MUSICAL BLOCKBUSTER
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
TO BURST ONTO THE
MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE STAGE


Award-winning Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical will delight theatergoers of all ages


Nov. 11, 2011 (Jupiter) – The blockbuster musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is just weeks away from its debut as the largest, most dazzling show ever at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre!

With performances November 29 through December 18, the show offers a colorful retelling of the Biblical story of Joseph, his coat of many colors and his amazing ability to interpret dreams. When Joseph’s brothers become jealous of their father’s favoritism, they send him away – and a magical story of forgiveness and redemption within a fractured family unfolds.

Witten by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice, this award-winning musical features a delightful pastiche of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll.

“This show is accessible to everyone. The tunes are irresistible, the lyrics are fun and clever, and each song pulls the audience in,” said Andrew Kato, the Theatre’s artistic director. “Joseph is entirely a family show and cuts across generations. I think adults will delight in the music’s different styles, while young adults and children will love its pop sound.”

Nominated for multiple Tony Awards®, the musical will feature 18 multitalented professional performers, including Broadway veteran Jodie Langel, last seen on the Theatre’s stage in the starring role of Evita in 2009. It will also feature a full orchestra, in addition to innovative design that showcases more than 100 dazzling costumes, colorful lighting and a versatile set.

“The show is an eye-popping, stunning presentation that is infectiously fun and joyful,” said Mark Martino, the show’s director and choreographer. “The ideal audience is one that is coming in and looking to have an entertaining, high-energy experience with their family.”

Martino, a director and choreographer who works at some of the nation’s best regional theaters, is well known locally for his work on the Theatre’s past productions of Crazy for You, Beehive and the Carbonell-nominated La Cage aux Folles and The Boy Friend.

The musical is particularly unique because the Theatre has included 240 local children in the show’s children’s ensemble, cast through a series of high-profile First Step to Stardom auditions during the spring and fall. Groups of 30 will perform during each performance.

To prepare the show’s young performers for the material, the Theatre set up a special website featuring dozens of learning videos and audio files for all dances and songs, in addition to costume requirements, sheet music, schedules and more.

“As far as we know, this scale of teaching children their roles through technology has never done before,” Kato said. “As the largest regional theater in South Florida, I feel we have a responsibility to engage local families by ensuring that they have a place to be entertained, as well as a place to come and learn the ‘art’ of theater.”

For a special behind-the-scenes peek at the Theatre’s show, visit www.jupitertheatre.org/shows/joseph.

Unique sites have been created for all of the Theatre’s season shows; find links at www.jupitertheatre.org.

Join the theater’s leaders during the show’s intermission in Gallery Hall for an in-depth look at the making of the musical. Additionally, following the 2 p.m. performance on Wednesday, Dec. 7, audience members will be treated to a 20-minute ‘Talk Back,’ or an interactive question-and-answer session with the show’s stars. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is sponsored by Kathy and Joe Savarese and Homecare America.

Matinee and evening performances are available, with group discounts for 20 or more. Perfect for church groups, civic organizations or girl scouts – and tickets make the perfect gift! Gift certificates are available at the box office. For tickets, call (561) 575-2223 or visit 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.

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November 29 – December 18 – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
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. Showtimes vary; four-show subscriptions still available. Single tickets $43 - $60; Subscriptions: $151 - $214. Phone: (561) 575-2223. For a special behind-the-scenes peek, visit www.jupitertheatre.org/shows/joseph.