Theater at Delray Beach Center for the Arts
Delray Beach Center for the Arts presents musicals & plays, dance & variety shows, Broadway Cabaret, music & concerts, comedy, films, lectures and literary events. Programs take place in the Crest Theatre, the Vintage Gym or on the Outdoor Pavilion stage.
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Presenting sponsor for the 2015 Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series
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January 26 & 27, 2015Monday and Tuesday, 8 pm; Crest Theatre; tickets $45. In eight short years, Megan has gone from understudy on Broadway to star of stage, screen and music. She made her Broadway debut opposite Idina Menzel in the role of Glinda (2004) in Wicked. She also starred as Doralee in 9 to…Read more...
February 9 & 10, 2015Monday and Tuesday, 8 p.m.; Crest Theatre; tickets $45. Levi made his Broadway debut originating the role of Jerry Lee Lewis in the Tony nominated musical Million Dollar Quartet, for which he received the 2010 Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama League nomination. Other theater credits include Violet, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, One Red…Read more...
March 2 & 3, 2015Monday and Tuesday, 8 pm; Crest Theatre; tickets $45. Known as Canada’s first lady of musical theater, Louise received wide acclaim for her Montreal, Toronto and Paris performance as Fantine in Les Miserables and the title role in Piaf. She made her Broadway debut in the smash ABBA hit, Mamma Mia!,…Read more...
March 16 & 17, 2015Monday and Tuesday, 8 pm; Crest Theatre; tickets $45. Considered to have one of the most powerful voices on the Broadway stage, Lea won the Tony Award for her performance in Miss Saigon. She is also the recipient of the Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Circle and Theatre World awards. She was…Read more...
Married to Broadway
April 6 & 7, 2015Monday and Tuesday, 8 pm; Crest Theatre; tickets $45. Ron Sharpe and Barbra Russell tied the knot (for real) while playing Marius and Cosette in Les Miserables and so created their cabaret show, “Married to Broadway” to celebrate romance on the Great White Way. The show will also feature James Barbour,…Read more...
Lectures & Literary
11th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival
January 19-24, 2015Tuesday-Saturday, event times vary; Crest Theatre. An extraordinary week of readings, lectures, craft talks and poetry workshops featuring an impressive line-up of 12 award-winning, nationally acclaimed faculty and guest poets headlined by Dana Gioia, former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (2003-2009). Special Events include "Ballet's Child," a…Read more...
Steve Solomon: Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt
January 3 & 4, 2015Saturday, 8 pm; Sunday, 2 pm; Crest Theatre; tickets $45. HE'S BACK! Just in case you've missed one of Steve Solomon's award winning “My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish…" comedies, he's back with a hilarious show featuring the very best comedy bits from his earlier three shows—plus loads of new…Read more...
Catch A Rising Star: Mike Marino
January 8, 2014COMEDY CLUB @ the Vintage Gym; Thursday, 8 p.m.; tickets $20. Known to his fans as “New Jersey’s Bad Boy,” Mike is one of the most unique comics of our time. He has performed in every major comedy club from New York to Los Angeles including the MGM Grand, Catch a…Read more...
Catch A Rising Star: Elayne Boosler
January 28, 2015MAIN STAGE COMEDY @ the Crest Theatre; Wednesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $50. Comedian/writer/animal activist Elayne Boosler is best known for her thoughtful and feisty political humor, and her love of baseball and animals, all sharing a big part of her act. For forty years, she seemingly has appeared on every…Read more...
Catch A Rising Star: Richie Minervini
February 12, 2015COMEDY CLUB @ the Vintage Gym, Thursday, 8 p.m.; tickets $20. Dubbed “The Chameleon of Comedy” by his comedy peers, Minervini is known for his rapid-fire delivery of good clean comedy. He is a seasoned comedian, a veteran of standup comedy and the former owner of Long Island’s premier comedy club,…Read more...
Catch A Rising Star: Tom Cotter
March 18, 2015MAIN STAGE COMEDY @ the Crest Theatre; Wednesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $50. 2013 WINNER OF AMERICA'S GOT TALENT! If laughter is the best medicine, prepare to be heavily medicated! Tom Cotter's high energy, rapid-fire style of comedy leaves audiences clutching their sides and rolling in the aisles. In the past…Read more...
Catch A Rising Star: Bobby Collins
April 4, 2015MAIN STAGE COMEDY @ the Crest Theatre; Saturday 8 p.m.; tickets $45. Bobby Collins is always the funniest guy in the room. With more than 200 stand-up performances around the country each year, he is a show-business institution who has made millions laugh. A native of New York, he was literally…Read more...
Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series presented by Northern Trust
January 15, 2015Thursday, 2:00 pm; Crest Theatre; tickets $45 (main floor seating; includes post-lecture reception) and $30 (balcony seating). Spend an inspiring afternoon with one of the figure skating world's greatest Olympic gold medalists. Scott is a well-known network television skating commentator; he is also a bestselling author, actor, producer, Emmy Award…Read more...
