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Beehive

April 20 – May 14

The titles say it all: “Downtown,” “To Sir With Love,” “It’s My Party,” “Where the Boys Are,” “Respect.” It’s “Beehive, the ‘60s Musical,” and audiences around the world are cheering this exciting and colorful salute to the women who made the music of the 1960s so special – everyone from Lesley Gore to Janis Joplin, from the Shirelles to Aretha Franklin.

Old School Square

 

Bravo Amici

April 1 at 8 p.m. 

Bravo Amici’s mix of handsome tenors and stunning divas perform an uplifting collection of well-known classical and contemporary arias. Combining the essential elements of pop, Broadway and opera with classical overtones, their powerful performance is a tribute to the emerging musical genre of “Contemporary Classical Crossover” taking the world by storm. With fans ranging from Sir Elton John to Queen Elizabeth, these acclaimed international artists have sold more than three million albums.

Location: Old School Square Pavilion

Tickets:  $30 general admission

 

Billy Porter

April 3-4 at 8 p.m.

Billy Porter won a Tony Award for his performance as Lola in Kinky Boots.  His other Broadway credits include Miss Saigon, Five Guys Named Moe, Grease, and Smokey Joe’s Café. Off-Broadway, in addition to appearing in Angels in America, he was seen in The Merchant of Venice, House of Lear, and Radiant Baby, Birdie Blue, Songs for a New World, King Lear and The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler (both for Exit, Pursued by A Bear), as well as his one-man show, Ghetto Superstar.  His film and television credits include the Sundance Film Festival features The Broken Hearts Club and Intern, The Humbling, Noel, the CBS miniseries Shake, Rattle & Roll as Little Richard, Twisted, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, and The Tonight Show. A Grammy Award winner, Porter’s concert credits include opening acts for Rosie O’Donnell and Aretha Franklin, performances at Carnegie Hall, with John McDaniel and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, as well as with The Buffalo Philharmonic, Peter Nero and The Philly Pops, and The Boston Pops.  Also a writer, his play While I Yet Live was produced last year at Primary Stages.

Location: Crest Theatre at Old School Square

Tickets:  $72 & $57

Artrageous

April 7-8 at 7 p.m. 

This unforgettable experience is an electrifying combination of artists painting at amazing speed, right before your eyes, and high-energy live music, amazing vocals, creative choreography and audience interaction. Giant artworks jump to life unveiling larger-than-life icons and masterpieces in just moments; all the while, there is constant activity on stage, delighting your senses. It’s a show for the entire family.  It’s outrageous… it’s Artrageous! This show takes place during Delray Affair weekend. Delray Affair will celebrate 55 years as the largest arts & craft festival in the Southeast United States. The event takes place along Atlantic Avenue from just west of Old School Square to the Intracoastal.

Location: Old School Square Pavilion

Tickets:  $25 (adult); $15 (student)

 

Jim Caruso’s Cast Party- An Extreme Open Mic with Billy Stritch, piano

April 12 at 8 p.m.

Directly from its wildly popular 15-year run at the legendary Birdland in NYC, Jim Caruso’s Cast Party, hosted by Caruso and musical director Billy Stritch, celebrates local musical and variety talent. The night begins with an unforgettable performance by Caruso and Stritch, followed by impromptu performances by some of South Florida’s best singers and musical theatre performers. This will be the fourth time The Crest Theatre has welcomed Cast Party to town. Host Caruso says, “Billy and I have been thrilled at the turnout of extraordinary musical talent that has taken part in these magical nights.  The audience has been dazzled by top-notch performances of Broadway, jazz and pop tunes.  Anything can happen at the Delray Beach Cast Party!”

Location: Crest Theatre at Old School Square

Tickets: $35

(Note: Four tables are available for up to five guests each. The cost is $250 per table, including a bottle of wine and table service. Tables must be purchased directly through the Box Office.)

Blues on the Square presents Mark Telesca Band

April 13 at 7:30 p.m.

The sound of Delta Blues and Motown. Experience some of Florida’s best Blue bands.  Bring chairs, but no pets or outside food and beverage. Food trucks, popcorn, ice cream. Sponsored by Lagunitas and Old School Bakery.

Location: Old School Square Pavilion

Tickets:  $5 at the gate (general admission); $5 beers

Free Friday Concerts – Spring Series The Holidazed

April 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Reggae/Funk Fusion. Weather permitting; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage. Food trucks and cash bar are available.

Location: Old School Square Pavilion

Tickets:  FREE 

Mark NadlerLet’s Misbehave: A Celebration of Cole Porter

April 14 at 8 p.m.

