Kravis Center to Present Must-See Concerts, Broadway Mega-Hits & Show Biz Legends

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is promising its audiences multiple opportunities to stand and cheer March through May with a stellar array of must-see concerts, Broadway mega-hits and intimate glimpses of show biz legends.

MARCH

March 1-6

+ Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 8 pm

+ Wednesday, Saturday at 2 pm & 8 pm

+ Sunday at 2 pm

Matilda1MATILDA THE MUSICAL

(Kravis On Broadway)

TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year!  Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards®, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, MATILDA continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London’s West End.  The Wall Street Journal says, ”The makers of MATILDA have done the impossible  triumphantly! It is smart, sweet, zany and stupendous fun.” Bloomberg News gushed, “Welcome to the deliriously amusing, heartwarming, head-spinning world of MATILDA THE MUSICAL. You won’t want to leave.”

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $28
Kravis On Broadway sponsored by Sallie A. Monroe

Beyond The Stage: Join us for a free musical presentation by the Kravis Young Singers Afterschool Connection in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 7:15 pm on March 1.

March 2 at 1:30 pm (Wednesday)

ArtSmart Lecture Series

America in Russia from Catherine the Great to Nicholas II

Lecturer: Stephen R. de Angelis, Ph.D.

Cossack guards from Russian to English, shares a riveting analysis of the relationship between the United States and the Russian Empire for over 150 years. The presentation, which includes slides, features excerpts from the journals and letters between the White House and the Winter Palace during the American Revolution, the Civil War, the Bolshevik Revolution and more.

The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center

In the Cohen Pavilion

Tickets: $25

March 3 at 11:30 am (Thursday)

Kravis Film & Book Club:

Katharine Hepburn and Adam’s Rib

+ Lee Wolf, noted author, lecturer and Kravis Center Board member

+ Naomi Levine, chairman emeritus and professor of the NYU School of Professional Studies Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising

(ArtSmart Continuing Arts Education)

A courtroom rivalry finds its way home when attorney Adam Bonner (Spencer Tracy) faces off against his wife, attorney Amanda (Katharine Hepburn), in Adam’s Rib, a 1949 comedy. Discussion also will cover Hepburn’s autobiography, Me: Stories of My Life, in which the Academy Award winner reminisces about her childhood, early days of stardom and affair with Spencer Tracy. Both the movie and book highlight male-female relations, problems faced by workingwomen, and feminism in the 21st century.

Helen K. Persson Hall

Tickets: $49

Note: Admission includes a boxed lunch prepared by Catering by The Breakers at the Kravis Center.

March 4 at 7:30 pm (Friday)

Acoustic Adventures of

Richard Gilewitz

Fingerstyle Guitarist & Raconteur

Composer, educator and one of the most graceful fingerstyle guitarists on the contemporary acoustic scene, Richard Gilewitz performs 6 and 12-string finger gymnastics while spinning enchanting yarns too unbelievable not to be true. A veteran entertainer who has toured worldwide, Gilewitz mixes sounds of folk, traditional, blues, Americana and classical music while topping off tunes with amusing tales from the road. “A powerhouse of eclectic guitar styles and genres.” 20th Century Guitar Magazine

Helen K. Persson Hall

Tickets: $29

March 5-6

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

+ Sunday at 7:30 pm

And All That Jazz: The Songs of Kander and Ebb

featuring Billy Stritch, Carole J. Bufford and Marissa Mulder

Devised by Barry Day

Composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb picked up where the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Rodgers and Hammerstein left off. The pair was known mostly for their musicals, including Cabaret, Chicago and Fosse, and their most famous song, the theme from the 1977 film New York, New York. Barry Day’s riveting cabaret revue features All That Jazz and many other favorites from Kander and Ebb’s 40-year partnership.

Presented by the Kravis Center in collaboration with the Lyric Theatre.

Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse

Tickets: $40

Sponsored by Donald and Linda Silpe

March 7 at 11 am & 2 pm (Monday)

Flipside: The Patti Page Story

(Adults at Leisure Series)

Tune in to classic hits in Flipside: The Patti Page Story, set in a 1965 Oklahoma radio station and featuring favorites such as Tennessee Waltz, (How Much is That) Doggie in the Window, Mockingbird Hill, Detour and Allegheny Moon. The memory-lane musical, which has won National Kennedy Center Festival acclaim, follows the rise of 1950s singing sensation Patti Page, who at one point was the top-selling artist of her time. Page’s real name was Clara Ann Fowler, and her story is told through revealing flashbacks, captivating costumes from poodle skirts to ball gowns, and 28 numbers performed with an eight-piece orchestra.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets: $29

March 7 at 8 pm (Monday)

Russian National Orchestra

Kirill Karabits, Conductor

Stefan Jackiw, Violin

(Regional Arts Concert Series)
+ Borodin / In the Steppes of Central Asia

+ Prokofiev / Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63

+ Stravinsky / The Firebird (Ballet Suite, 1945)

Russia’s many musical dimensions are explored by Ukraine’s Karabits, “an architect” on the podium, and an American violin phenom.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $39

Series sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis

Concert sponsored by Cynthia Friedman
Beyond The Stage: Join us at 6:45 pm for a pre-concert discussion by Sharon McDaniel in The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center and a free musical presentation by the Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 7:15 pm.

March 9-13

+ Wednesday, Friday at 7:30 pm

+ Thursday, Saturday, Sunday at 1:30 pm & 7:30 pm

Becoming Dr. Ruth

An Unexpected Journey

Everyone knows the surprisingly candid Dr. Ruth from her TV and radio shows Sexually Speaking. But few realize that the 4-foot-7 therapist’s life was anything but short on adversity. With warmth and humor, actress Susan Greenhill tells Dr. Ruth Westheimer’s story, from surviving the Holocaust to serving in the Haganah as a scout and sniper to her struggles as a single mother who went on to earn her doctorate.

Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse

Tickets: $39

March 9 at 8 pm (Wednesday)

Cameron Carpenter

and the Jacksonville Symphony

Special Guest, Matthew Whitaker

(PEAK)

Program to include:

+ Bach / Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor and improvisation

Former child prodigy Cameron Carpenter, whose repertoire ranges from Bach to film scores, plus original compositions and countless arrangements, is the first concert organist to prefer a digital organ over a pipe organ. His debut album, If You Could Read My Mind, entered Billboard’s Traditional Classical Chart at No. 1 in 2014. “No other musician of Carpenter’s generation has more adeptly fused shrewd showmanship, dazzling technique and profound thinking about his instrument and his place in the musical cosmos.” San Francisco Chronicle. Matthew Whitaker will join Cameron at some point in this free form concert celebrating the World Premiere of the Kravis Center’s Marshall & Ogletree Opus 11 digital organ, The George W. Mergens Memorial Organ, a gift from Alex W. Dreyfoos.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $15

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

This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

Opus 11 Premiere Reception: Tickets $100 includes a pre-performance reception sponsored by Alex and Renate Dreyfoos celebrating the World Premiere of the Kravis Center’s Marshall & Ogletree Opus 11 digital organ and prime reserved seating for the 8 pm performance. For tickets, visit kravis.org/carpenter or call the box office at 561-832-7469.

March 10 at 8 pm (Thursday)

Itzhak Perlman

20th Anniversary of

In the Fiddler’s House

Itzhak Perlman, violin

Hankus Netsky, music director, saxophone and piano

Andy Statman, clarinet and mandolin

Members of the Brave Old World and Klezmer Conservatory Band

and other special guests

Two decades have passed since Itzhak Perlman released his stunningly successful and beloved klezmer recording and PBS special, In the Fiddler’s House. The pre-eminent violinist of our time, accompanied by some of his closest friends, revisits this important personal project that celebrates traditional Jewish folk music. “Beyond Perlman’s rapturous, seemingly effortless sound, the emotional arc of his playing is shaped to perfection.” Chicago Sun-Times

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $39

Sponsored by Alec and Sheila Engelstein

Zelda and Allen Mason

With support from WXEL

Beyond The Stage: Join us at 7:15 pm for a free musical presentation by UB Kinsey ESOA String Orchestra in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby.

