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Palm Beach Pops To Kick Off 21st Concert Season Nov. 3 Bob Lappin and the Palm Beach Pops, Florida’s premier pops orchestra, is offering another season of sophisticated musical entertainment with the announcement of six signature concert series. Audiences are invited to hear “The Music You Love, Live” as the orchestra celebrates 21 years of outstanding music from the Great American Songbook with special guest artists including American Idol finalist Tamyra Gray, pianist and vocalist Tony DeSare, Broadway leading lady Christine Andreas, Vegas superstar Clint Holmes and more. Led by music director and conductor Bob Lappin, the Palm Beach Pops performs more than 36 sub-
American Idol finalist Tamyra Gray performs with the Palm Beach Pops in November.
scription concerts a year in South Florida at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and the Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens, as well as at other national venues. The 2012-13 season will open Nov. 3. Six-concert season subscriptions are now on sale for $125 and up. Concerts include: • Autumn in New York — From the East Side to the West Side, Harlem to the Copa, Broadway to Tin Pan Alley, experience the music that embodies the heart and soul of the Big Apple. Performances will take place Nov. 3-5 at FAU’s Kaye Auditorium; Nov. 6 and 7 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts; and Nov. 8 at PBSC’s Eissey Theatre. • Home for the Holidays — Enjoy holiday favorites along with standards from the Great American Songbook as the Palm Beach Pops bring season’s greetings to South Florida during the most magical time of the year. This series will feature Tony DeSare, an audience favorite from the 2011-12 season, and American Idol finalist, star of Broadway and television, Tamyra Gray. Performances will take place Nov. 26-27 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts; Nov. 28-30 at FAU’s Kaye Auditorium; and Dec. 2 at PBSC’s
Eissey Theatre. • Here’s to the Ladies — Broadway leading actress Christine Andreas joins the orchestra with a tribute to the great ladies of the American Songbook, including Ethel Merman, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland and more. Performances will take place Jan. 4-6 at FAU’s Kaye Auditorium; Jan. 8 at PBSC’s Eissey Theatre; and Jan. 9 and 10 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. • The Maestro of the Movies: The Music of John Williams and More — Join the Pops as they pay tribute to one of the best composers of film, John Williams, the acclaimed composer for blockbuster movies such as Star Wars, Schindler’s List, Jaws, Superman and many others. Performances will take place Feb. 2, 4 and 6 at FAU’s Kaye Auditorium; Feb. 5 at PBSC’s Eissey Theatre; and Feb. 7 and 8 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. • The Music of James Taylor, Billy Joel, Elton John, Paul Simon & More — Experience an evening of music featuring songs from Billy Joel, Elton John, Sting, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, James Taylor and more with Vegas entertainer and audience favorite Clint Holmes. Performances will take place Feb. 25 and 26 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts; Feb. 27 and 28 and March 4 at FAU’s Kaye Auditorium; and March 3 at PBSC’s Eissey Theatre.
Home for the Holidays will feature audience favorite Tony DeSare. • Sensational Broadway — A Palm Beach Pops tradition, audiences will delight in the wondrous songs of musical theatre as the Pops bring Broadway’s favorite hits to the South Florida stage. Performances will take place March 27-29 at FAU’s Kaye Auditorium; March 30 at PBSC’s Eissey Theatre; and April 1 and 2 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Subscriptions to a series of six concerts for the 2012-13 season are on sale now. The cost for subscriptions is $125 to $495 for Kravis Center performances, $138 to $360 for performances at the Kaye Auditori-
um, and $399 to $469 for performances at the Eissey Theatre. To purchase tickets, call the Palm Beach Pops box office at (561) 832-7677 or visit www.palmbeachpops.org/season. Individual tickets cost $29 to $89 and may be purchased at the Palm Beach Pops box office at 500 S.Australian Ave., Suite 100, West Palm Beach. The Palm Beach Pops box office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Programs, artists and dates are subject to change. There are no refunds or exchanges.
