Step back in time with Palm Beach Dramaworks to the era of sophisticated supper clubs, where the music was cool and hot, where big bands were swinging and jazz greats were jiving. "Swingin' at the Supper Club" is the theme of PBD's 16th Anniversary Gala, set for March 12, 2016 at the Kravis Center's Cohen Pavilion, which will be transformed into a swanky club reminiscent of such legendary rooms as the Copacabana, the Stork Club, and the Cotton Club.
The joint will be jumping, with music provided by a band playing swing and jazz. And true to the period, the band will feature a female vocalist. There will also be special entertainment by Tracey Conyer Lee and Brian P. Whitted, two gifted artists who appeared at PBD in last season's acclaimed production of Lanie Robertson's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. Lee gave a remarkable performance as Billie Holiday, and Whitted doubled as the show's music director and Billie's onstage accompanist, Jimmy Powers. They will return to those characters one more time, to perform a selection of songs from the show.
Marlene & Martin Silver are the Gala Chairs, and Esther & Sid Dinerstein are Honorary Chairs. Individual tickets are priced at $600 per person, with all proceeds going to benefit PBD.