Birth of a New Holiday Tradition: NCP’s Latest Live Radio Play

There’s the saying, “Everything old is new again.” To which I’d add, “only if it speaks to a new generation.” Radio programs spoke to generations of listeners in the twentieth century, to be surpassed by film and TV, only to be resurrected in exploding popularity under the guise of “podcasts.” As humans, we’ve always felt the need to see stories, read stories, hear stories … often all together. And our best stories, those that speak most deeply to our shared humanity, challenges and aspirations, tend to survive through the ages. Like the timeless works of William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.

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31 Days of Holiday Cheer: Kristin Chenoweth Sings ‘We Need a Little Christmas’ With The Tabernacle Choir

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Written by: Talaura Harms

Holiday Coverage

31 Days of Holiday Cheer: Kristin Chenoweth Sings ‘We Need a Little Christmas’ With The Tabernacle Choir.

Tune in every day this month as we share holiday music videos from our favorite Broadway stars, as well as a few new original videos.

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Love Letters Are Forever

‘Tis the season for family, traditions, and celebrations that bring one back to more innocent times. The sweet scent of nostalgia can nourish the most troubled soul. And I can’t think of a better place to rekindle that holiday spirit than joining the perfume and cosmetics shoppers at Maraczek’s Parfumerie in 1934 Budapest, Hungary. 

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Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Hosts a Sensory-Inclusive Performance of “The Nutcracker”

AVENTURA, Fla. (November 26, 2023) – Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida is proud to present a “sensory-inclusive” dance performance of the holiday classic ballet The Nutcracker at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center on Saturday, December 9 at 11 a.m. Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida is donating proceeds from this special performance to SOVENIA USA. 

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Danielle Brooks and Sam Jay on Confidence and ‘The Color Purple’

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Written by: Juan A. Ramírez

Two creative people in two different fields in one wide-ranging conversation. This time: the actress and the comedian.

Viewers first saw the actress Danielle Brooks as Taystee, the smartest and funniest of the prisoners on “Orange Is the New Black,” the incarceration dramedy that began in 2013 and ran for seven seasons on Netflix. This month, she’ll appear in “The Color Purple,” the second film adaptation of Alice Walker’s 1982 novel, this one based on the 2005 Broadway musical it inspired. Brooks’s character, Sofia, forced to work a grueling job as a maid for a white political family in early 1900s Georgia, was portrayed by Oprah Winfrey in Steven Spielberg’s 1985 adaptation; Brooks, 34, a Juilliard School-trained actress who was raised in South Carolina, played her in the musical’s 2015 revival. That production was Brooks’s Broadway debut; last year, she starred alongside Samuel L. Jackson in a revival of August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson” (1990).

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Kravis Center Brings Broadway’s Mean Girls and Beetlejuice, 54 Below at the Rinker, Palm Beach Improv and More Entertainment This December

(West Palm Beach, FL) The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts presents a dazzling December showcase of new programming, award-winning Broadway blockbusters, international music sensations and more during its 2023 – 2024 SEE IT LIVE! Season. Featuring the premieres of 54 Below at the Rinker and the collaboration with Palm Beach Improv & Kravis Center Presents, the month also includes the Kravis On Broadway hits “MEAN GIRLS” and “BEETLEJUICE.” Details on upcoming performances and tickets can be found by visiting December’s lineup includes:

54 Below at the Rinker

Rinker Playhouse
Friday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m.
CHRISTINE PEDI: SNOW BIZNESS celebrates its 16th season in New York City and its first in Florida!   She’s the daily host of SiriusXM’s On Broadway. Known as “The Lady of 1000 Voices” her vocal impressions can be seen & heard on YouTube, The Howard Stern Show and assorted commercials and cartoons. On Broadway, Christine has appeared in CHICAGO as Mama Morton, in LITTLE ME with Martin Short & Faith Prince and TALK RADIO with Liev Schrieber.  With a voice as big as the sea (and a tail as big as a kite?) She ushers in the holiday season with her award-winning comedic flair, spot-on impressions and songs of good cheer. Let nothing dismay you; you’ll find comfort and joy as you fall on your knees with laughter! God bless her every pun!
Tickets start at $30*

Persson Hall – performances are sensory-friendly.
Saturday, December 2 at 10 a.m.

Meet the most beautiful fish in the sea, whose scales shimmer in all the colors of the rainbow. He is admired and resented by the entire underwater world until a clever octopus advises him to give each fish one of his scales. Further adventures follow as THE RAINBOW FISH finds the courage to explore the great unknown deep sea, discovering a new world with wonderful sights and friendly creatures of all shapes, sizes and colors who are eager to make his acquaintance.

Tickets $12*



Dreyfoos Hall

Tuesday – Sunday, December 5-10

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Saturday at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Sunday at 2 p.m.

Direct from Broadway, MEAN GIRLS is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, including book writer Tina Fey “30 ROCK”, composer Jeff Richmond “UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT,” lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) and director Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon).  Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. Soon, this naïve newbie falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung. New York Magazine cheers, “MEAN GIRLS delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humor and joyful inside-jokery.”  USA Today says, “We’ll let you in on a little secret, because we’re such good friends: GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!”