Internationally acclaimed, award-winning entertainer, Mark Nadler explores the wit, the romance and the life of arguably the greatest of American songwriters: Cole Porter.  Songs include such timeless hits as “Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love),” “Night And Day,” and “You’re The Top” as well as many lesser-known gems.  Nadler will welcome special guest soloist, Spider Saloff.

Location: Crest Theatre at Old School Square

Tickets:  $39 & $29

 

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

April 18 at 7 p.m.

The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is entertainment for the whole family, featuring the unique blend of comedy and juggling skills of former Moscow Circus veteran, Gregory Popovich and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. His entourage consists of world-class jugglers, the German goat duo Kurt and Helga and over 30 performing pets including house cats and dogs (all rescued from animal shelters!), geese, white doves and parrots. The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater has a rich performance history, presenting thousands of shows in more than 20 countries and is currently in its 6th season at the Planet Hollywood Resort/Casino in Las Vegas.

Location: Crest Theatre at Old School Square

Tickets:  $25 (adult); $15 (student)

Alan Safier as George BurnsSay Goodnight Gracie

April 20 at 8 p.m.

Alan Safier stars in Say Goodnight Gracie, the hit Broadway play that invites you to spend a hilarious, heart-warming evening in the uplifting company of the world’s favorite, funniest centenarian, George Burns.  Burns, known for his 90 years of American entertainment history, is now alive and kicking — and singing and dancing! Say Goodnight Gracie brings his fascinating story to life with vintage photographs and video clips from film and television performances.

Location: Old School Square Fieldhouse

Tickets:  $38 (general admission)

Free Friday Concerts – Spring SeriesLibido

April 21 at 7:30 p.m. 

Top 40/R&B/Rock/Reggae. Weather permitting; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage. Food trucks and cash bar are available.

Location: Old School Square Pavilion

Tickets:  FREE

Blues on the Square presents Joe DaSilva and the Midnight Howl

April 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Americana/Blues/Rock/Soul. Experience some of Florida’s best Blue bands.  Bring chairs, but no pets or outside food and beverage. Food trucks, popcorn, ice cream. Sponsored by Lagunitas and Old School Bakery.

Location: Old School Square Pavilion

Tickets:  $5 at the gate (general admission); $5 beers

Free Friday Concerts – Spring Series: Entourage

April 28 at 7:30 pm  (Friday)

Top 40/R&B/Rock. Weather permitting; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage. Food trucks and cash bar are available.

Location: Old School Square Pavilion

Tickets:  FREE

 

Catch a Rising Star Comedy: Ben Bailey

April 29 at 8 p.m.

This acclaimed stand-up comedian is the most desired cabbie in New York!  He is the host of the highly successful shows Cash Cab and Cash Cab: After Dark on the Discovery Channel.  He was singled out by publications such as Entertainment Weekly, which put Ben Bailey on their “Must List” in 2006; People magazine, which gushed, “All Hail Cash Cab”; and the New York Post.

Location: Crest Theatre at Old School Square

Tickets:  $67 & $47

Arts Garage

Stooges Brass Band – April 1, 8 p.m.

The award-winning band has earned their rank as one of the elite brass bands in New Orleans.  The band consistently provides a welcome blast of true New Orleans spirit, engaging audiences with their innovative blend of traditional New Orleans brass sounds, contemporary jazz and hip-hop beats.

tickets: $30-$45

ticket page: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pesptpm/10144350/1071474

James Francies Trio – April 2, 7 p.m. 

The esteemed, NYC-based jazz pianist was recently named one of “8 Artists You Should Know” by the genre-bending website Revive Music. The youngest recipient of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) President’s Youth Award. He’s worked with top jazz artists as well as mainstream acts like The Roots. Come check him out while he’s in Delray Beach with his Trio!

tickets: $30-$45

ticket page: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pesptpm/10151893/1071474

 

Nancy Kelly – April 7, 8 p.m.

Twice named “Best Female Jazz Vocalist” in the Down Beat Readers’ Poll, Nancy’s vibrant, rhythm-driven vocals have enlisted fans from around the globe. For over 30 years she has honed her trademark swing/bop style, her fresh, powerful vocals and her dynamic stage presence.

tickets: $30-$45

ticket page: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pesptpm/10149172/1071474

Lauren Mitchell – April 8, 8 p.m.

