STEP INTO THE AMAZING WORLD OF DR. SEUSS
WITH AN ART INSTALLATION, PERFORMANCES
AND AN EXCLUSIVE MEET-AND-GREET BRUNCH
IN SOUTH FLORIDA SEUSS-INSPIRED EXPERIENCE
The state’s largest regional theatre, an elite resort, landmark shopping destination and a leading cultural support agency partner to create an unprecedented public themed experience
January 21, 2015 – A longtime fan of green eggs and ham?
Now is your chance to experience the magic of your favorite author like never before with the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Seuss-inspired meet-and-greet brunch at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa, followed by the imaginative musical spectacular SEUSSICAL™ (excerpts from the upcoming production at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre) and an unprecedented public art installation that will bring Dr. Seuss’ beloved characters to life at The Gardens Mall, a premier upscale shopping destination in South Florida.
Kick off an exciting family weekend January 30 and 31 with a delectable gourmet brunch of Seuss-inspired pancakes, green eggs and ham and more at the resort, accompanied by a meet-and-greet with cast members from the performances. Then watch your new friends perform in a thrilling performance while admiring artwork from the exclusive collection of the artist’s work.
“We are ecstatic to be welcoming visitors to Palm Beach County to experience the luxury of the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa, as well as the magic of live theatre as SEUSSICAL™ (excerpts from the upcoming production at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre) comes to life at The Gardens Mall,” said Jennifer Sardone-Shiner, director of marketing for the Theatre. “This package is a truly unique and once-in-a-lifetime family getaway for all ages. We’d like to invite everyone to join us for our thrilling Seuss-inspired brunch and performances.”
Drawing approximately 120,000 Dr. Seuss fans throughout its four week exhibit, the first-of-its-kind environmental ‘The Art of Dr. Seuss Exhibition’ is taking place now through February 14 at The Gardens Mall, located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Presented in conjunction with the Ann Jackson Gallery of Atlanta, Georgia, this collaborative, museum-quality exhibition features compelling selections of artworks and sculptures from The Art of Dr. Seuss, including works from Dr. Seuss’ best-known children’s books and The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss, based on artwork that he created at night.
“Dynamic partnerships like this are part of what make The Palm Beaches such a vibrant destination as Florida’s Cultural Capital,” said Jorge Pesquera, president and CEO for Discover The Palm Beaches, the official tourism marketing corporation for Palm Beach County. “The Maltz Jupiter Theatre team’s creativity and professionalism has garnered national acclaim. We’re thrilled to see the collaboration with the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa for the Seuss-inspired brunch, as well as The Gardens Mall’s enchanting exhibit, which will allow visitors the unique opportunity to experience the wonder of Dr. Seuss up close.”
As the largest award-winning regional theatre in Florida, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s collaboration for the exhibit includes a large-scale colorful set designed to come alive with four performances per weekend of SEUSSICAL™ (excerpts from the upcoming production at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre). Taking place in the mall’s Grand Court, each 20-minute environmental extravaganza will feature talented young performers from South Florida as well as students from the Theatre's Youth Touring Company performing as part of the Seuss-filled set.
Whether planning a vacation or staycation, the exclusive themed brunch will take place on two dates only: January 30 and 31 with seatings from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (character visits from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.) at the luxury oceanfront resort Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa, located on the pristine beaches of Singer Island, Florida. Featuring lavish amenities that include two outdoor pools, one and two-bedroom condominium suites with fully equipped kitchens and more, the resort will offer special room rates to Seuss guests the weekends of the brunch. With rates starting at $539, the Seuss-inspired Breakfast Package will include a one-night stay in a one or two-bedroom suite (including parking and breakfast for two adults and one child, with access to the Seuss-inspired Activity Center and photo opportunity during the brunch).