February 12, 2015Thursday, 2:00 pm; Crest Theatre; tickets $45 (main floor seating; includes post-lecture reception) and $30 (balcony seating). Michael is the eldest son of President Ronald Reagan. He is committed to public service and is a champion of his father’s conservative vision. He has appeared for years on network television as…Read more...
March 19, 2015Thursday, 2:00 pm; Crest Theatre; tickets $45 (main floor seating; includes post-lecture reception) and $30 (balcony seating). Imagine being a wanna-be actor building sets for summer stock companies. The producer made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. He would get his union card and a small part in an upcoming…Read more...
April 2, 2015Thursday, 2:00 pm; Crest Theatre; tickets $45 (main floor seating; includes post-lecture reception) and $30 (balcony seating). Nick Clooney has gone from delivering the news at age 16 on the air at WFTM in Kentucky to mobilizing efforts to end violence in Darfur, addressing the United Nations Security Council and…Read more...
The Light Has Come!
December 20, 2014Guest performance, presented by Many But One, Saturday at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the Crest Theatre. Tickets $15, general admission. All ages will enjoy this time together as we celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Through music, dance and drama see the the Biblical story of Mary and Joseph come alive. This performance…Read more...
January 14, 2015One night only! Wednesday, 8 pm; Crest Theatre; tickets $35. ELECTRIFYING! FUN FOR ALL AGES! Feel the beat at a show the whole family can enjoy! Pop music, dance drumming and a touch of comedy. It's GLEE meets STOMP! VIEW VIDEO This Texas-based, green-minded ensemble is on a global pursuit…Read more...
South Florida Symphony Orchestra
January 15, 2015Guest performance, 7:30 p.m., Crest Theatre. The South Florida Symphony presents the 2014-15 Materworks Concert Series. November 15th - Expressive VirtuosityVerdi: Nabucco / Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante for Cello and Orchestra, Zuill Bailey, cello / Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 January 15th - Continuous CrescendoRavel: Bolero / Barber: Piano Concerto, Christopher Taylor, piano / Mussorgsky: Pictures at an…Read more...
Back on Broadway
January 16-18, 2015Friday, 8 pm; Saturday, 2 & 8 pm; Sunday, 2 pm; Crest Theatre; tickets $45. Celebrate the magic of the Great White Way through dazzling production numbers performed by the next generation of Broadway stars! This all-singing, all dancing show features 10 multi-talented performers who bring to life the most…Read more...
An Intimate Evening with Livingston Taylor
February 13, 2015Guest performance, Friday, 8 p.m.; Crest Theatre; tickets $49; regular, $65, VIP (includes a post show meet & greet). Livingston “Liv” Taylor has enthralled audiences for forty years with a diverse original repertoire of country, folk, bluegrass, and blues. His top forty hits “I Will Be in Love with You,” and “I’ll Come Running” launched his…Read more...
Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience
February 17, 2015Tuesday, 8 pm; Crest Theatre; tickets $39. Rock to the music of the Beatles in an all new interactive concert experience where the audience creates the playlist for the night… EVERY NIGHT! There’s no denying that everyone has a Beatles song attached to an event in their life. Through laughter and…Read more...
Doug Montgomery in Concert
February 18, 2015Wednesday, 8 pm, Crest Theatre. A Member Appreciation Night! Tickets are free for members (limited availability); $25 for non-members. TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON! A 25th Anniversary event, this concert features classically-trained pianist, Doug Montgomery. Member tickets must be reserved in advance; remaining seats are available to the public. Montgomery, based in Santa…Read more...
The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra
February 20-22, 2015Friday, 8 pm; Saturday, 2 & 8 pm; Sunday, 2 pm; Crest Theatre; tickets $45. This orchestra has inspired audiences, worldwide, with their mastery of the bass, baritone, tenor, concert and soprano ukulele. Their quirky musical renditions of oldies, current hits, and long-forgotten treasures are combined with typical British humor and…Read more...
Jekyll & Hyde - The Musical
March 6-8, 2015Friday 8 pm; Saturday, 2 & 8 pm; Sunday, 2 pm; Crest Theatre; tickets $45. Glamorous, sexy and deliciously wicked! The musical thriller, based on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, is the story of a brilliant but obsessive scientist whose alter ego…Read more...
John Sebastian in Concert
March 13, 2015Guest performance, Friday, 8 p.m.; Crest Theatre; tickets $49-$75 (orchestra), $49 (balcony). Over four decades the contributions of John Sebastian have become a permanent part of our American musical fabric. His group The Lovin' Spoonful played a major role in the mid-'60s rock revolution, but what leader, singer and songwriter Sebastian had…Read more...
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
March 20-22, 2015Friday, 8 pm; Saturday, 2 & 8 pm; Sunday, 2 pm; Crest Theatre; tickets $45. This high energy show is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical. Set in the 1850s Oregon wilderness, a young bride’s plan to civilize and marry off…Read more...