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S*T*A*R Series Performances

girl in awe looking up in the main Dreyfoos Hall.

S*T*A*R (Students & Teachers Arts Resources) Series is motivated by a belief in the value of arts education and a commitment to the children of our community. The Kravis Center brings classroom curricula to life for tens of thousands of local students each year through the S*T*A*R Series, offering access to a diverse array of top-quality programming. These performances provide students exposure to live theatre, spark classroom discussion, enhance classroom studies and stimulate the curiosity of young minds. An Admission Waiver Program – Sponsored by Jim and Irene Karp – assures that no student will be denied admission due to economic need.

PEAK Series performances, notated throughout this page, have been made possible by a grant from
the MLDauray Arts Initiative in honor of Leonard and Sophie Davis

To order tickets, call the Box Office at 561.832.7469
Questions? Call 561.651.4251 or Email education@kravis.org

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ORDERING TICKETS & TRANSPORTATION

All of our fall in-person S*T*A*R Series presentations from October 14th through December 15th are cancelled.  However, most of the titles are available virtually through our Kravis Classroom Connection Series.  You may register for them now on the Kravis Classroom Connection webpage.

TO REQUEST A REFUND, PLEASE CALL THE BOX OFFICE AT 561.832.7469

TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 4 AT 10AM

EISENHOWER DANCE DETROIT
Monday, January 10
10am and 11:30am
Performance Length: 50 minutes
RINKER PLAYHOUSE – PEAK SERIES
Suggested Grade Level: K-8
Suggested Curricula: Dance
Standards: DA.3.C.2.1, DA.3.O.3.2, DA.3.O.3.3, DA.4.O.1.1, DA.68.O.2.2,DA.2.O.3.2, DA.2.C.3.1, DA.K.C.1.1, DA.1.O.3.2, DA.4.C.3.1
Eisenhower Dance Detroit presents a dynamic, athletic, and engaging school assembly performance in a lecture-demonstration format. Students learn about the dance profession, the different genres of dance, why people choose to dance, what a dancer’s training looks like, the basic elements of choreography, and the lifestyle of a dancer. Through fun and interactive audience participation, entertaining and age-appropriate repertory excerpts, and informative narration, company members inspire students to learn, create, and enjoy dance.

Boy in striped shirt holding paint brush in front of cityscape painting

TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 4 AT 10AM

JABARI DREAMS OF FREEDOM
Tuesday through Friday, January 18-21
10am and 11:30am
Performance Length: One hour
PERSSON HALL
Suggested Grade Level: 3-6
Suggested Curricula: Fine Arts, Social Studies, Emotional/Social Development
Standards: VA.3.C.1, VA.3.H.1, VA.4.C.1, VA.4.H.1, VA.5.C.1, VA.5.H.1, VA.68.C.1, SS.3.A.1, SS.3.C.1, SS.4.A.1, SS.4.C.1, SS.5.A.1, SS.5.C.1, SS.6.C.1
10 year old Jabari loves to paint. And through these paintings, he escapes the turbulent world around him and the reality of a friend hurt by police violence. In his dreams, he meets children and young people from the Civil Rights Era, including Ruby Bridges, Claudette Colvin, and others, who teach him how to be fearless. He also meets his hero, Barack Obama, as a 7 year old boy on the eve of the assassination of MLK, Jr…Will Jabari be able to instill in 7 year old Barack the lessons he’s learned and therefore ensure that Barack will have the necessary tools to become president? Will Jabari learn to take these lessons back into his own life and heal his community? Using rap, freedom songs, hip hop dance, history, and humor, this play explores what it means to have courage in a world where Black children, Black boys, are not safe.

the great gatsby

TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 4 AT 10AM

AQUILA THEATRE
THE GREAT GATSBY
Monday, January 24
10:30 am
RINKER PLAYHOUSE
Performance Length: One hour
Suggested Grade Level: 6-12
Suggested Curricula: Literature, Theater, Character Development
Standards: LAFS.K12.R.1, LAFS.K12.W.4, LAFS.K12.SL.1, TH.68.C.1, TH.68.H.1, TH.912.C.1, TH.912.H.1
The Great Gatsby, written in 1924 is a deeply moving and honest portrayal of class, racism, and prejudice in American society. F. Scott Fitzgerald painted a vivid picture of how the quest for the American dream in the absence of true equality can lead to devastating effects. Aquila Theatre brings a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the iconic story to the stage that speaks to how it resonates within our current culture.