“As we continue to welcome over 6 million visitors to Palm Beach County, this partnership that has created the Seuss-inspired Experience is another reason Palm Beach County is the best way to experience Florida,” said Roger Amidon, General Manager of the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort and Spa. “We are proud of our longstanding corporate partnerships with the Maltz Jupiter Theatre and The Gardens Mall, both of which are icons in our county and beloved destinations for our visitors. Whether enjoying many of the mall’s 166 stores or taking in a Broadway-caliber performance, the addition of the Seuss-inspired Experience brunch will be another memory maker.”
The brunch is open to the public, though reservations are encouraged; cost is $28 per adult and $13 per child for the breakfast; $10 entry into the themed Activity Center per child. Saturday’s brunch is supported by WHLG 101.3 The Coast and Sunday’s brunch is supported by South Florida’s 95.9 The Palm. For more information and to make a reservation, call (561) 340-1700.
Made possible through support from the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, The Art of Dr. Seuss exhibition is currently on display in the Grand Court of The Gardens Mall and runs concurrently with mall hours through February 14, 2016, with performances (free and open to the public) taking place on Saturdays and Sundays. Performance times are at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and may be subject to change.
“The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is pleased to participate in this very special art exhibition, and extremely grateful that a portion of the proceeds from all Seuss exhibition sales will help the Cultural Council to continue our mission to support the arts and education in Palm Beach County, including cultural field trips for children in underserved communities,” said Rena Blades, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
Produced and directed by the Theatre’s producing artistic director and chief executive Andrew Kato, the mall’s free performances of SEUSSICAL™ (excerpts from the upcoming production at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre) will feature choreography by Broadway veteran Brian Andrews, scenic design by Paul Tate dePoo III, Seuss-inspired costume design by Jenna Hoefert, sound design by Marty Mets and properties design by Casey Blanton and Elizabeth Zevin.
The performances feature music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty; co-conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle and based on the Works of Dr. Seuss. SEUSSICAL™ is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Telephone: (212) 541-4684; Fax: (212) 397-4684; Website: MTIShows.com.
For further details about the exhibit and performances, please visit the website tgmartofdrseuss.com or call 844.GM SEUSS (844.467.3877) for additional information.
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 100,000 people annually, serves a subscription base of nearly 7,600 and has world-class classroom facilities in support of its 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.
About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is the official support agency for arts and culture in The Palm Beaches, serving non-profit organizations, artists and arts districts. The Council promotes the Palm Beach County’s cultural experiences to visitors and residents through multi-platform marketing and public information programs. The agency administers $4.5 million in grants annually, supports arts and cultural education, provides capacity-building training, and advocates for arts funding and arts-friendly policies. The Cultural Council presents exhibitions featuring Palm Beach County artists and provides additional programming at its headquarters in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building in downtown Lake Worth. Also at the Cultural Council headquarters are the Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store featuring products by Palm Beach County artists, and the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Information Center, a VISIT FLORIDA designated Florida Certified Tourism information Center. The Cultural Council galleries, visitor information center and store are open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Connect with the Council at palmbeachculture.com or (561) 471-2901.
About The Gardens Mall
The Gardens Mall is located one mile east of I-95 on PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The luxurious, 1.4-million-square-foot, super-regional shopping center features more than 150 world-class retail specialty shops and restaurants. It is anchored by Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, and Macy’s. The Gardens Mall is owned and managed by The Forbes Company. For more information about The Gardens Mall, call 561.775.7750 or visit the mall online at thegardensmall.com.
About The Forbes Company
Based in Southfield, Michigan, The Forbes Company (theforbescompany.com) is a nationally recognized owner, developer, and manager of iconic, regional shopping centers, renowned throughout their respective markets for their retail innovation, fashion leadership, distinctive architecture, and luxury appointments. In addition to The Gardens Mall, properties include The Mall at Miami Worldcenter in Miami; The Mall at Millenia in Orlando, Florida; Waterside Shops in Naples, Florida; and Somerset Collection in Troy, Michigan.
Linnea Bailey (561) 972-6132