Updated: Nov 17, 2021
Front-view of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.
Pent up excitement is building now that the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is finally opening up for in-person entertainment. Kravis is poised to reopen for the 2021-2022 season with the spectacular events South Florida has come to expect, from blockbuster Broadway shows to classical concerts by highly respected performers.
The Kravis Center recently announced dates for three new shows in addition to the Kravis on Broadway and Regional Arts Classical Concert Series. Fans of the popular The Price Is Right TV show can view a version of the show live on October 30 right here in West Palm Beach. Popular recording star Gilberto Santa Rosa, dubbed “The Gentleman of Salsa,” will cast his spell over the audience on November 6. On November 10 a Trifecta of Folk Greats will bring back memories from the ‘50’s and ‘60’s.
The Price Is Right Live!
This exciting interactive stage show is a hit with audiences. Eligible participants have the chance to have their name called to “come on down” and win prizes ranging from vacations, appliances and even a brand new car. This live (non-televised) onstage version of the popular TV show has played to enthusiastic crowds for over 14 years. The show has given away more than $12 million in cash and prizes.
Gilberto Santa Rosa Caminalo El Tour, November 6
Wildly popular Gilberto Santa Rosa is an enduring salsa singer with six Grammy Awards, four multi-platinum albums, 12 platinum albums and 13 gold albums. He wows the audience with a unique improvisational style called “soneo” that embraces the essence of the entire musical genre.
Trifecta of Folk Greats:
The Kingston Trio, The Brothers Four and The Limeliters, November 10
Take a trip down memory lane with a Trifecta of Folk Greats where three legendary folk singing groups take the stage to perform their timeless classics. Hear favorites like Where Have All the Flowers Gone? and Tom Dooley by the Kinston Trio; Greenfields, Yellow Bird and Try to Remember by The Brothers Four and A Way Fairing Stranger by The Limeliters. Their all-acoustic performances have thrilled audiences for over 60 years.
Enhancing the Quality of Life in Palm Beach County
The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is a vibrant center with a diverse schedule of world-class national and international artists. There is also comprehensive arts education programming. The Kravis Center provides a Palm Beach County venue for local arts organizations to showcase their work.
Kravis on Broadway
The spectacular Kravis on Broadway series will coincide with the opening of Broadway in New York City. South Florida will be treated to performances of seven hit Broadway musicals. Expect a feel-good entertainment series that is a welcome breath of fresh air after a difficult year of COVID restrictions.
Here are the shows lined up for Kravis on Broadway, season 2021-2022:
Come From Away, November 16 - November 21: Based on the true story of 7,000 passengers stranded in a small town in Newfoundland after 9/11, Come From Away portrays how uneasiness turned into trust, gratitude, and lasting friendships.
Dear Evan Hansen, December 15 – December 19: The Washington Post named this “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history.” Watch as Evan Hansen finally has a chance to fit in.
Summer, The Donna Summer Musical, January 5 – 9: Enjoy over 20 of Donna Summer’s classic hits including Hot Stuff and Bad Girls in a moving tribute to the voice of a generation.
CATS, February 8 - February 13: The winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS is directed by Trevor Nunn for a new generation. Let the memory live again!
Anastasia, March 9 – March 13: Anastasia spans the time between the waning of the Russian Empire to exuberant Paris during the Roaring Twenties, as a young woman tries to discover her mysterious past.
My Fair Lady, April 19 – April 24: Known as the most perfect musical of all time (Entertainment Weekly), My Fair Lady follows a young Cockney flower girl as her linguistics professor transforms her into his vision of a proper lady.
An Officer and a Gentleman, May 3 – May 8: Triumph over adversity and a romantic ending make An Officer and a Gentleman a show to remember. Based on the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere, the production brings us the Grammy winning hit song, Up Where We Belong.
Regional Arts Classical Concert Series - MUSIC “At Eight”
Celebrate an evening with violinist Itzhak Perlman, thrill to the soprano tones of Renee Fleming and enjoy Gershwin with conductor Marin Alsop. You will also tap your feet to the upbeat music of well-known flutist Sir James Galway with the Kravis Regional Arts Classical Concert Series, MUSIC “At Eight.”
The 47th anniversary series will feature world-class classical symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles and recitalists at very affordable prices starting as low as $100 for a four-concert series. Hear The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Russian National Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell.
The Kravis Digital Stage
The Kravis Center continues to offer a wide range of exciting virtual programs, from a celebration of Pride Month with the comedic Ballerina Boys documentary to Operavision where you can view performances and learn about the art form. See PBS Great Performances like Romeo & Juliet.
Enjoy the very best of Broadway from the comfort of your own home and support the Kravis Center with BroadwayHD, offering hundreds of Broadway-related programs. See musicals like Kinky Boots, plays like Driving Miss Daisy and performances by Cirque du Soleil.
To learn more about the in-person and virtual programs offered by The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts visit the website here.