Maltz Jupiter Theatre


A hair-raising murder mystery, this thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat!

October 14, 2013 (Jupiter) – What do you do when somebody wants you dead? Would you kill for money?

Deception, jealousy and lies all make for the perfect mystery as the Maltz Jupiter Theatre kicks off its 2013/14 season with the thrilling classic drama Dial M for Murder. With shows that run October 27 – November 10, the plot follows a husband’s plot to kill his unfaithful wife for money. But will his ingenious plan be exposed when the perfect murder goes awry? A hair-raising murder mystery filled with forbidden love, blackmail and backstabbers, this thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Dial M for Murder is a compelling drama of suspense and intrigue, continuing in the tradition of past productions of Deathtrap and Sleuth,” said the Theatre’s producing artistic director, Andrew Kato.

Made popular by the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock film (as well as New York and London productions), the drama’s success single-handedly reinvented the popularity of the murder mystery play in America and Great Britain. Critics hailed the work as the perfect murder gone wrong; a dark, dangerous whodunit.

Directed by multiple Carbonell Award-winning South Florida director J. Barry Lewis (who recently directed the Theatre’s production of Doubt: A Parable), the show will star several acclaimed South Florida actors, including Carbonell Award winners Jim Ballard (Father Flynn in the Theatre’s production of Doubt: A Parable) as Max, Todd Allen Durkin as Tony and Gregg Weiner as Lesgate. Dan Leonard will portray the police officer Thompson.

“The writing in this play is brilliant. It reverses the earlier mystery writing concept that a murder has been committed and must be solved – with the devilish conceit that the murder is a cleverly contrived plan of action,” Lewis said. “What we now have is a study of the human condition. Will the murderer succeed, or be exposed? We hope that the result is an edge-of-the-seat journey through the dark recesses of the mind.”

Claire Brownell (whose credits include The 39 Steps on Broadway) will portray Margot, and Colin McPhillamy (Broadway’s Waiting in the Wings and The Importance of Being Earnest) will portray Hubbard.

Tickets start at $52. Also available are single tickets, premium seats and subscriptions for the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s eleventh season of great theater, Your Ticket to Great Entertainment, as well as an outstanding series of concerts, family shows and more. For tickets, call (561) 575-2223 or visit

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 7,566 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 or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.   

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Calendar items:

Dial M for Murder
October 27 – November 10

When a married man’s need for revenge gets in the way of his comfortable life, will he kill his unfaithful wife for money? Will his ingenious plan be exposed when the perfect murder goes awry, or will his victim turn the tables and reveal him as the true mastermind? A hair-raising murder mystery filled with suspense, jealousy, blackmail and backstabbers, this thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat. Visit for showtimes; tickets start at $52. Phone: (561) 575-2223.

The Green Room: Free open house
Monday, October 28, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
To catch a first glimpse of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s exciting renovations, the public is invited to visit the Theatre for a free open house on Monday, October 28, featuring tours and more! Crews have added 62 luxurious premium seats in the existing second floor space to create a private upstairs club level, The Green Room. The Theatre has also expanded and upgraded its downstairs lobby and increased restroom capacity. The expansion followed a $2.5 million dollar campaign funded by founding board member Roe Green and the Roe Green Foundation, and with the support of many donors in our community. The open house will take place between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on October 28. For more information, visit or call (561) 575-2223.

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