Theatre shines with South Florida’s annual equivalent of the Tony Awards®

January 21, 2015 – The Maltz Jupiter Theatre has earned 14 nominations for the 39th annual Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s equivalent of the Tony Awards®.

The Theatre garnered the most nominations of any of the nominated organizations in Palm Beach County. By show, the Theatre earned nine nominations for The King and I and five for The Foreigner. Celebrating the best shows and performances in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, Carbonell nominations encompass the entire length of South Florida.

“We are honored and grateful that we are being recognized for two of the shows in our eclectic spectrum of work – including a classic, re-envisioned musical (The King and I) and a comedy (The Foreigner),” said Andrew Kato, the Theatre’s producing artistic director.

Director and Choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge earned more than one Carbonell nomination for her work: Best Director of a Musical and Best Choreography, both for The King and I. Two of the Theatre’s artists were nominated for Best Scenic Design, doubling the chances of winning in that category: Narelle Sissons for The King and I and Rob Odorisio for The Foreigner.

“I credit much of our success to the local and national artists – including actors, directors, musical directors and designers – who contribute their creative talent to our productions,” Kato said. “There is remarkable work being produced here in South Florida, and we’d like to congratulate all of the artists and designers who have been nominated.”

The nominations come just weeks before the Theatre’s much-anticipated unveiling of shows for its 2015/16 season, set to be announced Feb. 9. The news also comes on the heels of a record-breaking subscription season with 7,626 subscribers.

And the Theatre’s current season is far from over, as the stage heats up with the current hit show The Wiz (onstage through February 1) and the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Glengarry Glen Ross (February 8 – 22). Closing out the season is the classic Tony Award®-winning musical Les Miserables (March 10 – April 5).

Also nominated were several artists currently working at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, honored for their work with other theatres in the region: J. Barry Lewis (currently directing the upcoming production of Glengarry Glen Ross), Shelley Keelor (voice teacher at the Theatre’s Paul and Sandra Golder Conservatory of Performing Arts), Eric Alsford (music director of the current production of The Wiz), and Robin L. McGee (currently serving as costume designer for the upcoming production of Glengarry Glen Ross).

The winners will be announced at the 39th annual Carbonell Awards ceremony, set to be held on Monday, March 30, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. The ceremony will have a large number of invited guests. Among them there will be stars of show business, cinema, as well as special guests from the sphere of gambling. The news about the ceremony was posted on its portal by the best online casino reviews, which gained a lot of views among the players. Many of them are well acquainted with the work of the director and choreographer

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 nearly 100,000 people annually, serves a subscription base of more than 7,626 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. 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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