BACK TO SCHOOL WITH FALL CLASSES FOR ALL AGES
AT THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE’S
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July 31, 2013 (Jupiter) – What’s the best part about having a regional theatre in your backyard?

The chance to introduce your child to dance, singing, acting and more in exciting fall classes at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts!

In addition to producing full-scale professional family shows throughout the season, the Theatre’s Conservatory offers year-round learning opportunities for kids and adults of all ages, including a fall semester of exciting, fun-filled classes taught by Broadway-caliber theatre professionals. The Theatre is currently enrolling grades K-12 in all levels of dance, voice, acting and musical theatre, with classes that start August 19.

“The Theatre is committed to providing an innovative and high-quality arts education experience in a positive, safe and supportive environment,” said Julie Rowe, the Conservatory’s director of education. “Through all of our classes, students of all ages gain self-confidence, leadership and team-building skills.”

The connection to the Theatre allows students the opportunity to perform on the Theatre’s stage and work alongside professionals both onstage and off, with hands-on workshops and master classes that offer students an opportunity to learn first-hand from nationally known directors and Broadway performers, agents and local instructors.

A new option this year is the Theatre’s “In the Style Of” series, which will offer an extra special opportunity for Conservatory students to be selected for free, unique dance workshops with cast members from the Theatre’s upcoming 2013/14 musicals Annie, A Chorus Line and The King and I. Attendees will be selected via lottery, open to all currently enrolled students.

“We are very excited to launch our ‘In the Style Of’ program,” Rowe said. “Each workshop will be taught by veteran Broadway performers who will be performing on the Theatre’s stage. It’s a thrilling opportunity for our students to learn directly from experienced, talented performers.”

The Conservatory offers a range of ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop dance classes, as well as courses in playwriting, improv and audition techniques. Students in the Conservatory’s signature Musical Theatre Production class will perform in The Pajama Game on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre stage in May.

In addition to established instructors Brian Andrews, Jay Johnson, Anna McNeely, Sarah-Helen Land, Kristine DiMartino, Lea Roy, Kenneth Kay and Kim Cozort Kay, the Conservatory is also welcoming two new faculty members: international performers Ricky Nahas and Mary Elizabeth Rich.

Recently seen onstage at the Theatre in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Nahas is a musical theatre performer, choreographer and dance teacher who has spent more than a decade performing in national tours, regional theater and in theaters throughout Europe. He recently directed and choreographed June’s Senior Conservatory production of Little Shop of Horrors at the Conservatory, and also choreographed the Theatre’s production of the new musical Through the Looking Glass, which premiered in 2012 and will return to the Theatre’s stage in November.

Mary Elizabeth Rich has also performed on the Theatre’s stage, most recently in The Music Man and also Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She has performed in Broadway National Tours, European tours, countless regional productions, as well as in television and film. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and graduate work in theatre at Circle in the Square in New York City. She has taught voice and acting to children, teens and adults for over a decade.

Fall classes begin August 19, and registration is now open. Scholarships are also available. For information, call (561) 575-2672 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org/education.

About the Conservatory

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts is a premiere professional Conservatory that 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.

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.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.

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