Delray Beach Playhouse Announces a Spectacular New Season of Plays, Comedy and Musical Performances for 2019-2020

The Delray Beach Playhouse announces their 2019-2020 Season of plays, musical performances, cabaret, comedy and special engagements.

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Venue: Delray Beach Playhouse

Address: 950 Lake Shore Drive, Delray Beach 33444

Tickets: delraybeachplayhouse.com; Box Office at 561-272-1281, ext. 5

Public sales open on September 3, 2019 at 10 a.m.

 

October 4-20, 2019 – CALENDAR GIRLS

Main Stage Series

Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.; Wednesday (10/9 only), 8 p.m.; Thursday, 8 p.m.

Tickets $35 (adults); $15 (students); $25 (groups)

DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

In this deeply moving and often hilarious true story set in England, a woman convinces her local women’s club that a new, “sex sells” approach is needed for their annual fundraising calendar to support their local hospital. Fast-forward to the finished product, filled with classy, nude portraits of club members… all middle-class British wives, mothers and a retire school teacher! The Rylstone calendar ends up raising over 550,000 pounds for the hospital and for cutting-edge research into leukemia at the University of Leeds… a far cry from the previous year’s 75 pounds!

 

October 14-23, 2019 – From Funny Lady to “Funny Girl” – The Birth of a Classic American Musical

Musical Memories Series

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, 2 p.m.

Tickets $35 (adults); $15 (students); $25 (groups)

DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

Bringing a team of uniquely talented people together to write a musical is always a challenge, but sometimes it

becomes a truly harrowing ordeal. So it was when Ray Stark tried to recruit a creative team to write a musical about his mother-in-law, Fanny Brice, the legendary Vaudeville star who introduced songs like “My Man” and “Second-Hand Rose.” No musical has ever seen such a dizzying revolving door of talent. The opening was postponed five times! But when FUNNY GIRL finally did open, it was a smash hit and turned Barbra Streisand into a star overnight! Its score by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill remains a classic, with songs like “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” “You Are Woman (I Am Man),” “The Music that Makes Me Dance” and the stand-out hit of the show, “People.”

 

October 25, 2019 – Florida’s Funniest Comedians: Myke Herlihy and Kevin White

Special Engagement

Friday, 8 p.m.

Tickets $20; DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

Myke Herlihy is one of the most lovable jerks you’ll ever meet! After spending 13 years behind bars, serving drinks not time, Myke now takes his bartender’s sarcasm and wit to the stage. Kevin White describes himself as a wounded veteran of two marriages. Raised on a strict regime of cartoons, comic books and afternoon movie marathons, his outlook on life and love has been described as ‘somewhat troubled’ but totally relatable!

 

October 26 & 27, 2019 – Playhouse Playwrights’ Festival

Special Engagement

Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

Tickets $10; DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281, ext. 5

Staged readings of new works by local playwrights. Saturday plays include The Burden of Truth (37 minutes) by Todd Caster, A Good Night (12 minutes) by Bob Lind, Godwise (18 minutes) by Lisa Bruna, and Pulling a Carlos (21 minutes) by Miranda Schumes. Sunday plays include Debbie Squared (31 minutes) by Anne Dichele, A Tale of Two Sylvias (23 minutes) by Susan Chandler and Andrea Olkin, The “V” Word (20 minutes) by M.J. Putnik, and Goy Meets Girl (14 minutes) by Bruce Karp.

 

November 6, 2019 – Lenny Dave presents 100 Years of Comedy

Matinee Series

Wednesday, 12:30 p.m.

Tickets $39 (includes lunch catered by Too Jays); DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

Nationally recognized comedy historian Lenny Dave entertains audiences as he takes them on a nostalgic trip down comedy’s Memory Lane… back to a time when the best comedians were both funny and clean! Lenny’s fun, fast-paced, and highly interactive show spotlights crowd-pleasing comedians of the past 100 years; from vaudeville, radio, motion pictures and Broadway to night clubs, records and TV.

