(PRESS RELEASE)_WEST PALM BEACH (November 30, 2018) – WAITRESS, the Tony nominated musical will be premiering at The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on March 5 for a limited engagement and is looking for two young girls to perform the role of “Lulu” for the duration of the engagement.
WAITRESS tells the story of “Jenna”, an expert pie baker working at a local diner and stuck in a loveless marriage. Her salvation comes in the form of her daughter, “Lulu.”
The character of “Lulu” is a sweet and carefree 4 to 5-year-old who appears in the production’s finale scene. Qualified young girls should be shorter than 4’2 and be no older than 5 years and 3 months. Individual applicants are welcome, as are sets of twins or siblings. Space is limited to the first 60 applicants to sign up at https://www.kravis.org/waitress-lulu-audition/.
The “Search for Lulu” will take place in West Palm Beach at the Kravis Center on Friday, December 14 at 10 am and will last approximately 2 hours. The audition will consist of the child reading two lines from the show. If possible, parents should bring a current head shot and resume for each child. Headshot, resume and prior acting experience is not required.
The character of “Lulu” will be cast locally in each tour market and two girls are chosen to share the role. Each girl chosen will perform in 4 performances each during the one week engagement.
Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (“I Am Sam”) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Finding Neverland, Pippin, Hair).
Inspired by Adrienne Shelley’s beloved film WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.
“It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune. “WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly and “a monumental contribution to Broadway!” according to Marie Claire. Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.
Kravis On Broadway is sponsored by Ann and Robert Fromer, and Martin and Toni Sosnoff. Performances of WAITRESS take place Tuesday, March 5 at 8 pm; Wednesday, March 6 at 2pm and 8 pm; Thursday, March 7 at 8 pm; Friday, March 8 at 8 pm; Saturday, March 9 at 2 pm and 8 pm; and Sunday, March 10 at 2 pm. Tickets for WAITRESS start at $29 and may be purchased online at the official Kravis Center website www.kravis.org, or by calling the Box Office at 561.832.7469. For Group Sales, please call 561.651.4438 or 561.651.4304.
(NORTH PALM NEWS)_Stop by the Village Library on Tuesday, Dec. 4 for the Friends of the NPB Library Annual Bake Sale and Christmas Boutique. They'll have homemade baked goods, Jupiter Donuts, raffles, books and Christmas items for sale -- all of it to benefit our awesome Village Library! 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
(NORTH PALM NEWS)_This week, construction crews continue working on the 1st floor of the Country Club. The 1st floor will house the golf operations and cart barn, where the golf carts will be stored and recharged every night. The 1st photo shows some of the extensive electrical conduit that is needed to provide the appropriate electrical connections.
In the 2nd photo, the black material on the wall will provide waterproofing for the 1st floor, most of which is being constructed below ground level.
The columns shown in the last photo will provide support for the 2nd floor, where the restaurant and banquet are expected to provide years of continued socializing and memories for Village residents and guests. (Ed Cunningham, NBP Communications Manager).
(PRESS RELEASE)_BOCA RATON, Florida, Nov. 29, 2018—The Friends of the Lynn University Conservatory of Music will host the 16th annual Gingerbread Holiday Concert, a popular musical tradition at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, Dec. 9.
This concert attracts parents, grandparents and kids of all ages to enjoy holiday classics performed by the Lynn Philharmonia. The annual event raises scholarship funds for the conservatory’s deserving and talented student musicians from all over the world.
Sunday Dec. 9
16th annual Gingerbread Holiday Concert
2 p.m.: Photos with Santa
3 p.m.: Philharmonia performance
Location: Boca Raton Resort and Club (501 E. Camino Real)
Tickets: $35, general admission
How to purchase tickets:
Tickets may be purchased in person at the Lynn box office, located in the Wold at 3601 N. Military Trail, online at events.lynn.edu or by phone at +1 561-237-9000.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – November 29, 2018) The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts today announced a change in the performance schedule for the Off-Broadway hit comedy One Funny Mother with Dena Blizzard. The show will now be presented on Friday, January 11 at 7:30 pm, and on Saturday, January 12 at 1:30 pm and 6 pm – and not at 9 pm that Saturday as originally announced.
