KRAVIS CENTER Offers 13 Sensational Shows in December

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is topping off 2019 with 13 sensational productions for every age and interest, ranging from rock and soul legends to Broadway smash hits, from Charlie Brown to Jim Gaffigan.

For the holidays, the Kravis Center offers the gift of live entertainment– Kravis Center Gift Certificates. The one gift that truly fits all, they can be used to purchase tickets for any performance, towards a Kravis Center membership, for dining in Bistro Teatro, or in the Kravis Center Gift Shop. Also, when you purchase a gift certificate of $100 or more, you’ll receive vouchers good for 15% off your next purchase at Bistro Teatro and the Kravis Center Gift Shop. Offer expires Dec 31, 2019. Gift Certificates never expire, purchase them online at kravis.org or by calling the Box Office at 561.832.7469.

DECEMBER 2019:

November 22-December 8

+ Thursday, and Friday at 7:30 pm

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

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM

Light, fast-paced, witty, and completely politically incorrect, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is one of the funniest musicals ever written.

Presented by the Kravis Center and MNM Theatre Company

Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Tickets start at $39

Sponsored by Karin and John Strasswimmer

 

December 9 at 7:30 pm (Monday)

Aizuri Quartet

Emma Frucht, Violin
Miho Saegusa, Violin
Ayane Kozasa, Viola
Karen Ouzounian, Cello

A South Florida Debut
(Young Artists Classical Series)
Winner of 2018 Grand Prize/CAG Management Prize at M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition

Program:

+ Gabriella Smith/“Carrot Revolution

+ Haydn/String Quartet in B minor, Op. 64 No. 2 (Hob.III:68)

+ Komitas/Armenian Folk Songs

+ Sibelius/Voces intimae (“Intimate Voices”), Op. 56

Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Tickets $32

Young Artists Series sponsored by Harriett M. Eckstein New Art Fund
Concert support from 
The Raymond and Bessie Kravis Foundation

December 10-15

+ Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 8 pm
+ Wednesday and Saturday at 2 pm & 8 pm
+ Sunday at 2 pm
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG

(Kravis On Broadway)

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy. Called “A gut-busting hit” (The New York Times) and “The funniest play Broadway has ever seen” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “a riotous explosion of comedy” (Daily Beast).

Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall

Tickets start at $36

 

December 13-14 at 7:30 pm (Friday and Saturday)

17 Border Crossings

(PEAK)

Using only lighting, shadows, comedy, drama and magic, award-winning theater director Thaddeus Phillips weaves a dramatic, visual and surreal examination of imaginary lines, arbitrary passports and curious customs.

Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Tickets $35

This PEAK performance is made possible by a grant from the
MLDauray Arts Initiative in honor of Leonard and Sophie Davis
.

Note: Guests will receive a ticket voucher for one complimentary beverage.

 

December 14-15 at 7:30 pm (Saturday and Sunday)     (SOLD OUT)

Jane Monheit

The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald

Praised by the New York Times  for her voice of phenomenal beauty, Jane Monheit and her long-time pianist Michael Kanan will ring in the season with this special concert. Performing hits from Monheit’s classic holiday album and her acclaimed recent release The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald, the duo will bring their signature sound to festive favorites and beyond.
Helen K. Persson Hall
Tickets start at $39

December 16 at 2 pm (Monday)

Orchester Wien

(Vienna Academy Orchestra)

Martin Haselböck, Conductor and Organ

Robin Johannsen, Soprano

(Regional Arts Classical Concert Series)
They’re pros—as in professional and passionate. Not only are they prolific at touring and recording, but also at winning over audiences with the exuberant masterworks of early Vienna.

Note: Dr. Haselböck will play the Kravis Center’s George W. Mergens Memorial Organ, a gift to the Center from Alex W. Dreyfoos.