 

November 15, 2019 – Florida’s Funniest Comedians: Scott Novotny and Tiffany Barbee

Special Engagement

Friday, 8 p.m.

Tickets $20; DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

Twenty-year comedy veteran, Scott Novotny is known for appearances on TV shows such as “Comedy On the Road” and MTV’s “Half Hour Comedy Hour” and for headlining comedy clubs throughout the country. Tiffany Barbee is a retired pageant kid, who eventually rebelled against her wacky stage mom just enough to become a national touring stand-up comedian. She’s cute, quirky and seems nice, but don’t mess with her, because she’s a 5th Degree Black Belt!

 

November 20, 2019 – Moon River: The Songs of Johnny Mercer starring John Lariviere

Matinee Series

Wednesday, 12:30 p.m.

Tickets $39 (includes lunch catered by Too Jays); DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

Internationally-acclaimed cabaret and concert singer, John Lariviere presents MOON RIVER, a tribute to the musical genius of prolific composer and lyricist Johnny Mercer. With music direction by talented jazz pianist, Phil Hinton, the 75-minute show includes over 20 hit songs such as “Blues in the Night,” “Autumn Leaves,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Skylark,” “Satin Doll,” “Days of Wine and Roses,” and of course “Moon River.”

 

November 29-December 15, 2019 – SEE HOW THEY RUN

Main Stage Series

Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.; Wednesday (12/4 only), 8 p.m.; Thursday, 8 p.m.

Tickets $35 (adults); $15 (students); $25 (groups)

DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

This British farce by Philip King is one of the most popular ever written. Set in a quiet English village immediately after World War II, the story centers on a former actress (an American) now married to the local Vicar, her American friend and fellow actor, a nosey spinster, and an escaping Russian spy. Through a series of misunderstandings, the plot weaves itself into a hilarious state of confusion.

 

December 4, 2019 – Feelin’Groovy: The Life and Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel

Nostalgic Concert Series: Feelin’ Groovy

Wednesday, 2 p.m.

Tickets $25; DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

Simon and Garfunkel quickly became the most popular folk-rock duo of the 1960’s and this unique and memorable program traces the arc of their success. The show includes many of their beloved songs performed amid stimulating commentary on their career as a duo and on their personal lives. Performed by Joan Friedenberg and Bill Bowen, who sing professionally as the PinkSlip Duo, the show invites the audience to sing along.

 

December 9-19, 2019 – Fascinating Rhythms: The Songs of George Gershwin

Musical Memories Series

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Thursday (12/12), 7:30 p.m. and Thursday (12/19), 2 & 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $35 (adults); $15 (students); $25 (groups)

DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

At 15, he was plugging songs on Tin Pan Alley. By 17 he was writing for Broadway. Then at 21, he wrote a song called “Swanee”… and the rest is history! Today, George Gershwin is revered as one of America’s greatest composers. The songs he wrote for Broadway shows: LADY, BE GOOD, FUNNY FACE, STRIKE UP THE BAND, STRIKE UP THE BAND, GIRL CRAZY and PORGY AND BESS and films: SHALL WE DANCE? and DAMSEL IN DISTRESS fill a large portion of what we now call our Great American Songbook. This show celebrates Gershwin and songs such as “’S’Wonderful!,” “But Not For Me,” “Love Walkin In,” “A Foggy Day,” “The Man I Love,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Summertime,” “Embraceable You” and “How Long Has This Been Going On?”

 

December 20, 2019 – Florida’s Funniest Comedians: Ron Feingold and Lindsay Glazer

Special Engagement

Friday, 8 p.m.

Tickets $20; DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

A touring comedian for 21 years, Ron Feingold entertains with his unique “Comedy A Cappella” show, where he combines stand-up comedy and a cappella music by performing all of the vocals himself…even the drums! It’s a good thing Lindsay Glazer, aka #AlphaBitch, is a defense attorney because she can rep herself after she kills the crowds with her own personal brand of badass, stand-up comedy in the clubs of LA, NYC, Miami, and everywhere else there’s a mic and a stage!

