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Old School Square Announces 2017-18 Season

Andrea McArdle & Donna McKechnie

Andrea McArdle & Donna McKechnie in this year’s season line-up

Old School Square Announces the 2017-18 Season 

Old School Square announces the 2017-18 Season of performances, lectures, exhibits, classes and workshops. 

OLD SCHOOL SQUARE VENUES

Crest Theatre – Presents a diverse selection of Broadway shows, cabaret, comedy, concerts, family shows and lectures.

Cornell Art Museum – Presents contemporary art exhibits with innovative and provocative works by nationally and internationally recognized artists. The Museum also presents Art on the Square, an outdoor juried fine art show and monthly Art Walk events with month-long exhibits by local artists in the Art Walk gallery.

Fieldhouse — Formerly known as the Vintage Gymnasium; hosts a variety of community events and rental activity such as wedding receptions, private parties and fundraisers.

Pavilion — A state-of-the-art performance venue located on the center grounds. Presents Free Friday Concerts ticketed concerts and the Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest.

Creative Arts School – Located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre building, the School offers beginner through master level classes in art, photography, digital imaging and writing, for adults and youth, during fall/winter and spring/summer sessions.

Old School Square Park – The great lawn area east of Old School Square’s center grounds.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Thursday, July 13, 2017 – Individual ticket sales open to Old School Square members. Call 561-243-7922, ext. 1.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 – Group sales open; available only through the Box Office, 561-243-7922, ext.1 Tuesday, August 15, 2017 – Public and internet sales open. Tickets available at OldSchoolSquare.org.  

October 6, 2017 – January 26, 2018 – Free Friday Concerts

Old School Square Pavilion

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Friday, 7:30 p.m.; free admission; weather permitting; bring lawn chairs, and bring the family, but no pets or outside food and beverage.  Food and beverages available for purchase.

10/6/2017  Turnstiles – Billy Joel Tribute and Food Truck Expo

10/13/2017 Vertigo – 80’s Dance/Pop/Rock Covers

10/20/2017 G and the Funky Stuff – Funk/Soul/Jazz

10/27/2017 On the Roxx – 80’s Covers

11/3/2017  N2 Nation – Motown Covers

11/10/2017 Classic Rock Therapy – Classic Rock Covers

11/17/2017 Orange Sunshine – 60’s Hits

11/24/2017 The Long Run – Eagles Tribute

12/1/17      Higher Ground – Top 40

12/8/17      Simply Tina – Tina Turner Tribute

12/15/17    TK Blue and the UNCOOL – Jazz/R&B/Blues

12/22/17    The Clique – Pop/Rock

12/29/17    Big City Dogs – Classic Rock and Blues

1/5/18        Tony Succar & The Mixtura Band – Latin

1/12/18      The Kinected – Pop/Electro/Indie Rock

1/19/18      Artikal Sound System – Reggae/R&B

1/26/18      B Street Band – Bruce Springsteen Tribute 

October 14, 2017 – Queen Machine

Old School Square Pavilion

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Saturday, 8 p.m.; tickets $75 (VIP); $25 (general admission)

The best Queen cover band in Denmark and one of Europe’s fastest growing shows, QUEEN MACHINE features the charismatic and extremely talented front-man Bjarke Baisner, who embodies Freddy Mercury with every note. Queen Machine is a spectacular live-performance that will deliver a magical experience for all Queen fans! 

October 19 – February 18 – Looking Glass

Cornell Art Museum

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Admission: $8 (general); $5 (seniors 65+ and students with ID); free for children under 12, Old School Square members and veterans; free for Florida residents on Sunday.

This group exhibition marks the first show in the Museum’s renovated galleries and features artwork that incorporates reflection, be it the reflection of the viewer or the space around the art piece. The exhibition welcomes viewers to experience a sense of belonging and see themselves in the museum. Art selfies are encouraged! 

