MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE
ANNOUNCES 2017/18 SEASON OF SHOWS
January 23, 2017 (Jupiter) – Get ready for a spectacular year with the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s 2017/18 season!
The 2017/18 season will begin with Born Yesterday (October 29 – November 12), a deliciously funny American screwball comedy about a corrupt tycoon who schemes to transform his girlfriend from flashy to classy — only to realize she has more smarts than he expected. We continue with the South Florida regional premiere of Disney Newsies The Musical (November 28 – December 17), an explosion of dance and epic tale of newsboys who band together to take on the biggest names in New York media. Next up is Hairspray (January 9 – 28), the Tony Award®-winning Broadway hit that follows loveable unlikely television star Tracy Turnblad in 1962 as she sets out to integrate a popular network. Then join us for An Inspector Calls (February 4 – 18), a gripping psychological thriller that examines a family’s secrets as they unravel. Our incredible season ends with the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific (March 6 – 25), sure to delight with memorable songs like “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” and “There is Nothing Like a Dame.”
“We are proud to be producing a selection of plays and musicals that everyone will love during our 2017/18 season,” said Andrew Kato, the Theatre’s producing artistic director and chief executive. “We are honored to be one of the first theaters granted the rights to produce Disney Newsies The Musical following its run on Broadway, and are equally thrilled to be producing the pop hit musical Hairspray and the timeless favorite South Pacific. It’s impossible not to laugh with the comedy Born Yesterday, and the mystery An Inspector Calls will have our audiences on the edge of their seats.”
Currently celebrating its 14th Season, the Theatre was recently nominated for 18 Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s highest honor for artistic excellence. To celebrate and announce its 2017/18 season, the Theatre held a cocktail party on January 23 at Seasons 52 in Palm Beach Gardens, featuring performances from students from the Theatre’s Professional Training Program. The program’s inaugural class is set to graduate this summer following their performance of the musical Godspell.
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. November will bring an extra-special benefit to the Theatre: 10 time Tony Award® winner Tommy Tune, who will headline the Theatre’s fifth annual Tony Award® winner benefit concert. Students taking part in the Theatre’s acclaimed Youth Artists’ Chair summer internship program will present the drama The Diary of Anne Frank in August.
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 five-play and the opt-out of one, for the Theatre’s 2017/18 season.
Patrons may purchase subscriptions for club level premium seats in the Theatre’s premium 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, panoramic views of the stage and a private entrance and elevator.
Subscriptions begin at $210. 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.
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 festive holiday sounds of A Motown Christmas (December 22); the excitement and energy of Barbra Streisand’s hits with the tribute Simply Streisand (January 15); the world’s top ABBA tribute band Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA (January 22); and the one-woman show The Children of Willesden Lane (February 21).
“Our Theatre has entertainment for everyone with our new season of special events and concerts,” said Dana Munson, the Theatre’s director of marketing. “In addition to our popular favorites Christmas Cabaret in the Club Level, Capitol Steps’ New Year’s Eve show and Celtic Tenors, we’re proud to offer an array of brand new concerts, including the stellar tribute groups The Long Run Eagles Tribute Band and Beach Party Boys, as well as The Beatles tribute BritBeat. We’re also excited to welcome the return of the Four Seasons’ tribute Let’s Hang On!, Dueling Pianos in the Club Level and Comedy in the Club Level.”
Here’s a look at the shows featured in the Theatre’s 2017/18 season:
2017/18 Season Lineup
October 29 – November 12
Harry Brock, a hot-tempered and corrupt tycoon, is determined to make a name for himself in the power-driven city of Washington D.C. But his ex-showgirl girlfriend, Billie Dawn, isn’t quite cutting it in highbrow society. Harry schemes to transform blonde bombshell Billie into a cultured and classy woman — with a little help from friends in low places. In a deliriously funny turn of events, Harry discovers that Billie has a wit too sharp to handle. A great American screwball comedy, Born Yesterday is a brazen battle of “brains over blonde.” Sponsored by Suzanne Niedland in loving memory of Art and Meg Niedland.
Disney Newsies The Musical
November 28 – December 17
Based on the real-life 1899 New York newsboys’ strike, Disney’s Newsies tells the story of the youth who struggle to sell newspapers in order to survive. As paper prices rise, they band together to take on the biggest names in New York media. This epic story comes to life in a high-energy explosion of dance. Perfect for the entire family this holiday season! Sponsored by the Admirals Cove Foundation and John McDonald Company.
