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Kravis Center's January 2016 Performance Lineup Includes Kristin Chenoweth, Toronto Symphony Orchestra And More

Looking to add a little culture to those warm South Florida winter days? After you’re done strolling around Worth Avenue or checking out a new restaurant, head to the Kravis Center to check out a performance (or two).

The West Palm Beach center is starting the new year off with can’t-miss acts—from classical performances by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the State Ballet Theatre of Russia to modern productions by Kristin Chenoweth and the cast of "Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage Concert Tour." 

Here’s what you can expect through January, courtesy of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

 

The Best of Forbidden Broadway 30th Anniversary Tour

December 31 - January 2

Just when Broadway thought it was safe from the parody pen of funnyman Gerard Alessandrini, Forbidden Broadway returns, sharper and more hilarious than ever, to celebrate 30 years of roasting the Great White Way. The riotous revue features outrageous costumes, hysterical rewrites of familiar songs and dead-on impressions from Annie to The Book of Mormon and everything in between. “You don’t have to be a theater maven to laugh yourself silly.” – New York Daily News

Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse

 

January 1

NEW YEAR’S CONCERT 2016!

Salute to Vienna

Strauss Symphony of America, featuring dancers from Vienna Imperial Ballet & International Champion Ballroom Dancers

Celebrate with the ageless beauty of uplifting Viennese music at West Palm Beach's annual New Year's Concert. Strauss waltzes and sweeping melodies from operettas including Die Fledermaus and Merry Widow will be performed by hand-picked European singers and full orchestra. Beautifully costumed ballet and ballroom dancers will present romantic vignettes, whisking you off to a place of nostalgia and pleasure at the threshold of 2016. Fall in love with the Blue Danube Waltz for the first time or all over again. Make Salute to Vienna your New Year's tradition! 

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $27

Sponsored by Margaretta Taylor

Presented by the Kravis Center and Attila Glatz Concert Productions, Inc.

 

January 2

Trinity Irish Dance Company

Founded in 1990 by Choreographer/Artistic Director Mark Howard, Trinity Irish Dance Company was the birthplace of progressive Irish dance, which opened new avenues of artistic expression leading to commercial productions such as Riverdance. Now Howard and his company are back with a revitalized collection of new and classic works making its world premiere this season. Trinity has been the subject of several celebrated PBS documentaries and specials, and the dazzling dancers also have appeared in numerous films by Disney, Dreamworks and more. Expect hard-driving percussive power, lightning-fast agility, aerial grace and awe-inspiring precision.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $15

Beyond The Stage: Join us at 6:45 pm for a free pre-performance discussion by Steven Caras in The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center.

 

January 3

The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra

(Adults at Leisure Series)

Band leader Jeremy Davis and vocalist Clay Johnson, lifelong friends from the Louisiana Delta, bring high-energy heat with their simmering 17-piece big band. Selections range from the Rat Pack, Michael Bublé and Andy Williams to Ray Charles, Elvis and Johnny Cash. Davis, who swoons on the tenor sax, and Johnson, who was raised in a family of gospel singers, are based in Savannah, Ga., and serve up plenty of sophisticated Southern charm on stage. Audiences are delighted not only by their original arrangements and phenomenal musicianship but also by their rich friendship and repartee.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets: $29 

 

January 3 

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Peter Oundjian, Conductor

Jan Lisiecki, Piano

 (Regional Arts Concert Series)
+ John Estacio / Wonderous Light

+ Beethoven / Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58

+ Rimsky-Korsakov / Scheherazade, Op. 35

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $35

Series sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis

Concert sponsored by Myrna and John Daniels

Beyond The Stage: Join us at 6:45 pm for a pre-concert discussion by Sharon McDaniel in The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center.

 

January 4 

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Peter Oundjian, Conductor

Jan Lisiecki, Piano

(Regional Arts Concert Series)
+ Tchaikovsky / Eugene Onegin: Polonaise

+ Chopin / Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

+ Tchaikovsky / Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 (“Pathétique”)

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $35

Series sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis

Concert sponsored by Myrna and John Daniels

Beyond The Stage: Join us at 12:45 pm for a pre-concert discussion by Sharon McDaniel in The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center.

 

January 4

Christine Lamprea, Cello

A Florida Debut

(Young Artists Series)

Noted for her “supreme panache,” Colombian-American cellist Christine Lamprea won first prize in the 2013 Sphinx Competition at age 22. She currently plays a 1711 cello, generously loaned to her by New England Conservatory.

Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse

Tickets: $30

Series sponsored by Harriett M. Eckstein New Art Fund

This concert is with support from The Raymond and Bessie Kravis Foundation

 

January 5

Kickstart Your Writing Ability

Lecturer: Julie Gilbert

(The Writers’ Academy At The Kravis Center)

A seminar for those who are on the cusp of initiation into writing. Learn how to release your inner writing self. Everyone has the potential to write truly and deeply. Julie Gilbert, novelist, biographer, playwright and instructor of The Writers’ Academy will show you how to unlock your very own muse. This lecture is for the curious and adventurous. Bring a pencil.

Cohen Pavilion

Tickets $25

 

January 5-10

42nd STREET

(Kravis On Broadway)
The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and, of course, “42nd Street.” Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie, 42nd Street tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home and comes to New York to audition for the new Broadway musical Pretty Lady.  When the star breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and becomes a star.  With a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin, this sparkling new production will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival. The New York Times hailed the show as “a stage extravaganza,” while the Chicago Tribune hailed it as “one of the great and timeless anthems of the indispensable art form known as American musical theater. An emotional, romantic show.”

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $27
Kravis On Broadway sponsored by BMO Private Bank;

Carolyn Metskas

Beyond The Stage: Join us at 6:45 pm for a pre-performance discussion by Steven Caras in The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center and a free musical presentation by CMT company in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 7:15 pm on January 5.

 

January 7

Kravis Film & Book Club:

Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird

(ArtSmart Continuing Arts Education)

+ Lee Wolf, noted author, lecturer and Kravis Center Board member 

+ Naomi Levine, chairman emeritus and professor of the NYU School of Professional Studies Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising

To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 film that was based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Harper Lee. When Atticus (Gregory Peck), a widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson (Brock Peters) against fabricated rape charges, the trial and events expose his children to the evils of racism and stereotyping. A race-relations discussion is especially pertinent considering demonstrations against the police in recent times.

Helen K. Persson Hall

Tickets: $49

Note: Admission includes a boxed lunch prepared by Catering by The Breakers at the Kravis Center.

 

January 9

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players

I’VE GOT A LITTLE TWIST

Take Gilbert and Sullivan, add a twist of Broadway, and stir up a stellar cabaret show in which The Mikado meets The Music Man, the H.M.S. Pinafore sets sail for Brigadoon, and The Pirates of Penzance take shore leave On the Town. The great works of 20th-century composers are the legacy of Victorian-era duo W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, and the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players offer a rousing review produced by Albert Bergere.

Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse

Tickets: $38

 

January 11 & 25

The Writers’ Circle

Instructor: Julie Gilbert

+ Writers’ Circle A, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

+ Writers’ Circle B, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

(The Writers’ Academy At The Kravis Center)

For two hours every other week, the Circle Writers will meet to read aloud from their works-in-progress. They will choose to present what needs work – fresh, raw writing brought into a safe world. We will be practicing the art and craft of listening and making impromptu, constructive comments. Julie Gilbert will be the last to speak, synthesizing and summarizing what has been said, along with including any additional, untapped points. All genres will be welcome, with the exclusion of poetry. Requests for presenting should be made as far in advance as possible. First come, first served. Writers who are knew to The Writers’ Academy may apply with a five-page writing sample.

Cohen Pavilion

Registration $500

 

January 11 

New World Symphony

America’s Orchestral Academy

Cristian Măcelaru, Conductor

Arnaud Sussmann, Violin

(Regional Arts Concert Series)
+ Tchaikovsky / Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35

+ Beethoven / Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 (“Pastoral”)

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $35

Series sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis

Concert sponsored by Alvin and Louise Myerberg Family Foundation

Beyond The Stage: Join us at 6:45 pm for a pre-concert discussion by Sharon McDaniel in The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center and a free musical presentation by The Conservatory School COPA Symphony Orchestra in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 7:15 pm.