 

December 27-29, 2019 – WIESENTHAL  

Special Engagement

Friday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

Tickets $40/$45; DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

The riveting true story of SIMON WIESENTHAL, the “Jewish James Bond” who devoted his life to bringing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice, WIESENTHAL is the story of AN ORDINARY MAN WHO DID EXTRAORDINARY THINGS. Written by and starring Tom Dugan, and directed by Jenny Sullivan, WIESENTHAL is the riveting true story of Simon Wiesenthal. Nicknamed the “Jewish James Bond,” he devoted his life to bringing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice. Intelligent, funny, flawed and noble, Wiesenthal was a universal hero. His unbelievable dedication and tenacity over decades is honored in this play, which gives equal weight to his wisdom and wit during his long, purposeful life. The Huffington Post hailed it “HEARTFELT & DEEPLY MOVING. With humor and a hopeful note, Tom Dugan’s 90-minute play makes history come alive!”

 

December 31, 2019 – New Year’s Eve Party with Jill & Rich Switzer

Special Engagement

Sunday, 2 p.m.; tickets $50 (Regular – includes open bar, cheeses/crackers/fruit and dessert at intermission)

Sunday, 8 p.m.; tickets $125 (VIP – includes Cabaret Room reception with open bar and VIP menu); $75 (Regular – includes lobby reception with open bar, cheeses/crackers/fruit and dessert at intermission)

DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

Musical theatre celebrities, JILL and RICH SWITZER (hosts of The Morning Lounge on Legends radio/100.3 FM) will perform A Standard Affair: The Best and Most Enduring Classics from the Great American Songbook. The show will feature chart-topping hit songs including “Summertime,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Autumn Leaves,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Come Fly with Me,” and many more.

 

January 3 & 4, 2020 – Jeff Harnar Sings Sammy Cahn All The Way: Sinatra, Hollywood & World War II

The Cabaret Series

Friday & Saturday, 8 p.m.

Tickets $49 (VIP); $39 (Premium)

DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

Award-winning cabaret, concert and recording artist, Jeff Harnar presents his critically acclaimed show, SAMMY CAHN ALL THE WAY: SINATRA, HOLLYWOOD & WORLD WAR II, with Music Director ALEX RYBECK and directed by BARRY KLEINBORT. The show shines a special spotlight on Sammy Cahn’s lyrics for Sinatra, Hollywood and World War II. Featured songs include “All The Way,” “Teach Me Tonight,” “Call Me Irresponsible,” “My Kind of Town (Chicago Is),” “I Fall in Love Too Easily,” “Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week),” and “Time After Time.”

 

January 5, 2020 – Something Like a Dame starring Michael Walters as Dame Edna

Special Engagement

Sunday, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $35; DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

Sequins blaze and punchlines fly as celebrity impersonator Michael L. Walters pays unique homage to one of Australia’s — and the world’s — biggest stars, Dame Edna, in his loving parody, SOMETHING LIKE A DAME! This fun-filled evening of glamour, music, and side-splitting laughter features incredible glittering gowns, outrageous comedy, original musical numbers, and of course a floral finale with Edna’s signature gladioli! The Show has been hailed as a “Theatrical tour-de-force!”

 

January 10, 2020 – Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook

Special Engagement

Friday, 8 p.m.

Tickets $45; DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

Starring Suzanne O. Davis, this show recreates the sound and vibe of a 1970’s Carole King concert experience following her legendary album, “Tapestry.” Suzanne’s performance is a journey back to those great recordings, with accurate musical presentation of piano and vocals, just as they were. TAPESTRY not only presents the record-breaking, Grammy-winning album of the same name, but is a retrospective of the iconic songwriting team of Goffin and King, and their hits that continued into the 70’s.

