PNC FOUNDATION UNDERWRITES
KIDS KORNER SERIES AT THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE

Jan. 10, 2011 (Jupiter) – The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is proud to announce that it is a recipient of a $15,000 grant from the PNC Foundation through its PNC Grow up Great school readiness initiative. The grant will help improve school readiness of underserved Pre-K children through an interactive “Page to Stage” workshop and live theatrical performances.

The Theatre’s PNC Kids Korner performances are a series of high-quality productions presented throughout the year for children and their families. The series covers a wide range of social and emotional issues that children experience.

“When feelings are dealt with through drama, the storyline in a play has a lasting impact on young minds. The PNC Kids Korner Series deals with many character education components such as bullying, fear, loneliness, envy, anger, prejudice, friendship, family, companionship and joy,” said the Theatre’s managing director, Tricia Trimble. “We are so grateful to partner with the PNC Foundation because through their generosity, hundreds of Pre-K students and their families will be able to experience live theatre.”

Coming up at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, the PNC Kids Korner Series will present Jack and the Beanstalk on Saturday, Feb. 5, and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing on Saturday, Feb. 12. Showtime is at noon and all tickets are $12. There will also be a special school-day performance for approved ‘Grow Up Great” Pre-K centers on Thursday, April 21 at 10 a.m. To register to be an approved center, go to www.pncgrowupgreat.com.

Julie Rowe, Director of Education for the Theatre’s Conservatory of Performing Arts, and the Theatre’s drama teachers and actors will lead workshops at approved Pre-K centers. They will lead “Page to Stage” workshops, interactive pre-performance activities, designed to prepare young theatergoers for the performances by introducing the stories, major characters and the underlying life lessons. Each child, after listening to the story read aloud, will then act out a scene. Study guides are also available at these visits and on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s website.

“All teachers will be encouraged to use the cross-curricular study guides and the Theatre’s website as resources for materials and information to further incorporate the theatre arts into the classroom,” Rowe said.

Tickets to all shows may be purchased by calling (561) 575-2223 or logging on to www.jupitertheatre.org.

About the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is an award-winning professional not-for-profit regional theatre dedicated to the performing arts whose mission is to entertain, educate and inspire our community. The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres and is located east of U.S. Highway 1 at 1001 East Indiantown Road and State Road A1A in Jupiter. For more information about the Theatre’s upcoming shows and Conservatory of Performing Arts, visit www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.

About the PNC Foundation
The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC), actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through its signature cause, Grow Up Great, PNC has created a 10-year, $100 million initiative to enhance early childhood education and school readiness.

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