Dog Man and cast in final pose with arms outstretched

TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 4 AT 10AM

THEATERWORKS USA
DOG MAN: THE MUSICAL
Tuesday through Friday, January 25-28
10am and 11:30am
Performance Length: One hour
PERSSON HALL
Suggested Grade Level: 1-5
Suggested Curricula: Language Arts, Music, Creative Writing
Standards: ELA.K.R.1.1, ELA.1.R.1.1, ELA.2.R.1.1, MU.1.C.1, MU.2.C.1, MU.3.C.1, MU.4.C.1, MU.5.C.1
DOG MAN: THE MUSICAL is a hilarious new production based on the worldwide bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants. Best buds George and Harold have been creating comics for years, but now that they’re in 5th grade, they figure it’s time to level up and write a musical based on their favorite character, Dog Man, the crime-biting sensation who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!! How hard could it be? With the head of a dog and the body of a policeman, Dog Man loves to fight crime and chew on the furniture. But while trying his best to be a good boy, can he save the city from Flippy the cyborg fish and his army of Beasty Buildings? Can he catch Petey, the world’s most evil cat, who has cloned himself to exact revenge on the doggy do-gooder? And will George and Harold finish their show before lunchtime?? Find out in this epic musical adventure featuring the hilarity and heart of Dav Pilkey’s beloved characters.

a woman in pink dress, a woman in blue dress and a man in green suit doing ballet

TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 4 AT 10AM

MALPASO DANCE COMPANY
Wednesday, January 26
10:30 am
RINKER PLAYHOUSE – PEAK SERIES
Performance Length: One hour
Suggested Grade Level:  6-12
Suggested Curricula: Dance
Standards: DA.68.C.1, DA.68.S.1, DA.68.O.1, DA.68.H.1
In the six short years since its establishment in 2012, Malpaso Dance Company has already become one of the most sought after Cuban dance companies with a growing international profile. Emphasizing a collaborative creative process, Malpaso is committed to working with top international choreographers while also nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography. The company tours with 11 dancers and is led by its original three founders; resident choreographer and Artistic Director Osnel Delgado, Executive Director Fernando Sáez, and dancer and co-founder Daileidys Carrazana.

Three actors portraying slaves grouped together on stage

TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 4 AT 10AM

VIRGINIA REPERTORY THEATRE
HARRIET TUBMAN AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
Monday and Tuesday, January 31 and February 1
10am and 11:30am
Performance Length: One hour
PERSSON HALL
Suggested Grade Level: 3-8
Suggested Curricula: History, Language Arts, Biography, Multicultural, Music, Family Ties, Self-Esteem, Women’s Studies
Standards:  SS.3.A.1, SS.4.A.1, SS.5.A.1, SS.6.C.1, SS.7.C.1, SS.8.A.1, MU.3.C.1, MU.3.H.1, MU.4.C.1, MU.4.H.1, MU.5.C.1, MU.5.H.1, MU.68.C.1, MU.68.H.1
This stirring drama with music is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of others from the bonds of slavery. Her courage helped to change the world. Share her adventurous life with your students in this accurate and deeply moving musical history lesson.

5 women in traditional African dress

TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 4 AT 10AM

NOBUNTU
Thursday and Friday, February 3-4
10:30am
Performance Length: 45 minutes
RINKER PLAYHOUSE – PEAK SERIES
Suggested Grade Level: K-6
Suggested Curricula: Music, Social Studies
Standards: MU.K.C.1, MU.K.H.1, MU.1.C.1, MU.1.H.1, MU.2.C.1, MU.2.H.1, MU.3.C.1, MU.3.H.1, MU.4.C.1, MU.4.H.1, MU.5.C.1, MU.5.H.1, MU.68.C.1, MU.68.H.1, SS.K.G.1, SS.1.G.1, SS.2.G.1, SS.3.G.1, SS.4.G.1, SS.5.G.1, SS.6.G.1
In this interactive education concert, Nobuntu introduces students and teachers to the unique culture qualities of Africa – the music, stories, traditions, and dances. Through performance and explanation, students are given an authentic and inside look at how important music and dance is to the African culture, how these art forms are passed from generation to generation, and the deep meaning found in these songs and dances.

TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 4 AT 10AM

STORYMAKERS
IT’S A GREAT, REALLY BIG, HUMONGOUS, GINORMOUS, LOTTA PEOPLE BALL!
Monday through Friday, February 7-11
10am and 11:30am
Performance Length: One hour
PERSSON HALL
Suggested Grade Level: 3-5
Suggested Curricula: Character Education, Language Arts, Multicultural Education, Social Studies, Theater
Standards: RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.6, SS3.G.1.3, SS.3.G.2.6, SS.3.G.4.3, SS.5.G.1.2, TH.3.S.1.1, TH.4.S.1.1, TH.5.S.1.3
Is it a small world after all? Hmmm. StoryMakers has looked around and decided NO! It’s a huge, exciting, wondrous place with tales and lessons hidden in every nook and cranny of every country and culture on earth. And in the inimitable StoryMakers’ way – the way of pure imagination – the best ones will spring to life before your very eyes. And who knows? Maybe you will even be asked to join in! It’s a 360 degree learning curve, so hop on! Because, when you think about it, the world IS a great, really big, humongous, ginormous, lotta people ball!

TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 4 AT 10AM

PHILADANCO
Monday, February 14
10 am and 11:30 am
Performance Length: One hour
RINKER PLAYHOUSE – PEAK SERIES
Suggested Grade Level: 6-12
Suggested Curricula: Dance, Social Studies
Standards: DA.68.C.1, DA.68.S.1, DA.68.O.1, DA.68.H.1, DA.912.C.1, DA.912.S.1, DA.912.O.1, DA.912.H.1, SS.6.C.1, SS.7.C.1, SS.8.A.1, SS.8.C.1, SS.912.A.1, SS.912.C.1
The Philadelphia Dance Company, Philadanco is a nonprofit organization that presents the highest quality of professional dance performance and improves the skills of emerging and professional dancers and choreographers in a nurturing environment, while increasing the appreciation of dance among its many communities. Across the nation and around the world, Philadanco is celebrated for its innovation, creativity and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in dance.

TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 4 AT 10AM

CAHOOTS NI
SECRETS OF SPACE
Monday through Friday, February 14-18
10am and 11:30am
Performance Length: One hour
PERSSON HALL
Suggested Grade Level: 2-6
Suggested Curricula: Fine Arts, History, Emotional/Social Development
Standards: TH.2.C.1, TH.2.F.1, TH.3.C.1, TH.3.F.1, TH.4.C.1, TH.4.F.1, TH.5.C.1, TH.5.F.1, TH.68.C.1, TH.68.F.1
Suni and Mae are dreamers. As young girls, they dreamt about journeying far beyond our solar system, singing among the stars and discovering all that was unknown to them:  the secrets of space. Using magical illusions and a state-of-the-art digital LED wall, the sisters and the audience embark on an interactive journey across the galaxy. The wonders of outer space are explored with dazzling imagery and key ideas and inventions in science, technology, and engineering.
Sponsored by the Helen S. and Merrill L. Bank Foundation

Two actresses next to painting of Rosa Parks

TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 4 AT 10AM

PALM BEACH INSTITUTE FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT ARTS
THE INTERSECTION OF LINCOLN AND PARKS BY DONNA M. CARBONE
Friday, February 25
10:30am
RINKER PLAYHOUSE – PEAK SERIES
Performance Length: One hour
Suggested Grade Level: 5-12
Suggested Curricula: Social Studies
Standards: SS.5.A.1, SS.5.C.1, SS.6.C.1, SS.7.C.1, SS.8.A.1, SS.8.C.1, SS.912.A.1, SS.912.C.1
THE INTERSECTION OF LINCOLN AND PARKS provides an in-depth look at the life of Civil Rights Icon Rosa Parks beyond what has been recorded in the history books. The play asks the audience to consider what would have happened… could have happened had the last living relative of Abraham Lincoln also been a passenger on Cleveland Avenue Bus 2857 the night Rosa was arrested for refusing to move her seat. Would Rosa and R. Todd Lincoln Beckwith have found common ground upon which to discuss segregation?  Would a friendship have been born out of shared beliefs or would this learned man have turned a deaf ear to the plight of the black community? Only by riding Cleveland Avenue Bus 2857 with Rosa Parks and R. Todd Lincoln Beckwith and eavesdropping on their conversation will you know.