October 21, 2017 – How I Became a Pirate

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Saturday, 2 & 6:30 p.m.; tickets $25 (adult); $15 (student)

Sail off on a swashbuckling musical excursion as young Jeremy Jacobs joins Captain Braid Beard’s band of comical pirates and searches for the perfect spot to bury their treasure. This show is a joyful family musical that is sure to leave young mateys singing and dancing in the aisles! 

November 11, 2017 – Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Old School Square Pavilion

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Saturday,8 p.m.; tickets $75 (VIP); $25 (general admission)

Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac is recognized, globally, as the “Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Concert Experience” and is endorsed by Fleetwood Mac founding member, Mick Fleetwood. 

November 24, 2017 – January 1, 2018 – Holiday Carousel

Old School Square Park

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Monday-Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 1-9 p.m.; school holiday break, 1-9 p.m.

Rides are $3

The Holiday Carousel is fun for all ages and anchors a holiday wonderland of activities in the Old School Square Park. 

December 1, 2017 – Tango Buenos Aires: The Spirit of Argentina

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Friday, 8 p.m.; tickets $60/$50

Tango Buenos Aires has become one of Argentina’s great cultural exports, known throughout the Americas, Europe and the Far East as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the Tango. 

Through February 18 – Looking Glass

Cornell Art Museum

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Admission: $8 (general); $5 (seniors 65+ and students with ID); free for children under 12, Old School Square members and veterans; free for Florida residents on Sunday.

This group exhibition marks the first show in the Museum’s renovated galleries and features artwork that incorporates reflection, be it the reflection of the viewer or the space around the art piece. The exhibition welcomes viewers to experience a sense of belonging and see themselves in the museum. Art selfies are encouraged! 

December 2, 2017 – Carols by Candlelight

Old School Square Pavilion

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Saturday, 7 p.m.; tickets $15 (general); $5 (student); $100 (VIP – includes reserved seating area, complimentary snacks and exclusive cash bar).

Get into the holiday spirit with this new community tradition! Young, local performers will open the festivities, followed by national act headliners performing songs of the season mixed with some of their hits. The event culminates with the lighting of candles throughout the audience. It’s a magical evening for the entire family!  Proceeds will benefit Old School Square educational programming. 

December 6, 2017 – Will & Anthony – Broadway Holiday

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Wednesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $40/$30

Carnegie Hall Headliners and acclaimed singer-songwriters, Will & Anthony Nunziata showcase their soaring tenor voices and exquisite harmonies in Broadway Holiday. This joyous, high-energy concert event includes a host of holiday favorites as well as the original song and soon-to-be classic, “The Gift Is You,” which the brothers premiered at Carnegie Hall, backed by the 90-piece New York Pops Orchestra. 

December 7-10, 2017– Peter and the Starcatcher

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Thursday, 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 & 7 p.m.; tickets $75/$65

Winner of five Tony Awards, Peter and the Starcatcher is the wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels. It upends the century-old story of how a sad orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). Produced by Slow Burn Theatre Co. 

Through February 18 – Looking Glass

Cornell Art Museum

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Admission: $8 (general); $5 (seniors 65+ and students with ID); free for children under 12, Old School Square members and veterans; free for Florida residents on Sunday.

This group exhibition marks the first show in the Museum’s renovated galleries and features artwork that incorporates reflection, be it the reflection of the viewer or the space around the art piece. The exhibition welcomes viewers to experience a sense of belonging and see themselves in the museum. Art selfies are encouraged!

 

1. Capitol StepsJanuary 3-4, 2018 – Capitol Steps

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Wednesday and Thursday, 8 pm; tickets $75/$65; premium table seating, $450 (available through Box Office only).

This Washington-based troupe of Congressional staffers turned songwriter presents a hilarious night of music and political satire. No matter who or what is in the headlines, you can bet the Capitol Steps will tackle both sides of the political spectrum and all things equally foolish. What more would you expect from the group that puts the “MOCK” in Democracy?! 

