From the shag carpeting in the Rinker Playhouse lobby to the mini dresses worn by the characters onstage, the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts transported audiences back to the 1960s when it premiered Shout! The Mod Musical
on June 13. The ultra retro Jetsetter Lounge in Lake Worth provided an apt backdrop for an opening night party following the debut performance.
"flips through the years like a musical magazine, tracking five young
women as they come of age during the liberating days of the 1960s that
made England swing. It is a non-stop journey through the infectious and
soulful pop anthems and ballads that made household names of stars like
, Dusty Springfield and Lulu," state press notes.
In keeping with the
British theme of the evening, cast members arrived at the opening night
party in a caravan of colorful Mini Coopers from Braman Motorcars. The
five actresses along with producers, creators and crew members of
mingled with theatergoers who had attended the premiere earlier
in the evening in the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse. Among the
VIPs in the audience were West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel, Kravis
Center Vice-Chairman Bill Meyer and his wife, Denise, Shout! producers
, Mark Schwartz
and Brent Peek
, and Kravis Center Senior
Director of Programming Lee Bell. Jetsetter owner Mike Jones and his
staff hosted the opening night party.
continues through July 2 at the Kravis Center. From here, it
will move to the Julia Miles Theatre in New York, where it is scheduled
to open on July 11. Visit www.kravis.org