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Wick Theatre

Valerie Tyson: One Night Only with Aretha and Gladys
Date: 3/4/17
Time: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $75 and $80
Special Dinner Pricing for this event only: $48 www.thewick.org or call 561-995-2333
One of South Florida’s most popular performers, Valerie Tyosn, is taking the stage at The Wick Theatre for a special event, One Night Only with Aretha and Gladys. Performing with her acclaimed band, Tyson will pay tribute to two of the world’s best singers, Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight, with a chart-topping night of songs.
Guys and Dolls
March 9 – April 9
Ticket prices from $70
Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, and featuring great musical theatre classics like “Luck Be A Lady,” “A Bushel and a Peck,” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” Guys and Dolls weaves a tale of old-time gangsters, hot-box girls, and gambling. Join Nathan, Adelaide, Sky, and Sarah in one of America’s best-loved musicals.
Libby Dodson’s Live at Lynn Theatre Series
March 4–5
Lucie Arnaz starring in Latin Roots
Saturday: 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 4 p.m.
Passionate, rhythmic, heartfelt – Lucille Ball’s daughter, Lucie Arnaz, pays tribute to her father Desi Arnaz in this fiery “tip of her hat” to her Latin roots. Featuring a mix of songs in English and Spanish, Arnaz salutes Irving Berlin and the Gershwins alongside tunes by Agustín Lara, Rafael Hernández and Margarita Lecuona. This show is beautifully staged by Tommy Tune.
Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $70 for box, $55 for orchestra and $50 for mezzanine
March 25–26
Tenors Unlimited—The Rat Pack of Opera
Saturday: 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 4 p.m.
With songs from Venice to Vegas, and combining rich vocal harmonies with gentle orchestrations, the U.K.’s original classical crossover man-band known as “the Rat Pack of Opera” makes its way to the U.S. The Tenors present a selection of hits from opera, musicals and pop.
Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $70 for box, $55 for orchestra and $50 for mezzanine
Old School Square
March 2– Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series: Kobie Boykins
Crest Theatre at Old School Square
Thursday, 2 p.m.; tickets: $32 (balcony); $67/$47 (main floor; includes post-lecture reception & valet parking)
Thursday, 7 p.m.; tickets $25 (adult); $5 (student)
A dynamic young engineer at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Kobie Boykins is on the front line of Mars exploration.  Boykins designed the solar arrays that powered the Mars exploration rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. Landing on Mars on January 25, 2004, Opportunity was designed to survive a mission lasting approximately 90 days. Remarkably, the rover continues to traverse the surface of Mars to this day, sending back valuable scientific data. Most recently, Boykins was responsible for the design of actuators on Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory, which safely landed on Mars on August 6, 2012.

March 3 Rhythmic Circus – Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!
Old School Square Pavilion
Friday, 8 p.m.; tickets $25 (adult); $15 (student)
Home grown hoofers from Minneapolis hit the road with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and a big brass band, ready to burst onto the stage with FEET DON’T FAIL ME NOW! “Heatbox” the human beatbox, joins the swingin’ seven-piece funk band to accompany each tap, shuffle, and stomp with a clang, riff and refrain.
March 5 – Shotgun Wedding – A NYCity-Country Band
Old School Square Pavilion
Sunday, 7 p.m.; tickets $30 (general admission)
Shotgun Wedding is two parts twang, an ounce of rock-n-roll and a dash of swing, all shook up!  It’s a unique sound that mixes the best of small town and big city.  Featuring musicians/vocalists who tour with Billy Joel, Hall & Oates, Meatloaf, Bon Jovi  and Shania Twain!  Like sippin’ a moonshine martini at the end of a long hard day, New York City-based Shotgun Wedding blends urban sophistication with homegrown intoxication. Perhaps the world’s first city-country band, Shotgun Wedding pays homage to classic country music, without cowboy hats or western wear.  Raw, honest and from the heart, Shotgun Wedding takes a unique approach to a time-honored genre — firing off original songs that are at once down-home and downtown.
March 6 — The Berenstain Bears Live! Family Matters, the Musical
Crest Theatre at Old School Square
Monday, 11:30 a.m.; tickets $5
From a critically-acclaimed, sold out, off-Broadway run in NYC, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! Is on tour. Adapted from the classic children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! brings everyone’s favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids and their parents will treasure for many years to come.  As always, Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear’s grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can’t stop eating junk food.

March 9 – Art Talk with Amy Gross
Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square
Thursday, 6 p.m.; tickets $15
Delray Beach artist, Amy Gross uses hand embroidery and beads to create meticulous sculptures that seem to reflect the natural world.  She will discuss her process with examples from her works on display in the current fiber art exhibit, FABRICATED.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  Wine and light bites available.
March 9 & 30 – Blues on the Square
Old School Square Pavilion
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; tickets $5 at the gate (general admission)
This new series features some of Florida’s best Blues bands. Come chill out!  Bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage.  Food trucks, popcorn, ice cream and $5 beers. Sponsored by Lagunitas.
March 9 – O Sole Trio: From Pavarotti to Pop
Crest Theatre at Old School Square
Thursday, 8 pm; tickets $45/$35
O Sole Trio is a new, vibrant musical ensemble with an exhilarating show that captures the essence of the Italian-American songbook. Having toured around the U.S. and beyond, the trio has garnered rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. The New York based ensemble features the lush voices of soprano Erin Shields and baritone Giuseppe Spoletini, as well as the versatile and virtuosic David Shenton on piano and violin.
March 10 – Catch A Rising Star Comedy presents Angela LaGreca
Crest Theatre at Old School Square
Friday, 8 p.m.; tickets $47/$67
This award-winning musical comedienne, actress, singer and writer has performed everywhere from Caroline’s Comedy Club to Carnegie Hall.  She has played to rave reviews and sold-out shows in top clubs, theatrical venues and corporate settings across the country.  Performing with LaGreca is stand-up comedian Dick Capri, who got his start in the Catskills along with fellow comics Mal Z. Lawrence and Freddie Roman. Capri, known for making the talk show circuit rounds, is best remembered for the Friar Roast of Jerry Stiller in which he noted that Stiller’s hair was “the color of Tang.”
March 13 & 14 – Lorna Luft
Crest Theatre at Old School Square
Monday and Tuesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $72/$57
Lorna Luft performs her brand new show, AN EVENING WITH LORNA LUFT, a dynamic and emotional journey of music from The Great American Songbook, Broadway classics, production shows in which she has starred, plus a few special songs from her heritage.

