Newsies

 

Dates: October 11-13 & 18-20, 2018

Location: Page Family Center for Performing Arts at The King's Academy - 8401 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach
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Tickets go on sale Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Ticket prices:  Premium Orchestra $45      Orchestra $40      Premium Center Mezzanine $35      Right & Left Mezzanine $30

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It's time to carry the banner on your stage with Disney's Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every.

For ages 4 and up. No babies in arms or strollers permitted in the auditorium.

 

Handel’s Messiah

 

Dates: December 8, 2018

Location: Page Family Center for Performing Arts at The King's Academy - 8401 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach
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Tickets go on sale Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Ticket prices:  Premium Orchestra $45      Orchestra $40      Premium Center Mezzanine $35      Right & Left Mezzanine $30

Ticket Sales are Final and we are unable to do ticket exchanges.

Messiah is an English-language oratorio composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the version of the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer.  It was first performed in Dublin on 13 April 1742 and received its London premiere nearly a year later. After an initially modest public reception, the oratorio gained in popularity, eventually becoming one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music.

Handel's reputation in England, where he had lived since 1712, had been established through his compositions of Italian opera. He turned to English oratorio in the 1730s in response to changes in public taste; Messiah was his sixth work in this genre. Although its structure resembles that of opera, it is not in dramatic form; there are no impersonations of characters and no direct speech. Instead, Jennens's text is an extended reflection on Jesus as the Messiah called Christ. The text begins in Part I with prophecies by Isaiah and others, and moves to the annunciation to the shepherds, the only "scene" taken from the Gospels. In Part II, Handel concentrates on the Passion and ends with the "Hallelujah" chorus. In Part III he covers the resurrection of the dead and Christ's glorification in heaven.

Handel wrote Messiah for modest vocal and instrumental forces, with optional settings for many of the individual numbers. In the years after his death, the work was adapted for performance on a much larger scale, with giant orchestras and choirs. In other efforts to update it, its orchestration was revised and amplified by (among others) Mozart. In the late 20th and early 21st centuries the trend has been towards reproducing a greater fidelity to Handel's original intentions, although "big Messiah" productions continue to be mounted. A near-complete version was issued on 78 rpm discs in 1928; since then the work has been recorded many times.

For ages 6 and up. No babies in arms or strollers permitted in the auditorium.

 

Our Town

 

Dates: January 24-16 & February 1-2, 2019

Location: Page Family Center for Performing Arts at The King's Academy - 8401 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach
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Tickets go on sale Thursday, December 18, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Ticket prices:  Black Box Dessert Theatre $35
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This Black Box production of Thorton Wilder’s Our Town where the staging will be brought to life with modern electronics and technology using the latest projection techniques.

Our Town is a 1938 metatheatrical three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder. It tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover's Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens.

Throughout, Wilder uses metatheatrical devices, setting the play in the actual theatre where it is being performed. The main character is the stage manager of the theatre who directly addresses the audience, brings in guest lecturers, fields questions from the audience, and fills in playing some of the roles.

Our Town was first performed at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey in 1938. It later went on to success on Broadway and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It remains popular today and revivals are frequent.

For ages 12 and up. No babies in arms or strollers permitted in the auditorium.

 

Titanic the Musical

 

Dates: March 7-9 & 14-16, 2019

Location: Page Family Center for Performing Arts at The King's Academy - 8401 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach
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Tickets go on sale Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Ticket prices:  Premium Orchestra $45      Orchestra $40      Premium Center Mezzanine $35      Right & Left Mezzanine $30

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The sinking of the Titanic in the early hours of April 15, 1912, remains the quintessential disaster of the twentieth century. A total of 1,517 souls—men, women and children—lost their lives (only 711 survived). The fact that the finest, largest, strongest ship in the world—called, in fact, the “unsinkable” ship—should have been lost during its maiden voyage is so incredible that, had it not actually happened, no author would have dared to contrive it.

But the catastrophe had social ramifications that went far beyond that night’s events. For the first time since the beginning of the industrial revolution early in the 19th Century, bigger, faster and stronger did not prove automatically to be better. Suddenly the very essence of “progress” had to be questioned; might the advancement of technology not always be progress?

Nor was this the only question arising from the disaster. The accommodations of the ship, divided into 1st, 2nd and 3rd Classes, mirrored almost exactly the class structure (upper, middle and lower) of the English-speaking world. But when the wide discrepancy between the number of survivors from each of the ship’s classes was revealed—all but two of the women in 1st Class were saved while 155 women and children from 2nd and 3rd (mostly 3rd) drowned—there was a new, long-overdue scrutiny of the prevailing social system and its values..

The musical play TITANIC examines the causes, the conditions and the characters involved in this ever-fascinating drama. This is the factual story of that ship—of her officers, crew and passengers, to be sure—but she will not, as has happened so many times before, serve as merely the background against which fictional, melodramatic narratives are recounted. The central character of our TITANIC is the Titanic herself.

— Peter Stone

For ages 10 and up. No babies in arms or strollers permitted in the auditorium.

 

Miss Saigon

 

Dates: April 25-27 & May 2-4, 2019

Location: Page Family Center for Performing Arts at The King's Academy - 8401 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach
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Tickets go on sale Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Ticket prices:  Premium Orchestra $45      Orchestra $40      Premium Center Mezzanine $35      Right & Left Mezzanine $30

Ticket Sales are Final and we are unable to do ticket exchanges.

Miss Saigon is a musical by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr. It is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by an American. The setting of the plot is relocated to 1970s Saigon during the Vietnam War, and Madame Butterfly's story of marriage between an American lieutenant and a geisha is replaced by a romance between a U.S. GI and a South Vietnamese girl.

The musical was premièred at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, on 20 September 1989, closing after 4,092 performances on 30 October 1999. It opened on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre on April 11, 1991, and subsequently played in many other cities and embarked on tours.

For ages 12 and up. No babies in arms or strollers permitted in the auditorium.