Tickets start at $34*


Palm Beach Improv & Kravis Center Presents
Rinker Playhouse

Friday, December 8 at 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.
Saturday, December 9 at 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

Jeff Ross (AKA “The Roastmaster General”) is a one-man verbal assault unit. For years, his name has been synonymous with Roasting. As a staple on the COMEDY CENTRAL ROASTS, Jeff has anchored the roasts of the industry’s most famous people including Justin Bieber, Alec Baldwin, Bruce Willis, James Franco, Charlie Sheen and more. His newest work, TAKE A BANANA FOR THE RIDE is a hilarious and touching one-man show celebrating the lives of his grandfather, his best friends, and his dog. This intimate and revealing show offers a glimpse underneath the thick skin of America’s Roastmaster.
Tickets start at $37.50*

Audience Advisory: Strong language and mature content


Dreyfoos Hall

Monday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m.

The New World Symphony, co-founded by Michael Tilson Thomas, has established itself as America’s Orchestral Academy, performing in leading venues around the world, from New York’s Carnegie Hall to Argentina’s Teatro Colón; London’s Barbican Centre to Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. They return to the Kravis Center with a program that will include Mahler’s Sixth Symphony, the “Tragic”.

The program includes:

Mahler, Symphony No. 6 in A Minor

Tickets start at $35*


Dreyfoos Hall

Tuesday, December 12 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Grammy® Award nominee Clint Holmes, the consummate entertainer, writer, performer, recording artist and one of the country’s finest vocalists is back with a brand-new concert event celebrating the songs of the legendary Peter Allen. Join Clint as he unleashes his ferocious talent in the show of a lifetime.

Tickets $39*

Rinker Playhouse

Wednesday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m.

YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS ON TOUR is a unique chamber music ensemble made up of some of the most extraordinary young artists in programs of fabulous repertoire. Experience this special program of chamber music and song, featuring rarely heard instrumentation combining voices with violin, cello and piano. Artists include Chinese violinist, Lun Li, Danish cellist, Jonathan Swensen, Spanish/Dutch pianist, Albert Cano Smit, American tenor, Danile McGrew and American bass-baritone, Joseph Parrish.

Tickets $35*




PEAK Series

Rinker Playhouse

Thursday, December 14 at 7:30pm

Friday, December 15 at 7:30pm (Presentado en español)

Art historian and microarcheologist Dr. Diana Magaloni-Kerpel reveals how the iconic

Olmec heads of Mexico were created and the true meaning behind the imposing Teotihuacan pyramids.

Tickets start at $35*

Dreyfoos Hall
Friday, December 15 at 8 p.m.

Wheel of Fortune LIVE! brings America’s Game® to your hometown! One of the greatest game shows of all time has been adapted into a stage show to give more fans access and more chances to win. The live stage show is the only way you can have the chance to spin a full-sized replica of the iconic Wheel.

Tickets start at $25*

VIP packages available



Dreyfoos Hall

Sunday, December 17, at 2:00 p.m.

Itzhak Perlman, Leader, violin 

Itzhak Perlman, reigning virtuoso of the violin, presents his collection of traditional klezmer music, In the Fiddler’s House. Released more than 25 years ago, the album became a PBS special that earned Perlman his third Emmy® Award. Perlman returns to this project, offering the opportunity to witness his masterful technique and remarkable artistry in a program featuring Klezmer instrumentalists and vocalists from around the world!

Tickets start at $45*


Dreyfoos Hall

Tuesday – Sunday, December 19-24

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Saturday at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Sunday at 2 p.m.

It’s showtime! Based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film, this hilarious musical tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes. With an irreverent book, an astonishing set and a score that’s out of this netherworld, BEETLEJUICE is “SCREAMINGLY GOOD FUN!” (Variety). And under its uproarious surface (six feet under, to be exact), it’s a remarkably touching show about family, love and making the most of every Day-O!

Tickets start at $44*


Palm Beach Improv & Kravis Center Presents


Friday, December 29 at 7 p.m. & 9:45 p.m.

Saturday, December 30 at 7 p.m. & 9:45 p.m.

Best known for his raw and unfiltered style of comedy, Comedian Carlos Mencia has performed on stage, TV and in movies, including starring opposite Ben Stiller and Michelle Monaghan in “The Heartbreak Kid,” and “Our Family Wedding,” alongside America Ferrara and Forrest Whitaker. He has recently gone back to his comedic roots with his No Hate No Fear comedy tour. As a comedian who finds hilarious irony in both the day-to-day and the newsworthy events, Carlos is never lacking in material; he recently shot two stand-up specials due out later this year.
Tickets start at $37.50*

Audience Advisory: Strong language and mature content

Presented by the Kravis Center and Outback Productions
Dreyfoos Hall
December 31 at 8 p.m.

She’s your funniest cousin who isn’t afraid to entertain the masses with tales of her good fortune, insecurities and faux pas, including meeting her spouse in a parking lot, falling in love and her extravagant proposal that didn’t quite go as planned. Join FORTUNE FEIMSTER, known for her work on E’s hit show Chelsea Lately and appearances on numerous TV shows.

Tickets start at $29.50*

Audience Advisory: Strong language and mature content

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About the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts:

The Kravis Center is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, FL. The Center’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by presenting a diverse schedule of national and international artists and companies of the highest quality, by offering comprehensive arts education programs; by providing a Palm Beach County home for local and regional arts organizations to showcase their work; and by providing an economic catalyst and community leadership in West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County. For information, please visit

A Miami Transplant Takes On Maine In A Delicious “Sweet Goats”

If you’re up for taking a risk on a new script, you’re likely to find yourself pleasantly surprised by Sweet Goats And Blueberry Señoritas, the product of a collaboration between South Florida playwright extraordinaire Vanessa Garcia and nationally renowned poet Richard Blanco. Initially commissioned by Maine’s Portland Stage Company, where it premiered earlier this year, the work can now be seen in its only second major production at Miami’s Actor’s Playhouse until only this Dec 3rd

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