One Funny Mother
Have you ever gone un-showered for days, fought with your husband over who works harder or had a kid pee on you? Dena Blizzard’s hilarious new show One Funny Mother will make women realize they’re not crazy … motherhood is! Real life is real funny. The New York Times said the show is “plenty of laughs,” and the NY Theatre Guide hailed it as “freeing and absolutely fabulous.” For more information about this show, please visit kravis.org/funnymother.
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How to Get Tickets:
Tickets are available for purchase online through the Kravis Center’s official website at kravis.org; in person at the Box Office, located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; or by phone at 561.832.7469 or 800.572.8471. For Group Sales please call 561.651.4438 or 561.651.4304.
(PRESS RELEASE)_WEST PALM BEACH (November 29, 2018) - Disney Theatrical Productions and The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts announced today that tickets for the long-awaited premiere engagement of Disney’s THE LION KING go on sale to the public on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Disney’s THE LION KING will leap onto the Kravis Center stage on Wednesday, April 24 for a 2-week engagement through Sunday, May 5.
Beginning Saturday, December 1 at 8 am, tickets will exclusively be available in person at the Kravis Center Box Office located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. At 9 am tickets will also be available by phone at 561.832.7469 and at 10 am, tickets may be purchased online at the official Kravis Center website Kravis.org. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed now by calling 561.651.4438 or 561.651.4304. VIP Ticket Packages, which include a prime seat location, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available. Special commemorative gifts will be given to the first 100 orders purchased in-person at the Kravis Center Box Office on December 1 (one per order while supplies last).
Ticket buyers are reminded that the Kravis Center is the only official retail ticket outlets for all performances. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that the Kravis Center is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.
The North American touring productions of THE LION KING have been seen by more than 20 million theatergoers. Having already played more than 80 cities across North America, THE LION KING now proudly makes its premiere engagement in West Palm Beach.
UPDATE-- The Brightline December 7 Tasting Train has been postponed. Additional details coming soon.
Brightline will be offering a 2018 Art Basel Pass, perfect for those who want to avoid the infamous Basel traffic coming from West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale area. The pass includes four round trip passes from any station between December 6 and 9 for $100 in Smart service and $250 for Select service. Passes can be purchased at https://offers.gobrightline.com/offer/art-basel-pass/
(PRESS RELEASE)_Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. – Sit. Roll over. Adopt! This year, give–or receive–the gift of puppy love with a prized pooch from Big Dog Ranch Rescue (BDRR).
On Sunday, December 2 at 2 p.m., Burger Bar will host a Fido-friendly patio party to celebrate its new Dine 4 Dogs program partnership with BDRR. The event will feature on-site adoptions, food and drink specials, fun swag, and more.
Throughout December, Burger Bar will accept donations for Dine 4 Dogs, a month-long fundraising initiative to build awareness and raise monies for Big Dog Ranch Rescue and its outreach programs.
“We are thrilled to work with a great community partner like Big Dog Ranch Rescue,” said Burger Bar’s general manager Tom Elwood. “The compassion and care they give to dogs in need, and finding them loving homes, is what the holiday season is all about.”
Admission is free. Guests who make a donation to Big Dog Ranch Rescue will receive one complimentary drink. Sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (561) 630-4545 or visit burgerbar.com.
Burger Bar is located in Donald Ross Village at 4650 Donald Ross Road, Palm Beach Gardens.
Restaurant hours are Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
(PRESS RELEASE)_One of the most iconic female groups of all time, Sister Sledge will perform at the New Year’s Eve celebration at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on Monday, December 31. Doors open at 10 p.m. with Miami-based DJ Katrella getting the party started. Then at 11 p.m., Sister Sledge will grace The Pavilion stage. At midnight, guests will enjoy a champagne toast to ring in the new year.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Sister Sledge “has the stuff legends are made of.” Following the global smash of their 1979 album We Are Family, the Grammy Award-nominated group became a household name, and have since performed at The White House, the legendary Glastonbury Festival, and most recently for Pope Francis in Philadelphia. Expect a spectacular show with the sisters bringing the party and performing their greatest hits, including We Are Family, He’s The Greatest Dancer, Lost In Music, Thinking Of You, and more.
Tickets are $95 per person, and include two drinks, a champagne toast, and party favors.
Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 653-8000. The Pavilion box office will open at 1 p.m. on the day of the show for on-site ticket purchases and Will Call pickup.
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