Revised program:

+ Corrette/Symphonie de Noël No. 5 for Organ and Orchestra

+ Handel/Organ Concerto in F Major, Op. 4, No. 4

+ Handel Saeviat tellus inter rigors, Motet for Soprano, two oboes, strings, and basso continuo, HWV 240

+ Haydn/Concerto in C Major for Organ and Orchestra, Hob. XVIII/1

+ Haydn/Benedictus for Soprano, Organ and Orchestra from “Little Organ Solo Mass,” Hob. XXII:7,5

+ Mozart/Two church Sonatas for Organ and Orchestra

Church Sonata in F Major, K. 244

Church Sonata in C Major, K. 336

+ Mozart/Exsultate, jubilate, Motet in F Major for Soprano and Orchestra, K. 165

Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall

Tickets start at $29

Series sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis
Beyond The Stage:
Join us for a pre-concert 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.

December 18 at 11 am & 2 pm (Wednesday)

Ann Hampton Callaway

The Linda Ronstadt Songbook

(Adults at Leisure Series)

In an electrifying performance, Ann Hampton Callaway sings Ronstadt, celebrating her most iconic songs and sharing stories of one of America’s most beloved artists. Endorsed by Ronstadt herself, the Tony nominee, accompanied by Linda’s longtime guitarist and arranger, Bob Mann, will perform such favorites as Different Drum, Long Long Time, You’re No Good and many more.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall

Tickets $30

 

December 18-22

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

My Life On A Diet

Starring Renée Taylor

Written by Renée Taylor & Joseph Bologna

Directed by Joseph Bologna

Award-winning writer and actress Renée Taylor looks back on a life of memorable Hollywood roles and just as many fad diets in this autobiographic comedy.
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse

Tickets start at $50

December 20 at 8 pm (Friday)

The Isley Brothers

You Wanna Make Me Shout

60th Anniversary Tour

Get ready to Twist and Shout with the legendary Isley Brothers!
Founded in the early 1950s, The Isley Brothers have achieved one of the longest and most influential careers in music. Be here as the four-time Grammy Award-winners and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees celebrate more than six decades of music, performing some of their top hits including Who’s That Lady, It’s Your Thing and This Old Heart of Mine.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall

Tickets start at $35

Media support from WMBX 102.3

 

December 21-22 at 7 pm (Saturday and Sunday)

Jim Gaffigan

The Pale Tourist Tour

Known for his unique brand of humor, which largely revolves around his observations on life, Jim Gaffigan is one of America’s most popular stand-up comedians. A 4-time Grammy nominee, actor, writer, producer and two-time New York Times best-selling author, Gaffigan will be seen in an unprecedented seven feature films this year.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall
Tickets start at $35
With support from WPEC CBS12

December 23 at 2 pm & 6 pm (Monday)

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Live On Stage

1

(Family Fare)

Everyone’s favorite holiday classic is the one present the whole family can enjoy! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas play, and uncover the true meaning of Christmas. This new production is set to the unforgettable sounds of the Vince Guaraldi musical score and crescendos into a celebration of song as the audience is invited to join the Peanuts gang in singing Christmas favorites. (Ages: 4+)
Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall

Tickets start at $18

Sponsored by The Stiller Family Foundation

 

December 27-31

+ Friday, Sunday, Monday at 7:30 pm
+ Saturday at 1:30 pm & 7:30 pm
+ Tuesday at 7 pm & 10 pm*
Forbidden Broadway

From Annie to Phantom to Wicked, this fall-down funny, satirical roast of over 30 Broadway hits features outrageous costumes, silly spoofs of the songs you know by heart and madcap impressions by a stellar cast. Newer spoofs include Hamilton, The Book of Mormon and Once. It’s never been more fun poking fun at your favorite musicals and stars. A New York sensation for 35 years, a talented quartet of comic chameleons throw out pointed parodies at a dizzying pace.
* Includes New Year’s Eve champagne toast
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse
Tickets start at $39

December 31 at 8 pm (Tuesday)

Arrival from Sweden

The Music of ABBA

Deemed the greatest ABBA tribute band in the world, this Swedish group is the closest you will ever get to seeing ABBA. Take A Chance with this flashback to the ʼ70s and experience your favorite BBA hits including Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Waterloo, Honey Honey, Fernando, Chiquitita, Knowing Me Knowing You, Thank You For The Music, Lay All Your Love On Me, Gimme Gimme Gimme and many more.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall

Tickets start at $29

 

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.

 

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