It’s time to roll out the red carpet and strike up the bands! To kick off the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ upcoming 25th anniversary season, the public is invited to a day-long “Community Salute” on Saturday, October 1, 2016, as a thank you to those in the region. The event includes free admission, ticket giveaways, prize drawings, backstage tours and a variety of entertainment (listed below) throughout the day and night. The event will also feature Public Ticket Sale Day, where seats for most 2016 – 2017 season presentations will be offered for the first time to the general public.
Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. with lite bites, mimosas and coffee in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby, with special appearances by local media and live performances taking place in the Kravis Center’s many venues all day long until the final curtain goes down late at night.
“The Community Salute is an extravaganza of community talent, featuring song, dance, performing arts and colorful productions,” reported Kravis Center Chief Executive Officer Judith Mitchell. “We warmly invite everyone in the community to join us on October 1st as we thank them for their ongoing support and kick off our 25th season of spectacular performances.”
Today, the Kravis Center is a thriving cultural complex, serving as the gateway to downtown West Palm Beach. According to Ms. Mitchell, the Center is grateful to those in the community who had the vision to create and sustain the premier performing arts center, which now enjoys a renowned national and international reputation.
“While we celebrate our silver anniversary, we renew our commitment to the community to present the gold standard of excellence in the performing arts,” Ms. Mitchell continued. “On behalf of the Kravis Center Board of Directors, staff and volunteers, I extend appreciation and praise for the many city, county, state and cultural leaders who have encouraged the Center’s growth since the Grand Opening Gala on November 28, 1992. Our performing arts center has become a true economic catalyst that boosts travel and tourism and has led to Palm Beach County being designated by the state of Florida as Florida’s Cultural Capital.”
Starting at 9 a.m. during the Community Salute, the public will be able to purchase tickets for most 2016-2017 Kravis Center season presentations. Guests may order their tickets at the Kravis Center’s official website at kravis.org, by phone at 561-832-7469 or 800-572-8471 or in person on October 1st.
Kravis Center donors have the privilege of ordering tickets in advance of October 1st. Priority seating is provided to donors according to their level of giving and by the date orders are received within each donor level. Membership begins at $100. For more information about becoming a donor, please call 561-651-4320 or visit www.kravis.org/membership.
Fans and friends of the Kravis Center should plan to stay tuned on the Kravis Center’s social channels throughout the 2016 – 2017 season for fun updates and surprises, including trivia contests, ticket giveaways and more. For more information about the Community Salute, or the Kravis Center’s 25th anniversary season, please visit kravis.org, call 561-832-7469 or follow the Kravis Center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Kravis Center Celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season with a Day-long Community Event. Free Admission, Prize Drawings, Backstage Tours, and Entertainment.
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