March 11 at 8 pm (Friday)

Tony Bennett

American treasure Tony Bennett, who in the last decade alone has sold 10 million records, returns for an unforgettable evening. Bennett has won 18 Grammy Awards including a 1995 Grammy for Record of the Year for his MTV Unplugged CD that introduced him to a new generation and the Grammy Lifetime Award. No one else on Earth can make a lyric written eight decades ago sound as natural as a conversation at a coffee shop.” New York Magazine

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $36

Sponsored by Eileen Berman and Jay Bauer;

Donald M. Ephraim and Maxine Marks for

The Donald M. Ephraim Family Foundation

March 12 at 8 pm (Saturday)

Joffrey Ballet

The Joffrey Ballet, celebrating its 60th season, is an internationally renowned company classically trained to the highest standards. Known as “America’s Company of Firsts,” the Joffrey expresses a unique, inclusive perspective on dance, proudly reflecting the diversity of America with its company, audiences, and repertoire that includes major story ballets, reconstructions of masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary works. The Joffrey continues its educational outreach via the Joffrey Academy of Dance and Community Engagement programs.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $30

Sponsored by The Miriam and Alec Flamm Charitable Fund

Beyond The Stage: Join us at 6:45 pm for a free pre-performance discussion by Steven Caras in The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center.

March 13 at 8 pm (Sunday)

An Orchestra Evening with

DUDU FISHER

Dudu Fisher is known worldwide for his stirring performance as Jean Valjean in Broadway’s Les Misérables and his award-winning PBS special, In Concert From Israel, but his career began in Tel Aviv where he studied with renowned cantors. In addition to stage and synagogue appearances, Fisher has released more than 25 albums, including songs in Hebrew, Yiddish and English. He also sang the part of Moses in the Hebrew version of Steven Spielberg’s animated film, The Prince of Egypt.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $25

March 14 at 7:30 pm (Monday)

Axiom Brass

Dorival Puccini, Jr., Trumpet

Kristopher Hammond, Trumpet

Jacob DiEdwardo, French horn

Serdar Çizmeci, Trombone

Kevin Harrison, Tuba

(Young Artists Series)

Among its accolades, Axiom was the only brass quintet in 27 years to win the prestigious Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition (2012), and the only American ensemble to win the Preis der Europa-Stadt Passau in Germany (2012). Axiom is a faculty Ensemble-in-Residence at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. The brass quintet’s program will cover 400 years of classical music, from composers Anthony Holborne and Johann Sebastian Bach, to Malcolm Arnold and tango master Astor Piazzolla.

Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse

Tickets: $30

Series Sponsored by Harriett M. Eckstein New Art Fund

March 15-27

+ Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 7:30 pm

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

+ Sunday at 1:30 pm

Capitol Steps: Mock the Vote

The Capitol Steps promise to bring down the house and Senate with their raucous blend of political satire and song parodies. The guffaws began in 1981 when a group of Senate staffers gathered to plan entertainment for a Christmas party and since then the Capitol Steps have recorded more than 30 albums, including their latest, Mock the Vote. See Hillary Clinton hilarity, Republican presidential hopefuls belt out a rock tune and President Obama do classical ballet.

Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse

Tickets: $40

Sponsored by Donald and Linda Silpe

March 18-19 at 7:30 pm (Friday & Saturday)

Steve Ross in

Ridin’ High … The Music of Porter, Astaire and Coward

Crown prince of cabaret Steve Ross returns with a new show that captures the essence of Cole Porter, Fred Astaire and Noël Coward. The veteran singer and pianist, who interprets such classics as Ridin’ High, Cheek to Cheek, and Mad Dogs and Englishmen, had lengthy sojourns at New York’s Algonquin Hotel and Ted Hook’s Backstage in the 1970s and has been delighting audiences worldwide ever since. “Steve Ross sings in the New York cabaret style, playing the piano brilliantly and articulating every rhyme and double entendre.” The Daily Telegraph

Helen K. Persson Hall

Tickets: $35

March 21 at 11:30 am (Monday) SOLD OUT

ArtSmart

Lunch and Learn:

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis:

The Subtle Staying Power of an American Icon

(A Kravis Center Cultural Society Event

Chairs: Lee Wolf and Steven Caras)

The importance of social presentation was arguably the best advice Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ father, “Black Jack” Bouvier III, could have offered his little girl. She most certainly would apply his counsel throughout her years because poise under pressure became a routine necessity for America’s most alluring First Lady. Join Lee Wolf and Steven Caras in a compelling discussion of Jackie’s life starting with Miss Porter’s Prep School, followed by Vassar and a sojourn to Paris all in preparation for an unforeseen existence filled with more travails and tragedies than her pristine public persona would ever reveal.

