March 31, 2009 (Jupiter, FL) - The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is proud to announce that its hit production, Evita, completely sold out the entire run of the show! Ending the record-breaking season for the Theatre, this production sold over 13,000 seats and became the highest grossing musical in the Theatre's history.
With a 42-member cast including a 20-person ensemble, children's choir of 12 young local actors and 10-piece live orchestra, this epic musical tells the story of the life of Argentina's infamous Eva Peron entirely through song and dance as she climbed her way up the ladder of success. Beginning in 1934, the story follows the young girl's early life as an actress through her eventual rise to power as the wife of General Juan Peron.
"This is the first time the Theatre has been able to achieve 100% capacity for the entire run of a show. We are grateful to the stellar creative team and cast for creating this landmark production," says Andrew Kato, Artistic Director of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.
The new season has been announced, don't forget to renew your subscription or become a new subscriber. With over 7,100 subscribers and multiple Carbonell Awards, the Theatre is offering two convenient subscription plans, the four-play and the five-play, for the 2009/2010 Imagine, Dream, Escape season.
The 2009/2010 Season includes: the World Premiere of Fanny Brice: The Real Funny Girl, The facts behind the follies, onstage November 10 - 22, 2009; Lost In Yonkers, The coming-of-age comedy, onstage December 1 - 13, 2009; La Cage aux Folles, The frolicking feathered musical farce, onstage January 12 - 31, 2010; Tintypes, The all-American patriotic revue, onstage February 9 - 28, 2010; and Anything Goes, The tap-dancing musical extravaganza, onstage March 9 - 28, 20101.
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is an award-winning professional not-for-profit regional theatre dedicated to the performing arts whose mission is to entertain, educate and inspire our community. The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres and is located east of U.S. Highway 1 at 1001 East Indiantown Road and State Road A1A in Jupiter.
March 26, 2009 (Jupiter, FL) - As a part of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's Emerging Artist Series in Musical Theater Playwriting, a reading of the musical Dani Girl, will be performed Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30pm on the Theatre's stage. This reading was written by Michael Kooman with Book and Lyrics by Christopher Dimond.
The Theatre's Emerging Artist Series in Musical Theater Playwriting is made possible through a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fund at the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties.
This musical was selected among 48 nationwide submissions. A panel of five theatre professionals unanimously chose Dani Girl for the final reading of the season. The Emerging Artist Committee members include Rachel Blavatnik, Associate Producer of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Hap Erstein, Theatre Critic for the Stuart News, Rodger Hess, Broadway Producer, Andrew Kato, Artistic Director of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre and Tom Sommerville, the former Director of the Burt Reynolds Institute for Theatre Training.
The story is of a girl, Dani, the precocious nine year-old that finds herself face to face with a life-threatening disease. Together with her teddy bear, imaginary guardian angel, and socially awkward hospital roommate, Dani embarks on a magical quest to reclaim her health. As she traverses the realms of fantasy and reality, Dani discovers what it means to really live. Simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking, Dani Girl is a tale of life in the face of death, hope in the face of despair, and the indomitable power of the human imagination.
Dani Girl has been through workshops at the Kennedy Center's New Visions/New Voices Festival, American Conservatory Theatre, the ASCAP/Disney Musical Theater workshop and CAP-21. The reading was also recently awarded the KC/ACTF Musical Theatre Award. Writers, Kooman and Dimond met while students at Carnegie Mellon University and are proud members of the Dramatists Guild and ASCAP.
For more information about the reading and the Emerging Artist Series in Musical Theater Playwriting, please call (561) 575-2223 or visit online at www.jupitertheatre.org. The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is a professional not-for-profit regional theatre dedicated to the performing arts whose mission is to entertain, educate and inspire our community. The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres and is located east of U.S. Highway 1 at 1001 East Indiantown Road and State Road A1A in Jupiter.
Friday, March 25 (Jupiter, FL) - From the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's hit production Evita, ensemble member, Jo Patrick, will teach a workshop in Bob Fosse's unique movement style on Friday, April 3, 2009 from 4:30 - 6:30pm for the students of the Theatre's Conservatory of Performing Arts (COPA). Students will have the opportunity to learn a combination that was featured in the Tony Award-winning musical, Fosse.
Jo Patrick was a principal dancer for the internationally renowned Hubbard Street Dance Chicago for 15 years. He was a featured dancer in the first national tour of Fosse and most recently finished a successful run of A New Day starring Celine Dion at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Bob Fosse's choreography has been featured in many Broadway shows including Cabaret, Chicago and Damn Yankees. He won an unprecedented eight Tony Awards for choreography, as well as one for direction of 1973's Pippin. In 1972 he won the Academy award for direction of the film version of Cabaret.
Jo Patrick will be directing the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's COPA students in West Side Story this summer! The students take rehearsal classes June 8 - 25 through the Conservatory and will perform onstage Friday and Saturday, June 25 and 26.
Jo Patrick's workshop, open to students with intermediate or above dance experience, on April 3 from 4:30-6:30pm will be $30. For more information or to sign up for this workshop, call COPA at (561) 575-2672. For tickets and more information about the spring productions, call the box office at (561) 575-2223 or visit online at www.jupitertheatre.org.
The COPA students will also perform two productions this spring to include Les Miserables (School Edition) on Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25 and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9. Both productions will be performed on the Theatre's professional stage beginning at 7:30pm with tickets for adults at $20 and $15 for students.
As a not-for-profit theatre the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, recognizing the importance of arts education for youth, has made its mission to "entertain, educate and inspire." COPA offers a challenging, innovative and quality theatre experience to students of every ability and provides professional theatre training as well as tools to develop their imagination and self-esteem. COPA students take classes in dance, voice, acting and musical theatre and workshops that feature local and national talent.
The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres and is located east of U.S. Highway 1 at 1001 East Indiantown Road and State Road A1A in Jupiter.
Melissa Wilkinson (561) 972-6132
1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33477