MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE
ANNOUNCES 2015/16 SEASON OF SHOWS,
ANOTHER OP’NIN’, ANOTHER SHOW
February 9, 2015 (Jupiter) – The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is ready to entertain with its 2015/16 Another Op’nin’, Another Show season!
The 2015/16 season will begin with Agatha Christie: The Mousetrap (October 25 – November 8), a masterful whodunit that weaves an intricate plot filled with nerve-rattling suspense as it follows a group of strangers stranded at a boarding house. We continue with Billy Elliot The Musical (December 1 – 20), the electrifying Broadway blockbuster that follows the life of Billy, the youngest child of a blue-collar family who discovers his extraordinary gift for ballet. Next up is The Will Rogers Follies (January 12 – 31), a Tony Award®-winning musical extravaganza that celebrates the beloved American entertainer Will Rogers. Then join us for Frost/Nixon (February 7 – 21), Peter Morgan’s fast-paced, riveting drama that illuminates one of the most monumental political interviews of all time. Our incredible season ends with the Tony Award®-winning phenomenon Kiss Me, Kate (March 8 – 27), a witty and delightful Cole Porter musical not to be missed!
"Our audiences have come to expect a diverse season of play and musical selections that are always reimagined,” said Andrew Kato, the Theatre’s producing artistic director. “As a producing organization that creates every element on our stage specifically for our audiences, I look forward to putting together amazing artistic teams – both locally and nationally – to realize our eclectic season.”
Currently celebrating its 12th Season, the Theatre was recently nominated for 14 Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s highest honor for artistic excellence. To celebrate and announce its 2015/16 season, the Theatre held a cocktail party on February 9, featuring a unique photo opportunity for attendees: photos with models showcasing costumes from each of the Theatre’s upcoming season shows.
In addition to its season productions (not included in subscriptions), the Theatre will present an exciting lineup of all-new limited engagements and several popular favorites. New shows include the jazz and classical sounds of the Joe Scott Trio, featuring vocalist and cantor Jessica Turnoff Ferrari, with Jewish Life in Music (January 2); the song and dance spectacular Live From Nashville (January 18); and the Tony®-nominated sensation Brenda Braxton, who will present an intimate concert of Broadway classics in The Green Room with Brenda Braxton: On Broadway (March 30).
“Our Theatre has something for everyone with our new season of special events and concerts,” said Jennifer Sardone-Shiner, the Theatre’s director of marketing. “In addition to popular annual favorites, we’re proud to offer an array of brand new concerts, including the stellar tribute groups Night Fever: The Bee Gees Tribute and You’ve Got A Friend – The Music of Carole King and James Taylor in February, as well as the Celtic group Young Irelanders in March and the high-energy comedy piano show Dueling Pianos in April.”
November will bring an extra-special benefit concert: An Evening with Christine Ebersole (November 21), the Theatre’s third annual Tony Award® winner benefit concert. Star of stage, screen and television, she will be backed by a ten-piece orchestra and will enchant audiences with her glorious voice, performing songs from Broadway classics and standards from the great American songbook.
Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie is coming to the stage in August, presented by local high school students as part of the Theatre’s Youth Artists’ Chair program. This striking classic examines family relationships, the pursuit of dreams and obligations to one another.
It’s time to become a new subscriber or renew your season subscription to get the best seats available. The multiple Carbonell Award-winning Theatre is offering two convenient subscription plans, the four-play and the five-play, for the Theatre’s 2015/16 season, Another Op’nin’, Another Show.
Patrons may purchase subscriptions for the new club level premium seats in the Theatre’s newly renovated space, The Green Room, and enjoy the stylish lounge and amenities throughout the season. Amenities include spacious 23” seats, a lounge with a private bar and restrooms, one free drink of choice with ticket purchase, panoramic views of the stage and a private entrance and elevator.
Subscriptions begin at $198. Subscribers save 10 percent to 15 percent on single ticket prices. Subscribers also get one fee-free ticket exchange per ticket per show, and advance notice and ability to purchase tickets to limited engagements and other special events. Subscription groups of 20 or more receive an additional discount.
Here’s a look at the shows featured in the Theatre’s 2015/16 season, Another Op’nin’, Another Show:
2015/16 Season Lineup
Agatha Christie: The Mousetrap
October 25 – November 8
When a group of strangers becomes stranded at a boarding house during a snowstorm, they discover that a murderer is in their midst. So who is the next victim? Will the murderer be unmasked in time to stop more deaths? This masterful whodunit weaves an intricate plot filled with nerve-rattling suspense, all leading up to the ultimate final twist! The world’s longest-running play will leave you guessing until the very end. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company.