In the Gimelstob Ballroom in the Cohen Pavilion

Tickets: $85

Note: Admission includes lunch prepared by Catering by The Breakers at the Kravis Center.

Sponsored by Leona F. Chanin

March 22-27

+ Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 8 pm

+ Wednesday, Saturday at 2 pm & 8 pm

+ Sunday at 2 pm

Woody Allen’s

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY

(Kravis On Broadway)
Hailed by TIME Magazine as, “Musical Theatre Gold, “BULLETS OVER BROADWAY is the hilarious musical comedy about the making of a Broadway show. Written by Woody Allen, with direction and choreography by Susan Stroman and based upon the screenplay of the acclaimed film by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY is the story of a young playwright who, in desperate need of financial backing for his next show, accepts an offer he can’t refuse from as mobster looking to please his showgirl girlfriend. Don’t miss what the New Yorker exclaims as, “a Fun Machine from Start to Finish!” Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters, and the songs that made the 20s roar, Bullets Over Broadway is bringing musical comedy back with a bang.” NPR called it “the best show in town, and the Chicago Tribune described it as “a whiz-bang, retro, good time Broadway musical.”

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $27
Kravis On Broadway sponsored by U.S. Bank, The Private Client Reserve

Beyond The Stage: Join us at 6:45 pm for a free pre-performance discussion by Steven Caras in The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center and a free musical presentation by Voices of Pride in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 7:15 pm on March 22.

March 28 at 2 pm (Monday)

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Wu Han, Piano

Benjamin Beilman, Violin

Kristin Lee, Violin

Sean Lee, Violin

Richard O’Neill, Viola

Nicholas Canellakis, Cello

(Regional Arts Concert Series)
+ Mozart / Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello, K. 493

+ Schubert / Rondo in A Major for Violin and String Quartet, D. 438

+ Mendelssohn / Double Concerto in D minor for Violin, Piano, and Strings

This breathtaking, not-to-be-missed program combines the intensity of extraordinary ensemble playing with the virtuosity of the soloist. CMS Co-Artistic Director and pianist Wu Han, and violinists Sean Lee and Benjamin Beilman take solo turns in dazzling music. Mozart’s quartet highlights the piano, while Schubert places the violin in the spotlight. A true display of technical fireworks, Mendelssohn’s riveting Double Concerto features both piano and violin in a solo spotlight. The thrilling artistry of violinist Kristin Lee, with the remarkable Richard O’Neill on viola, and the inspired playing of cellist Nicholas Canellakis provide even more excitement in this program of intimate concertos.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $25

Series sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis
Beyond The Stage: Join us at 12:45 pm for a pre-concert discussion by Sharon McDaniel in The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center.

March 28 at 8 pm (Monday)

sophia1An Evening with Sophia Loren

Synonymous with grace, beauty and artistry, Oscar-winning actress Sophia Loren captivates audiences with an intimate conversation, film clips and question-and-answer period. The legendary star’s prolific career of more than 50 years earned a remarkable array of accolades, including the first Academy Award for a foreign-language role for Two Women. Decades later, in 1991, Loren received an Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in acknowledgement of her indelible contributions to world cinema.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $39

With support from Sun-Sentinel

March 29 at 8 pm (Tuesday)

Johnny Mathis

The 60th Anniversary Concert Tour

Celebrating 60 years in the music industry, the legendary Johnny Mathis, a sublime vocalist whose approach to pop eclipses passing fads is Columbia Records longest running recording artist.  Best known for Chances Are, It’s Not For Me To Say and Misty, Mathis has recorded more than 80 albums, was given the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’ Lifetime Achievement Award, and ranks as the all-time #6 album artist in Billboard’s pop album charts history.   ”There are a number of good singers, a smaller handful of truly great singers, and then there’s Johnny Mathis.” Barbra Streisand