 

January 11-12, 2020 – Tovah is Leona starring Tovah Feldshuh

The Cabaret Series

Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

Tickets $59 (VIP); $49 (Premium)

DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

The Six-time Tony and Emmy nominated star of The Walking Dead, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and now CBS’ Salvation stars in this thrilling show featuring highlights from the new Broadway-bound musical Queen of Mean, based on the New York Times best-selling biography by Piers Ransdell. Watch the ‘Queen of Mean’ become the ‘Queen of Cabaret’ as Tovah Feldshuh takes the stage as Leona Helmsley, commenting on and singing about everything from her meteoric rise – to her Real Estate rival Donald Trump. Tovah – or, Leona – promises to bring an evening of fun, frolic, and foreclosure not to be missed!

 

January 22, 2020 – Jeff Norris

Matinee Series

Wednesday, 12:30 p.m.

Tickets $39 (includes lunch catered by Too Jays); DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

Jeff Norris is one of the most quick-witted acts working today–hardly pausing for a breath as he tears through his act, keeping the audience alert and in stitches from beginning to end. Jeff has been called a complete pro–one of the few remaining comics that understands the importance of showmanship and presentation.

 

January 25 – Pop2Opera starring Jenene Caramielo

The Cabaret Series

Saturday, 8 p.m.

Tickets $49 (VIP); $39 (Premium)

DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

Singing sensation, Jenene Caramielo performs her hit show, ALL THE GREAT LOVE SONGS with 14 of the greatest love songs of all time, including “Bring On the Men,” “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “I Mio Babino Caro,” “I Will Survive,” “Nessun Dorma,” “I Will Always Love You,” and many others. Caramielo has traveled the world, captivating audiences with her eclectic background of musical theater, pop, jazz, country and opera. Jenene has played the top cabaret rooms in the country, including Feinstein’s 54 Below and the Royal Room at the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach.

 

January 29, 2020 – Harvey Granat presents A Celebration of Cole Porter

Matinee Series

Wednesday, 12:30 p.m.

Tickets $39 (includes lunch catered by Too Jays); DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

Acclaimed vocalist and entertainer, Harvey Granat performs beloved hits by Cole Porter, including “Night and Day,” “You’re the Top,” “In the Still of the Night,” and many more. He’ll share the stories behind the songs and the shows and movies many of them were part of.

 

January 31-February 16, 2020 – SOME ENCHANTED EVENING: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein

Main Stage Series

Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.; Wednesday (2/5 only), 8 p.m.; Thursday, 8 p.m.

Tickets $35 (adults); $15 (students); $25 (groups)

DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

This musical celebrates the unique partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. From their beginnings in 1943, to the creation of a show called OKLAHOMA, their musical alchemy turned into pure magic as one success led to another: SOUTH PACIFIC, CAROUSEL, STATE FAIR, THE KING AND I, CINDERELLA and THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Songs such as “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning!,” “People Will Say We’re in Love,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Younger than Springtime,” “Bali Hai,” “There is Nothing Like a Dame,” “Getting to Know You,” and many others have helped to swell The Great American Songbook more generously than any composers since Irving Berlin and George Gershwin.

 

February 5, 2020 – Chai Fidelity: Our Favorite Jewish Songs and the Stories Behind Them

Nostalgic Concert Series: Feelin’ Groovy

Wednesday, 2 p.m.

Tickets $25; DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

The PinkSlip Duo sings their favorite Jewish songs, from biblical to modern times (from Isaiah to Arlo!), in English, Yiddish, Hebrew, and Ladino. Accompanying the songs are fascinating stories and slides that include carefully researched facts, as well as heartfelt revelations about Joan’s long search for lost family in Europe and her personal connections to the songs – all accompanied by stimulating commentary, slides, live music, and lyrics for sing-along.

