KRAVIS CENTER to Offer Spectacular Concerts & Shows for Every Audience During November & December

The dynamic 26th annual season continues at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts with nonstop concerts, shows and holiday presentations for every audience and all entertainment preferences throughout November and December:

NOVEMBER  

November 12

+ 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, and a free musical presentation by the DeGeorge Academy Singers in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 7:15 pm. There will also be a free musical presentation by Broadway Reach at 1:15 pm on Nov. 11 in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby. Beyond the Stage is sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker.

 

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

(Note: Purchase six or more PEAK performances and receive 20% off. Visit Kravis.org/peak.)
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

(Note: Purchase six or more PEAK performances and receive 20% off. Visit Kravis.org/peak.)
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.”

+ Granados/Intermezzo (from the opera Goyescas), Op. 49

+ Gilad Cohen/Around the Cauldron (2016)

+ Liszt/Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9, “Le Carnaval de Pest,” S. 379

+ Brahms/Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8

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. 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. Beyond the Stage is sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker.

 

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

(Note: Purchase six or more PEAK performances and receive 20% off. Visit Kravis.org/peak.)
This PEAK performance is made possible by a grant from the

MLDauray Arts Initiative in honor of Leonard and Sophie Davis

 

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 have been on sale since June 12, 2017.)

 

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

2013 Cliburn Competition Gold Medalist
(Regional Arts Concert Series)

+ Mozart/Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310

+ Beethoven/Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2

+ Tchaikovsky/Piano Sonata in G Major, Op. 37 (“Grand”)

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, and a free musical presentation by the Faith’s Place Strings Ensemble with special guest: Handbells, Steel Drummers and Vocal Soloists, in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 7:15 pm. Beyond the Stage is sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker.

 

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

Beyond The Stage: Join us for a free musical presentation by the Jupiter Academy of Music in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 7:15 pm. Beyond the Stage is sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker.


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

Beyond The Stage: Join us for a free musical presentation by the Rosarian Academy Show Choir in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 7:15 pm. Beyond the Stage is sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker.


December 14 at 7:30 pm (Thursday)
A Gospel according to Jazz Christmas
Featuring Kirk Whalum and Jonathan Butler
And Special Guests John Stoddart, Sheléa and Kevin Whalum
(A Kravis Center Community Outreach Event)
Join Grammy Award winning musician Kirk Whalum, singer-songwriter Jonathan Butler and special guests in this special holiday concert.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $15
Sponsored by Jane M. Mitchell

Beyond The Stage: Join us for a free musical presentation in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 6:45 pm. Beyond the Stage is sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker.


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

Beyond The Stage: Join us for a free musical presentation by the Loxahatchee Groves Elementary School Chorus in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 7:15 pm. Beyond the Stage is sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker.


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

Beyond The Stage: Join us for a free musical presentation by the Boca El Musicians in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 7:15 pm. Beyond the Stage is sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker.


December 22 at 8 pm (Friday)
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

Beyond The Stage: Join us for a free musical presentation by the Dickens Carolers in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 7:15 pm. Beyond the Stage is sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker.


December 23 at 1 pm & 4 pm (Saturday)
A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage

(Family Fare)
Charles M. Schulz’s heartwarming yuletide tale, which has aired on TV every year since it premiered in 1965, comes to life on stage with all your favorite Peanuts pals 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

 

How to Get Tickets:

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.

 

 

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.