LOOKING FOR SOME FAMILY FUN
THIS HOLIDAY SEASON?

The musical blockbuster ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ brings family-centered entertainment for both kids and their parents


Nov. 16, 2011 (Jupiter) – With the award-winning musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat less than two weeks away from its debut on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre stage, the Theatre has several unique ticket options specifically for children and their families.

Much like popular timeless favorites The Sound of Music and Annie, the show is a beloved musical that continues to draw thousands of fans to its performances each year all over the world.

And the benefits of the family theatergoing experience run deep. According to the National Endowment for the Arts, children who attend live theater gain appreciation for the arts and increased awareness of social and cultural values, history and the human experience.

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.

“This musical was chosen with families in mind,” said Andrew Kato, artistic director. “In addition to 18 professional performers, 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.”

Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice, the musical features a pastiche of musical styles and showcases a full orchestra, more than 100 dazzling costumes, colorful lighting and a whimsical set.

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

Here are some of the exciting opportunities for local kids and families to see the show:

Student previews
For each season show, on the first preview Tuesday and Wednesday evening performances at 7:30 p.m. (November 29 and 30), all students 18 and under may buy mezzanine tickets for only $15 each with a group of 10 or more. Subject to availability. Sponsored by RBC Wealth Management.

Spirit Night
On Friday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m., the Theatre will host its popular School Spirit Night, in which groups of 10 or more students (ages 18 and under) can buy mezzanine tickets for only $15 each, including a post-show dessert meet and greet with the cast. Subject to availability; sponsored by Kilwin’s Jupiter-Palm Beach Gardens and RBC Wealth Management.

NEW: Family Night Out
While parents enjoy the show on Saturday, December 10, at 8 p.m., children will explore acting, voice and movement in the Theatre’s Conservatory of Performing Arts.  This activity is appropriate for students age 5 and up for a fee of $20. Reservations are required by calling the Conservatory at (561) 575-2672. Show tickets must be reserved at the box office by calling (561) 575-2223.

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. 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.