 

February 10-20, 2020 – The Best of All Possible Worlds: Leonard Bernstein on Broadway

Musical Memories Series

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Thursday (2/13), 2 p.m. and Thursday (2/20), 2 & 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $35 (adults); $15 (students); $25 (groups)

DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

Universally acknowledged as one of the greatest classical and operatic conductors of the 20th Century, Leonard Bernstein also composed some of Broadway’s most popular musicals, including the ON THE TOWN (“New York, New York,” “Lucky to Be Me,” “I Can Cook Too” and “Some Other Time”), WONDERFUL TOWN (“It’s Love!,” “One Hundred Ways to Lose a Man” and “Ohio”), CANDIDE (“Glitter and Be Gay,” “Make My Garden Grow” and “The Best of All Possible Worlds”) and WEST SIDE STORY (“Maria,” “Something’s Coming,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty,” “Tonight,” “A Boy Like That” and “Somewhere”). He also wrote songs for PETER PAN (“Dream With Me”) and the exquisite “A Simple Song” with Steven Schwartz.

 

February 21, 2020 – ABBAFab – The #1 Abba Tribute

Special Engagement

Friday, 8 p.m.

Tickets $35/$45; DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

ABBAFAB is a stunning, multi-media tribute to the music of ABBA, hailed as some of the greatest music produced in the 70s and 80s, including monster hits such as “Waterloo,” “Fernando,” “Honey Honey,” “Dancing Queen” and countless others.

 

March 4 & 5, 2020 – Daughter of a Garbageman

Matinee Series & Special Engagement

Wednesday, 12:30 p.m.; tickets $39 (includes lunch catered by Too Jays)

Thursday, 8 p.m.; tickets $29

DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

Maureen Langan’s one-woman show is a tale of her 1970’s upbringing in New Jersey, in which her Irish mother and Bronx-born father, a New York City sanitation worker, told her to work hard, get educated and life would reward her. But is that true? Langan lambasts today’s “reality show culture,” while revealing her parents’ strengths, struggles and secrets, as well as her own, and how that made her who she is today. Maureen taps into the hearts and frustrations of hard-working people everywhere who wonder if they, too, were raised wrong.

 

March 6, 2020 – Jesse Luttrell: Showstopper

The Cabaret Series

Friday, 8 p.m.

Tickets $49 (VIP); $39 (Premium)

DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

Powerhouse vocalist, Jesse Luttrell dazzles in an exciting evening of rousing popular music, injecting his electrifying performance style into passionate hits from 60’s & 70’s Pop, Jazz, and Broadway. Luttrell has quickly become one of the most in-demand young concert artists in New York and around the world. He has appeared at major nightclubs including Feinstein’s/54 Below, Birdland, The Metropolitan Room, Crazy Coqs in London, The Palm, and in theatres and performing arts centers across the U.S.

 

March 11, 2020 — Michael D’Amore – Lead Singer of the Capris: The Very Best of the 50’s & 60’s Hits

Matinee Series

Wednesday, 12:30 p.m.

Tickets $39 (includes lunch catered by Too Jays); DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

Veteran New York entertainer, Michael D’Amore performs his one-man show, celebrating the best of the 50’s and 60’s. As a member of The Capris, D’Amore sings lead on the their hits “There’s A Moon Out Tonight” and “Morse Code Of Love” for music fans around the world.

 

March 14, 2020 – Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat and Betty

Special Engagement

Saturday, 8 p.m.: tickets $37/$45

Emmy award-winning actress, Elaine Bromka collaborated with playwright Eric H. Weinberger to create this one-woman show that reveals life and love in the White House. TEA FOR THREE humanizes the political scene with a whimsical and deeply moving story – a behind-the-scenes look at Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford. With over thirty years in film, television, Broadway and Off-Broadway, Bromka starred as eight First Ladies opposite Rich Little in the PBS show, “The Presidents.”

 

March 20-April 5, 2020 – STAGE STRUCK: A Play by Simon Gray

Main Stage Series

Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.; Wednesday (3/25 only), 8 p.m.; Thursday, 8 p.m.

Tickets $35 (adults); $15 (students); $25 (groups)

DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

Love, success, failure, jealousy and infidelity drive this play that London critics praised as “A witty and ingenious thriller!” When the philandering husband of a successful London stage actress is advised by her psychiatrist to leave him, he realizes he only has two alternatives: to be thrown abruptly onto the street…or to become a wealthy widower.

