Maltz Jupiter Theatre


Jan. 25, 2010 (Jupiter) - He was a teen idol in the 1950s. He was a mainstay of 1960s television. And half a century later, Bobby Rydell fills theatres around the world with the magic sound that made him famous.

Rydell performs a Valentine's show at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, presented with Via Productions Inc. as part of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's Jukebox Series.

A polished performer at the age of 19, Rydell was the youngest person ever to headline the famous Copacabana in New York. His recording career earned him 34 Top 40 hits, placing him in the Top 5 artists of his era (Billboard).  Rydell's hits include the million-selling singles Volare, Wild One, We Got Love, Kissin' Time, Swingin' School and Forget Him, selling a combined total of more than 25 million records.

He starred in such hit films as Bye Bye Birdie and such plays as West Side Story. And he made network TV appearances on dozens of shows, including those of  Ed Sullivan, Jack Benny, George Burns, Milton Berle and Perry Como, and, of course, on American Bandstand. He also was a semi-regular on The Red Skelton Hour for many years.

Today, Rydell has a busy schedule throughout the world as a headline solo act. Australia has welcomed him for 20 tours down under.  He also performs regularly in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. For the past 25 years, Rydell also has performed in more than 700 shows as part of "The Golden Boys," a fun-filled look back at music of the '50s and '60s with his childhood pals, Frankie Avalon and Fabian.

Bobby Rydell's influence on popular music has been profound. When the producers of Grease wanted to pay tribute to the era in which the popular musical was set, they named the high school where most of the action took place "Rydell High" in his honor.

In 1995, his hometown of Philadelphia, the city named the street where he was born "Bobby Rydell Boulevard." Wildwood, N.J., also has a street named for Rydell in appreciation of his massive hit, Wildwood Days.

Tickets for Rydell's show at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre are $55. For tickets, call (561) 575-2223 or (800) 445-1666. Tickets also are available online at

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BOBBY RYDELL - The '60s heartthrob performs such hits as Volare, Wild One, We Got Love, Kissin' Time, Swingin' School and Forget Him at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter, Fla. Tickets: $55. Phone: (561) 575-2223 or (800) 445-1666. On the Web:

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.


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