The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton will be staging its final dinner cabaret show in the lobby this weekend from Friday through Sunday featuring Broadway singer Grace Field performing the songs of singer/songwriter Carole King.
The Wick Theater began its socially distanced supper club on Oct. 23 premiering with a Broadway to Motown show, then a Halloween-themed "A Spell On Broadway," which opened on Oct. 29.
“We are following the guidelines from our Governor and Mayor of Boca Raton that permitted us to open safely by having the shows in our lobby for up to 50 ticket holders,” said Marilyn Wick, founder and managing executive producer of the Wick Theatre.
Dinner cabaret lobby shows have been ongoing at The Wick since June 4.
Grace Fields will perform for an estimated audience of 50 at the Wick lobby in a 90 minute tribute to Carole King singing her famed songs “Beautiful”, “It’s Too Late“, “Natural Woman” and “You’ve Got A Friend” along with Broadway standards such as “You’ll Never Walk Alone” .“I love performing in an intimate show in which the audience can feel the emotions of the Broadway standards and Carole King songs. I know that the Wick audiences will identity with the Carole King songs that they grew up with,” said Field.
Field has been on stage for a decade since beginning her career in her high school production of “Oliver.” Although a soprano, she decided to forego a career in opera for the versatility of being in musical theatre as an actress, dancer, singer, model, pianist and songwriter.
Field has starred in composer Alan Menken’s “Hercules” as well as in “Disney On Broadway 25th Anniversary Special” and performed last month in a show on the music of the Yiddish Theatre at the Boca Black Box in Boca Raton. "The pandemic has been difficult for all of us in musical theatre. I am fortunate to be performing live before audiences in South Florida over the past few weeks," said Field.
Beginning Nov. 13, The Wick opens its mainstage with singer Tom Becker performing his tribute to singer/songwriter John Denver.
Wick received the green light by Palm Beach County officials to open up the stage of the 340 seat theatre to under 200 seats.
“I thank everyone for supporting us through the ongoing pandemic. Once the stage opens, we will be operating under strict guidelines, as we can only sell at maximum 180 (out of 341) seats and have a maximum of six or seven people on stage at one time, let alone a maximum of people working backstage to follow Equity rules,” said Wick.
Patrons will be seated six feet apart, with tickets at $68 for seats in both the lower main tier and the mezzanine levels of the stage..
The upcoming Wick Theatre season will feature the John Denver Tribute cabaret shows (November 13-14) to be followed by “Blast From The Past” tribute to Doo Wop songs (November 19-21) and a tribute to singer Jerry Lee Lewis with two New Year’s Eve shows on December 31.
The upcoming season of Wick musical theater productions in 2021 are currently highlighted by “Mamma Mia” (from Jan.7-February 21, 2021) , “A Chorus Line” (from March 3-April 4) and “Nunsense” starring actress Cindy Williams (April 15- May 9).
The Wick Theatre, 7901 North Federal Highway, in Boca Raton will have its final dinner cabaret shows in the lobby featuring Broadway singer Grace Field beginning Nov. 6-8 beginning at 6 p.m. The show is offered with dinner at $100 per person.
Mainstage shows begin Nov. 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. with singer Tom Becker performing the music of John Denver. Tickets are $100, which includes dinner prior to the show at 6 p.m.. Tickets for the show only are $68. For more information and tickets, go to www.thewick.org or call 561-995-2333.