At the Kravis Center, we firmly believe that by sowing the seeds of creativity in children’s minds, they will reap greater rewards from future cultural experiences. Many award-winning programs, coordinated through our Education Department, help us to plant those seeds.
For information, please call the Kravis Center Education Department at 561.651.4251
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Sponsored by The Arthur and Angela Goldberg Children’s Fund
ALAN LEBOW AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SHAKESPEAREAN PERFORMANCE
Auditions: Saturday, January 13
Students from Title I High Schools are eligible to audition and must perform a Shakespeare selection, of no more than three minutes, by memory before a panel of judges. The Kravis Center will honor the top students, selected by the judges, with cash prizes at an awards reception on Saturday, January 27. Winning students also will receive tickets to see a Shakespeare performance at the Center.
Sponsored by Kids’ Dreams, Inc.
This program gives high school students who have a strong interest in the performing arts, and who also have an economic need, greater insight into their particular discipline by attending dinner discussions with guest speakers and meeting distinguished artists who perform at the Kravis Center. Big Time Restaurant Group generously donates a full dining experience for the students.
ArtsCrew members serve as volunteers for educational programs at the Center while accruing community service hours and gaining valuable insight into the behind-the-scenes logistics of a performing arts center.
BEYOND THE STAGE
Beyond the Stage is designed to enhance the entire experience of visiting the Kravis Center. Including pre- and post-performance talks and musical presentations, Beyond the Stage activities complement the main stage presentation at select performances and are free to ticket holders. Present your performance ticket for admission.
Sponsored by Nancy and Jay Parker
Through Broadway Reach, students enjoy a unique theatrical experience by seeing a live performance of a Broadway national touring production at the Kravis Center in connection with a series of interactive workshop sessions. The participants explore the themes of a particular production under the instruction of professional teaching artists from our community.
Sponsored by Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
DIGITAL ORGAN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
This season the Center will offer interactive workshops and instructional presentations centered around the new George W. Mergens Memorial Organ. The sessions will be conducted by both internationally recognized artists and noted organists from the South Florida region. The offerings will be made available to student and professional musicians in our community. The Mergens Memorial Organ is a Marshall & Ogletree Opus 11 digital organ.
Sponsored by Joseph G. Bradley Charitable Foundation
DISNEY MUSICALS IN SCHOOLS
The Kravis Center is proud to introduce a new education initiative in affiliation with Disney Theatrical Group called Disney Musicals in Schools. The main goal of the initiative is to create sustainable musical theater programs in under-resourced public elementary schools by providing schools with the training and tools necessary to do so, and by creating a space for the community to share their students’ success. Up to four schools will receive a 17-week musical theater residency that culminates in a 30-minute Disney KIDS Musical at each school. Working with professional teaching artists, a team of faculty from the school will build skills necessary to produce a musical theater performance featuring students in grades 3-5. Through this process, students develop self-confidence, practice collaboration and strengthen speaking and reading skills while learning musical theater techniques. Click here for more information.
KRAVIS CENTER DREAM AWARDS: CELEBRATING HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER EXCELLENCE
Application Deadline: September 15
This year will feature the first-annual Kravis Dream Awards. This program, open to all schools in Palm Beach County, will recognize outstanding student achievement in musical theater productions and culminate in a showcase featured in Dreyfoos Hall at the Kravis Center. Two students who perform in this showcase will be nominated to participate in The Jimmy Awards (The National High School Musical Theatre Awards) in New York City. Schools must choose from an approved list of productions in order to be considered.
KRAVIS ON BROADWAY STUDENT WORKSHOPS
Cast members from Broadway tours lead a variety of hands-on, participatory workshops for high school and college students. Click here for more information.
Sponsored by Marcie Gorman-Althof
KRAVIS STUDENT THEATER CRITIC
Nominated high school students represent their school as Kravis Student Theater Critics for selected Kravis On Broadway Series presentations. The students receive workshop training to prepare them to write theater reviews and have the opportunity to meet with and hear from our local theater critics. Each student will receive a complimentary press ticket for the opening night performance of a designated Kravis On Broadway show and will then submit a review for publication in his or her school newspaper.
MICHAEL FEINSTEIN’S YOUTH TICKETING FUND
Michael Feinstein has developed a ticketing fund, dedicated to providing tickets to performances of Michael Feinstein and The Kravis Pops Orchestra, for area students. The fund will avail itself to those students who have an interest in The Great American Songbook, students from diverse backgrounds and students from underserved areas of the community, who would not otherwise have an opportunity to attend a performance of Michael Feinstein and The Kravis Pops Orchestra. Michael is a world-renowned interpreter of the Great American Songbook and he and the Kravis Center are thrilled to be able to open the door of opportunity for young people to come to know and appreciate this purely American genre of music. Click here to view upcoming performances.
Sponsored by Michael Feinstein and Terrence Flannery
SPOTLIGHT ON YOUNG MUSICIANS
In partnership with the Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County, the School District of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach County Music Teachers Association
Crossing the threshold from practice to the stage is every music student’s dream, and the Kravis Center has been helping to make that dream a reality for 26 years. Since 1992, after a youth orchestra founder and educators from two Palm Beach County groups collaborated with the Center to create Spotlight on Young Musicians, nearly 40,000 students have performed in Dreyfoos Hall. The eagerly anticipated annual event not only showcases emerging talent but also promotes the excellent music programs within area schools.
Sponsored by The Meshberg Family in loving memory of Julia and Philip Meshberg
STUDENT AND EDUCATOR RUSH TICKET PROGRAM
By presenting their student or educator ID at the box office one hour prior to curtain time, students and educators receive 50 percent off any section ticket (excluding Premium Seating) from orchestra to rear balcony, based on availability, for any Kravis Center self-initiated performance.
Sponsored by Suzanne G. Reis Arts Education Fund
SUMMER CAMPS AND INTENSIVES
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TBAI COLLEGE PREP
The Broadway Artists Intensive COLLEGE PREP brings faculty and department heads from the country’s top Musical Theatre programs to teach in a weekend audition workshops at the Kravis Center. High school juniors and seniors will have the unique opportunity to receive valuable feedback and exclusive advice on their college audition from elite college faculty.Click here to learn more.
WORKSHOPS AND MASTER CLASSES
Visiting artists leading a Master Class may choose to lecture, provide demonstrations, field a question-and-answer session, lead a rehearsal or any combination of methods aimed at humanizing the artist and the art form. Click here for more information.