‘FIRST STEP TO STARDOM’
AUDITIONS SEEK YOUNG PERFORMERS FOR
MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE SHOW

July 14, 2011 (Jupiter) – Local young performers have another chance to take their ‘first step to stardom’ at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre!

Several hundred local children participated in the Theatre’s second annual First Step to Stardom audition day in April, vying for more than 200 children’s ensemble roles in the Theatre’s professional production of the family favorite musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Now, with 178 of those roles filled, the Theatre will host a second audition day on August 13 from noon to 3 p.m. to complete the cast.

“It was so rewarding to see hundreds of children come to our Theatre for our first set of auditions, and we wanted to offer that same opportunity to other local young people that weren’t able to make our first audition day,” said Andrew Kato, the Theatre’s artistic director. “This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for kids to work with theatre professionals and to be a part of the audition process, and we’re very excited to be inviting local families to our Theatre to take part in this professional show.”

The popular Andrew Lloyd Webber production – a colorful retelling of the story of Joseph, his coat of many colors and his amazing ability to interpret dreams – will include a children’s ensemble that will perform alongside the show’s professional actors during the show’s three-week run, Nov. 29 – Dec. 18.

The Theatre’s First Step to Stardom event is open to boys and girls, ages 8-13. Participants will learn a dance routine and learn to sing as an ensemble. No prior experience is necessary.

This year’s auditions come at the heels of the success of the Theatre’s inaugural “First Step to Stardom” event in 2010, which drew more than 300 children to the Theatre for a day of audition activities for two of the Theatre’s 2010/11 season productions: Academy and The Sound of Music.

Sponsors for the event include WPEC CBS 12, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers, Palm Beach Post, PBG Lifestyle, and Florida Weekly.

For additional audition information and registration forms, call the First Step to Stardom hotline at (561) 972-6113 or log on to www.jupitertheatre.org and click on the First Step to Stardom logo. Advance registration is encouraged.

Auditions are for new participants only. Students who previously auditioned in April are not eligible to re-audition for this particular show, though they are encouraged to audition for other shows at our Theatre in the future.

Here is a bit more about the show the children will audition for:

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

November 29 – December 18, 2011
This colorful retelling of the story of Joseph, his coat of many colors and his amazing ability to interpret dreams is a musical blockbuster of Biblical proportions! Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s award-winning musical parable features a delightful array of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, entertaining your entire family. Rated G.

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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