Yesterday, the Kravis Center, the performing arts mecca in the heart of West Palm Beach, announced the lineup for its 2014-15 season. One of the Kravis Center's strongest attributes is its ability to marry original series and concepts with national and regional talent, and the new season illustrates this perfectly. Here are a few highlights:
- Kravis on Broadway series: Undoubtedly the Kravis' most popular series, this year's Kravis on Broadway lineup is a balance of classic and contemporary musicals, including Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (Nov. 11-16), The Book of Mormon (Dec. 16-21), Flashdance the Musical (Jan. 27 to Feb. 1), Anything Goes (March 10-15), Memphis (April 7-12) and Pippin (April 23 to May 3).
|Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella comes to West Palm Beach as part of the Kravis on Broadway series.|
- PEAK, Provocative Entertainment at Kravis: If Kravis on Broadway is designed to please the masses, then the PEAK series is designed to please artists. Comprised of cutting-edge performances from global artists, PEAK seeks to spotlight cultural diversity and contemporary themes through thought-provoking presentations. This season the series includes dance troupe Abraham in Motion's Pavement (Dec. 19-20), multi-discipline theater collective The Clothesline Muse (Jan. 10-11) and the violin styling of Les Yeux Noirs (March 22).
|PEAK includes innovative performances from such artists as The Clothesline Muse.|
- Michael Feinstein conducts the Kravis Center Pops Orchestra: Michael Feinstein conducts this all-new musical series, which will include three performances, each with a distinct theme. Feinstein personally selected and created original orchestrations for Songbook (Jan. 3), MGM Classics (Feb. 24) and The Gershwins & Me (March 30).
|Michael Feinstein will conduct an all-new orchestra series.|
- Family Fare: The majority of the Kravis Center's programing is suitable for the entire family, but the Family Fare series is geared towards the youngest theatergoers. This year, kids and parents can catch The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley (Oct. 25) and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (Dec. 23) among others.
|Kids will dig the musical stylings of Flat Stanley.|
All of this programming is buttressed by a revolving door of national acts (The Beach Boys are coming!) and regional favorites, as well as lectures, educational series and film festivals. Tickets go on sale to the public on September 27. To learn more, visit kravis.org