THE 60'S ARE BACK AT
Jupiter, FL (January 20, 2009) - Put on your go-go boots this month for BEEHIVE, the 60's musical revue, sponsored by California Closets, at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre February 3 - 22, 2009. Go back in time and celebrate the era of peace, love and rock and roll with favorites from The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin and more! With six amazing vocalists onstage, relive the 60's and the coming of age of women's music.
THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE!
BEEHIVE is directed and choreographed by Mark Martino, the Carbonell nominated Director of last season's The Boy Friend, who is returning to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre for this fun-filled revue. The creative team includes Music Direction by Tom Frey (2 Pianos 4 Hands), lighting design by Donald Thomas (Carbonell winner of Best Lighting in Man of La Mancha), wig design by Gerard Kelly, costume design by Jose Rivera (Carbonell winner of Best Costume Design in The Boy Friend), projection design by David Esler, set design by Dan Kuchar (Carbonell winner of Best Scenic Design in The Boy Friend) and sound design by Keith Kohrs.
Grab your Aquanet and come enjoy beloved hits and blasts from the past at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Tickets for all of the Theatre's season plays, musicals and limited engagements are now on sale! Call the box office for more information at (561) 575-2223 or visit us online at www.jupitertheatre.org.
According to Martino: BEEHIVE takes us back to another time in America's history of turbulent change and defining historical events-the 1960's. In this joyful musical, which traces the rise of a generation-defining group of women singers (The Supremes, The Shangri-Las, Leslie Gore, Brenda Lee, Connie Francis, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin among others) we re-live that era as it moves from the infectious innocence of the early 60's girl groups to the life changing events (JFK, Vietnam, civil rights, the women's movement) of the mid-60's. We were forever changed by the events of the 1960's and these trailblazing women were the soundtrack of that generation. I love the show because it rewards the audience in several ways: we get to re-visit this time and enjoy our shared memories (do you remember where you were when you heard the news about JFK?), we get to enjoy once again the music of these trailblazing women, and the audience at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre gets to meet six new female stars - a new generation of amazing female singers who will blow the roof off the Theatre at the rockin' party called BEEHIVE.
According to Kato: This electrifying production is the perfect antidote to the tough times we are all facing. What a great show to escape into!
About the show: Six belting women, a hot six-piece band, 50 outrageous costumes and wigs and 15 cans of hairspray a week can only mean one thing - BEEHIVE, the 60's musical revue is coming! BEEHIVE is a high-energy musical revue tracing the coming of age of women's music through 37 popular hits of the girl groups and solo singers of the 1960's. The Chiffons, The Supremes, Tina Turner, and Aretha Franklin are just some of the 60's pop stars portrayed by the super talented cast. Hear your favorites such as: My Boyfriend's Back, One Fine Day, Where the Boys Are, Downtown, Proud Mary, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, and Respect.
The original stage presentation of BEEHIVE was first presented in 1985 and ran for over 18 months Off-Broadway at the Village Gate Theatre in New York City.
"PURE IRRESISTIBLE FUN. What GREASE did for the 50's Beehive does for the 60's."
-The New York Times
"ROUSING...EXUBERANT...With all this talent simmering throughout
over 35 classic songs, Beehive is the HOTTEST SHOW IN TOWN!"
-The Denver Post
"A CHERRY COKE SHOW WITH PLENTY OF FIZZ!
The audience devours Beehive like a three-foot hoagie."
"JOYFUL, TOP-NOTCH ENTERTAINMENT,
it had the audience screaming with joy."
Cast: Bridget Beirne as "Bridget;" Felicia Boswell as "Felicia;" Lisa Estridge as "Lisa;" Autumn Hurlbert as "Autumn;" Anastacia McClesky as "Anastacia;" Noel Mollinelli as "Noel."
About the Maltz Jupiter Theatre: The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is an award-winning professional not-for-profit regional theatre dedicated to the performing arts whose mission is to entertain, educate and inspire our community. The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres and is located east of U.S. Highway 1 at 1001 East Indiantown Road and State Road A1A in Jupiter.
Melissa Wilkinson (561) 972-6132
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33477