 

January 12 

Anka - My Music My Way

Legendary performer Paul Anka, whose powerful voice and polished delivery have delighted audiences for six decades, returns with a show that hails his iconic hit, My Way, which was written for Frank Sinatra and has been sung by over 500 artists. Other classics include Diana, which made Anka a star at 15, Put Your Head On My Shoulder and Puppy Love. “His ability to seize and hold a stage only seems to deepen with the passage of time.” – Chicago Tribune

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $35

Sponsored by Sunny Sessa

in loving memory of Leonardo Sessa

 

January 14 

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia

Romeo and Juliet

Full-length Ballet in Three Acts

Music by Sergei Prokofiev

Choreography by Michael Lavrovsky

Founded by former Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer Maya Plisetskaya, the internationally regarded State Ballet Theatre of Russia – now under the direction of award-winning dancer and Moiseyev Dance Company soloist Nikolay Anokhin – presents the most passionate romantic tragedy ever told. This breathtaking production, based on William Shakespeare’s timeless tale of forbidden love and family power, features more than 50 of Russia’s brightest ballet stars. “Full of enchantment!” – The New York Times 

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $25

Sponsored by Marjorie and Jack Levins/

Carl Marks Foundation, Inc.

Beyond The Stage: Join us at 6:45 pm for a free pre-performance discussion by Steven Caras in The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center.

 

January 15 

Yo-Yo Ma

The multifaceted career of Yo-Yo Ma, whose 90-plus albums include 18 Grammy Award winners, exemplifies his continued search for new ways to reach audiences. The superstar cellist, who played at President Obama’s inauguration in 2009, is a graduate of the Juilliard School and Harvard University. Ma was recognized as a Kennedy Center honoree in 2011. “Yo-Yo Ma continues to work magic.” – The New York Times
Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $35

Sponsored by Florence and Robert Kaufman 

 

January 16 

Lightwire Theater Company

Moon Mouse

A Space Odyssey

(Family Fare)

Marvin the mouse wants to be popular. Constantly picked on by the cool rats, he retreats into his science books and fantasy world but yearns to be a hero. Join Marvin on the space adventure of a lifetime – a trip to the moon on his homemade rocket where he meets a strange cast of misfits and learns about infinite peril and awesome beauty. Will Marvin make his dreams come true and earn the glory and acceptance he craves in this cosmic adventure about celebrating differences?

Pre-K audience members are invited to participate in a post-performance workshop immediately following the performance.

Helen K. Persson Hall

Tickets $12 General Admission 

Sponsored by The Stiller Family Foundation

 

January 16

The vivacious voice and sparkling stage presence of Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth has yielded a stack of musical theater, film and TV credits, including originating the role of Glinda in Wicked along with playing Annabeth Schott on The West Wing. The classically trained soprano, who portrayed a high school dropout on Glee, is one of the Great White Way’s most luminous stars and will perform favorites from Broadway and beyond.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $30

Sponsored by Stephen Brown and Jamie Stern

Beyond The Stage: Join us for a free musical presentation by Thoroughbred Singers from Equestrian Trails Elementary in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 7:15 pm.

 

January 17 

STAR TREK: The Ultimate Voyage Concert Tour 2016

STAR TREK: The Ultimate Voyage goes where no production has gone before, bringing five decades of Star Trek to concert halls for the first time in this galaxy or any other. The celestial show includes a live symphony orchestra and solo instruments as the most iconic Star Trek film and TV footage is beamed up simultaneously in high definition to a supersized screen. Conducted by Justin Freer, the concert will feature some of the greatest music written for the franchise including music from Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and much more. This never-before-seen concert event is perfect for music lovers, filmgoers, science-fiction fans and anyone looking for an exciting and unique concert experience.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $25

 

January 18

Lunch and Learn:

Way Out of the Doll’s House:

The Life and Wit of Nora Ephron

Moderated by:

Julie Gilbert, novelist, biographer, playwright and founder/instructor of The Writers’ Academy at the Kravis Center 

+ Lee Wolf, noted author, lecturer and Kravis Center Board member 

A Kravis Center Cultural Society Event

Talk about a brainy, funny, lucky, cosmopolitan Cinderella! Nora Ephron’s journey spans from being a writers’ daughter to marrying writers to becoming the most celebrated writer of them all. Ephron triumphed as a journalist, essayist, novelist, playwright, screenwriter and director. She is best known for her romantic comedies and was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Writing for Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle. A feminist-romantic, she believed in love and equal pay. She was a radiant creator, who departed all too soon. Celebrate her world and words with Lee Wolf and Julie Gilbert.

In the Gimelstob Ballroom in the Cohen Pavilion 

Tickets: $85

Note: Admission includes lunch prepared by Catering by The Breakers at the Kravis Center.

