Published On: Sat, Feb 24th, 2018

Old School Square’s Eventful March Calender

By: Bryanna Basilio

Old School Square Presents Music, Comedy, Theater, Family Shows and NAT GEO Live in March. Below is listed are all the events taking place at Old School Square in the month of March.

Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922; OldSchoolSquare.org

March 2, 2018 – Catch a Rising Star Comedy: Sopranos Night with Vincent Pastore and Goumba Johnny

Crest Theatre

Saturday, 8 p.m.; tickets $67/$47; premium club seating, $400 (available through Box Office only)

Catch A Rising Star presents two well-known film and TV actors who have done it all!  This show is the third in the series, which offers some of the best stand-up comedians in the country.

March 7, 2018 – Peter Yarrow

Crest Theatre

Wednesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $77 (Premium); $57 (Regular Reserved); $408 (VIP Table of 5). VIP tables are located stage-side, include 1 drink per person, table service, and are sold only through Box Office.

MusicWorks presents an evening with famed singer/songwriter, Peter Yarrow. As a founding member of Peter, Paul and Mary, Yarrow has entertained, challenged and inspired four generations of music lovers.

March 8, 2018 – Chad Pregracke: Mission on the Mississippi

Crest Theatre

Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series – Thursday, 2 p.m.; tickets $67/$47/$32 – reserved seating

National Geographic Live Series – Thursday, 7 p.m.; tickets $25 (adult); $15 (student) – general admission seating

The Crest Theatre offers two opportunities to witness the profound work of environmentalist, Chad Pregracke, who has been working for over 15 years to clean up America’s rivers. Pregracke and more than 70,000 volunteers across the country have accomplished 550 river cleanups, removing over eight million pounds of garbage from the Mississippi and 16 other major rivers.

March 9, 2018 – The Young People’s Guide to Broadway

Crest Theatre

Friday, 9 and 11:30 a.m.; public tickets $25

Join renowned song and dance team, Michael Kessler and Melinda Jackson with Broadway conductor, arranger and composer, Keith Thompson in M&M’s YOUNG PEOPLE’S GUIDE TO BROADWAY,” a theatrical, entertaining and educational show celebrating the art of musical theatre from Showboat to Hamilton.  This show is recommended for grades 6-10 and is open to both school groups and the public.  School groups should contact the Box Office directly to reserve tickets. Call 561.243.7922, ext. 1

March 9, 2018 – Jazz Ambassadors – America’s Big Band

Pavilion

Friday, March 9th at 7 p.m.; free admission

Enjoy a FREE concert by the 19-member Jazz Ambassadors, the official touring big band of the United States Army. This concert is fun for all ages and offers big band, swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, popular tunes, vocals and patriotic selections.

March 10, 2018 – Collie Buddz and Giant Guerilla Dub Squad – “Good Life Tour”

Pavilion

Saturday, 6 p.m.; tickets $20-$50; available on Eventbrite

Collie Buddz exploded onto the scene a few years ago when critics and tastemakers alike embraced him – Spin Magazine proclaiming, “Buddz proves the pop rule: Catchiness transcends color.” From Vibe Magazine to Entertainment Weekly, Collie Buddz made quite an impression with music critics.  Presented by Deuterman Productions and House of Parnes.

March 10, 2018 – What’s Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience

Crest Theatre

Saturday, 8 p.m.; tickets $65/$55

Brian Owens performs the beloved and lesser-known hits of the legendary Marvin Gaye in a show that simultaneously honors the past and attends to the present and future.

March 12-13, 2018 – Mandy Gonzalez

Crest Theatre

Monday and Tuesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $72/$57

Currently recognized for her starring role as Angelica Schuyler in the Tony® Award-winning hit musical Hamilton, Mandy Gonzalez is best known for her portrayal of Nina Rosario in In The Heights, for which she received a Drama Desk Award after originating the role Off-Broadway at 37 Arts.

March 14, 2018 – Roger McGuinn

Crest Theatre

Wednesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $92/$77/$57

MusicWorks presents an intimate evening with Roger McGuinn, former front man of the acclaimed 60’s band, The Byrds. He was on the leading edge, combining the rock beat of the Beatles with the folk sensibilities of Bob Dylan, to create the genre known as “folk-rock.”

March 16, 2018 – Catapult

Crest Theatre

Friday, 8 p.m.; tickets $70/$60

Formerly seen on America’s Got Talent from Season 8 as finalists, this family show features incredible dancers who work behind a screen to create magical shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. Be amazed as you watch their bodies transform into a mountain, an elephant, a dragon, even a helicopter!

March 17-18, 2018 – Million Dollar Quartet

Crest Theatre

Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 & 7 p.m.; tickets $85/$75

This Tony Award winning smash hit Broadway musical was inspired by the true story of the recording session that brought together rock n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time! Featuring rock hits including Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, That’s All Right, Sixteen Tons, Great Balls of Fire, Walk the Line, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, and many more!

March 21, 2018 – Billie the Musical

Crest Theatre

Wednesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $50/$40

Taking place in 1932, the beloved story of Eleanora Fagan at 17 years old unfolds as a hard-lived child, whose Mother struggled in a world of being a single parent, grows to become one of the world’s most iconic song writers and vocalists of all time. The story of Billie Holiday in this two-Act production, produced by Woman of Jazz South Florida, offers an enlightening evening and a glimpse into a world of challenge and sacrifice through the eyes of a legend.

March 25, 2018 – Janoska Ensemble

Crest Theatre

Sunday, 2 p.m.; tickets $55/$45

When the Janoska brothers founded the Janoska Ensemble in 2013, they created a vision of modern interpretations of works that are virtuosic and profoundly personal. United by their family ties and with common roots in classical music, they have produced an array of renditions of popular classics, their own compositions, as well as unique arrangements of jazz, pop and world music.

March 27, 2018 – Symphonia Squared

Crest Theatre

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; tickets $49/$39

Join conductor Alastair Willis and The Symphonia for a journey ‘beyond the music’ with an insider’s guide into 18th and 19th century Vienna.  With rich stories, dramatic video, and some of the most celebrated compositions of the day, guests will be transported back to old Vienna in this unique, interactive experience, combining classical music in a lively environment.

March 28, 2018 – Loudon Wainwright III

Crest Theatre

Wednesday, 8 p.m.; tickets $57/$47 (Premium/Regular Reserved); $328 (VIP Table Seating – Sold only through Box Office. VIP tables are located stage-side, include 1 drink per person and table service.)

This legendary folk singer-songwriter celebrates decades of music and his album, Haven’t Got the Blues (Yet).  “Wainwright is as good as he’s ever been. Almost 40 years into his recording career, he has not only retained his sharpness of wit but has also learned to cut with greater skill,” raves The New Yorker.

About Old School Square

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach and has served as the community’s gathering place for over 25 years.  The historic campus welcomes half a million people each year for programs, classes, events and rental activities and includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and shows.  The Creative Arts School (2nd floor of the Crest Theatre building) offers art, photography and writing classes.  Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events.  For information on all programs and services, call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

This project is sponsored in part by the City of Delray Beach, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

About the Author

- Bryanna Basilio is a staff writer, reporter, and social media strategist for The Boca Raton Tribune. She attends Palm Beach State College majoring in International Relations.

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