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KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS to Offer Nine Special Concerts & Shows for the Whole Family This Holiday Season

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November 01, 2017
* Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis 
* Beatrix Potter’s Christmas: The Tailor of Gloucester
* 98 Degrees at Christmas
* A Gospel According to Jazz Christmas
* The TEN Tenors: Home for the Holidays
* Canadian Brass Holiday
* Christmas Wonderland: The Holiday Show
* A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage
* Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert: The Strauss Symphony of America
(West Palm Beach, FL – November 1, 2017) The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate the joyous holiday season throughout December with nine different concerts, shows and special presentations for the whole family:
 
December 7 at 8 pm (Thursday)
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
and Special Guest Catherine Russell

Fifteen of the most acclaimed jazz artists today under the direction of Grammy-winning trumpet master Wynton Marsalis, perform a vast repertoire, ranging from holiday and rare historic pieces to favorites by Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and many more.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $35
Sponsored by Albert J. Berger and Carol B. Auerbach
With support from WXEL

Beyond The Stage: Join us for a free musical presentation by the Jupiter Academy of Music in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 7:15 pm. Beyond the Stage is sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker.

December 9 at 10 am (Saturday)
Virginia Rep On Tour

Beatrix Potter’s Christmas
The Tailor of Gloucester

(Family Fare)
Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre weaves together a wonderful play for children 5 years old and up based on Beatrix Potter’s 1903 classic, The Tailor of Gloucester. The struggling tailor receives a shot at wealth after being asked to sew a coat for the mayor’s Christmas wedding, but a mischievous cat needles him by hiding a vital piece of silk! A happy ending ensues in this festive production.
Helen K. Persson Hall
Tickets $12 • General Admission

Sponsored by The Stiller Family Foundation


December 10 at 8 pm (Sunday)
98 Degrees at Christmas
One of the original boy bands of the late 1990s, Grammy-nominated 98 Degrees has sold 10 million albums and is back in the studio and on stage to heat things up once more. Join brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons for a holiday concert featuring festive hits and their signature harmony that’s sure to warm your heart.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $29

Beyond The Stage: Join us for a free musical presentation by the Rosarian Academy Show Choir in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 7:15 pm. Beyond the Stage is sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker.

December 14 at 7:30 pm (Thursday)
A Gospel according to Jazz Christmas
Featuring Kirk Whalum and Jonathan Butler
And Special Guests John Stoddart, Sheléa and Kevin Whalum

(A Kravis Center Community Outreach Event)
Join Grammy Award winning musician Kirk Whalum, singer-songwriter Jonathan Butler and special guests in this special holiday concert.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $15
Sponsored by Jane M. Mitchell

Beyond The Stage: Join us for a free musical presentation in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 6:45 pm. Beyond the Stage is sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker.

December 17 at 7 pm (Sunday)
The TEN Tenors: Home for the Holidays
Join Australia's charismatic rock stars of opera as they ring in the holidays with resounding festive favorites ranging from Joy to the World and Sleigh Ride to Amazing Grace and Winter Wonderland. Hailed for their charm, camaraderie and commanding sound, the vocal wonder from Down Under boasts 16 years of sold-out shows around the globe as well as several platinum and gold albums.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25
With support from WPBT

Beyond The Stage: Join us for a free musical presentation by the Loxahatchee Groves Elementary School Chorus in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 6:15 pm. Beyond the Stage is sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker.
 
December 21 at 8 pm (Thursday)
Canadian Brass Holiday
Featuring Joel Bacon on Organ

The Grammy-nominated Canadian Brass quintet, “one of the most popular brass ensembles in the world,” according to The Washington Post, horns in on the holidays with virtuosity and showmanship. In this festive performance, founding member Chuck Daellenbach (tuba); Caleb Hudson and Christopher Coletti (trumpets); Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone); and Bernhard Scully (horn) are joined on select pieces by renowned recitalist Joel Bacon, who will play the Kravis Center’s George W. Mergens Memorial Organ.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $15

Beyond The Stage: Join us for a free musical presentation by the Boca El Musicians in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 7:15 pm. Beyond the Stage is sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker.

December 22 at 8 pm (Friday)
Christmas Wonderland
The Holiday Show

All is merry and bright as a glittering cast of singers and dancers, plus high-kicking chorus girls and Old Saint Nick himself, deck Dreyfoos Hall in grand style. The yuletide jubilee includes Jingle Bells, Silent Night, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, O Come All Ye Faithful and a stocking full of other festive favorites. From extravagant costumes to eager elves, this lavish holiday bash is a spectacular sleigh ride for the entire family.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $25
With support from CBS 12

Beyond The Stage: Join us for a free musical presentation by the Dickens Carolers in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 7:15 pm. Beyond the Stage is sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker.

December 23 at 1 pm & 4 pm (Saturday)
A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage
(Family Fare)
Charles M. Schulz’s heartwarming yuletide tale, which has aired on TV every year since it premiered in 1965, comes to life on stage with all your favorite Peanuts pals and Vince Guaraldi’s jazz score. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and their Peanuts pals discover the true meaning of Christmas in what Broadway World calls “a sweet and touching live-action version that is itself an instant holiday classic.”
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $18

December 31 at 8 pm (Sunday)
Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert
The Strauss Symphony of America

Matthias Fletzberger, Conductor (Vienna)
Iva Schell, Soprano (Vienna)
Michael Hein, Tenor (Vienna)

This charming celebration features dancers from Austria’s Europaballett St. Pölten as well as International Champion Ballroom Dancers. Blending European singers with local symphonies, this 22-year West Palm Beach tradition is an enduring and elegant toast to the New Year.
Presented by the Kravis Center and Attila Glatz Concert Productions.
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall
Tickets start at $29
Sponsored by Margaretta Taylor

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.
 
About the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts:
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. The Kravis Center is located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, FL. For more information, please call 561-832-7469 or visit the official website at kravis.org.
 
Contact:
Linda Birdsey, Director of Marketing
birdsey@kravis.org, (561) 833-8300

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