MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE BREAKS RECORD,
ATTRACTS 7,350 SEASON SUBSCRIBERS

Now is the time to become a subscriber for the 2012/13 season

June 25, 2012 – The Maltz Jupiter Theatre has kicked off its 10th anniversary season celebration by hitting a new record: 7,350 subscribers for its 2012/13 season!

“We are elated to be entering our 10th anniversary season with our highest number of season subscribers yet,” said Andrew Kato, the Theatre’s producing artistic director. “We appreciate the incredible support of the local community here at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.”

The Theatre’s previous record was nearly 7,120 subscribers, and subscription sales for the upcoming 2012/13 season are still going strong. Subscribers save money on single ticket prices, receive one fee-free ticket exchange per show and get advance notice and ability to purchase tickets to special events. Subscription groups of 20 or more receive an additional discount.

 “According to the Theatre Communications Group, the average number of subscribers at regional theaters across the country has declined over the last five years,” said Jennifer Sardone-Shiner, the Theatre’s director of marketing. “We are very proud to be an exception and to have reached this milestone in attendance.”

On a national level, statistics indicate that in 2010, regional theaters — which employed 71,400 artists, 32,900 production and technical workers, and 15,500 administrators — directly contributed nearly $1.9 billion to the U.S. economy. This is in addition to indirect fees exchanged over babysitters, restaurant meals and more, as well as theatre employees’ own contribution to the tax base and to their communities.

“The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is one of Jupiter’s treasures,” said Mayor Karen J. Golonka of the Town of Jupiter. “We are so fortunate to have access to award-winning productions right here in our backyard.”

Entering its 10th season, the Theatre is the largest regional theater in Florida and remains dedicated to bringing high-quality productions and educational programs to the community. Since its inception, the Theatre has earned numerous Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s highest honor for artistic excellence, including the prestigious Bill Von Maurer Award for Theatrical Excellence in 2012. The Theatre also launched a $10 million endowment campaign to ensure that it continues in perpetuity.

“Palm Beach County boasts the most highly acclaimed theaters in Florida, and the Maltz Jupiter Theatre is our star,” said Rena Blades, CEO of the Palm Beach County Cultural Council. “I am not surprised by their subscription record, since they are one of our most stable cultural organizations with outstanding donor loyalty.”

Now is the time to become a new subscriber to get the best seats available. The multiple Carbonell Award-winning Theatre is offering two convenient subscription plans, the four-play and the five-play, for the Theatre’s 10th Anniversary Season Celebration for 2012/13.

Subscriptions start at $183. Subscribers save 10 percent to 15 percent on single ticket prices. Subscribers also get one fee-free ticket exchange per show, and advance notice and ability to purchase tickets to limited engagements and other special events. Subscription groups of 20 or more receive an additional discount.

Here’s a look at the shows featured in the Theatre’s 10th Anniversary Season Celebration:

2012/13 Season Lineup

Amadeus
Oct 30 – Nov 11
Winner of the Tony Award® for best play, this thrilling tour-de-force biodrama unveils the outrageous antics and humor of one of the greatest composers of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Set in 18th-century Vienna, Amadeus portrays the flamboyant genius, as seen through the eyes of his jealous rival, composer Antonio Salieri. This spectacle comes alive with majestic costumes and timeless symphonies. This masterpiece hits every note! Sponsored by Priscilla Heublein.

The Music Man
Nov 27 – Dec 16
This classic American musical takes us on a toe-tapping adventure with fast-talking salesman Professor Harold Hill, who convinces the townspeople of River City, Iowa that they need a band, instruments and uniforms. His plans to skip town with their money comes to a crashing halt when he falls in love and has to face the music. With unforgettable songs such as “Til There Was You,” and “Seventy-six Trombones,” this Tony Award®-winning sensation is a treat for the entire family. Sponsored by Peggy and Rick Katz.

Singin' in the Rain
January 8 – 27
This high-energy romantic comedy overflows with splashy song-and-dance numbers, including glorious songs such as “Good Morning,” “Make ‘Em Laugh” and the show-stopping title number, “Singin’ In the Rain.” The golden age of movie musicals comes alive as we follow silent movie actor Don Lockwood’s journey into the talkies of the late 1920s. Complete with glittery showgirls, comical characters and an onstage rainstorm, this delightful extravaganza will leave you happy again! Sponsored by the John McDonald Company and California Closets.

Doubt
February 5 – 17
When a priest’s relationship with an altar boy is questioned, a nun takes matters into her own hands to prove it. In this brilliant Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, the nun becomes intent on exposing his dark secret and the mystery unfolds. But are his actions innocent? This gripping story will leave you questioning your own faith and the cost of the pursuit of truth.

Thoroughly Modern Millie
March 5 – 24
A high-spirited musical romp that has all of New York dancing the Charleston, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of a small-town girl who travels to New York City to marry for money instead of love. Come relive the roaring 1920s in this Tony Award®-winning musical featuring jazz, thunderous tap dancing, frisky flappers and dashing leading men! Sponsored by Kathy and Joe Savarese and Homecare America.

Season subscriptions and single tickets for special productions, special engagements and limited engagements are currently on sale. Single play and musical tickets go on sale Aug. 27 at 10 a.m.

Subscriptions and tickets may be purchased by calling (561) 575-2223 or by visiting www.jupitertheatre.org.

About the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
In only nine seasons, the not-for-profit Maltz Jupiter Theatre has become one of Florida’s preeminent professional theatres, committed to production and education through its collaborations with local and national artists. Currently the state’s largest award-winning regional theatre, the Theatre draws over 70,000 people annually, serves a subscription base of more than 7,350 and has world-class classroom facilities in support of its Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts, which serves hundreds of youth and adults. The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres and has earned numerous Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s highest honor for artistic excellence, including the prestigious Bill Von Maurer Award for Theatrical Excellence in 2012. For more information about the Theatre’s upcoming shows and Conservatory, visit www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.

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