January 6-7, 2018 – Jason Bishop, Illusionist

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Saturday, 2 & 8 pm; Sunday, 2 pm; tickets $45/$35

Hailed as “America’s hottest illusionist,” Bishop combines modern music, fast-paced magic, sleight of hand and audience participation in every show. Prepare to be amazed and mesmerized! 

January 8-9, 2018 – Santino Fontana with Guest Star Jessica Fontana

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Monday and Tuesday, 8 pm; tickets $72/$57

The Crest Theatre Cabaret Series presents two of Broadway’s brightest!  With his rich voice, dynamic versatility and charisma, Santino Fontana is one of Broadway’s favorite leading men and a Tony Award nominee for his role as Prince Topher in CINDERELLA. Jessica Fontana starred on Broadway in the title role in CINDERELLA and has starred in THE MOST HAPPY FELLA and 110 IN THE SHADE at Palm Beach Drama Works. 

January 12-14, 2018 – Menopause the Musical

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 & 7 p.m.; tickets $70/$60

This hilarious musical parody, staged to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 16 years! 

January 24, 2018 – Jimmy Webb

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Wednesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $92/$77/$57; premium table seating, $408 (available through Box Office only)

MusicWorks presents Jimmy Webb, American songwriter, composer and singer known worldwide as a master of his trade. Webb is also the only artist ever to have received Grammy Awards for music, lyrics and orchestration.  Hits include “The Worst That Could Happen,” “Up, Up and Away,” “Galveston,” “MacArthur Park,” and others. 

January 25, 2018 – Dr. James Delgado, Undersea Adventurer

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Thursday, 2 p.m.; tickets $67/$47/$32

The Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series presents an afternoon with James Delgado, the Director of Maritime Heritage, in the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries for the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Dr. Delgado oversees heritage programs and active research in the nation’s waters, as well as outreach and education on America’s underwater and marine heritage. His undersea explorations have taken him around the world, and one of his most notable was a deep-sea submersible dive two and half miles down to RMS Titanic. 

January 31, 2018 – Martin Sexton

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Wednesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $72/$57/$47; premium table seating, $328 (available through Box Office only)

MusicWorks presents an evening with American singer-songwriter and music producer, Martin Sexton. He has performed at concerts ranging from pop (collaborating with John Mayer), to the jam scene, to classic rock where he collaborated with Peter Frampton. 

Through February 18 – Looking Glass

Cornell Art Museum

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Admission: $8 (general); $5 (seniors 65+ and students with ID); free for children under 12, Old School Square members and veterans; free for Florida residents on Sunday.

This group exhibition marks the first show in the Museum’s renovated galleries and features artwork that incorporates reflection, be it the reflection of the viewer or the space around the art piece. The exhibition welcomes viewers to experience a sense of belonging and see themselves in the museum. Art selfies are encouraged! 

February 2, 2018 – Gentri: The Gentlemen Trio

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Friday, 8 p.m.; tickets $70/$60

This talented trio includes highly trained tenors, Brad Robins, Casey Elliott and Bradley Quinn Lever.

Pioneering a signature sound that can only be described as “Cinematic Pop,” the music of GENTRI is transfused with lush, epic orchestrations and rich, dynamic three-part harmonies all composed by the group’s producer Stephen Nelson. Critics have called GENTRI’s sound “strong, brave, and inspiring.” 

February 3, 2018 – Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Saturday, 2 & 6:30 p.m.; tickets $25 (adult); $15 (student)

This hit family show is a high-tech, cosmic adventure about Marvin the Mouse, who wants to be popular but is bullied and picked on by the “cool” rats. He retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy, where he becomes a hero! Produced by Lightwire Theater, it’s a story about celebrating differences. 

February 7, 2018 – California Guitar Trio

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Wednesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $67/$57/$42; premium table seating, $308 (available through Box Office only)

MusicWorks presents Bert Lams, Hideyo Moriya and Paul Richards, who are known as The California Guitar Trio. Since 1991, they have enthralled listeners with a singular sound that fearlessly crisscrosses genres – from rock and jazz, to classical and world music. 

