Devised and Produced by Barry Day
Featuring Simon Green and Anna Bergman

A man and a woman revisit the fascinating life of English playwright and composer Noël Coward, known for what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise." In this compelling retrospective of the incomparable Coward, who also was a director, actor and singer, two talented artists evoke the songs and people of Coward's day, including Lynn Fontanne, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich and more.
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Tickets $39


January 8 & 22, February 5 & 19, March 5 & 19
Mondays from 10:30 am-12:30 pm or 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
Writers' Circle
Instructor: Julie Gilbert

The 13th year of the Writers' Circle will commence on January 8! The concept is to set the literary bar high while keeping the atmosphere friendly and encouraging. The proceedings, run by Julie Gilbert, head of The Writers' Academy, are conducted with professional exuberance. The focus will be on exercises as well as the writer's ongoing work, meaning that every member will have a work-in-progress when we begin, as well as be eager to explore new levels. Each writer will receive a 20-minute discussion by the group when their ongoing project is ready for feedback. Writers will receive a private evaluation of their work from Julie Gilbert, who will also lead the discussion.
There are two sessions of the Writers' Circle. You may register for either the morning or afternoon session. Writers who seek admission to the Writers' Circle without prior experience in Writers' Launch, can apply with a submission of ten pages. Email your submission to gumbinner@kravis.org.
All genres are welcome save for poetry.
Cohen Pavilion
Registration $525

January 8 at 8 pm (Monday)
Cameron Carpenter, Organ
(Regional Arts Concert Series)
Cameron Carpenter will play the Kravis Center'S Marshall & Ogletree digital organ, The George W. Mergens Memorial Organ, a gift to the Center from Alex W. Dreyfoos.

+ Bach/Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 ("Great")

+ Bach/Prelude, Cadenza and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541

+ Vierne/from 24 Pièces de fantaisie, Opp. 51, 53-55

Carillon de Westminster

Naïades

Toccata in B-flat minor

• Messiaen/Dieu Parmi Nous from La Nativité du Seigneur

• Carpenter/Improvisations

• Carpenter/Theatre organ stylings on Gershwin, Fats Waller, etc.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $25

Series sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis
Concert sponsored by Alex and Renate Dreyfoos

Beyond The Stage: Join us for a pre-performance talk by Sharon McDaniel at 6:45 pm in The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center.

January 9 at 11 am and 2 pm (Tuesday)
One Night in Memphis
Presley, Perkins, Lewis and Cash

(Adults at Leisure Series)
There'll be a Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On during One Night in Memphis, a power-packed tribute to December 4, 1956, when Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash jammed together at Sun Records. The impromptu studio session became legend after the artists, dubbed the Million Dollar Quartet, were taped performing in their prime. Don't Be Cruel and miss this rambunctious blend of rockabilly, country, gospel and rock and roll.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets: $99 for the six-show package. Starting November 4, individual tickets are $29.

January 9 - February 13
Tuesdays from 1:30 pm to 3 pm
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 a fictional short story.
Cohen Pavilion
Registration $325


January 9 at 8 pm (Tuesday)
Brad Garrett and Rita Rudner
Think tall tales and short one-liners as booming, 6-foot-8 Brad Garrett, who played Robert Barone on CBS's Everybody Loves Raymond, joins soft-spoken Rita Rudner, the diminutive diva of wit, for a double-header night of hilarity. Emmy winning Garrett, who owns his own Comedy Club, started doing stand-up 30-years ago and Rudner, who's known for her solo comedy show and several HBO specials, has been entertaining audiences with her undeniable gift for decades.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25
Sponsored by Marjorie Fink


January 10 at 8 pm (Wednesday)
Johnny Mathis
The Voice of Romance Tour 2018

Best known for Grammy Hall of Fame classics Chances Are, It's Not for Me to Say and Misty, the magical Johnny Mathis is Columbia Records' longest-signed artist, recording more than 80 albums and scoring 50 hits on Billboard's adult contemporary chart. Says Barbra Streisand of his smoldering voice and enduring style: "There are a number of good singers, a smaller handful of truly great singers, and then there's Johnny Mathis."
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $30
Sponsored by
Eileen Berman and Jay Bauer
Diane and Richard Ross

With support from WPBT


January 12 (Friday)
Gala "NIGHT OF STARS"
A Broadway Celebration

Gala Chairs: Monika E. Preston, Kathryn C. Vecellio
Gala Vice Chair: Irene Karp
Honorary Gala Grand Broadway Chairs: Sond


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