EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF
DISNEY MULAN JR
AT THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE
Students from the Theatre’s Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts will perform the
breakthrough Disney empowerment musical on the Theatre’s stage
April 17, 2018 (Jupiter) – Bring the whole family on a daring and spectacular adventure through ancient China with Disney MULAN JR., onstage May 5 and 6 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.
With performances slated for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday (May 5) and 2 p.m. on Sunday (May 6), the musical will feature 30 local children in grades 3 – 5 who have been preparing for the production since January. Directed and choreographed by Ricky Nahas, the musical will feature music direction from John Mercurio, vocal coaching from Kim Cozort Kay and acting coaching from Lea Roy.
Based on the 1998 American animated Disney blockbuster and the story Fa Mulan by Robert D. San Souci, the story follows a young girl who disguises herself as a warrior in order to save her father. Featuring beloved songs such as “Reflection” and “I'll Make a Man Out of You,” the critically-acclaimed film earned instant worldwide fame, grossing $304 million and receiving both Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations.
“Disney MULAN JR. is the ultimate girl power story, and it remains incredibly inspiring for patrons of all ages,” said Julie Rowe, the Theatre’s director of education. “Against all odds as a young girl from the village, Mulan dares to strive for more than society’s norms to save her family – and ultimately her country.”
The one-hour production is open to all ages and will take place on the Theatre’s professional regional stage, complete with costumes, sets, lighting and accompaniment from by the same orchestra that accompanies the Theatre’s season musicals.
“Our Conservatory productions are unique because everyone is welcome,” Rowe said. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to introduce theatre to younger patrons because it’s a concise show and features performers closer to their age, yet contains all of the magic seen in a professional production.”
The musical features design elements from a host of industry professionals, including scenic and properties design by the Theatre’s properties master Casey Blanton, sound design by the Theatre’s resident sound designer Marty Mets, lighting design by George Horrocks and costume design by Jerry Sturdefant.
Disney MULAN JR. features music and lyrics by David Zippel, Jeanine Tesori, Stephen Schwartz, Matthew Wilder and Alexa Junge, with music adapted and arranged and additional music and lyrics by Bryan Louiselle and a book adapted and additional lyrics by Patricia Cotter.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students for each of the performances. Call (561) 575-2223 for tickets or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.
About the Conservatory
Drawing nearly 600 students per year, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre 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. More than 25 percent of the Conservatory’s students receive scholarships. For more information about the Conservatory including a full schedule of classes, visit www.jupitertheatre.org/education.
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 100,000 people annually, serves a subscription base of more than 8,000 and has world-class classroom facilities in support of its 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. For more information about the Theatre’s upcoming shows and Conservatory, visit www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.
Linnea Bailey (561) 713-0673
Disney MULAN JR. – Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6
With story packed action and countless hit songs, Disney MULAN JR. brings ancient China to life with a modern sensibility. Featuring students in grades 3 – 5. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20 for students and $25 for adults. Phone: (561) 575-2223. Visit www.jupitertheatre.org.