January 9 – 28
It’s 1962 Baltimore, and Tracy Turnblad – a girl with big hair and an even bigger heart – is on a mission to dance her way onto national TV. When her dream comes true on the Corny Collins Show, Tracy transforms from social outcast to teen star and sets out to integrate the show. Winner of eight Tony Awards®, this Broadway dance sensation features hits like “Welcome to the ‘60s” and “Good Morning Baltimore.” You can’t stop the beat with this smash hit musical comedy! Sponsored by John Osher, Jana and Ken Kahn and Kathy and Joe Savarese, Homecare America.
An Inspector Calls
February 4 – 18
When an inspector mysteriously arrives at the home of the affluent Birling family, their intimate dinner party takes a turn for the worst. Inspector Goole brutally questions each family member regarding the death of a young woman supposedly known to the Birlings, but each denies they know the victim. Will the inspector get to the bottom of this mystery or will secrets remain? This gripping psychological thriller is filled with twists and turns, keeping you guessing until the very end. Sponsored by Jodie and Dan Hunt and the Roy A. Hunt Foundation and Priscilla Heublein.
March 6 – 25
On an island in the South Pacific, a World War II nurse finds herself in the midst of love and war. Nellie Forbush has fallen deeply in love with Frenchman Emile De Becque, a widowed plantation owner who has lived on the island for many years. But their sweeping romance is tested by the complexities of politics and prejudices of their time. This beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein classic is sure to delight with memorable songs like “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” and “There is Nothing Like a Dame.” Sponsored by Cornelia T. Bailey, Gil Walsh Interiors, LLC and Patty and Bob Hendrickson.
Here’s a look at the Theatre’s 2016/17 special productions, all-new limited engagements and more:
2017/18 Limited Engagements
Youth Artists’ Chair presents The Diary of Anne Frank – Saturday, August 12
The 2017/18 Maltz Jupiter Theatre Youth Artists’ Chair will present The Diary of Anne Frank: an impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic. This play captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence — their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne’s voice shines through: “When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!” This is a new adaptation for a new generation. The Diary of Anne Frank is by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman. Please note that this piece explores mature themes. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for students and $25 for adults.
Fifth Annual Tony Award® Winner Series presents Tommy Tune – Saturday, November 18
In taps, tunes and tall tales, Broadway’s tallest tapper takes to the stage – dancing, singing and tale-telling. The 10-time Tony Award® winner takes an autobiographical stroll, celebrating 50 plus years of big time showmanship! From his arrival in New York City as a fresh-faced kid from Texas, through his most popular roles on stage and screen, to his ascension as one of Broadway’s most accomplished director/choreographers. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $50.
Company Cabaret in the Club Level – Friday, December 15, 2017 (Disney Newsies The Musical); Friday, January 19, 2018 (Hairspray); and Friday, March 16, 2018 (South Pacific)
Treat yourself to an exclusive up-close-and-personal experience at the Company Cabaret! Here’s your chance to rub elbows with the cast and crew as they sing some of their favorite tunes. This one-of-a-kind performance begins immediately after the show in the Club Level Green Room. All tickets are $10.
Christmas Cabaret in the Club Level – Tuesday, December 19
This popular Christmas sign-a-long is making a return to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, featuring three special guest soloists and a choir from the Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts. Showtime is 6 p.m. Tickets are $25.
A Motown Christmas – Friday, December 22
In this breathtaking show, The Motowners band pay tribute to the classic Motown years with smash hits by the Temptations, The Four Tops, The Supremes, and more great music from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55.
Capitol Steps – New Year’s Eve – Saturday, December 31
Putting the “Mock” in Democracy, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre is bringing back the popular Capitol Steps. Enjoy a humorous look at some serious issues in an all new show to ring in the New Year. This show sells out every year! Showtimes are 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $55, $65 and $85.
Simply Streisand – Monday, January 15
Join Carla Del Villaggio as she presents the music of the incomparable Barbra Streisand. This amazing artist recreates the excitement and high energy vocals of Streisand’s most powerful numbers — from the hair, trademark nails, to wearing replicas of iconic concert gowns, Carla is Simply Streisand in every way. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55.
Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA – Monday, January 22
Enjoy an evening with the world’s top ABBA tribute band, and the only band with exclusive rights to the ABBA name as they sing hits such as “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” and “Take a Chance on Me.” Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55.
The Children of Willesden Lane – Wednesday, February 21
In an educational and eye-opening evening, Mona Golabek performs a one-woman show which dives into how one teenage refugee, Lisa Jura, survived the Holocaust and inspired a generation of her contemporaries. The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is proud to present this special production as a benefit for inSIGHT Through Education. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 and $50.
The Long Run Eagles Tribute Band – Friday, February 23
Join America’s number one Eagles tribute band as they perform the lush vocal harmonies of the Eagles. With classic songs like “Take it Easy,” “Desperado,” and “Hotel California,” you won’t hear a tribute band this great till Hell Freezes Over. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55.
Celtic Tenors – Monday, March 12, 2018 at 7:30pm
Get a world-class performance from the only tenor group with a truly global audience. By pioneering a new style of cool, you’ll swoon to each rendition of beautiful Celtic songs like “Danny Boy” and “Nessun Dorma.” Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55.
Beach Party Boys – Monday, March 19
In a fun interactive show, the Beach Party Boys reproduce the authentic look, vocal harmony, and instrumentation of The Beach Boys as they sing songs like “Surfin’ USA,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” and many more. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55.
BritBeat – Wednesday, March 28
Take a trip back to 1964 with BritBeat’s tribute to The Beatles. With mop tops, retro costumes, and harmonizing vocals, this celebration of the ‘Fab Four’ will appeal to audience members of all ages. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55.
Let’s Hang On! – Friday, April 6
Let’s Hang On! captures the tight harmonies, and crisp choreography that made Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons one of the greatest vocal groups of all time. This show includes all the Four Seasons’ mega hits like “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” and “Walk Like A Man.” Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55.
Dueling Pianos in the Club Level – Friday, April 13
Join Dueling Pianos for a high-octane fiesta that's part rock show, part comedy show, and one big outrageous party. The audience becomes part of the show in a request-driven sing-along, dance-along, thump-the-tables-along extravaganza!! Showtimes are 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $25.
Comedy in the Club Level – Saturday, April 14
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is bringing back some of Florida’s funniest comics! Join us as local and nationally-recognized professional comedians take the stage to transform The Green Room into the most hilarious place in town. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $20.
2017/18 Kids Korner Series productions
Clementine – Wednesday, April 25
Come join America’s favorite curly-haired carrot-top as she navigates the hilarious waters of friendship, family, school and mischief on an epic third grade adventure you’ll never forget. Showtimes are 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. All tickets are $5.
2017/18 Conservatory productions
The Best of Broadway Musical Revue – Saturday, December 30
A revue featuring songs and scenes from the major musicals 42nd Street and Pippin, as well as other traditional and holiday songs. Showtimes are 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for students and $25 for adults.
Disney MULAN JR. – Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6
With story packed action and countless hit songs, Disney MULAN JR. brings ancient China to life with a modern sensibility. Featuring students in grades 3 – 5. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20 for students and $25 for adults.
42nd Street – Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19
A musical comedy classic, 42nd Street is an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written such as “We’re in the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” and “42nd Street.” Featuring students in grades 6 -12. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for students and $25 for adults.
Sister Act – Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23
Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a moving story, Sister Act is a
feel-good musical that will have audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring students in grades 6 -12. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for students and $25 for adults.
The Wizard of Oz, Young People’s Edition – Friday, July 27, and Saturday, July 28
Dorothy dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away to another world. Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they seek the Wizard of Oz. Featuring students in grades 3 - 5. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for students and $25 for adults.
Season subscriptions are currently on sale. Renewing subscribers have until April 9 to renew their subscription to be entered into the Taste of the Town Sweepstakes, which includes the chance to win an extraordinary gift card package to 14 restaurants throughout Palm Beach County. Single play and musical tickets go on sale Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. Single tickets for special productions, special engagements and limited engagements go on sale March 6 at 10 a.m.
For more information about current and upcoming shows at the Theatre, call (561) 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.
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 more than 7,758 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.
Linnea Bailey (561) 713-0673