Billy Elliot The Musical
December 1 – 20
This electrifying Broadway blockbuster will draw you into the life of Billy, the youngest child of a blue-collar family who discovers his unlikely and extraordinary gift for ballet. Set during the UK miners’ strike of 1984, Billy’s only escape may be the prestigious Royal Ballet School, a place no working-class boy has ever gone. The musical of the decade, this winner of 10 Tony Awards® features unforgettable music by Elton John and is full of family-friendly holiday fun. Sponsored by Peggy and Rick Katz.
The Will Rogers Follies
January 12 – 31
Come celebrate the life of Will Rogers, a beloved American entertainer who never met a man he didn’t like. At the beginning of the 20th century, Rogers was at the zenith of his popularity, mastering every medium of the time — stage, screen, radio, newspapers and Hollywood. This musical extravaganza features glittering showgirls, tapping cowboys and show-stopping dance numbers. Winner of six Tony Awards®, this dazzling production is a feel-good hit! Yeehaw! Sponsored by Kathy and Joe Savarese, Homecare America and Braman BMW Jupiter.
Frost/Nixon by Peter Morgan
February 7 – 21
In 1977, David Frost was a struggling TV show host desperate to reignite his career and Richard Nixon was the disgraced former president of the United States. When Frost approached Nixon about doing a series of televised interviews, he saw it as a path to fame. Nixon saw it as a chance to win back respect and dignity. Ripped from the headlines, this fast-paced, riveting drama illuminates one of the most monumental political interviews of all time. Sponsored byJodie and Dan Hunt and the Roy A. Hunt Foundation and California Closets.
Kiss Me, Kate
March 8 – 27
What do you get when you combine Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew with Cole Porter’s music and lyrics? A musical that is just too darn hot! Follow the backstage story of feuding couples, raging egos, gamblers and gangsters in this Tony Award-winning show. Celebrate the joys, madness and rewards of working in the theater — both onstage and off. Brush up your Shakespeare and don’t miss this witty and delightful musical! Sponsored by Janet and Phillip Dresden and Isanne and Sanford Fisher.
Here’s a look at the Theatre’s 2015/16 special productions, all-new limited engagements and more:
2015/16 Limited Engagements
Youth Artists’ Chair presents The Glass Menagerie – Saturday, August 15
No play in the modern theatre world has so captured the imagination and heart of the American public as Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie. This beautiful family drama tells the story of the domineering matriarch Amanda Wingfield and her two children, fragile Laura and restless dreamer Tom, as well as a long hoped-for gentleman caller. A striking play filtered through Tom’s memory The Glass Menagerie examines family relationships, the pursuit of dreams and obligations to one another.Presented by local high school students as part of the Theatre’s Youth Artists’ Chair program. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Adults $25, Students $20.
An Evening with Christine Ebersole - Third Annual Tony Award® winner benefit concert - Saturday, November 21
Don’t miss two-time Tony Award® winning “Best Actress” Christine Ebersole (for Grey Gardens and the revival of 42nd Street) on stage at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre for a spellbinding and humorous one-night-only benefit concert. Star of stage, screen and television, she will be backed by a ten-piece orchestra and will enchant audiences with her glorious voice, performing songs from Broadway classics and standards from the great American songbook. Sponsored by Kretzer Piano; sponsorships are available for a pre-show dinner and post-show meet-and-greet dessert reception. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets begin at $75.
Palm Beach Gardens Concert Band Holiday Concert – Tuesday, Dec 22
Here is your chance to hear popular and traditional Christmas and Hanukkah songs played by the full band, plus surprise performances by vocal and instrumental soloists, in a joyous celebration of the holiday season. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $25.
Capitol Steps – New Year’s Eve – Thursday, December 31
Come along for the ride as they take a humorous look at some serious issues in an all-new show to ring in the New Year. Showtimes are at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $50, $60 and $85 for special VIP seats with champagne toast and meet and greet. Sponsored by Kretzer Piano.
Joe Scott Trio, featuring vocalist and cantor Jessica Turnoff Ferrari, presents “Jewish Life in Music” – Saturday, January 2
This show will explore and present a wide variety of music composed by Leonard Bernstein, Michele LeGrand, Stephen Sondheim, Irving Berlin and many more from jazz to classical. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $35. Sponsored by Kretzer Piano.
Live from Nashville – Monday, January 18
This song and dance spectacular features the music of Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, The Charlie Daniels Band, Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift and many more! Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55.
Night Fever: The Bee Gees Tribute – Wednesday, February 24
Featuring all the hits of the Bee Gees, including “To Love Somebody,” “Massachusetts,” I Got to Get A Message,” “I Started A Joke,” “Jive Talking,” “More Than A Woman,” “Nite Fever,” “You Should Be Dancing,” “Tragedy,” “Stayin’ Alive” and many more!
