Kravis Center Launches Silver Anniversary Season With Four Family-Friendly Shows in October 2016

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will kick off its 25th anniversary season next month with a special day-long Community Salute and four fun shows for the whole family during the month.

October 1 (Saturday)

Kravis Center's 25th Anniversary Community Salute

Celebrating a Quarter-Century On Stage

With our commitment to the community in mind, which includes providing a home for local and area arts organizations to showcase their work, the Kravis Center is pleased to welcome several local groups and students who are performing for free throughout the campus during our 2016-2017 Public Ticket Sale day. For more information, visit www.kravis.org/communitysalute.

October 8 at 10 am (Saturday)

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny

(Family Fare)

Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny are two classic Margaret Wise Brown children's books, and the internationally hailed Mermaid

Theatre of Nova Scotia uses endearing animal puppets, stunning scenic effects and evocative music to re-create these timeless tales

for ages 2 to 7. While Goodnight Moon celebrates familiar nighttime

rituals, The Runaway Bunny follows an adventurous little hare and his

adoring mother.

Helen K. Persson Hall

Tickets $12 • General Admission

Sponsored by The Stiller Family Foundation

Note: Tickets on sale September 9

October 13 at 8 pm (Thursday)

"The President's Own"

United States Marine Band

Established by Congress in 1798, the United States Marine Band is America's oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Steeped in talent and tradition, "The President's Own," a name bestowed by Thomas Jefferson, performs at nearly 500 events a year. Former director John Philip Sousa launched the group's concert tour tradition in 1891, and today's performance includes favorite Sousa marches such as Semper Fidelis, classic band repertoire and stirring instrumental solos.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets: FREE

Note: Tickets available on September 9, with a limit of four tickets per household. Guests must present a valid driver's license or ID card in person at the Box Office window. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once the capacity has been reached, any vacant seats will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 7:45 pm as tickets become null and void if reserved guests are not seated by that time.

The appearance by the United States Marine Band on October 13 is sponsored by the Kravis Center as a Public Service. The United States Marine Band does not necessarily endorse the views or opinions of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

October 26-30

+ Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:30 pm

+ Saturday at 1:30 pm & 7:30 pm

+ Sunday at 1:30 pm

The Secret Comedy of Women: Girls Only

Come guffaw at all things girlie - from teenage diaries and monthly

drama to slumber parties and pantyhose - at a show that celebrates

the silly side of being female. Former teacher Barbara Gehring and

actor/writer Linda Klein serve up a mix of sketch comedy, audience

participation and riotous songs and videos that are suitable for age 12 and older. Men are welcome, but best friends, bachelorette parties and women's groups laugh the loudest.

Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse

Tickets start at $35

Note: Tickets on sale September 9

October 29 at 10 am (Saturday)

Where the Wild Things Are

Book by Maurice Sendak

Directed by Kim Selody

Originally adapted by TAG Theatre of Glasgow

(Family Fare)

This internationally acclaimed production from Vancouver's

Presentation House Theatre is an intimate guided play, adapted from the classic children's book, for ages 3 to 7 and adults. The audience helps transform the bedroom of Where the Wild Things Are main character, Max, into a creature-filled forest and then, with leadership from the performers, helps to bring the mischievous boy safely home.

Helen K. Persson Hall

Tickets $12 • General Admission

Sponsored by The Stiller Family Foundation

Note: Tickets on sale September 9

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

Celebrating 25 Seasons of Success, Thanks To The Community:

This season, the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts celebrates a Quarter-Century on Stage. And while we celebrate our silver anniversary, we renew our commitment to the community to present the gold standard of excellence in the performing arts.

Today, the Kravis Center is a thriving cultural complex, serving as the gateway to downtown West Palm Beach. Thanks to so many who have and continue to support the Center, it has become one of the premier performing arts centers with a renowned national and international reputation.

The Kravis Center for 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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