February 9, 2018 – Ballets with a Twist: Cocktail Hour, The Show

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Friday, 8 p.m.; tickets $65/$55

This New York-based company presents a pop-infused production that brings timeless American spirits to life — launching the Mai Tai, Martini, Manhattan and more off the menu and onto the stage.   Cocktails have never looked like this! 

February 9-10, 2018 – Art on the Square

Cornell Art Museum

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Cornell Art Museum presents the second annual outdoor, juried fine art show featuring works in all media by artists from around the country. 

February 12-13, 2018 – Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Monday and Tuesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $60/$45

The Crest Theatre Cabaret Series presents Broadway and concert stars, Debbie Gravitte, Klea Blackhurst and Jason Graae, with musical director John Boswell, in a celebration of the songs and stories of legendary composer/lyricist, Jerry Herman.  They will perform hit songs from some of Herman’s most iconic shows – HELLO DOLLY, MAME, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and others. 

February 14, 2018 – Jonathan Edwards

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Wednesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $72/$57/$47; premium table seating, $328 (available through Box Office only)

MusicWorks presents American singer-songwriter and musician, Jonathan Edwards, whose highly respected repertoire includes such classics as the anthemic, “Sunshine (Go Away Today),” “Sometimes,” “One Day Closer,” and many others. 

February 15, 2018 – Annie Griffiths, Photojournalist

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series – Thursday, 2 p.m.; tickets $67/$47/$32 – reserved seating

National Geographic Live Series – Thursday, 7 p.m.; tickets $25 (adult); $15 (student) – general admission seating

The Crest Theatre offers two opportunities to experience the world of one of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic. Griffiths has photographed in nearly 150 countries and is the Founder and Executive Director of Ripple Effect Images, a collective of photographers who document the programs that are empowering women and girls in the developing world.

 

Andrea McArdle & Donna McKechnie

Andrea McArdle & Donna McKechnie

February 26-27, 2018 – An Evening with Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Monday and Tuesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $72/$57

The Crest Theatre Cabaret Series presents a concert event featuring two of Broadway’s most beloved stars in a celebration of iconic composers, Marvin Hamlisch and Steven Sondheim. McArdle and McKechnie perform the composers’ biggest hits from their Tony Award winning Broadway shows and Oscar winning movies.

 

February 28, 2018 – Broken Arrow – The Music of Neil Young

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Wednesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $72/$57/$47; premium table seating, $328 (available through Box Office only)

MusicWorks presents Broken Arrow, celebrating the music of the legendary Neil Young — from the rockin’ electric Crazy Horse tunes, to the more acoustic, pedal steel driven, country rock hits. Joe Mass nails the Neil Young vocals perfectly and the harmonies are spot on. 

March 2, 2018 – Catch A Rising Star Comedy

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Saturday, 8 p.m.; tickets $67/$47; premium club seating, $400 (available through Box Office only)

The Crest Theatre at Old School Square and Catch A Rising Star presents some of the best stand-up comedians in the country. Show details will be available at OldSchoolSquare.org. 

March 7, 2018 – Peter Yarrow

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Wednesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $92/$77/$57; premium table seating, $408 (available through Box Office only)

MusicWorks presents an evening with famed singer/songwriter, Peter Yarrow. As a founding member of Peter, Paul and Mary, Yarrow has entertained, challenged and inspired four generations of music lovers. 

March 8 – July 29, 2018 – Flora

Cornell Art Museum

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Admission: $8 (general); $5 (seniors 65+ and students with ID); free for children under 12, Old School Square members and veterans; free for Florida residents on Sunday.

This group exhibition features contemporary art inspired by nature’s flowers and plant life – from the blossom to the decay. The displays include installations by nationally and internationally recognized artists. 

