CREST THEATRE: December Offers Something for Everyone

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The month of December has something for everyone at Delray Beach’s Center for the Arts, starting with A Chorus Line, which will take the stage December 5-14. This month also marks a special celebration for the Delray Beach Center for the Arts, which celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2015. And what better way to ramp up to this milestone than presenting its first-ever, co-produced musical in the Crest Theatre? The Center will literally “kick off” the 25th anniversary with A Chorus Line, produced in partnership with MNM Productions. With 12 performances and 23 cast members, the show is sure to be a singular sensation. A Chorus Line is directed and choreographed by Kimberly Dawn (KD) Smith, with musical direction by Evan Farrar. Not only did Ms. Smith appear in A Chorus Line on Broadway, she is one of only a handful of choreographers personally entrusted by Director/Choreographer Michael Bennett to carry on his original vision. Join the conversation and have a martini at the Cornell Museum of Art. Language Art is now open through March 8th. Art that explores emotional, social and other themes through the use of text in the image provides another dimension for interpretation and conversation. This exhibit features the unique works of national artists, Trey Speegle, Mary Coyle, Michael Dinges, Reed Dixon, William Halliday, Kathy Halper, Meryl Pataky, Johnny Romeo, Matthew Rose and Annie Vought. Join the center and its Museum for Merry Martinis on December 4, from 8-11 p.m., after the Delray Beach Tree Lighting. Those 21 and over should bring cash for the bar, and admission is $5. Calling all aspiring writers: Publish or Perish, the School of Creative Arts/Writers’ Colony will host this annual publishing seminar on Saturday, December 6, from 1-4 p.m. Registration is required; fee is $75. The seminar features an expert panel and a special slide show presentation. Topics include highlights from the 2014 Book Expo of America (held in New York City), traditional vs. self-publishing, the changing publishing industry, and tips on getting published. Then, get ready to laugh with Kojo Prince and Vic DiBitetto. The “energetic and animated” Kojo Prince headlines Comedy Club at the Vintage gym on December 11, at 8 p.m. Fans have said “that you burn calories just by watching him perform!” Then, on December 17, Vic DiBitetto headlines Main Stage Comedy at the Crest Theatre at 8 p.m. This powerful performer churns energy, honesty and humanity into non-stop laughter. Comedy Club is sponsored in part by CaliBrand Consulting. Main Stage Comedy is presented in partnership with Catch A Rising Star. Presenting Sponsor is Lee Cohen, 1-800-CALL-LEE/Personal Injury Attorneys. Start your holidays with A Christmas Carol on at the Crest Theatre. Bring the family to this enchanting performance on Tuesday, December 16, at 8 p.m. This new adaptation of Dicken’s classic fills the stage with veteran Broadway actors, lush costumes, stunning sets, music, dance and a timeless message. Enjoy a concert… ride the Holiday Carousel. The Free Friday Concerts continue every Friday, 7:30 p.m., through January 30. The concerts are offered rain or shine; admission is free. Guests are asked to bring lawn chairs, but no pets or outside food and beverage. Food trucks and a cash bar will be available. Presented by Delray Motors / Lincoln of Delray / Delray Subaru / Delray Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. Sponsored by PNC Bank. The Holiday Carousel is now open through January 4. Hours are weekdays, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 1-9 p.m. Rides are $2.

DECEMBER CALENDAR December 5 THE OTIS CADILLAC BAND December 12 JIMMY STOWE & THE STOWAWAYS December 19 SOLID BRASS (Classic Rock) December 26 ON THE ROXX (80’s Covers)