Sponsored by Leona F. Chanin

 

January 19 & 26, February 2, 9, 16 & 23, March 1 & 8 

1:30 to 3 pm 

Writers’ Launch

Instructor: Julie Gilbert

(The Writers’ Academy At The Kravis Center)

Writers’ Launch is just that – a pad from which to raise written expression. Within every human being there are unspoken thoughts and memories: there is buried treasure. This course is designed to alchemize the unexpressed bounty into a discipline of form, content, technique and style, which will result in a story. The focus and goal is toward the fictional short story.

Cohen Pavilion

Registration $300

 

January 21

Palm Beach Wine Auction

The Palm Beach Wine Auction is a multi-event benefit, culminating in 

the main event, the Dinner and Live Auction featuring a five-course 

dinner paired with specially selected wines from all over the world. 

The live auction takes place throughout the dinner and includes some of the world’s most renowned and highly rated wines, travel 

experiences and unique treasures. The Palm Beach Wine Auction 

benefits the award-winning education programs at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach

Tickets are $1,000 per person (by invitation)

For more information, call 561-651-4320 or visit palmbeachwineauction.org

 

January 22-23   

Washington Dance Theatre

(PEAK)

The innovative and provocative Lula Washington Dance Theatre, created in 1980 by Washington and her husband, Erwin, is hailed for its explosive, high-energy appeal. Washington stumbled upon her passion after seeing the work of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and she applied to UCLA’s dance program at age 22, where she initially was rejected as being too old. The tenacious young woman appealed to a dean, and after she earned her degree, she went on to perform in numerous TV shows and movies, such as Funny Girl with Barbra Streisand. Today, Washington’s repertoire company reflects that same determined spirit as it showcases her risk-taking, experimental works as well as the creations of other African-American dance pioneers.

Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse

Tickets: $29

Made possible by a grant from the MLDauray Arts Initiative in honor of Leonard and Sophie Davis

Beyond The Stage: Join us on January 22 at 6:15 pm for a free pre-performance discussion by Steven Caras in The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center.

 

January 22-23 

Billy Stritch and Klea Blackhurst in

Dreaming of a Song

The Music of Hoagy Carmichael

The first collaboration of Billy Stritch and Klea Blackhurst mines the catalog of treasured songwriter Hoagy Carmichael, who wrote such standards as Skylark, Georgia on My Mind and Stardust. Carmichael’s contributions to Hollywood films and the Great American Songbook are immeasurable, and the pair perfectly captures his signature blend of easygoing charm and Tin Pan Alley sophistication. “The musical equivalent of a fine Mojito.” – The Toronto Star

Helen K. Persson Hall

Tickets: $39

 

January 24

The Slocan Ramblers

The Slocan Ramblers, a charming young bluegrass quartet from Toronto, offer a rousing evening of toe-tapping and clapping with old-timey banjo twangs, smooth harmonies and upbeat tempos. This fearlessly creative foursome serves up original fare that alludes to classic American folk themes, such as lost love, the open road and wanderlust. The captivating group, which soared to the top of Canada’s roots music scene after the release of debut album Shaking Down the Acorns in 2012, includes a banjo, mandolin, guitar and bass. “This is a tight-knit ensemble with a lot of drive, yet with something of a tantalizing ‘rough edge’ to their sound.” – Sing Out! Magazine

Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse

Tickets: $30

 

January 25 

Rhapsody & Rhythm: The Gershwin Concert Experience

(Adults at Leisure Series)

From Rhapsody in Blue to I Got Rhythm, this multimedia concert celebrates the collaborative genius of brothers George and Ira Gershwin through family stories and rare home videos and photos. The symphonic tribute features sensational soloists who’ll delight with Strike Up the Band, Someone to Watch Over Me, Embraceable You, The Man I Love and many more favorites. This ’S Wonderful collection of the Gershwins’ timeless tunes is not to be missed.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets: $29 

Sponsored by Ms. Beverly Sommer

 

January 25 

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Khatia Buniatishvili, Piano

(Regional Arts Concert Series)
+ Haydn / Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Hob.I/1

+ Mozart / Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466

+ Arensky / Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a

+ Rachmaninoff / Suite No. 2 for two pianos, Op. 17 (arr. Chihara)

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $29

Series sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis

Concert sponsored by Cynthia Friedman

Beyond The Stage: Join us at 6:45 pm for a pre-concert discussion by Sharon McDaniel in The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center and a free musical presentation by The Palm Beach Public Orchestral Strings in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 7:15 pm.

