Kravis Center Announces Lineup for October And November

Kravis Center Announces Lineup for October And November

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its 27th season over the next two months with a variety of audience pleasing musical concerts, hilarious comedians, razzle dazzle shows and super star performers.

OCTOBER

October 18 at 7:30 pm (Thursday)
Dina Elwedidi
On Tour As Part Of Center Stage
(PEAK)

With her powerful, nuanced voice and authentic style, Egyptian singer and composer Dina Elwedidi channels the heritage and contemporary identity of Cairo. A sophisticated innovator with a charismatic stage presence, Elwedidi's rich repertoire ranges from jazz to folk to underground rock and has established her as a global cultural force. Guests will receive a ticket voucher for one complimentary beverage. (Underage guests will be offered a non-alcoholic selection.)
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.
Note: This presentation is part of Center Stage, a public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, with support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

Note: Tickets on sale since August 17.


October 26 at 7 pm & 9:30 pm (Friday)
Jerry Seinfeld
America's premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. His latest projects include the Emmy nominated web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and his Netflix special Jerry Before Seinfeld. Seinfeld continues to perform both nationally and internationally.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $76
Note: Tickets on sale since September 7
Kravis Center Sponsors:

Ann-Britt Angle and Christian Angle
Michael and Colleen Bracci

October 27-28 (Saturday and Sunday)
+ Saturday at 1:30 & 7:30 pm
+ Sunday at 7:30 pm

Sankofa Danzafro
The City of Others
(PEAK)
Sankofa Danzafro hails from Colombia, the country with the second largest Afrodescent population found in Latin America. The company's The City of Others is a work showcasing powerful Afro-Colombian and Afro-contemporary dance and hip-hop with live drumming and singing. This charismatic dance troupe examines diversity and the social issues affecting minority communities.

Guests will receive a ticket voucher for one complimentary beverage. (Underage guests will be offered a non-alcoholic selection.)
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.
Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free post-performance talk by Steven Caras on October 27 following the 7:30 pm performance. Beyond the Stage is sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker.

Note: Tickets on sale since August 17.

NOVEMBER

November 6-11

+ Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 8 pm

+ Wednesday, Saturday at 2 pm & 8 pm

+ Sunday at 2 pm

ROCK OF AGES

(Kravis On Broadway)

Broadway's Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! Nominated for five Tony Awards, ROCK OF AGES captures the iconic era of 1980s Hollywood. Featuring the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, Whitesnake, and more, this Tenth Anniversary production will have you ready to rock!

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $28

Note: Tickets on sale since September 7
Kravis On Broadway sponsored by

Stacey and Mark Levy

Bonnie Osher and Peter Sherman

November 7 at 6 pm & 8:30 pm (Wednesday)
Will Ackerman:
The Gathering, 4 Guitars
Considered the father of acoustic instrumental music, Will Ackerman has spawned three generations of acoustic guitarists and pianists through his groundbreaking work as founder of Windham Hill Records. The new-age music pioneer and guitarists Trevor Gordon Hall, Todd Mosby and Vin Downes each will perform solo, then unite at the end of this intimate concert.
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Tickets $35

November 12 at 8 pm (Monday)
Jacksonville Symphony

With Cameron Carpenter, Organ

Nathan Aspinall, Conductor

(Regional Arts Classical Concert Series)

Cameron Carpenter is the world's most visible organist, and the first ever organist nominated for a GRAMMY Award for a solo album. The virtuoso composer-performer is smashing the stereotypes of organists, organ music, and classical music. Joining the Jacksonville Symphony in two works, Carpenter will play the Kravis Center's George W. Mergens Memorial Organ, a gift to the Center from Alex W. Dreyfoos.

+ Wagner/Overture and Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser

+ Poulenc/Organ Concerto in G minor

+ Mussorgsky (arr. Ravel)/Pictures at an Exhibition

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 6:45 pm in The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center. Beyond the Stage is sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker.

November 13 at 8 pm (Tuesday)
Stephen Stills & Judy Collins
Opening Act: Kenny White

Fifty years ago, Stephen Stills met Judy Collins, and their tumultuous love affair would later be immortalized by Stills in Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, performed by Crosby, Stills & Nash. Now the two legendary singer-songwriters are celebrating the golden anniversary of their brief union, pulling from their rich catalogs and sharing intimate stories.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25
Note: Tickets on sale since September 7
Annual Friends Members' Dessert Reception at 6:30 pm (By Invitation Only)
Performance and reception sponsored by Bank of America
With performance support from WPBT2

November 14 at 8 pm (Wednesday)

