With the 2014-2015 "season" approaching for Palm Beach/West Palm Beach, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts has booked a performance calendar ripe with great Broadway shows, ballets, concerts and comedians. Tickets are on sale now, and they should be procured ASAP, as they tend to fly off the proverbial shelves.
Broadway and Ballet
The Kravis on Broadway series of events begins by presenting eight November showings of Rodger + Hammerstein's Cinderella. This is a Tony-winning, contemporary take on a classic storybook tale. Seats start at $25.
In December comes The Book of Mormon, a hilarious play written by the creators of South Park. It's been called the best musical of the century. Don't miss it.
A snapshot of "The Book of Mormon," set to show at Kravis in December — Photo courtesy of Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
The Broadway calendar is completed with showings of Flashdance: The Musical, Anything Goes, Memphis and Pippin.
The Kravis Center also books plenty of ballet performances. You should plan on checking out a take on Romeo and Juliet in November, The Nutcracker around Christmastime and Hear the Dance in January. All performances feature the Miami City Ballet group, a world-renowned group of dancers.
Music and Humor
What other special performances should you plan to attend? Don McLean takes the stage in November, when you can be sure to get down to favorites "American Pie" and "Starry Night".
Lewis Black brings his brand of witty, caustic humor to Kravis in December. America's Got Talent judge Howie Mandel will bring audiences to their knees during his stand-up routine on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. The Beach Boys are also in town in January, and they should be on everyone's concert bucket list.
Snow-birding would not be complete without the chance to catch vocal legend Tony Bennett sing. If you haven't listened to his new release Duets II, you need to check it out. Music fans young and old will appreciate his timeless tunes, sung with the help of collaborators like Lady Gaga and Aretha Franklin.
He will be at the Kravis on Valentine's Day 2015, setting up to be the perfect date option. Somehow, tickets start at $35. They won't last long.
The Kravis Center is the preeminent place to catch a Broadway show, ballet act or musical performance in Palm Beach/West Palm Beach. The venue is tucked right to the side of City Place, making it easy for ticket-holders to grab dinner pre-show, and a nightcap after.
The entire Kravis performance schedule is available on their website, and tickets can be purchased through the same medium. Travel plans to the area aren't complete without scheduling a trip or two to the Kravis Center for Performing Arts.