The blues and soul singer is a mesmerizing performer with powerful vocals and a dynamic stage presence. Her new album features covers of songs by Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, and more, combined with a bold mix of her own material.

tickets: $30-$45

ticket page: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pesptpm/10145372/1071474

 

The Wolfepak Band – Sunday, April 9, 7p.m. – Tribute to Rock & Roll in the 21st Century 

The band will entertain you with an action packed performance filled with powerhouse vocals, tasty harmonies, world-class guitar and piano solos, driving bass lines, supported by an equally superb percussion section. Comprised of genres ranging from rock, blues, jazz, and funk, this is an incredible live show you do not want to miss!

tickets: $15-$25

ticket page: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pesptpm/10151896/1071474

Ken Peplowski Quartet | April 14, 8 p.m.

Not only is Peplowski considered the greatest living jazz clarinetist, he is also a renowned tenor saxophone player, and a charismatic entertainer. He has been delighting audiences for over 30 years with his warmth, wit, and musicianship.

tickets: $30-$45

ticket page: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pesptpm/10119624/1071474

 

Elsten Torres – April 15, 8 p.m.

The 2-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter was born in Cuba, raised in NYC, and is a currently lives in Miami, with a wide international fanbase. His songs, which blend Latin roots and groovy soul, have reached Billboard’s top ten charts over six times and was voted “The Best Latin Singer” by the Miami New Times.

tickets: $30-$45

ticket page: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pesptpm/10150736/1071474

 

The French Horn Collective – April 16, 7 p.m. 

This energetic and progressive band performs an eclectic variety of Gypsy Jazz, Swing, and modern original French music throughout South Florida, with a medley of instruments. They are an energetic and progressive band led by a prestigious Parisian musician. This is a lively and uplifting show that you won’t want to miss!

tickets: $30-$45

ticket page: pending

ONYX –  A Monthly Exhibition of Local Musical Talent –  April 20, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.

This exhibition of local musical talent features talented local artists Antony Payne and Black & Creme.  Presented every 3rd Thursday of the month in the Black Box Theater at Arts Garage, this event is a great way to experience local music in the heart of Delray Beach.

tickets: $10 online, $12 at the door

 

The Ignacio Berroa Quartet – April 21 

The Grammy-nominated, Cuban-born jazz drummer is truly a legend, recognized as one of the greatest drummers of all time. Berroa and his Quartet sizzle and groove, full of flare and flash. Ignacio’s electric energy, combined with his incomparable skill, dazzles crowds and lifts them to their feet.

tickets: $30-$45

ticket page:  https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pesptpm/10140181/1071474

 

Oriente – Saturday, April 22, 8 p.m.

Conceived by Cuban-born guitarist/composer Eddy Balzola, Oriente’s signature sound features explosive Afro-Latin percussion – fusing Cuban roots with Blues, Jazz, Caribbean and Brazilian influences.

tickets: $30-$45

ticket page: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pesptpm/10150996/1071474

An Evening With Dara Tucker –  April 23, 7 p.m.

As the winner of the “Nashville Industry Music Award” for best jazz vocalist, Dara Tucker is making her mark in the world of jazz and beyond – with a unique blend of soul, Americana, Gospel and Jazz.

tickets: $30-$45

ticket page: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pesptpm/10141305/1071474

SHINE – All Arts Open Mic Monthly Showcase – April 26, 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. 

Step up on the stage and SHINE at this all arts Open Mic monthly showcase (every 4th Wednesday of the Month in the Main Stage Theater).  Bring a song, a poem, a rap or a riff, and jam with a live house band on hand to back you up while your friends cheer you on! Hosted by esteemed emcee, Ian Caven. BYOB.

tickets: $10 online, $12 at the door.

Sammy Figueora -April 28, 8 p.m.

The Grammy-nominated master percussionist has performed with Miles Davis, David Bowie, Chet Baker, Mick Jagger, Sonny Rollins, James Taylor, Celine Dion, Quincy Jones, and countless other distinguished artists.  “Sammy Figueroa is truly jazz greatness.”  -Miami New Times

tickets: $30-$45

ticket page: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pesptpm/10151884/1071474

Vivian Sessoms -April 29, 8 p.m.

The powerful jazz/soul vocalist has been hailed by Rolling Stone and Billboard as an “exquisite” singer.  She has worked with legendary artists like Michael Jackson, Cher, Stevie Wonder and P.Diddy, and many more.

Vivian is “worthy of the big stage; available in intimacy.” – CANBERRAjazz.net

tickets: $30-$45

ticket page: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pesptpm/10144699/1071474

The Baylor Project – April 30, 7 p.m.

Steeped in the heart and soul of jazz, Marcus and Jean Baylor celebrate the true spirit of love while paying homage to their musical roots and the African American experience.

tickets: $30-$45

ticket page: https://web.ovationtix.com/