Woman dressed in white holding multi colored electric guitar

TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 4 AT 10AM

KAKI KING
Monday, February 28
10am and 11:30am
Performance Length: One hour
RINKER PLAYHOUSE
Suggested Grade Level: K-12
Suggested Curricula: Music
Standards: MU.K.C.1, MU.K.S.1, MU.K.O.1, MU.1.C.1, MU.1.S.1, MU.1.O.1, MU.2.C.1, MU.2.S.1, MU.2.O.1, MU.3.C.1, MU.3.S.1, MU.3.O.1, MU.4.C.1, MU.4.S.1, MU.4.O.1, MU.5.C.1, MU.5.S.1, MU.5.O.1, MU.68.C.1,  MU.68.H.1, MU.912.C.1, MU.912.H.1
Composer and musician KAKI KING is considered one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, known both for her technical mastery and for her constant quest to push the boundaries of the instrument. Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Kaki has released 9 albums and toured extensively, presenting in such prestigious arts centers as the Kennedy Center, MoMA, LACMA, The Met and Smithsonian Design Museum. She has created music for numerous film and TV soundtracks, including AUGUST RUSH and INTO THE WILD, for which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score. She has performed with symphonies and chamber ensembles, and recorded an album in collaboration with the Porta Girevole Chamber Orchestra commissioned by the Berklee College of Music.

A group of men and women on the mountains raise their hands to the sky at dawn. Texts reads Mountainfilm

TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 4 AT 10AM

MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR
Friday, April 1
10:30am
Performance Length: One hour
RINKER PLAYHOUSE – PEAK SERIES
Suggested Grade Level: K-2
Suggested Curricula: Character Education, Film, Visual Art
Standards: ELA.K.R.1.1, ELA.1.R.1.1, ELA.2.R.1.1
Experience a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and inspiring documentary films curated from the annual Telluride Mountainfilm Festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Colorado.

TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 4 AT 10AM

BALLET PALM BEACH
PETER PAN & TINKER BELL
Thursday, April 14
10:30am
RINKER PLAYHOUSE
Suggested Grade Level: 1-12
Suggested Curricula: Dance, Literature
Standards: DA.1.C.1, DA.1.S.1, DA.1.H.1, DA.2.C.1, DA.2.S.1, DA.2.H.1, DA.3.C.1, DA.3.S.1, DA.3.O.1, DA.3.H.1, DA.4.C.1, DA.4.S.1, DA.4.O.1, DA.4.H.1, DA.5.C.1, DA.5.S.1, DA.5.O.1, DA.5.H.1, DA.68.C.1, DA.68.S.1, DA.68.O.1, DA.68.H.1, DA.912.C.1, DA.912.S.1, DA.912.H.1, LAFS.K12.R.1, LAFS.K12.W.4, LAFS.K12.SL.1
PETER PAN & TINKER BELL is a fanciful and magical tale of the time before ‘the boy who never grew up’ met Wendy and the other Darling children. Neverland is full of twinkling fairies, exotic mermaids, Tiger Lily and her chiefs, the crocodile, Captain Hook and his menacing pirates! This whimsical dance story of Peter Pan & Tinker Bell and their adventures in Neverland, will delight students and audience members of all ages.

A Mitzvah for Daisy

TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 4 AT 10AM

STORYMAKERS
A MITZVAH FOR DAISY
Monday through Friday, May 2-6
10am and 11:30am
Performance Length: One hour
PERSSON HALL
Suggested Grade Level: K-2
Suggested Curricula: Character Education, Language Arts, Theater
Standards: ELA.K.R.1.1, ELA.1.R.1.1, ELA.2.R.1.1, TH.K.C.1, TH.K.S.1, TH.K.O.1, TH.2.C.1, TH.2.S.1, TH.2.O.1
When Daisy’s human mom rescues Mitzvah the dog from a kennel, Daisy’s not a happy cat. And though they fight like, well, cats and dogs, a life changing illness makes them all see what is possible when love is not just something you feel, but something you do.
Sponsored by inSIGHT Through Education

Ensemble smiling with hand puppets

TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 4 AT 10AM

HONOLULU THEATRE FOR YOUTH
THE CARP THAT WOULDN’T QUIT
Monday through Friday, May 2-6
10am and 11:30am
Performance Length: One hour
RINKER PLAYHOUSE
Suggested Grade Level: K-2
Suggested Curricula: Reading, Writing, Visual Art, Theater, Music, Social Studies, Dance
Standards: ELA.K.R.1.1, ELA.1.R.1.1, ELA.2.R.1.1, VA.K.C.1, VA.1.C.1, VA.2.C.1, TH.K.C.1, TH.1.C.1, TH.2.C.1, MU.K.C.1, MU.1.C.1, MU.2.C.1, DA.K.C.1, DA.1.C.1, DA.2.C.1
These retellings of traditional fables from Japan and Okinawa teach important lessons of persistence, respect and kindness. Japanese and Okinawan music, language, and culture are the heart of this performance featuring clever animals, puppets, and a whole lot of fun for our youngest audience members and their families.

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