March 8, 2018 – Chad Pregracke, Environmentalist

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series – Thursday, 2 p.m.; tickets $67/$47/$32 – reserved seating

National Geographic Live Series – Thursday, 7 p.m.; tickets $25 (adult); $15 (student) – general admission seating

The Crest Theatre offers two opportunities to witness the profound work of environmentalist, Chad Pregracke, who has been working for over 15 years to clean up America’s rivers. Pregracke and more than 70,000 volunteers across the country have accomplished 550 river cleanups, removing over eight million pounds of garbage from the Mississippi and 16 other major rivers.

 

2. Marvin Gaye ExperienceMarch 10, 2018 – What’s Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Saturday, 8 p.m.; tickets $65/$55

Brian Owens performs the beloved and lesser-known hits of the legendary Marvin Gaye in a show that simultaneously honors the past and attends to the present and future. 

 

 

March 12-13, 2018 – Mandy Gonzalez

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Monday and Tuesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $72/$57

Currently recognized for her starring role as Angelica Schuyler in the Tony® Award-winning hit musical HAMILTON, Gonzalez is best known for her portrayal of Nina Rosario in IN THE HEIGHTS, for which she received a Drama Desk Award after originating the role Off-Broadway at 37 Arts. 

March 14, 2018 – Robert McGuinn

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Wednesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $92/$77/$57

MusicWorks presents an intimate evening with Roger McGuinn, former front man of the acclaimed 60’s band, The Byrds. He was on the leading edge, combining the rock beat of the Beatles with the folk sensibilities of Bob Dylan, to create the genre known as “folk-rock.” 

March 16, 2018 – Catapult

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Friday, 8 p.m.; tickets $70/$60

Formerly seen on America’s Got Talent from Season 8 as finalists, this family show features incredible dancers who work behind a screen to create magical shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. Be amazed as you watch their bodies transform into a mountain, an elephant, a dragon, even a helicopter! 

March 17-18, 2018 – Million Dollar Quartet

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 & 7 p.m.; tickets $85/$75

This Tony Award winning smash hit Broadway musical was inspired by the true story of the recording session that brought together rock n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time! Featuring rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” and many more! 

March 21, 2018 – Billie the Musical

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Wednesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $50/$40

Taking place in 1932, the beloved story of Eleanora Fagan at 17 years old unfolds as a hard-lived child, whose Mother struggled in a world of being a single parent, grows to become one of the world’s most iconic song writers and vocalists of all time. The story of Billie Holiday in this two-Act production, produced by Woman of Jazz South Florida, offers an enlightening evening and a glimpse into a world of challenge and sacrifice through the eyes of a legend.

 March 25, 2018 – Janoska Ensemble

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Sunday, 2 p.m.; tickets $55/$45

When the Janoska brothers founded the Janoska Ensemble in 2013, they created a vision of modern interpretations of works that are virtuosic and profoundly personal. United by their family ties and with common roots in classical music, they have produced an array of renditions of popular classics, their own compositions, as well as unique arrangements of jazz, pop and world music. 

through July 29, 2018 – Flora

Cornell Art Museum

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Admission: $8 (general); $5 (seniors 65+ and students with ID); free for children under 12, Old School Square members and veterans; free for Florida residents on Sunday.

This group exhibition features contemporary art inspired by nature’s flowers and plant life – from the blossom to the decay. The displays include installations by nationally and internationally recognized artists. 

April 4, 2018 – The Weight Band

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Wednesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $92/$77/$57

MusicWorks presents an unforgettable night with The Weight Bandfeaturing members of THE BAND, the LEVON HELM BAND & the RICK DANKO GROUP performing songs of THE BAND! 

April 5, 2018 – Semi-Toned presents Sing Theory

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Thursday, 8 p.m.; tickets $65/$55

Semi-Toned, The University of Exeter’s award-winning, all-male singing sensation, has been at the forefront of British a cappella for several years! In their touring show, “Sing Theory,” the group’s 12-strong ensemble take the audience on a thrilling journey from the 70’s through present day, all via the medium of music – and completely unaccompanied! 

