THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE’S CONSERVATORY
NAMES RECIPEINTS OF ANNUAL AWARDS

Many of the students honored will perform in the upcoming musical Oklahoma!, held at Jupiter Community High School’s auditorium May 18 and 19

April 11, 2013 (Jupiter) – The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts has announced the recipients of its annual Conservatory Awards.

Named for donors who made the physical construction of the Conservatory possible, the eight awards are merit-based acknowledgements of hard work, positive attitudes, and willingness to go the extra mile.

“We have many hardworking students at our Conservatory, but these students, in particular, have shown dedication and determination throughout the year,” said Julie Rowe, director of education for the Theatre. “We are so grateful to the donors and parents that help make the Conservatory such a wonderful place for our students to continue to thrive and cultivate their talents.”

The winners were honored at a fundraiser luncheon on April 6 at Frenchman’s Reserve in Palm Beach Gardens. The event included a student showcase of Conservatory productions, including the upcoming musical Oklahoma!, which will be performed May 18 and 19 at Jupiter Community High School and features many of the award recipients.

Listed below are the Conservatory’s 2013 recipients:

Conservatory voice and musical theater student Frances Weissler, 15, earned The Jim and Diana Perrella Unity Award, presented to the student who continually strives to promote unity in all aspects of the classroom and performance, demonstrates the notable moral qualities of selflessness and is respected by their peers. Frances has been a Conservatory student since 2009, has performed in 10 Conservatory shows and performs with the Theatre’s Youth Touring Company. She is homeschooled and in 10th grade.

Conservatory tap, hip hop, ballet, jazz, modern and musical theater student Austin Carroll, 17, earned The Healey Award for Leadership, given to the student who demonstrates strong leadership qualities, inspires others, sets an example by always being prepared and goes beyond what is asked of them. Austin has been a Conservatory student since 2012, has performed in two Conservatory shows and performs with the Theatre’s Youth Touring Company. He is a senior at Jupiter High School.

Conservatory tap, ballet and musical theater student Aszkara Gilchrist, 15, earned the Jodi Ann Saltzman Memorial Award for the “Most Spirited Student,” given to a student who has overcome enormous odds in their lifetime and continues to pursue their love of the performing arts with passion and enthusiasm. Aszkara has been a Conservatory student since 2012 and has performed in one Conservatory production. She is homeschooled and in 10th grade.

Conservatory ballet and musical theater student Roberto Marin, 18, earned the Eisenstein Award for Cultural Awareness In The Arts, presented to the student who shares their rich heritage with fellow students and acknowledges the impact their background has had in the arts. Roberto has been a Conservatory student since 2012, has performed in two Conservatory productions and performs with the Theatre’s Youth Touring Company. He is a senior at Jupiter High School.

Conservatory voice, ballet, piano and musical theater student Skyler Sajewski, 12, earned The O’Hagan Family Award, presented to the student who has shown marked progress in any one of the three disciplines – acting, dance, or voice. Skylar has been a student at the Conservatory since 2010, has performed in three Conservatory productions and performs with the Theatre’s Youth Touring Company. She is in 7th grade at Bak Middle School of the Arts.

Conservatory ballet and musical theater student Emily Winkler, 13, earned The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Guild Award, presented to the student who has shown marked progress in any one of the three disciplines – acting, dance, or voice. Emily has been a Conservatory student since 2010, has performed in eight Conservatory and Theatre shows and performs with the Theatre’s Youth Touring Company. She is in 7th grade at Crestwood Middle School.

Conservatory voice, tap, ballet and musical theater student Charly Hamann, 16, earned The Peggy and Rick Katz Award for Outstanding Achievement, presented to the student who has shown marked progress in all three disciplines, shows excellence in attendance and preparation, and maintains a positive attitude towards the work and other students. Charly has been a student at the Conservatory since 2009, has performed in eight Conservatory and Theatre shows and performs with the Theatre’s Youth Touring Company. She is in 10th grade at Jupiter High School.

Conservatory voice, ballet, tap and musical theater student Laura Guley, 14, earned The Paul and Sandra Goldner Award for Outstanding Commitment, presented to the student who has shown outstanding collaboration and dedication to the theatre, displays care, dedication, and a pay it forward attitude. Laura has been a student at the Conservatory since 2010, has performed in five Conservatory and Theatre shows and performs with the Theatre’s Youth Touring Company. She is in 9th grade at Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts.

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts offers a challenging, innovative and quality theatre experience to students of all ages and abilities. In addition to a full schedule of classes, the Conservatory's hands-on workshops and master classes offer students an opportunity to learn first-hand from nationally known directors and Broadway performers, agents and local instructors.

The Conservatory also offers camp programs throughout the summer. Budding young performers will participate in a broad range of theatre-related activities at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, including acting, dancing, singing, prop-making, improvisation, storytelling and more. Each camp concludes with a themed showcase performance, including the summer’s two largest shows: the Senior Conservatory’s Little Shop of Horrors (June 28 and 29) and the Junior Conservatory’s Aladdin, Jr. (July 26). Camp sessions run June 10 – August 9. For more information on all of the Conservatory’s programs, call 561-575-2672.

Showtime for the Conservatory’s upcoming production of Oklahoma! at Jupiter High School is 7:30 p.m. on May 18; 2 p.m. on May 19. Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for children. Call the Theatre’s box office for tickets at (561) 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.

About the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
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 7,530 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.orgor call the box office at (561) 575-2223.   
 

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