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
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. ArtsCrew Application
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.
Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation Arts & Culture Fund of Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
DE GEORGE ACADEMY FOR PERFORMING ARTS
Since 2012, the De George Academy for Performing Arts has served as a launching pad for underserved students in Palm Beach County who dream of pursuing a performing arts education. The Academy’s mission is to offer high-quality arts education experiences and is generously funded by the Lawrence J. and Florence A. De George Charitable Trust. The Academy provides year-round professional instruction in dance, theater and vocal performance, as well as professional coaching in audition techniques and access to special workshops and performances. It is available to students in grades 3-8 who attend Palm Beach County Title I elementary and middle schools.
DISNEY MUSICALS IN SCHOOLS
Tuesday, April 23 at 6pm
The Kravis Center is proud to continue this 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. More information on Disney Musicals in Schools.
KRAVIS CENTER DREAM AWARDS: CELEBRATING HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER EXCELLENCE
Sunday, May 26 at 7pm in Dreyfoos Hall
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® (National High School Musical Theatre Awards™) in New York City. Schools must choose from an approved list of productions in order to be considered.
Sponsored by Ricki Gail Conway / The Doris & Stanley Tananbaum Foundation
KRAVIS ON BROADWAY STUDENT WORKSHOPS
Cast members from Broadway tours lead a variety of hands-on, participatory workshops for high school and college students. More information on Kravis On Broadway Student Workshops.
KRAVIS STUDENT THEATER CRITICS
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.
MAGNIFIQUE WINTER INTENSIVE
The Magnifique Winter Intensive is a ballet program in the pure tradition of l’Ecole Francaise (the French School). Experience a rare and unique opportunity to be taught by an elite team of teachers all hailing from France, including Paris Ballet Conservatory Director, master teachers from the Opera National de Paris and from the Ballet de l’Opera National de Bordeaux.
The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will host its eighth production of Stage Awakenings, a lively evening of student-produced dance, music, poetry and theater performances featuring both individual and group performers from local high schools and colleges. Live auditions for Stage Awakenings are scheduled for Saturday, March 9 starting at 10am. Appointments are required, please register on this page. Following these auditions, selected students will have the opportunity to workshop their performances on Sunday, April 7. This workshop and rehearsal process will culminate in the final performance, which is set to take place on Saturday, April 13 at 7pm.
Sponsored by Leonard and Norma Klorfine
SPOTLIGHT ON YOUNG MUSICIANS
Friday, May 3 at 7pm
Tickets $10 in Advance and $12 Day of Performance
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 29 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.
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.
SUMMER CAMPS AND INTENSIVES
More information on summer programming.
Sponsored by Rita and Charles Bronfman
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. More information on workshops and master classes.