April 9-10, 2018 – Max Von Essen

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Monday and Tuesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $72/$57

Max von Essen recently finished a Broadway run of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS as Henri Baurel, a role which earned him a Tony® Award nomination for best featured actor. He previously appeared in the revival of EVITA as Agustin Magaldi, the first revival of LES MESERABLES as Enjolras, DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES as Alfred, the closing company of the original LES MISERABLES, and the first revival of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. 

April 12, 2018 – Roland Mesnier, Former White House Pastry Chef

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series – Thursday, 2 p.m.; tickets $67/$47/$32 – reserved seating

The Crest Theatre presents Roland Mesnier, former White House Pastry Chef! As executive pastry chef at the White House for 25 years, Mesnier was responsible for creating thousands of elegant, delicious and dazzling desserts for presidents and their families, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. He insisted all desserts made in the White House would come only from the White House, causing him to work endless hours. 

April 19, 2018 – Mireya Mayor, Primatologist

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

National Geographic Live Series – Thursday, 7 p.m.; tickets $25 (adult); $15 (student) – general admission seating

The Crest Theatre at Old School Square and National Geographic Live presents Primatologist and Nat Geo WILD host, Mireya Mayor. As a respected primatologist, explorer and two-time Emmy Award-nominated field correspondent for the National Geographic Channel, Mayor’s adventures have taken her to some of the wildest and most remote places on earth. She co-discovered the world’s smallest primate, a new species of mouse lemur in Madagascar! 

April 21, 2018 – Catch A Rising Star Comedy

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Saturday, 8 p.m.; tickets $67/$47; premium club seating, $400 (available through Box Office only)

The Crest Theatre at Old School Square and Catch A Rising Star presents some of the best stand-up comedians in the country. Show details will be available at OldSchoolSquare.org. 

through July 29, 2018 – Flora

Cornell Art Museum

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Admission: $8 (general); $5 (seniors 65+ and students with ID); free for children under 12, Old School Square members and veterans; free for Florida residents on Sunday.

This group exhibition features contemporary art inspired by nature’s flowers and plant life – from the blossom to the decay. The displays include installations by nationally and internationally recognized artists.

 

3. Tito Puente, JrMay 5, 2018 – Tito Puente Jr.

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Saturday, 8 p.m.; tickets $65/$55

Tito Puente Jr., son of the late Tito Puente, carries his father with him – imprinted on his physical being and locked in his soul. It’s in his looks, his joy, and his music. Tito, Jr. is on a passionate mission. The younger Puente refuses to let his father become a distant memory and he is determined to nurture his father’s musical legacy.

 

May 11, 2016 – Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest

The Pavilion at Old School Square (special event/fundraiser)

561-243-7922, DBCraftBeerFest.org

Friday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (VIP exclusive access); 7:30-10:30 p.m. (general)

Craft the perfect night out in Delray Beach with the 7th annual DELRAY BEACH CRAFT BEER FEST! Your ticket gets you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 100 craft brews and ciders… wines too! Attendance is limited to give everyone the best beer tasting experience. VIP ticket holders get exclusive tasting of all beers and wines from

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ticket includes a commemorative tasting mug, and featured tap releases; only 500 VIP tickets are available.  General admission opens at 7:30 pm. 

WHAT TO EXPECT: DJ music early on, followed by the headlining band; pub bites from local restaurants for purchase; photo booth, game area and LIVE art; cash bar with mixed drinks and water (no beer for sale). Event details will be released after February 2018. 

May 12, 2018 – Lucas Bohn: Lesson Plans to Late Night

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Saturday, 8 p.m.; tickets $65/$45; premium club seating, $400 (available through Box Office only)

This one-man show, starring Lucas Bohn, combines stand-up comedy and visual images as he tells the story of his transition from elementary school teacher to national touring comedian. “Lesson Plans to Late Night” is one of the highest rated main stage shows on Norwegian Cruise Lines and was called “Truly Innovative” and “A total crowd pleaser” by cruise directors and entertainment coordinators. Anyone who has ever been around children can relate to this hilarious show!

