Intermission is Over. Live is Back!
Intermission is Over. Live is Back!—that’s the theme of the 2021-2022 season of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
Always responsive to audience requests for “more Broadway, more comedy, more music superstars from Bach to rock,” Palm Beach County’s largest and most popular entertainment venue promises a dynamic line-up of award-winning shows, world-class talents and powerful performances that will generate enthusiastic standing ovations from discerning audience members of every age and demographic.
In addition to performances in the 2,195-seat Alexander W. Dreyfoos Concert Hall, the Kravis Center will present a diverse array of drama, music and dance in the intimate 285-seat Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse, and the flexible 300-seat Helen K. Persson Hall.
Kravis Center Series
Among the popular Kravis Center series that are returning for the 2021- 2022 season are:
Kravis On Broadway
Hosting hit shows since 2008, Kravis On Broadway celebrates its 14th season with a spectacular line-up:
COME FROM AWAY - November 16-21
DEAR EVAN HANSEN - December 15-19
SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL - January 5-9
CATS - February 8-13
ANASTASIA - March 9-13
MY FAIR LADY - April 19-24
AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN - May 3-8
The Kravis Center is pleased to have a service called Live Performance Captioning (or Open Captioning) that allows deaf or hard of hearing audience members to more fully enjoy Kravis On Broadway performances at our venue. Open Captioning occurs for all of the first Saturday performances at 2 pm. Sign language interpreters are provided for the first Sunday matinee performances.
For those seeking an elevated entertainment experience, the PEAK series delivers in a big way. This contemporary series features ground-breaking performances that focus on ethnic diversity and impactful themes:
The Hip Hop Nutcracker - December 10
Eisenhower Dance Detroit Performs F-E-E-L - January 8-9
Malpaso Dance Company - January 25-27
Our Song, Our Story: The New Generation of Black Voices Musical Direction by Damien Sneed - January 29
Nobuntu - February 2-3
Roberto Fonseca YESUN - February 10
Philadanco@50! - February 11-13
Intersection of Lincoln and Rosa Parks By Donna M. Carbone - February 24-26
Kaki King Modern Yesterdays - February 27
Diana Burco - March 18
Four Children Genocide in Their Own Words - March 25-27
Mountainfilm On Tour - April 1-2
Complexions Contemporary Ballet- April 2
Cameron Carpenter - April 7
Fela! The Concert - May 14
Guests attending PEAK performances in the Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse will receive a ticket voucher for one complimentary beverage. (Underage guests will be offered a non- alcoholic selection)
Regional Arts Classical Concert Series: MUSIC “At Eight” & MUSIC “At Two”
Celebrating 47 years of remarkable music, the 2021-2022 Regional Arts Classical Concert Series:
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano - December 6 at 2 pm
New World Symphony - December 12 at 8 pm
Renée Fleming, Soprano - January 2 at 8 pm
Detroit Symphony Orchestra - January 17 at 8 pm
The Cleveland Orchestra - January 23 at 2 pm
Russian National Orchestra - February 6 at 2 pm
Russian National Orchestra - February 7 at 8 pm
Academy of St Martin in the Fields: Joshua Bell, Conductor and Violin - February 28 at 8 pm
Academy of St Martin in the Fields: Joshua Bell, Conductor and Violin
An Evening with Itzhak Perlman, Violin - March 1 at 2 pm March 6 at 8 pm
Rohan De Silva, Piano + Warsaw Philharmonic - March 30 at 8 pm + Sir James Galway, Flute April 3 at 8 pm
Young Artists Classical Series
Share the passion, dedication and excitement of some of the world’s newest classical talent during our Young Artists Classical Series.
Wynona Wang, Piano - December 16
Gabriel Martins, Cello and Geneva Lewis, Violin - January 11
Anthony Trionfo, Flute and Albert Cano Smit, Piano - February 9
Jordan Bak, Viola and JiYung Lee, Paino - March 9
The Young Artists Classical Series is offered at $80 for all four performances for a savings of $60 off the individual ticket price. Individual tickets are available at $35 each.
Helen K. Persson Hall
Persson Hall will be filled with a diverse array of music this season, featuring cabaret-style seating in this intimate and versatile space:
Nnenna Freelon: Time Traveler An Intimate Evening - February 18-19
Bob Merrill and Sunnyside Swing: Celebrating the Wit and Wisdom of the Great American Songbook + Bill Mays in Concert - February 25-26
Bill Mays in Concert: Mays at the Movies - March 26-27
Pablo Sáinz-Villegas, Guitar - April 14
Just perfect for the entire family, the Kravis Center’s Family Fare presentations provide wholesome and culturally relevant presentations to engage and entertain audiences of all ages:
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical - December 23
It’s A Great, Really Big, Humongous, Ginormous Lotta People Ball! - February 12
Mountainfilm On Tour - April 2
The Carp That Wouldn’t Quit - May 7
African-American Film Festival
This is the 17th season of the Kravis Center’s African-American Film Festival, founded by James Drayton. Hosted by William “Bill” Nix. Tickets are $12 per night or $30 for all three films.
Lean On Me (1989) - February 1
Akeelah and the Bee (2006) - February 8
The Great Debaters (2007) - February 15
The Kravis Center will hold its Public Ticket Sale Day for most 2021-2022 season presentations (excluding individual tickets for certain Kravis On Broadway shows) beginning 10 am on October 2. Guests may order their tickets at the Kravis Center’s official website at kravis.org, or Kravis Center donors have the privilege of ordering tickets in advance of Public Ticket Sale Day.
The Kravis Center offers priority seating to donors according to their level of giving and by the date orders are received within each donor level. Membership begins at $100. For more information about becoming a donor, call 561.651.4320 or visit www.kravis.org/membership