 

March 25, 2020 – Voices of Women of the 60s: Joan, Joni, Judy, Janis, Carly and Carole

Nostalgic Concert Series: Feelin’ Groovy

Wednesday, 2 p.m.

Tickets $25; DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

In a live, music-spiced examination of this cultural phenomenon, singing duo Bill Bowen and Joan Friedenberg retrace the steps of six female music legends and bring you with them. Slides illustrate as the inspiring presentation wends its way through the lives of Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Janis Ian, Carly Simon and Carole King with commentary that recalls both their challenges and stunning achievements. Their most popular songs are sung in harmony-rich arrangements with lyrics projected for audience sing-along for an educational and nostalgic journey.

 

March 30-April 9, 2020 – Put on a Happy Face: Gower Champion on Broadway

Musical Memories Series

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday (4/1 only) 2 p.m.; Thursday (4/2), 2 p.m. and Thursday (4/9), 2 & 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $35 (adults); $15 (students); $25 (groups)

DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

Gower Champion first rose to stardom as half of the most celebrated dancing team since Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Marge and Gower Champion appeared in a popular series of MGM musicals and eventually became household names when they were given their own television show. But when Gower began directing on Broadway, he quickly became one of the most respected choreographers in New York. After directing Dick Van Dyke in BYE-BYE BIRDIE, he went on to direct Anna Maria Albergetti in CARNIVAL, Mary Martin and Robert Preston in DO! I DO!, Debbie Reynolds in IRENE and Carol Channing in HELLO DOLLY! His career culminated in the Broadway mega-hit, FORTY-SECOND STREET. The songs he helped to introduce are legion, including “Put on a Happy Face,” “Love Makes the World Go ‘Round,” “My Cup Runneth Over” and the title song from HELLO, DOLLY!

 

April 10-12, 2020 – Hank Williams and My Honky Tonk Heroes starring Jason Petty

Special Engagement

Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.

Tickets $35; DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

Jason Petty’s acclaimed musical revue takes audiences on a time-travel adventure with several of the greatest entertainers and influencers of country music today. A frequent Grand Ole Opry performer, Petty is known as masterful singer, actor and historian who re-creates the magic that echoes the larger than life personalities. Fans of traditional country music and its origins will love this show!

 

April 18, 2020 – Judy Carmichael: Swing Time!

The Cabaret Series

Saturday, 8 p.m.

Tickets $49 (VIP); $39 (Premium)

DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

Grammy-nominated pianist, vocalist, and songwriter, Judy Carmichael will celebrate the music of swing piano greats with an evening of gems from the Great American Songbook, as well as her own witty. Considered one of the greatest pianists in the swing tradition and one of the most sensitive vocalists, Judy was nicknamed Judy “Stride” by Count Basie himself – recognizing her mastery of that early piano style popularized by Thomas “Fats” Waller, Count Basie and James P. Johnson.

 

April 24, 2020 – Get Back! Two of Us

Special Engagement

Friday, 8 p.m.

Tickets $39/$29; DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

With accurate vintage instruments and dazzling stage visuals, GetBack!® floods two hours with over 40 classic songs, changing costumes as the show travels through the lighthearted British Invasion years to the bittersweet rooftop ending of “Let It Be,” with several stops along the way. The show is performed by the lead members of the acclaimed GetBack!® Beatlemania.

 

April 25, 2020 – Pick Up My Pieces: The Music of Willie Nelson featuring Gabrielle Stravelli

The Cabaret Series

Saturday, 8 p.m.

Tickets $49 (VIP); $39 (Premium)

DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

Award-winning vocalist and songwriter Gabrielle Stravelli will perform songs from her newest album “Pick Up My Pieces: The Music of Willie Nelson.”  The CD is dedicated to Nelson’s music and life and covers the full spectrum of his catalog, from early hits like “Three Days” and “Blame It On The Times” to favorites from his blockbuster album of American standards like “Stardust,” to eternal classics like “Crazy” and “Nightlife.” Alongside the music, Stravelli will weave in stories from Nelson’s colorful personal life and storied 50-plus year career, while honoring and reimagining the music of one of America’s greatest songwriters.

