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.
Special thanks to:
Presenting sponsor for the 2015 Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series
DOWNLOAD THE 2014-15 Crest Theatre Season flyer. Includes program and ticket information.
Musicals & Plays
The Rocky Horror Show
October 16-November 1, 2014Guest production in the Crest Theatre. Wednesday-Friday and Sunday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, (10/18), 11 p.m.; Saturday, (10/25 & 11/1), 7 & 10 p.m. Tickets $25 (discount for kids, groups and student rush). Entr'Acte Theatrix presents the outrageous play by Richard O'Brien (upon which the classic film, The Rocky Horror Picture…Read more...
Girls Night: The Musical
November 6-8, 2014Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 8 p.m., Crest Theatre. Tickets $40. This touching and hilarious 'tell-it-like-it-is' musical takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a group of female friends. Audience members can’t help but laugh, cry and even sing and dance in the aisles to some the most popular hit…Read more...
A Chorus Line
December 5-14, 201412 performances: Friday (12/5), 8 p.m.; Saturday (12/6), 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday (12/7) 2 p.m.; Tuesday (12/9), 8 p.m.; Wednesday (12/10), 2 & 8 p.m.; Thursday (12/11), 8 p.m.; Friday (12/12), 8 p.m.; Saturday (12/13), 2 p.m. and Sunday (12/14), 2 & 8 p.m. Crest Theatre; tickets $45. For…Read more...
A Christmas Carol
December 16, 2014Tuesday, 8 p.m.; Crest Theatre; tickets $40. This new adaptation of Dickens’ ever popular classic fills the stage with veteran Broadway actors, lush costumes, stunning sets, music, dance, and a timeless message. With beloved traditional carols of the season included, A Christmas Carol is an enchanting way to begin the…Read more...
Back on Broadway
January 16-18, 2015Friday, 8 pm; Saturday, 2 & 8 pm; Sunday, 2 pm; Crest Theatre; tickets $45. This all-singing, all dancing show features 10 amazing performers, dazzling sets, costumes, scenes and songs from some of Broadways biggest hits such as Mary Poppins, Avenue Q, Mama Mia! and the revivals of South Pacific, Evita and Anything…Read more...
Jekyll & Hyde - The Musical
March 6-8, 2015Friday 8 pm; Saturday, 2 & 8 pm; Sunday, 2 pm; Crest Theatre; tickets $45. The musical thriller, based on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, comes off a national tour and Broadway run last year. The show boasts some of the most beautiful…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...
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...
Leslie Odom, Jr.
February 9 & 10, 2015Monday and Tuesday, 8 pm; Crest Theatre; tickets $45. Leslie made his Broadway debut at the age of 17 playing Paul in RENT. He was offered a role in the original cast of AIDA but chose to finish his studies and graduated with honors at Carnegie Melon University. He was awarded…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
L2: Learn - Lead
October 10, 2014Guest seminar, Friday, 9:00 am-12:30 pm, Crest Theatre. Tickets $99; purchase at www.ApexEmpowerment.com. For more information, call 561-880-0320. Apex Empowerment presents a leadership simulcast event targeting business professionals who would like to increase their influence, energize their leadership, empower their employees and learn from top leaders. Featured speakers: JOHN C.…Read more...
Catch A Rising Star: D.C. Benny
October 9, 2014COMEDY CLUB @ the Vintage Gym; Thursday, 8 p.m.; tickets $20. In the hard-hitting New York comedy world, D.C. Benny is a heavyweight contender. His unorthodox style of comedic story-telling, seasoned with original characters, has earned him a rabid fan base of all shapes, sizes, shades and ages over the…Read more...
Catch A Rising Star: Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling
November 5, 2014MAIN STAGE COMEDY @ the Crest Theatre; Wednesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $50. What can we say about the legendary "Joke Man?" He is a true original. Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling was one of the pioneers of the emerging Long Island comedy scene of the 1970's that spawned such other…Read more...
Catch A Rising Star: Tom McTiernan
November 13, 2014COMEDY CLUB @ the Vintage Gym; Thursday, 8 p.m.; tickets $20. Tom McTiernan is one the East Coasts' best and cleanest comedians. He has appeared at New York City's and Los Angeles' best comedy clubs including Comic Strip Live, The Gotham Comedy Club, and The World Famous Improv. On television, Tom has appeared on Comedy…Read more...
Catch A Rising Star: Kojo Prince
December 11, 2014COMEDY CLUB @ the Vintage Gym; Thursday, 8 p.m.; tickets $20. Kojo Prince is a comedian with a style best described, by him, as silly and superficial but yet satisfying. Extremely energetic and animated. It is often said that you burn calories just by watching him perform. Kojo Prince was born…Read more...
Catch A Rising Star: Vic DiBitetto
December 18, 2014MAIN STAGE COMEDY @ the Crest Theatre; Thursday, 8 p.m.; tickets $40. A powerful performer, comedian Vic DiBitetto churns energy, honesty, and humanity into nonstop laughter. His pace is frenetic; his material vivid and true. From his first words, to his famous, word-free, mannequin head encore, DiBitetto leaves his audience…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 35 years, she has appeared on every talk…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...
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...
Music & Concerts
Atlantic City Boys
November 21-23, 2014Friday, 8 pm; Saturday, 2 & 8 pm; Sunday, 2 pm. Crest Theatre; tickets $45. Four dynamic, lead singers perform 1960’s-style rock & roll harmonies in a fully produced stage show with live band and popular music from The Drifters, The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and others.…Read more...
January 14, 2015Wednesday, 8 pm; Crest Theatre; tickets $35. Described as, “GLEE meets STOMP,” this Texas-based ensemble is on a global pursuit to bring people together through the universal language of song and dance. Like a variety show LIVE from Central Park, Vocal Trash electrifies all ages with their tight a cappella harmonies,…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...
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...