Phantom Recommends ‘Amadeus’ At Maltz Jupiter Theatre Maltz Jupiter Theatre will present key scenes of the play, in which the torial work of Michael Gieleta, whose Amadeus Tuesday, Oct. 30 through now-elderly Salieri recounts his deal- experience directing multilingual Sunday, Nov. 11. ings with the brilliant composer. As opera and stage productions will One of the greatest composers of court composer to Austrian Emper- bring our production of Amadeus to all time, WolfgangAmadeus Mozart or Joseph II, Salieri recounts the awe new heights.” was outrageous, brilliant, complicat- and envy he felt when the emperor The play will star Broadway veted and larger than life. Yet he found commissioned Mozart to write an eran Tom Bloom as Salieri, who has it impossible to have his talent rec- opera in German, rather than the been seen recently off-Broadway in ognized in intrigue-ridden imperial customary Italian. The Big Meal at Playwrights’ HoriVienna. The Maltz Jupiter Theatre The theater’s production will fea- zon, Timon of Athens at NYSF and takes on the flamboyant genius in ture direction from accomplished Widow’s Blind Date at Circle-in-thethe first show of its 10th anniversa- opera and theater director Michael Square. He has performed at numerry season: the thrilling tour-de-force Gieleta. Scenic designer Philip Wit- ous regional theaters and has apbiodrama Amadeus. comb, a British designer based in peared frequently in film and TV, inSet in 18th-century Vienna, Ama- New York, is designing the play’s cluding The Thomas Crown Affair, deus portrays the young composer set, evoking a dilapidated theater in The Emperor’s Club and Law & as seen through the eyes of his jeal- which Salieri’s life is being recollect- Order. ous rival, composer Antonio Salieri. ed, with projection design by AnNew York actor Ryan Garbayo, Winner of the Tony Award for Best drzej Goulding. Costume designer who will portray Amadeus, has Play, the 1979 play by Peter Shaffer Fabio Toblini — whose work was been seen recently in Suddenly Last is often recognized in mainstream recently featured in American The- Summer at Westport Country Play- guage and costume to obstruct the limited for this popular biodrama; culture for the wildly popular, Acad- atre magazine — is recreating the house, The Time of Your Life at Attic reflection of our own lives in the call the box office for availability. emy Award–winning 1984 film ver- refined style of 18th-century aristo- Theater, Much Ado About Nothing play,” Gieleta said. “It is ironic that Tickets start at $46. Amadeus is sion by the same name. cratic European attire. at the Shakespeare Theatre in Wash- one of the world’s greatest com- sponsored by Priscilla Heublein. Featuring rich period costumes, “We are excited to have assem- ington, Unrequited at the Public posers needed as much drive, reTickets are now on sale for the the play highlights the music of bled such an amazing team of de- Theater Shakespeare Lab and more. silience and networking skills to theater’s entire 10th anniversary Mozart, Salieri and other compos- signers for Amadeus, the first show “The challenge in directing a survive in the ever-competitive season. ers of the period. The premieres of of the theater’s 10th anniversary costume drama such as Amadeus musical Vienna of the 1790s as one For more information about the Mozart’s operas The Abduction season,” said Andrew Kato, the the- lies in reducing the distance be- needs to succeed in today’s theater’s upcoming shows and from the Seraglio, The Marriage of ater’s producing artistic director. tween the world of the play and world.” conservatory, visit www.jupiter Figaro, Don Giovanni and The “We are particularly honored to of- contemporaneity, and not allowing Evening and matinee perfor- theatre.org or call the box office at Magic Flute are each the setting for fer our audiences the brilliant direc- the externalities of mores, lan- mances available, but seating is (561) 575-2223. Joe Nasuti, the Phantom, is a featured writer for the Town-Crier, Forever Young and www.yournews.com. Comments & recommendations are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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