We can all relate to the hustle and hurry of the daily routine—and the need to break free of it! When you’re ready to shake things up, head over to the Kravis Center in downtown West Palm Beach for a live performance. There’s really nothing quite like live music, comedy, dance and Broadway.
If you can’t remember the last time your night out on the town included laughing out loud or catching your breath as dancers soar across the stage, it’s time you visited the Kravis Center. In its 27th season, the Center is not only South Florida’s premier performing arts center; it’s also where everyone in the community gathers for the best live performances in the area.
Imagine surprising your special someone with a romantic evening of dinner and a show—at the Kravis Center you’ll find hundreds of shows to choose from, including the PEAK series, which features more than a dozen artistic, innovative and diverse shows. Some of the upcoming performances include the sensual Rioult Dance NY From Purple to Pärt (February 27-28) which includes stunning choreography and music. Also in the series, Jenny Scheinman’s Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait (March 8) which features the acclaimed jazz violinist performing original compositions to the backdrop of the photography of H. Lee Waters.
Here’s a totally unique way to spend time together, join the Kravis Center’s first ever yoga class. Enjoy music, movement and mindfulness with Tranquility Yoga (March 23)! This experience is led by Yoga instructor Michael Peterson and features a live chamber ensemble comprised of Washington DC’s American Pops Orchestra. When you attend PEAK performances in Rinker Playhouse or Persson Hall, you’ll be treated to a complimentary beverage (non-alcoholic for those underage).
If you’re looking to entertain the kids, the Kravis has a whole series dedicated to just that. Family Fare presentations are age-appropriate and wholesome experiences that will delight your little ones. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (December 23) brings all their favorite characters to life on stage and is a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays. Henry and Mudge (February 2) is a charming musical based on the popular children’s book series and teaches about the responsibility of caring for a pet. The Kravis also presents Mountainfilm on Tour (April 6), which features a collection of short family films from Colorado’s Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. They’re uplifting stories that engage and inspire families to talk about today’s issues.
How about an afternoon matinee with the family? Or girl’s night out? The Center’s Kravis On Broadway series includes top-touring Broadway shows and presents both matinees and evening performances. This season you can still get tickets for the Emilio and Gloria Estefan story, On Your Feet!, the magnificent Les Misérables, the inspirational Waitress, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock and the Center’s premiere of Disney’s The Lion King. This season the Kravis Center is also featuring several other Broadway hits, including Monty Python’s Spamalot (January 14), RENT 20th Anniversary Tour (April 17) and Kinky Boots (May 16).
For laugh-out-loud comedy, the Center’s got you covered with Jay Leno (January 2), One Funny Mother (January 11-12), Friends! The Musical Parody (March 19-20), Capitol Steps Make America Grin Again (March 1-17) and more. For those who enjoy drama, there’s Aquila Theatre’s productions of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (January 24-25) and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (January 26-27).
Of course, everyone loves a good concert and it doesn’t matter what kind of music you prefer, the Kravis Center presents all kinds–including mega-stars Michael Bolton (February 8) and Christ Botti (March 12), the sexy Storm Large in Kiss! Kiss! Bang! Bang (April 9), Boz Scaggs Out of the Blues Tour (April 11), The Music of Cream 50th Anniversary Tour (April 13) and Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle star, Bernadette Peters (April 14).
The Center is located in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach at 701 Okeechobee Boulevard. Make it even more memorable by enjoying a light meal and a glass of wine or a cocktail at the Center’s onsite restaurant, Bistro Teatro, located on the Mezzanine level lobby. Open during all Dreyfoos Hall performances, the Bistro serves up salads, sandwiches, soups and more. The Center is located just footsteps away from CityPlace, so you can dine before and after the show at any of the many restaurants there.
For tickets and to view the entire season, visit their official website kravis.org or call the Box Office at 561.832.7469.