So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018

Following the continued success of the hit summer competition series and 15 Emmy wins, So You Think You Can Dance is packing up its best dancers of 2018 and touring the country this Fall with So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018. The show will feature the show's Top 10 Finalists Hannahlei Cabanilla, Jay Jay Dixonbey, Chelsea Hough, Evan Debendedetto, Genessy Castillo, Cole Mills, Darius Hickman, Madalena Fialek, Slavic Pustovoytov and Jensen Arnold, including Season 15's winner, America's Favorite Dancer plus All Star guests Lauren Froderman and Cyrus "Glitch" Spencer.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $30

Note: Tickets on sale since September 10
Sponsored by LRP Media Group, The Kahn Family

November 15 - December 2 (Wednesday through Sunday)
+ Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:30 pm
+ Saturday at 1:30 pm & 7:30 pm
+ Sunday at 1:30 pm
+ Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 pm (Preview Performance)
(No show on Thanksgiving Day)
GREASE

Rev up your hot rod and come see why fans are still Hopelessly Devoted to this Rydell High romp, which features songs from the smash movie musical such as Summer Nights and You're the One That I Want. Nearly a decade on Broadway and countless revivals make Grease a pedal-pushing powerhouse of '50s-era fun.
Presented by the Kravis Center and MNM Theatre Company
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Tickets start at $39
Sponsored by Karin and John Strasswimmer
Note: Tickets on sale since May 19.

November 21 at 7 pm (Wednesday)
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
By Chip Davis

This has been America's favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip's groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. The program celebrates the group's recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the Signature Sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard's Seasonal Charts every year.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25
Note: Tickets on sale since September 7
With support from CBS 12

November 23-24 (Friday and Saturday)
+ Friday at 8 pm
+ Saturday at 2 pm & 8 pm
JERSEY BOYS

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award-winning true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that's just too good to be true. "The crowd goes wild," says The New York Times.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $47
Note: Tickets on sale since September 7
Sponsored by
Dorothy Halperin and Carol Halperin Minkin
Joyce T. Yeckes

November 25 at 7:30 pm (Sunday)
Benji Brown
From relationship drama to drive-through ordering, nothing escapes Benji Brown's rambunctious, high-energy humor and hilarious voices, especially that of his most requested character, Kiki. The Miami native, a regular on the syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show and frequent guest on BET's Comic View, has worked alongside Chris Rock, Steve Harvey, Mo'Nique and more. (Contains mature content.)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $15

Note: Tickets go on sale September 14

November 26 at 8 pm (Monday)
Black Violin: Classical Boom Tour
(PEAK)

As Black Violin, artists Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin) combine classical training with hip-hop cool to create a sound that critics have called "classical boom." The pair's debut record hit No. 1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart, and NPR raves that their eclectic approach "will keep classical music alive for the next generation."
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start $15
This PEAK performance is made possible by a grant from the
MLDauray Arts Initiative in honor of Leonard and Sophie Davis.

November 27 at 11 am & 2 pm (Tuesday)
The Modern Gentlemen
(Adults at Leisure Series)
With the smooth harmonic style of classic vocal groups like The Four Freshmen and The Hi-Lo's, this captivating quartet brings their own Signature Sound to classic hits of pop, rock and doo-wop. Brought together by Frankie Valli, whom they've toured with for over a decade, the sought after showmen also have accompanied The Beach Boys, Tony Bennett and other legends.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets: $99 for the six-show package. Starting November 2, individual tickets are $29.

November 28 at 8 pm (Wednesday)
ThePianoGuys
Christmas Together
Named after a former piano store in St. George, Utah, ThePianoGuys includes just one pianist, Jon Schmidt, and Steven Sharp Nelson on cello. What started as an advertising stint by Piano Guys store owner Paul Anderson became a YouTube smash, and now the classical-meets-pop duo are keyed up for the holidays.
Special offer: A digital download of ThePianoGuys forthcoming holiday album is included with every ticket for this show. Ticket buyers will receive an email with more details about this offer approximately seven days after purchase.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $35
Sponsored by JP Morgan Chase & Co.

November 30 - December 1 at 7:30 pm (Friday and Saturday)
Jill and Rich Switzer
Saloon Songs: From the Rat Pack to Right Now
Jill and Rich celebrate the most requested tunes from their careers performing in clubs. From One For My Baby, Angel Eyes, and As Time Goes By to Margaritaville, Mustang Sally and I Will Survive, you'll be transported on a journey to the soundtrack of watering holes everywhere.
Helen K. Persson Hall
Tickets $35

Tickets are available for purchase online through the Kravis Center's official website at kravis.org; in person at the Box Office, located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; or by phone at 561.832.7469 or 800.572.8471. For Group Sales please call 561.651.4438 or 561.651.4304.

About the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts:

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, please call 561.832-.7469 or visit the official website at kravis.org.

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