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $30

Sponsored by Marjorie and Stephen Fiverson

March 30 at 8 pm (Wednesday)
Michael Feinstein Conducts

The Kravis Center Pops Orchestra

Hooray for Hollywood

With Special Guest Maureen McGovern

Sam Kriger, Associate Conductor

Master showman Michael Feinstein concludes a captivating three-concert series at the Kravis Center with Hooray For Hollywood, which features singers, dancers and visuals in a magnificent re-creation of beloved movie music. The concert includes classic songs, excerpts from film scores and anecdotes about the Golden Age of cinema, all in lush orchestral splendor. Among the numbers are The Way You Look Tonight, Cheek To Cheek, the overtures from Mary Poppins and Funny Girl, and memorable scores written by Elmer Bernstein and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $30
Sponsored by Marjorie Fink
With support from Legends 100.3 FM

Beyond The Stage: Join us at 7:15 pm for a free musical presentation by The Kings Academy Choir in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby.

March 31-April 2

+ Thursday, Friday at 7:30 pm

+ Saturday at 1:30 & 7:30 pm

A Carlin Home Companion:
Growing Up with George

Kelly Carlin, daughter of legendary comedian and social critic George Carlin, takes the audience on a road trip through her parents’ 37-year marriage, making pit stops at career highs and lows and honing in on a childhood that included both nurturing and neglect. While the funny and poignant one-woman show includes video of George delivering some of his most memorable monologues, A Carlin Home Companion is as much about Kelly as it is about her famous father. For mature audiences.

Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse

Tickets: $39

APRIL

April 1-2 at 7:30 pm (Friday & Saturday)

Eric Yves Garcia and Marissa Mulder in

I Only Have Eyes for You

A Tribute to Harry Warren

Pianist and baritone Eric Yves Garcia joins mellow-voiced cabaret star Marissa Mulder to perform the favorites of Harry Warren, the first major American songwriter to write primarily for film. He won three Oscars for composing Lullaby of Broadway, You’ll Never Know and On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe. Other well-known Warren hits, wonderfully interpreted by this lively duo, include I Only Have Eyes for You and At Last.

Helen K. Persson Hall

Tickets: $35

 

April 4 at 8 pm (Monday)

Haochen Zhang, Piano

(Regional Arts Concert Series)
+ Schubert / Impromptu in F minor, D. 935 (Op. 142, No. 4)

+ Schubert / Sonata No. 21 in B-flat Major, D. 960

+ Chopin / Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35

+ Prokofiev / Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 83

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $25

Series sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis
Beyond The Stage: Join us at 6:45 pm for a pre-concert discussion by Sharon McDaniel in The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center and a free musical presentation by Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 7:15 pm.

April 5 at 11 am & 2 pm (Tuesday)

Avery Sommers:

I Love Being Here With You

(Adults at Leisure Series)

Broadway veteran and cabaret singer Avery Sommers returns to the Kravis Center — she performed here in Chicago nearly 20 years ago — with smooth selections such as I Love Being Here with You, Feeling Good, Without a Song and Just One of Those Things. She wowed the Great White Way in Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Showboat and has appeared on Miami Vice and Bruce Reynolds’ series B.L. Stryker. Audiences will revel in the rich alto of this hometown favorite, who won a best-actress Carbonell Award for her 1994 one-woman show But Not for Me.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets: $29

April 6 at 8 pm (Wednesday)

Chris Botti

With his uniquely expressive sound and passion for evocative melodies, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumentalist in the world. The trumpeter’s Impressions album won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album in 2013, adding to a stack of accolades, which includes four No. 1 jazz CDs. Botti, who has sold over 4 million albums, has performed with a diverse string of stars, including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Lady Gaga and Frank Sinatra.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $25

Sponsored by Mary L. Campbell

With support from WPBT Channel 2

April 7-17

+ Thursdays, Fridays at 7:30 pm

+ Saturdays and Wednesday at 1:30 pm & 7:30 pm

+ Sundays at 1:30 pm

Old Jews Telling Jokes

Old Jews Telling Jokes is inspired by the website OldJewsTellingJokes.com and features both new and timeless songs and jokes. If you’ve ever visited a doctor or walked into a bar with a priest, a rabbi and a frog, these five actors which make fun of themselves as well as followers of other religions will give you a second opinion and ask you where you got that.

