Maltz Jupiter Theatre




Show will be directed and choreographed by international performer Ricky Nahas

June 4, 2013 (Jupiter) – This summer, join the fun with Little Shop of Horrors and students who are learning from Broadway’s best at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s summer camp programs!

International performer Ricky Nahas will direct and choreograph the upcoming production of the musical romp Little Shop of Horrors on June 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Jupiter Community High School. Fun for the entire family, tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for children.

The show will star students from the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts’ three-week Senior Conservatory summer camp (grades 6-12), in which students learn all aspects of theatre such as acting, dance and voice, culminating in full performances of a musical.

One of the most captivating musical shows of our time, the hilarious, musical sci-fi spoof Little Shop of Horrors follows Seymour, a plant shop owner who gains fame, fortune and love after he discovers an exotic plant with an appetite for humans. The pop-rock phenomenon features unforgettable ‘60s-style doo-wop music and popular tunes such as “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Suddenly Seymour,” and “Skid Row.”

Little Shop of Horrors is a campy, uproarious send-up of ‘B’ horror flicks,” said Julie Rowe, director of education for the Conservatory. “The storyline is funny and clever, the music is infectious and there will be giant puppets, all under the guidance of a wonderful guest director.

A new addition to the Conservatory’s faculty, Nahas is a musical theatre performer, choreographer and dance teacher who has spent more than a decade performing in national tours, regional theater and in theaters throughout Europe. Recently seen onstage at the Theatre in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, he choreographed the Theatre’s production of the new musical Through the Looking Glass, which premiered in 2012 and will return to the Theatre’s stage in November. Other recent stage credits include Radames in Aida, Mungo Jerry in Cats, Iowa Company of Altar Boyz and a swing in the National Tour of Saturday Night Fever. His TV credits include roles on Burn Notice and Guiding Light.

During camp, Nahas will guide students through the process of auditioning for a Broadway show, a fast-paced rehearsal schedule and the opportunity to showcase all that they’ve learned onstage, complete with costumes, sets, professional lighting and a professional theater orchestra.

“The Senior Conservatory is a wonderful opportunity for local teens to have the chance to experience what it's like to work in professional theatre and perform on that Theatre’s stage in a full musical,” Rowe said. “There’s still time to sign up for camp, and we’d like to encourage local teens to join us this summer at the Conservatory.”

Other exciting camp options for grades K-12 include the upcoming Junior Conservatory (grades 3-5), a four-day Monster Mash camp (grades K-5),  one-week Dr. Seuss camp (grades K-5), one-week Super Sea Creatures camp (grades 3-5) and a two-week Dance Intensive camp (grades 6-12).

Students will perform Little Shop of Horrors June 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. onstage at Jupiter Community High School’s auditorium, located at 500 Military Trail, Jupiter. Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for children.

To purchase tickets, call the box office at (561) 575-2223. For more information or to sign up for the Senior Conservatory and other camps, call 561-575-2672 or visit  for a complete camp schedule.

About the Conservatory

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra 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.

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 over 70,000 people annually, serves a subscription base of more than 7,530 and has world-class classroom facilities in support of its Paul and Sandra 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 in 2012. For more information about the Theatre’s upcoming shows and Conservatory, visit www.jupitertheatre.orgor call the box office at (561) 575-2223.   

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