WEST PALM BEACH — The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is poised to present an exciting and eclectic array of international artists and attractions from every discipline from rock to pop to classical music, from Broadway to Hollywood, from the TV screen to many of the world’s hottest nightclubs and most impressive concert stages.
“Our upcoming season will be particularly exciting,” said Judith Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer of the Kravis Center. “With such a well-rounded roster of performances, the Kravis Center once again provides something for everyone and this season reflects our commitment to offer programming that is as diverse as the community we serve.”
In addition to performances in the 2,195-seat Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall, the Kravis Center will present a diverse array of drama, music and dance in the intimate 300-seat Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse, and the flexible 300-seat Helen K. Persson Hall. Some of the Family Fare and PEAK – performances will be held in the 1400-seat outdoor Michael and Andrew Gosman Amphitheatre.
The 2014-2015 Kravis On Broadway season is a powerful line-up that includes a half-dozen spectacular shows straight from the Great White Way, starting at $174 for all six musicals: Nov. 11-16, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella; Dec. 16-21, The Book of Mormon; Jan. 27-Feb.1, Flashdance The Musical; March 10-15, Anything Goes; Apr. 7-12, Memphis; Apr. 28-May 3, Pippin.
The Provocative Entertainment at Kravis series (PEAK) are innovative presentations featuring avant-garde, daring and thought-provoking artists from around the globe. The goal of this extremely affordable series, which focuses on ethnic diversity and contemporary themes, is to elevate the creation and understanding of artistic expression. PEAK spotlights performers drawn from diverse cultural backgrounds and communities.
Performances include Nov. 9, DakhaBrakha; Feb. 14-15; Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Black Girl; and Feb. 26 René Marie: I Wanna Be Evil — With Love To Eartha Kitt.
The Adults at Leisure Series, presented in Dreyfoos Hall, features top-drawer entertainment from around the globe. The series is offered at $93 for all six performances. Shows include Stormy Weather: The Music of Lena Horne starring Mary Wilson on Jan. 5; The StepCrew, Jan. 20; A Celebration of Marvin Hamlisch, Feb. 15; Swingtime featuring The Jive Aces, March 2; and Frank Ferrante in An Afternoon with Groucho, April 1.
Back for a 10th year is the African-American Film Festival, produced by James Drayton and hosted by AnEta Sewell. Tickets are $10 each or $25 for all three films. The theme of the 2015 Film Festival is A Decade at the Reel: 10th Anniversary Festival Season “Masterpieces.” Featuring Malcolm X (1992), Feb. 4; Lady Sings the Blues (1972), Feb. 18; and The Color Purple (1985), Feb. 25.
Other entertainment crosses a range of artistic genres, styles and tastes. This lineup includes So You Think You Can Dance, the 11-time Primetime Emmy Award-winning show that sparked America’s fascination with dance steps on stage, Nov. 26; Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2014, with special guests Jonathan Butler, Christopher Cross and Maysa, Nov. 30. Colors of Christmas with Peabo Bryson, Taylor Dayne, Jennifer Holiday and Ruben Studdard, on Dec. 6. Vanessa Williams, Jan. 4; ’70s Soul Jam with The Stylistics, The Spinners and The Main Ingredient featuring Cuba Gooding, Jan. 9; Gospel Gala featuring The Clark Sisters, Feb. 12; Ramsey Lewis And His Electric Band, Feb. 25; Audra McDonald, March 24; The Temptations and The Four Tops, April 4.
Cost and times vary. For more information visit Kravis.org.