March 16 – The Klezmatics
Old School Square Pavilion
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; tickets $25 (general admission)
Since their emergence more than 25 years ago, The Klezmatics have raised the bar for Eastern European Jewish music and helped to change the face of contemporary Yiddish culture. Often called a “Jewish roots band,” The Klezmatics have led a popular revival of this ages-old, nearly forgotten art form.

March 17-19 – Shades of Buble
Crest Theatre at Old School Square
Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; tickets $53/$43
This show pays tribute to the music of Michael Bublé by taking the experience to a whole new level!  With three voices singing incredible songs like “Feeling Good,” “Moondance,” “Come Fly With Me,” “Home,” “Everything,” “That’s Life,” and many more, SHADES OF BUBLÉ: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé has been wowing audiences with tight harmonies, smooth choreography and charming good looks.
March 24-26 – Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park
Crest Theatre at Old School Square
Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; tickets $57/$47
The 2017 National Tour of Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy focusing on a pair of newlyweds, Corie and Paul, as they begin married life in a tiny, 5th-floor walk-up apartment in a Manhattan brownstone. Paul is a strait-laced attorney; Corie has a far more spontaneous, free spirit.  As the young couple contend with a lack of heat, a skylight that leaks snow, several long flights of stairs, oddball neighbor Victor Velasco, and Corie’s well-meaning mother, they must also reconcile their own personal differences in how they approach life’s challenges. The play premiered on Broadway in 1963 and starred Robert Redford and Elizabeth Ashley. The play was made into a film in 1967, also starring Redford, and Jane Fonda.
March 27 & 28 – Linda Lavin: My First Farewell Concert
Crest Theatre at Old School Square
Monday and Tuesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $72/$57
Linda Lavin returned to the Broadway stage in January 2016 in the new Richard Greenberg play Our Mother’s Brief Affair.  Her new show, My First Farewell Concert is built on the premise that every time you get a new role… a new beginning…. you’re starting over… or saying farewell.  It features some of Linda’s best known songs and stories about her past, current and next new role.  Known for several roles on television, Linda is also a Tony Award winner for Best Actress in a Play for Broadway Bound and a nominee for Best Actress in a Play for Collected Stories and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife.
Arts Garage
March 3 & Sat. March 4, 8 p.m. – Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre’s Band (Rock)
Barre has put together a band to play the classic music from the Tulle catalogue… a show that any Tull fan will not want to miss! Meet and Greet Opportunities are available!
Tickets: $45-$75
March 10, 8 p.m. – Cedric Burnside Project (Blues)
Burnside is a Grammy-nominated artist who is also a 4-time winner of Blues Drummer of the Year, widely regarded as one of the best drummers in the world. The Cedric Burnside Project is his collaboration with blues guitarist Trenton Ayers, both hailing from the hill country of North Mississippi. The two come together to create a sound that combines both traditional blues and new-school funk.
Tickets: $30-$45
March 11, 8 p.m. – Catherine Russell (Jazz)
The Grammy-winning jazz and blues singer has toured the world, performing and recording with top artists like David Bowie, Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Simon, and many others. Not surprisingly, her albums and tracks have topped Jazz charts and earned an array of awards. With a sparkling acoustic swing and a stunning vocal approach, Russell joins the ranks of the greatest interpreters and performers of American Popular Song.
Tickets: $30-$45
March 17, 8 p.m. – Rachelle Coba Quartet  (Blues)
As a singer, songwriter, and a guitar player, Rachelle Coba is a triple threat. Her intensity and skill sets her apart from the rest. The soul gripping songstress has consistently brought the house down to cheering audiences around the world with her own high-powered brand of Blues, from soul, to country, to uptown, onto the stage. Inspired by her encounter with Buddy Guy, Coba went on to tour and perform with artists like Albert Castigila, Grady Champion, and Ray Drew, and has since crafted her own style, along with her band.
Tickets: $30-$45
March 18, 8 p.m. – Victor Gould Trio (Jazz)
The New York-based, Los Angeles born pianist and composer has been paving his way through the jazz scene. Gould has worked with top jazz masters such as Branford Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Carmen Lundy, Esperanza Spalding, and Christian Scott among others.  He was the first student to ever receive the Herbie Hancock Presidential scholarship at Berklee College of Music, and was also honored with the 2009 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award.  After graduating from Berklee, Gould received his Masters Degree at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, where he was a semifinalist in the Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition.
Tickets: $30-$45