This show contains explicit language.

Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse

Tickets:

+ Thursday, April 7 and Wednesday through Thursday, April 13-14: $42

+ Friday through Sunday, April 8-10 and April 15-17: $45

April 7 at 8 pm (Thursday)

Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters, Broadway’s brightest star, shines in a glamorous evening of song featuring favorites from the Great White Way as well as from her Grammy Award-winning and nominated albums. Revel in hits from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim and more as this scintillating songstress, accompanied by a full orchestra, performs from her impressive repertoire as only Bernadette Peters can do.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $25

Sponsored by Ann and Robert Fromer;

Michelle and Joseph Jacobs

Beyond The Stage: Join us at 6:15 pm for a free musical presentation by Silver Melodies in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby.

April 8 at 8 pm (Friday)

Let It Be

A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the world’s most successful rock ‘n’ roll band. Let It Be a spectacular theatrical concert jam-packed with 40 of The Beatles’ greatest hits. Relive The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces with live performances of early tracks including Twist and Shout, She Loves You and Drive My Car, as well as global mega-hits Yesterday, Hey Jude, Come Together and, of course, Let It Be. Experience this multimedia rich electrifying spectacle that takes you back to the magical sixties when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $20

Sponsored by Bessemer Trust

April 13 at 7:30 pm (Wednesday)

BEHIND THE LENS

Behind the Lens showcases the iconic work of rock photographer Henry Diltz and  ’60s super model, turned photographer, Pattie Boyd. Diltz, considered to be one of the greatest music photographers of all time, has over 400 album covers to his credit including those of Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Doors.  Boyd, once married to George Harrison and Eric Clapton, was the inspiration for critically acclaimed songs, Something, Layla and Wonderful Tonight. The artists will share stories behind the still and moving images of The Beatles, Eric Clapton and many more rock legends.

Persson Hall

Tickets are $35 & $45

April 14 at 8 pm (Thursday)

ABBA The Concert

Mamma Mia! ABBA The Concert is such a true-to-life tribute to the Swedish pop sensation that you’ll think you’re in Stockholm in the ’70s! The globally touring group, which has been called “the closest to ABBA you’ll ever get,” belts out such blockbusters as Dancing Queen, Waterloo and the fabulous Fernando. From miniskirts to ponchos, this remarkable re-creation is The Name of the Game for ABBA fans and those who are new to the phenomenon.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $15

Sponsored by Carolyne and Ed Levy

April 15 at 7 pm (Friday)

Showcase the Writing

Host: Julie Gilbert

(The Writers’ Academy At The Kravis Center)

Showcase the Writing introduces talented new writers to the public. All genres of work are presented by Circle members’ independent projects. Open to the public.

Cohen Pavilion

Tickets $10

April 23 at 8 pm (Saturday)

A Night with Janis Joplin

Fueled by memorable hits such as Me and Bobby McGee, Piece of My Heart, Mercedes Benz and Summertime and a breakout performance by Tony Award nominee Mary Bridget Davies, A Night With Janis Joplin celebrates the 1960s icon and the powerhouse artists who inspired her. Joplin’s unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see from Monterey to Woodstock. “Rocks the roof to the rafters!” The Huffington Post

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $20

April 26 May 1

+ Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 8 pm

+ Wednesday, Saturday at 2 pm & 8 pm

+ Sunday at 2 pm

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY THE MUSICAL

(Kravis On Broadway)
kitchen1THE 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, please visit
www.BridgesMusical.com.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $27
Beyond The Stage:
Join us for a free musical presentation by Plumosa School of the Arts Chorus in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 7:15 pm on April 26.

 

MAY

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 (on sale October 16); $12 day of performance

Sponsored by The Meshberg Family in loving memory of

Julia and Philip Meshberg

 

 

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, 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.