SEE THE NEXT BIG STARS
AT THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE’S
2011 PALM BEACH IDOLS

June 8, 2011 (Jupiter, FL) – Auditions are over, the contestants are ready to shine – and locals are getting excited for Palm Beach County’s original, fun-filled American Idol-style show!

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, together with the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Guild, is producing its eighth annual Palm Beach Idols talent show on Saturday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m.

After a day in which nearly 90 local performers of all ages auditioned to become one of the next Palm Beach Idols, the Guild announced that 25 acts will entertain at the upcoming show.

“The auditions were amazing, and I am absolutely astonished each year that we have so many talented people here in South Florida,” said Eileen Weissmann, the event’s producer and Guild member. “The contestants are fantastic, and the Guild loves this opportunity to bring the best of South Florida to our stage.”

Performers of all ages and talents – singers, dancers, musicians and more – will perform for a chance to win cash prizes. There will be three categories: youth, teen and adult. Each category will have three finalists decided by the panel of local celebrity judges, and the final winners will be determined by an audience vote.

“We would love to see the next big star discovered at our Theatre,” Weissmann said. “Previous contestants have gone on to star in Broadway shows such as Beauty and the Beast and Mary Poppins.

The evening will be emceed by Kathy Greene (program director and on-air personality at WJTW 100.3 FM), with a panel of celebrity judges that includes Rachel Leigh (internet content director and on-air talent, WFLX FOX 29), Carol Saunders (columnist and reporter, The Jupiter Courier and Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers), JoAnn Pflug (well-known television, film actress and personality, and host of “The Jo Ann Pflug show” on Seaview radio 960-AM/95.9-FM/106.9-FM), Joe Raneri (operations director and host, The “Cup of Joe Morning Show” on Seaview radio 960-AM/95.9-FM/106.9-FM) and Tim Allan Walker (morning show personality, “The Mo and Sally Morning Show” on KOOL 105.5-FM).

The show is an annual fundraiser for the guild, which raises money to support the not-for-profit Maltz Jupiter Theatre and its Conservatory of Performing Arts. The Conservatory offers classes in dance, voice, acting and musical theatre for students of all ages, taught by Broadway-caliber instructors.

Tickets for the 2011 Palm Beach Idols are $25. To purchase tickets, visit www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223. For information about joining the Guild, call (561) 972-6106.

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.

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CALENDAR ITEMS:

PALM BEACH IDOLS – The best of local talent live, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Tickets: $25. Call (561) 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.