Caroline Rhea Among Comedians To Headline In Delray

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Caroline Rhea is among the performers taking center stage in Delray Beach.

DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: Delray Beach Center For The Arts) — Comedy is back in Delray Beach… get ready to laugh! Delray Beach Center for the Arts, in partnership with Catch A Rising Star, will bring some of the country’s best standup comedians to the Crest Theatre.

The MAIN STAGE COMEDY series will feature some of today’s top comedians, once per month, at 8 p.m., from November through April. The Crest offers an intimate entertainment experience, where patrons can see the performers up close and personal while enjoying beverages from the cash bar. Tickets are $45 (regular reserved) and $65 (premium seating).

Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square is located in the heart of downtown Delray Beach at 51 N. Swinton Avenue. Tickets are available at DelrayArts.org or by calling the Box Office at 561-243-7922, ext. 1.

2015-16 MAIN STAGE COMEDY SERIES

November 4, 2015 at 8 pm (Thursday)

Catch a Rising Star Comedy presents CAROLINE RHEA

Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

Tickets $45/$65

Stand-up comedian and actress Caroline Rhea brings a fresh, smart and spontaneous approach to all of her work. She has had a successful career in both stand-up and television with credits including “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch,” “Rhea’s Anatomy” on Bravo’s Funny Girls and others.

December 4, 2015 at 8 pm (Friday)

Catch a Rising Star Comedy presents VIC DiBITETTO

Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

Tickets $45/$65

One of the hottest stand-up comedians in the country, Vic DiBitetto is a powerful performer who churns energy, honesty and humanity into nonstop laughter. His pace is frenetic; his material vivid and true. He’s been called a cross between Rodney Dangerfield and Ralph Kramden.

January 2, 2016 at 8 pm (Saturday)

Catch a Rising Star Comedy presents ROB BARTLETT & TONY POWELL

Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

Tickets $45/$65

Known for performing his cast of characters on the popular radio show, Imus in the Morning, Rob has also appeared in films, TV and on Broadway. Opening for Rob will be TONY POWELL, who regularly appears on The Chris Rock Show.

February 26, 2016 at 8 pm (Friday)

Catch a Rising Star Comedy presents MIKE MARINO & VINCENT PASTORE

Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

Tickets $45/$65

New Jersey’s “Bad Boy of Comedy” serves up side-splitting humor with his cutting-edge observations of everyday life. He has a tongue like a razor and a heart of gold. Opening for Mike will be VINCENT “Big Pussy” PASTORE, who was on The Sopranos, among other TV shows, and has appeared in several films.

March 24, 2016 at 8 pm (Thursday)

Catch a Rising Star Comedy presents JUDY GOLD

Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

Tickets $45/$65

Two-time Emmy Award’ winner Judy Gold is a veteran of stand-up comedy. She is known for her edgy wit, sharp timing, and infamous crowd work. In addition to her stand-up specials, her stage experience extends to include her two critically acclaimed Off-Broadway solo-shows: The Judy Show – My Life As a Sitcom and 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother. The LA Times said Gold is “an enormously likeable performer” with “flawless comic timing.” The Huffington Post said the show is “Comedic Gold. A funny & fantastic ride! It’s the ultimate laughter-through-the tears tale.”

April 15, 2016 at 8 pm (Friday)

Catch a Rising Star Comedy presents KEVIN MEANY

Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444

561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

Tickets $45/$65

Boston Native KEVIN MEANEY has been one of the country’s most popular standup comedians for more than 25 years. Tom Shale’s of the Washington Post said, “Picture the precocious love child of Jonathan Winters and Ethel Merman and you have some idea of Kevin Meaney’s act.” Kevin has appeared on HBO and starred in the CBS sitcom, Uncle Buck.

About Catch A Rising Star:

Catch A Rising Star, or “Catch” as it is affectionately called in the entertainment industry, first opened its comedy club doors in New York City in 1972. Its commitment to tomorrow’s comedy stars has remained the same since then and continues today from Catch clubs and theatres in New England, Nevada, New York and New Jersey. Catch has an impressive roster of alumni — among them, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Rosie O’Donnell, Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Maher, Richard Belzer, Ray Romano, Jon Lovitz, Chris Rock, Bob Saget and Robert Wuhl.

Catch A Rising Star is a nationally known trademark and forum, recognized for over 35 years for launching the careers of some of America’s most popular and beloved television and film stars, top comedians, comic actors, musicians, directors, producers and writers. There are only a few brand names that are so synonymous with comedy that when you hear them you immediately think of quality entertainment, talented artists, and funny star makers, i.e., Second City, National Lampoon, Saturday Night Live and Catch A Rising Star.

Catch is the only comedy club that has ever had two major network television specials produced about it. “Catch A Rising Star’s 10th Anniversary” on HBO and “Catch A Rising Star’s 25th Anniversary” on CBS. Both shows were commercial successes, packed with illustrious alumni of talent.

Catch A Rising Star has a well-established reputation, long-term relationships with talent, managers, agents, producers and network executives. The inherent synergy of these business initiatives help to create the finest comedy shows at “Catch.” Catch A Rising Star’s reputation and commitment to excellence has made them a leader in the industry. The managing partners of Catch A Rising Star are each recognized for their extensive experience in entertainment and finance and are individuals considered to be the finest professionals in the industry. With this team’s emphasis on the development of the Catch A Rising Star trademark, nationally and internationally, Catch A Rising Star will continue to celebrate the esteem title of “the premier comedy & music club in the nation.”

About Delray Beach Center for the Arts:

Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square offers a total arts experience through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. Celebrating 25 years of arts excellence, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Museum of Art (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Vintage Gymnasium (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The School of Creative Arts (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. The Center also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.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.

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