It’s time to roll out the red carpet and strike up the band. 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, Oct. 1.
The event includes free admission, ticket giveaways, prize drawings, backstage tours and a variety of entertainment throughout the day and night. The event will also feature Public Ticket Sale Day, where seats for most 2016-17 season presentations will be offered for the first time to the general public.
Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. with light bites, mimosas and coffee in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby, featuring 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,” Kravis Center Chief Executive Officer Judith Mitchell said. “We warmly invite everyone in the community to join us on Oct. 1 as we thank them for their ongoing support and kick off our 25th season of spectacular performances.”
The Kravis Center is a thriving cultural complex, serving as the gateway to downtown West Palm Beach. According to Mitchell, the center is grateful to those in the community who had the vision to create and sustain the 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,” Mitchell said. “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 Nov. 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 2016-17 Kravis Center season presentations. Guests can order their tickets at the Kravis Center’s official web site at www.kravis.org, by phone at (561) 832-7469 or (800) 572-8471, or in person on Oct. 1.
Kravis Center donors have the privilege of ordering tickets in advance of Oct. 1. 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, call (561) 651-4320 or visit www.kravis.org/membership.
ABOVE: The Kravis Center family invites you to attend the “Community Salute” on Saturday, Oct. 1