HISTORY COMES ALIVE
IN THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE
PRODUCTION OF 'TINTYPES'
Jan. 26, 2010 (Jupiter) - The turn of the last century.
It was an era of swooning waltzes and precise marches. It was a time in which America first came to the world stage as a superpower.
It also was the time in which the huddled masses who were yearning to breathe free came to America with dreams of starting a new life. And it is through the eyes of those immigrants that we see the America of a century ago in Tintypes.
Tintypes, a patriotic musical revue, will be presented by the Maltz Jupiter Theatre from Feb. 9-28, 2010.
Think of it as a portrait of America, as the nation hit the road to greatness.
The Gay '90s and early 20th century was an era of unprecedented expansion. It also was the era of vaudeville, ragtime and patriotic marches - think Florenz Ziegfeld, Scott Joplin and John Philip Sousa.
"The show is a musical scrapbook that will have your toes tapping and your heart singing along," said Andrew Kato, Maltz Jupiter Theatre artistic director.
The show, created by Mary Kyte with Mel Marvin and Gary Pearle, is a revue of 50 songs, ranging from the upbeat rhythms of George M. Cohan's Yankee Doodle Boy to the lilting waltzes of Victor Herbert. There also are such folk ballads as Wayfaring Stranger, as well as such spirituals as Sometimes, I Feel Like a Motherless Child. And who can forget the brassy fun of Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever?
Other songs include You're a Grand Old Flag, America the Beautiful, Comin' Round the Mountain, Come Take a Trip in My Air Ship and In My Merry Oldsmobile.
In the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's production of Tintypes, Lisa Estridge, Howard Kaye, Christine Paterson, Dara Seitzman and Christopher Vettel will portray an array of characters, ranging from the poor immigrant to Theodore Roosevelt, William Jennings Bryan, radical Emma Goldman, inventors Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, and that most glamorous of Ziegfeld girls, Anna Held.
J. Barry Lewis will direct the show; John Mercurio is music director.
Tickets are $40-$59, and are available at the theatre box office at (561) 575-2223 or online at www.jupitertheatre.org.
TINTYPES - A patriotic musical revue of pre-World War I Americana, Feb. 9-28, 2010, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 2010 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Tickets: $40-$59. Phone: (561) 575-2223 or (800) 445-1666.
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.