Hollywood’s Big Band – Thursday, February 25
Celebrate the greatest theme songs from classic Hollywood movies with a big band sound. Featuring movie favorites Casablanca, James Bond, Star Wars, Rocky and more! Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55. Sponsored by Kretzer Piano.
You’ve Got A Friend – The Music of Carole King and James Taylor – Friday, February 26
Performing classic hits from two timeless artists from “I Feel the Earth Move,” “So Far Away,” “It’s Too Late,” and “Fire and Rain,” “How Sweet It Is,” and many more! Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55. Sponsored by Kretzer Piano.
Sounds of Soul – Saturday, February 27
Get ready for a night of Motown and the greatest hits of all time, featuring The Temptations, The Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, The Supremes, Lionel Richie, Tina Turner, Barry White and more! Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 and $60.
Comedy in The Club Level – Friday, March 4
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is playing host to some of Florida’s funniest comics! Local and nationally recognized professional comedians will take the stage to transform The Green Room into the most hilarious place in town. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15.
Young Irelanders – Monday, March 14
A fiercely talented group performing Ireland’s traditions where celtic, folk, world, jazz and popular music come together. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55.
Yesterday – A Tribute to the Beatles – Monday, March 21
Relive one of the most influential rock groups in the history of pop music with a tribute to the Beatles, performed in an unforgettable show featuring all the hits! Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55. Sponsored by Kretzer Piano.
Brenda Braxton: On Broadway – Wednesday, March 30
Join this Broadway superstar in The Green Room for an intimate performance of Broadway classics from her shows Jelly’s Last Jam, Smokey Joe’s Café, Chicago, Sophisticated Ladies and more! This Tony®-nominated sensation was recently seen at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in The Wiz and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30.
Let’s Hang On – A Frankie Valli Tribute – Friday, April 1
This group performs with crisp, synchronized choreography and the infamous falsetto and smooth harmonies sung to the best hits, featuring “Walk like a Man,” “Sherry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes of You” and many more. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55.
Dueling Pianos – Saturday, April 2
A fun night of your piano favorites presented in The Green Room! Come sing along to dueling pianos with a rock ‘n’ roll twist in a comedy piano show that makes the audience the star of the show. Showtimes: 5 p.m. show for families; 7:30 p.m. show for adults only. Tickets are $25; includes a free drink.
2015/16 Kids Korner Series productions
Kids Korner Series presents Click Clack Moo – Friday, October 9
In this hilariously “moooooving” new musical about negotiation and compromise, Farmer Brown finds his cows have taken to making demands with the use of a laptop computer. Showtimes are 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. All tickets are $5. For more information on how to involve your school group, contact the Conservatory at (561) 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.
Kids Korner Series presents Henry and Mudge – Thursday, April 28
Moving from the city to a new house in the country can be tough. Just ask Henry and his great big canine friend, Mudge, with whom he shares all kinds of adventures. Showtimes are 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. All tickets are $5. For more information on how to involve your school group, contact the Conservatory at (561) 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.
2015/16 Conservatory productions
The Best of Broadway Musical Revue – Wednesday, December 30
Enjoy the fun as students from the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts present a musical revue, including songs and scenes from the major musicals Hairspray, Cinderella, Anything Goes and more! Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students.
Ever Happily After – Saturday, April 30, 2016 and Sunday, May 1, 2016
Everyone in Fairy Tale Land is having a happy ending; everyone except Cinderella, whose fairy godmother is a no-show. Featuring students in grades 3 – 5 from the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students.
Anything Goes – Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14
Cole Porter’s madcap musical combines comedy and mistaken identity in a tap-dance extravaganza on a cruise ship. Featuring students in grades 6 -12 from the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students.
Seussical – Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25
Dr. Seuss’s best-loved characters come to life in an unforgettable musical extravaganza! Perfect for the entire family. Featuring students in grades 6 -12 from the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students.
Disney’s Little Mermaid, Jr. – Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30
In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. Featuring students in grades 3 – 5 from the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students.
Season subscriptions are currently on sale. Renewing subscribers have until March 9 to renew their subscription to be entered into Everything and More Sweepstakes, which includes the chance to win tickets to all of the Theatre’s upcoming shows, as well as the chance to attend cast dinners, parties, special events and more. Also included are numerous behind-the-scenes opportunities, such as the chance to watch auditions, receive a private personal backstage tour and more. Single play and musical tickets go on sale Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. Single tickets for special productions, special engagements and limited engagements go on sale May 4 at 10 a.m.
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 www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.
Linnea Bailey (561) 972-6132