MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE ANNOUNCES
LOCAL STUDENT AUDITIONS FOR
THE WIZ

The Theatre is seeking a diverse cast, ages 12-21, for its upcoming musical

June 3, 2014 (Jupiter) – The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is welcoming local students to take their First Step to Stardom at Cityplace in West Palm Beach!

The Theatre will host public student auditions for its professional production of the musical The Wiz on Sunday, June 15, at the Palm Beach Improv at Cityplace, located at 550 South Rosemary Ave., Ste. 250. Auditions are open to students ages 12-21 and will take place between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Callbacks will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and participants should be prepared to dance.

“We are committed to making sure the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s professional production of The Wiz creates opportunities for everyone in our community,” said Andrew Kato, the Theatre’s producing artistic director. “We are delighted to be inviting local families of all ethnicities to take part in this fun-filled, exciting professional musical.”

During the audition, participants will perform a song of their choice and must bring either a Karaoke CD or sheet music. An accompanist will be present. Students will learn a dance routine only if they are called back, and they are asked to wear dance clothing and dance shoes or sneakers (no sandals or open-toed shoes).

“We’re hoping to bring new families to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre,” said Jennifer Sardone-Shiner, the Theatre’s director of marketing. “Whether you sing in a church choir, at school or at home, we are looking for students who want to have a wonderful experience performing in a professional theatre production.”

With performances that will take place January 13 - February 1, The Wiz invites theatergoers to ease on down the road with the spirited rock gospel and soul musical based on the beloved classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Dorothy and her lovable friends embark on an adventure to Oz looking for her way home, but discover so much more in this imaginative production. This Tony Award®-winning family friendly musical features the hits “Home” and “A Brand New Day.” The production is sponsored by the John McDonald Company.

Walk-ins are welcome, but advanced registrants will receive a preferential audition time. For additional information and to register, visit www.jupitertheatre.org/fsts-registration.

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 nearly 100,000 people annually, serves a subscription base of more than 7,611 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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