 

May 1, 2020 – Sing ‘Em All: The Judy Garland Songbook featuring Natalie Douglas

The Cabaret Series

Friday, 8 p.m.

Tickets $49 (VIP); $39 (Premium)

DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

Internationally acclaimed, award-winning vocalist, Natalie Douglas presents SING ‘EM ALL: THE JUDY GARLAND SONGBOOK, which celebrates the music and majesty of the legendary singer, actor, and inspiration to millions.

The concert includes songs from Garland movie marvels like Meet Me In St. Louis and A Star Is Born, and indelible Garland hits such as “Get Happy,” “It Never Was You,” and, of course, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow. Douglas has been honored with 11 MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs) Awards, a Nightlife Award, two Backstage Bistro Awards, and a Broadway World Cabaret Best Vocalist Award.

 

May 15-31, 2020 – STEEL MAGNOLIAS

Main Stage Series

Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.; Wednesday (5/20 only), 8 p.m.; Thursday, 8 p.m.

Tickets $35 (adults); $15 (students); $25 (groups)

DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

Robert Harling’s play about his mother, his sister, and their intimate friendships with the ladies who frequent Truvy Jones’s beauty parlor in Chinquapin, Louisiana, has become one of the most popular and frequently preformed plays in the history of American Regional Theatre. Since every woman who is “anybody” in Chinquapin comes to Truvy’s, we meet the town’s most colorful and important ladies. The ways in which these women support each other through difficult times truly define what it means to be – not simply a neighbor – but a friend. STEEL MAGNOLIAS is a heart-warming reminder that our friends are the family we choose.

 

May 25-June 3, 2020 – Swinging on a Star: The Songs of Jimmy Van Heusen

Musical Memories Series

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday (7/3 only) 2 p.m.; Thursday, 2 p.m.

Tickets $35 (adults); $15 (students); $25 (groups)

DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

One of the most popular and successful songwriters of the 20th Century, Jimmy Van Heusen, had the good luck to find himself teamed up with two of the best lyricists in show business: Johnny Burke and Sammy Cahn. With these (and other wordsmiths) he composed five Broadway shows and countless successful film scores, winning a total of four Academy Awards along the way. Of course, it didn’t hurt that singers like Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin were among his biggest fans! His songs include Crosby classics like “Swinging on a Star,” Dean Martin’s “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?” and Sinatra best-sellers like “High Hopes,” “Love and Marriage,” “Come Fly With Me,” “All the Way” and “My Kind of Town.” He also penned such popular favorites as “Imagination,” “Call Me Irresponsible” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”

 

June 4-6 – Robert Dubac’s The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?

Special Engagement

Thursday & Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.

Tickets $55; DelrayBeachPlayhouse.com; 561-272-1281

In one of the funniest solo shows out there, Robert Dubac embarks on a quest to answer the age old question, “What do women want?” With a shrug of his shoulders or a crook of his neck, he seamlessly transforms himself into five hysterical boneheads who offer sidesplitting advice on how to best straddle the gender gap – all while drinking a beer. Men and women from 18 to 80 will laugh non-stop! The New York Times called it, “Hilarious…a one-man tour de force!”

 

ABOUT DELRAY BEACH PLAYHOUSE

The Delray Beach Playhouse is one of Delray’s most treasured hidden gems. With a prime location on Lake Ida and a history spanning more than 70 years, the success of the Playhouse has been due to the dedication of many who, through their contribution of time, talent and generosity, have brought the fun and culture of live theatre to Delray Beach. At its core, the Playhouse is known for exceptional community theater. More recently, the Playhouse has expanded its programming to include The Cabaret, featuring vocalists and musical theater stars from South Florida, to Chicago, to Broadway; nationally touring theater, music and comedy performances; and a new matinee series. For information on programs and services, call 561-272-1281 or visit http://delraybeachplayhouse.com/.

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