 

5. Tommy Dorsey OrchestraMay 20, 2018 – Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Sunday, 2 p.m.; tickets $65/$55

Swing through the Big Band Era with the famed Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and vocalist Bryan Anthony! With the reputation of being one of the top bands of the Era, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra had the privilege of working with some of the best musicians of the time: Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford, Sy Oliver, and more! Now under the direction of Terry Myers and featuring the stunning vocals of Bryan Anthony, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra revives and celebrates the magic created in those collaborations. 

through July 29, 2018 – Flora

Cornell Art Museum

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Admission: $8 (general); $5 (seniors 65+ and students with ID); free for children under 12, Old School Square members and veterans; free for Florida residents on Sunday.

This group exhibition features contemporary art inspired by nature’s flowers and plant life – from the blossom to the decay. The displays include installations by nationally and internationally recognized artists. 

June 2, 2018 – James Judd

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Saturday, 8 p.m.; tickets $65/$45; premium club seating, $400 (available through Box Office only)

The Crest Theatre at Old School Square presents monologuist and humorist James Judd, headliner of NPR‘s Snap Judgment. Often compared to David Sedaris and Oscar Wilde, Judd connects with audiences as he shares stories classified as “spectacular public embarrassments and utter failures.”  However humiliating, they affirm that part of being human is telling the stories that have happened to us, emphasizing that even in the face of failure, it’s getting up and moving forward that matters. 

June 9, 2018 – The Hunts

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Saturday, 8 p.m.; tickets $45/$35

Coming from the southlands of Chesapeake, Virginia, The Hunts include seven brothers and sisters, ages 16 to 24, who’ve been playing music together almost their entire lives. Twin sisters Jenni and Jessi and their five brothers Josh, Jonathan, Jordan, Justin, and Jamison all learned to sing and play violin as young children. They later taught themselves to play instruments like mandolin, piano, ukulele, banjo, and drums and started experimenting with songwriting, creating a batch of songs that reveal their sophisticated sense of melody and undeniably dreamy innocence. 

June 16, 2018 – Live in Central Park (Revisited) – Bocelli and Friends

Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Saturday, 8 p.m.; tickets $65/$55

Join internationally celebrated performers Jonathan Hawkins, Lee Lessack and Heather Lundstedt as they recreate this awe-inspiring evening, performing the treasured hits of Bocelli, such as, “La Donna Mobile”, “The Prayer”, “Time to Say Goobdye” and “Nessun Dorma.” 

through July 29, 2018 – Flora

Cornell Art Museum

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Admission: $8 (general); $5 (seniors 65+ and students with ID); free for children under 12, Old School Square members and veterans; free for Florida residents on Sunday.

This group exhibition features contemporary art inspired by nature’s flowers and plant life – from the blossom to the decay. The displays include installations by nationally and internationally recognized artists. 

July 4, 2018 – Jazz Ambassadors, U.S. Army Field Band

Pavilion

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Free

The Pavilion at Old School Square presents an evening of music by the internationally-acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors — America’s Big Band and the official touring big band of the United States Army. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America’s original art form, jazz. 

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach and has served as the community’s gathering place for over 25 years.  The historic campus welcomes half a million people each year for programs, classes, events and rental activities and includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and shows.  The Creative Arts School (2nd floor of the Crest Theatre building) offers art, photography and writing classes.  Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events.  For information on all programs and services, call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org. 

This project is sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.  All dates, times and performances are subject to change without notice.

 

 

 

Tim Byrd

Tim Byrd “The Byrdman” is the Publisher and Host of Palm Beach Live Work Play. He is also the President and CEO of VoxPower.com a commercial voice over company. His extremely successful and diverse career has reached into all aspects of the communications and entertainment industries across the United States and Europe. Tim can be reached at tim@palmbeachlwp.com

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