It was double duty for West Palm Beach's Kravis Center for the Performing Arts recently when is started the celebration for its 25th anniversary and announced its 2016-2017 season.
In addition to performers, such as the Soul Crooners and Eric Yves Garcia, the luncheon put a spotlight on the upcoming Broadway road tours coming to the Kravis including:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Nov. 15-20, 2016
A critical success on both sides of the pond, this play is about a mathematical genius of a teenager who sets his incredible mind to the task of solving the mystery of who stabbed a neighbor's dog with a pitchfork.
An American in Paris
Dec. 6-11, 2016
The stage musical is based on the 1951 Gene Kelly-Leslie Caron movie, which won four Tony Awards when it was staged on Broadway in 2015. The score by George and Ira Gershwin includes standards, such as "I Got Rhythm," "But Not for Me," "S'Wonderful" and "Stairway to Paradise."
Dirty Dancing — the Classic Story on Stage
Jan. 3-8, 2017
The 1987 film about a teenage girl vacationing with her family in the Catskills, getting her "grind on" with a dance instructor, has been turned into a stage musical with many of the hits from the movie, including "Do You Love Me," "Hungry Eyes" and "(I've Had) the Time of My Life."
Beautiful — the Carole King Musical
Jan. 31-Feb. 5, 2017
This musical about the rise of pop-rock composer Carole King brought home two Tony Awards in 2014 and spotlights King's hit songs such as "One Fine Day," "I Feel the Earth Move" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman."
The Phantom of the Opera
March 23-April 1, 2017
The story about a singing sociopath with a disfigured face haunting an opera house in 19th century Paris might seem an odd story line for a Broadway show, but the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical has been packing them in since it debuted in the West End in 1986. Hit songs from the show include "Masquerade," "Prima Donna," "Music of the Night" and "All I Ask of You."
April 18-23, 2017
Cyndi Lauper won a Tony Award in 2013 for her score to the musical about a shoe factory that turns out sturdy heels for high-stepping drag queens. The hit musical won six statuettes in total.
The Sound of Music
May 9-14, 2017
Interpretations of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical have starred Mary Martin (Broadway), Julie Andrews (movie) and, most recently, Carrie Underwood (television). This tour was mounted to commemorate the movie's 50th anniversary in 2015.
For more information, go to Kravis.org.