Even with sunny beaches and staycation trips on your summer agenda, there’s still time for a short trip to an evening of live theater to enjoy a play that will make it a perfect day. As summer rolls in and the weather heats up, Palm Beach Dramaworks has the perfect escape with a few dynamic summer programs for all ages.
Sounds of Summer presents three diverse live concerts featuring favorite local artists and a rising star.
Taimane on June 19 at 8pm, sponsored by the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority [DDA] and West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District. A ukulele virtuoso and songwriter, Taimane plays everything from Bach to rock, flamenco infernos to tribal hymns, with passion, ferocity, and sensuality. Widely known to Hawaiian audiences since she was a child, she is now performing on the international stage to roaring crowds and rave reviews. Taimane brings her trio (ukulele/vocals, classical guitar, and percussion) to Palm Beach Dramaworks in her South Florida debut.
The Lubben Brothers will perform June 21 and 22 (8pm) and June 23 (2pm). The Brothers will present genre-blending acoustic folk music that highlights their roots: Irish/Celtic fiddle tunes, John Denver, Woody Guthrie, and spirituals. Audiences of all musical backgrounds delight in the Brothers’ fusion of classical, pop, newgrass, and Americana, represented best in the main focus of their shows—their original music.
Watch The Lubben Brothers perform “Entr’acte” from The Luck of Roaring Camp
Jill and Rich Switzer, August 2 and 3 (8pm), August 4 (2pm)
The dynamic duo of the Morning Lounge on Legends Radio 100.3 FM, along with some surprise guests, will pay tribute in word and song to some of their favorite Great American Songbook artists, including a centennial celebration of Nat King Cole.
The Academy@pbd is a summer program for teenagers that provides them with the opportunity to appear in a musical or play focusing on social issues and concerns relevant to the world today. The program will present Edges, June 28 and 29 (7pm), June 30 (2pm).
“Edges” is a beautiful musical about self-discovery and coming of age by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Tony and Oscar-winning composers of Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land, and The Greatest Showman.
Another must-see in the dynamic summer programs at PBDW this year is from Tampa Bay-based company ‘Stages Productions’, a professional theatre ensemble specializing in bringing exciting educational programming to over 150,000 people each year.
Stages Productions presents Charlotte’s Web, June 15 (11am & 1pm) and June 16 (11am). Based on E.B. White’s best-selling children’s paperback book of all time, Charlotte’s Web tells the popular story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with an extraordinary barn spider named Charlotte.
July 13 (11am & 1pm) and July 14 (1pm), Stages Productions will presents The Ugly Duckling, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale.
To find out more information about tickets, please contact the box office at (561) 514-4042, or visit palmbeachdramaworks.org.
Dynamic Summer Programs for all Ages at Palm Beach Dramaworks