 

January 26 

Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor 

(Regional Arts Concert Series)
+ Tchaikovsky / Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13 ("Winter Daydreams”)

+ Mozart / Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385 (“Haffner”)

+ Ravel / La Valse

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $39

Series sponsored by Leonard and Sophie Davis
Beyond The Stage: Join us at 12:45 pm for a pre-concert discussion by Sharon McDaniel in The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center.

 

January 26 

Jackie Mason

Jackie Mason, widely regarded as one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time, combines pungent political satire, irreverent insights on modern life and impeccable timing. From humble beginnings in New York to American cultural icon, the former rabbi – he quit after three years because, as he says, “somebody in the family had to make a living” – continues to be a riotous and relevant equal opportunity offender. Contains adult language.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $25

 

January 27 

Michael Feinstein Conducts

The Kravis Center Pops Orchestra

New York, New York

Larry Blank, Associate Conductor

Great American Songbook sensation Michael Feinstein, in the first performance of an extraordinary three-concert series at the Kravis Center, celebrates the city that probably has inspired more songs than any other place in the world. New York, New York explores this rich musical heritage with fresh and authentic orchestrations, including such classics as Lullaby of Broadway and 42nd Street, plus big band standards and other favorites. The concert also features two guest vocalists, dancers and a rousing finale with a chorus.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $30

Sponsored by Jim and Irene Karp 
With support from Legends 100.3 FM

Beyond The Stage: Join us at 7:15 pm for a free musical presentation by Palm Springs Orchestra in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby.

 

January 28 

Barbara Goldsmith on

Celebrity vs. Notoriety

Interviewed by Steven Caras

(ArtSmart Continuing Arts Education)

From the Kardashians to criminals and from YouTube pranksters to small-town standouts, society relishes bestowing 15 minutes of fame – and then some – on those who don’t deserve it. Or do they? Join Steven Caras as he interviews best-selling author Barbara Goldsmith on what it means to be famous, notorious or both. In 1983, Goldsmith wrote a provocative New York Times essay, The Meaning of Celebrity, in which she explored the consequences of a society that prizes recognition over talent, morality, justice and more. Hear why her words still resonate today.

The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center

in the Cohen Pavilion

Tickets: $25

 

January 28-29 

Aquila Theatre

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes hunts for clues in this witty, fast-paced production by the acclaimed Aquila Theatre, which features actors drawn from top British and American stages. Aquila was founded in 1991 to bring the greatest theatrical works to the greatest number of people, and in this riveting and suspenseful performance, the determined detective masterfully maneuvers the twisted web of London’s most intriguing cases. Holmes, who also is a composer and musician, is joined by other memorable Sir Arthur Conan Doyle characters, including trusted sidekick Dr. Watson; the resourceful and intelligent Irene Adler; and red-haired pawnbroker Jabez Wilson.

Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse

Tickets: $39

 

January 30 

Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could 

(Family Fare)

Grammy nominee Brady Rymer toured and recorded with roots-rock band From Good Homes for 13 years, performing with Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews and the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir before parenthood shifted his focus to family rock. “The show is full of jaunty tunes that use mandolin, accordion, guitar, piano and more. When it comes to entertaining kids, Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could definitely can.” – The Washington Post

Outdoor Gosman Amphitheatre

Tickets: $12 General Admission  

Note: Picnic baskets, lawn chairs, blankets and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome in the Gosman Amphitheatre – an open-air facility. 

 

January 30-31 

Aquila Theatre

William Shakespeare’s

Romeo and Juliet

British-American touring company Aquila Theatre brings to life one of literatures most iconic couples in this moving adaptation of William Shakespeare’s timeless romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Aquila’s gifted actors offer an innovative style and dynamic physical approach to the Bard’s heartbreaking tale of passion, potions and power. Set against a backdrop of warring households, young Romeo sneaks into a masked ball where he first beholds his beloved, the beautiful Juliet. The star-crossed lovers succumb to forbidden desire against the will of their unforgiving families and amid a brutal fate.

Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Playhouse

Tickets: $39

 

January 31 

Rising Stars of the Metropolitan Opera

Rising Stars of the Metropolitan Opera offers a rare chance to hear young artists on the cusp of extraordinary careers. Not only has the Met been the artistic home of the world’s greatest singers for more than 125 years, but it also is the launch pad of future luminaries. Stars such as Stephanie Blythe, Renée Fleming, Thomas Hampson and Mariusz Kwiecien came up through the Met ranks, and now there’s a new generation waiting in the wings.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

Tickets start at $15