Maltz Jupiter Theatre

MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE
TO HOST EXCLUSIVE BENEFIT CONCERT,
FEATURING TONY AWARD® WINNER
RACHEL BAY JONES

Spectacular one-night-only November concert will benefit the not-for-profit regional theatre

September 17, 2018 (Jupiter) – You know her from her triumphant Tony Award®-winning role as Heidi Hansen in the Broadway phenomenon Dear Evan Hansen.

Or you may have seen one of her other celebrated performances on Broadway in Pippin, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Hair. Or luckier still, you may have seen her shining bright on a stage in her native South Florida before she became a Broadway star.

But the chance to catch Grammy and Emmy-winning singer and actress Rachel Bay Jones performing with a ten-piece orchestra at the height of her career? It’s a rare chance to see Jones showcase her unforgettable voice and command of the stage for an important cause.

On Saturday, November 17, Jones will take audiences on an expansive musical journey as the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s sixth annual Tony Award® winner benefit concert series presents Something Beautiful, starring Rachel Bay Jones. Backed by a ten-piece orchestra led by musical director Randy Redd, patrons won’t want to miss this extraordinary experience.

“We are elated to continue the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s benefit concert series by welcoming one of Broadway’s most sought-after performers to our stage,” said Suellen Mann, the Theatre’s director of development. “Our benefit concerts have become a thrilling annual tradition, featuring legends such as Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chita Rivera, Christine Ebersole, Stephen Schwartz and Tommy Tune. We can’t wait for this year’s concert with the extremely-talented Broadway star Rachel Bay Jones.”

In Something Beautiful, Jones will take audiences on an intimate journey with the woman underneath 'Heidi Hansen.' In her brand-new solo show, Jones explores stories of love, motherhood, theatre and life, sharing with audiences her gift of bringing songs new meaning. From winning her first Tony Award® in 2017 to her other memorable roles on Broadway, Jones will share unforgettable stories and songs from her extraordinary life and career.

Proceeds from the one-night-only concert will benefit the not-for-profit Maltz Jupiter Theatre and its Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts. As part of the exclusive concert, top sponsors can attend cocktails and an elegant pre-concert sit-down dinner onsite at the Theatre in The Green Room Club Level Lounge before moving to their VIP seats in the orchestra. After the performance, Jones will join the guests for dessert, coffee and cordials.

Earlier in the day, a special Q&A Talk Back will also take place, featuring an elite question-and-answer session with Jones. As a unique perk, a limited number of $50 tickets are available that will allow the ticketholder to attend both the Q&A Talk Back and the show; those tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at (561) 575-2223.

Jones, who created the role of Heidi Hansen in the Tony®-winning Dear Evan Hansen, left the show in August. She can now be seen in CBS’ new sitcom God Friended Me and in the upcoming Julia Roberts film Ben Is Back, directed by Peter Hedges.

Originally from Boca Raton, Jones attended Spanish River High School before moving to New York to pursue her acting career. She soon moved back to South Florida to perform in numerous regional roles, then later settled into a routine of splitting her time between Florida and New York.

In a recent interview with Broadway World Miami, Jones reflected on the importance of performing at South Florida’s regional theaters in addition to performing on Broadway: “Your hometown needs you there, too…People need theatre in smaller cities, in different cities. It's not just about going for the brass ring; sometimes the brass ring is right there, sitting at home.”

Sponsors for Something Beautiful, starring Rachel Bay Jones include honorary producer The Samuel J. and Connie M. Frankino Foundation; VIP party sponsors Milton and Tamar Maltz; premiere sponsors The Clark Family Private Foundation; inner circle sponsors Phebe Bauer, David and Judie Drexler, Don Ephraim and Maxine Marks for The Donald M. Ephraim Family FDN, Vickie and Jack Farber, Leah and Edward Frankel, Roe Green and the Roe Green Foundation, Dr. James Howenstine, Jacqueline Kato and Howard G. Smith, Peggy and Rick Katz, Barbara Mines, Susan Namm Spencer, Jane F. Napier and Dr. and Mrs. Simon Parisier; underwriters Gloria and Bud Annenberg and Ann and Doug Brown; presenting sponsor John Osher; and corporate sponsors PNC Hawthorn PNC Family Wealth, Florida Power and Light, Publix Supermarkets Charities, III Forks and Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa.

Something Beautiful, starring Rachel Bay Jones will take place on Saturday, November 17. Showtime is 8 p.m.; Tickets begin at $50. To see footage of Jones performing and purchase tickets, visit https://www.jupitertheatre.org/rachel-bay-jones or call (561) 575-2223.

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 8,400 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.   

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Sixth Annual Tony Award® Winner Benefit Concert: Something Beautiful, starring Rachel Bay Jones – Saturday, November 17

Tony Award® winner Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen) takes audiences on a journey with the woman underneath 'Heidi Hansen.' In her brand new solo show, Jones explores stories of love, motherhood, theatre and life, and shares with us her gift of bringing songs new meaning. It truly is something beautiful. Rachel Bay Jones won her first Tony Award® for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Heidi Hansen in the Broadway phenomenon Dear Evan Hansen. She has also starred on Broadway in Pippin, Hair and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Sponsors include honorary producer The Samuel J. and Connie M. Frankino Foundation, VIP party sponsors Milton and Tamar Maltz and premiere sponsors The Clark Family Private Foundation. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $50.

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