(Jupiter, FL) June ##, 2008 – The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Conservatory of Performing Arts (COPA) students will present their rendition of the everlasting childhood story of Peter Pan, the Musical on Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26. Eighty students enrolled in the Junior Summer Conservatory ages 8 – 13 will sing, dance and act in this classic musical. During the three week camp, all eighty students must audition, learn the songs and dances of the musical, and finally perform to a public audience on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s professional stage. At the same time, these same eighty students will learn backstage skills such as building and painting the set and scenery.
Judy Gelman, Director of Education at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre and Director and Choreographer of Peter Pan, the Musical says, “My first trip to see live theatre was to Peter Pan and hooked me for life! My dad took me to see the musical when I was five years old and I will never forget the experience.” Gelman chose Peter Pan, the Musical in order to get the campers excited about theatre and performance. “With such a large cast to work with, this musical requires a lot of interaction amongst performers so they can learn the meaning of ensemble work,” says Gelman.
Peter Pan is the tale that never ages just like the characters involved in the story. This heart-felt story about Neverland and its magical world includes such recognized songs as “I’m Flying”, “Neverland”, “I won’t grow up” and many more!
Showtimes are 7:30 pm on both evenings. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students under 18 and are available at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Box Office, online at www.jupitertheatre.org or by phone at 561-575-2223 or 800-445-1666.
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre opened in February 2004 as a 550-seat, not-for-profit regional theatre at the former Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre location. The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres. The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is located east of U.S. Highway 1 at 1001 East Indiantown Road and State Road A1A in Jupiter.
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(Jupiter, FL) - July 18, 2008 –Andrew Kato, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Artistic Director, and Tricia Trimble, Managing Director announce the 2008/2009 limited engagement lineup including three pop orchestra selections, three children performances and three Doo Wop series!
“We are excited to once again present our eclectic group of limited engagements placed throughout the season including a few returning favorites and new impressive one-night events,” says Kato, “In addition to a full season of five self-produced productions, the Theatre adds these additional engagements so we can continue to present something for everyone.”
This year’s limited engagements will include a diverse selection of shows ranging from the Kids Korner Series to the Comedy Series. The season starts off with the Doo Wop Series presenting Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge on Friday, October 24th revisiting hits such as “Sixteen Candles”.
In an effort to provide programming for our young theatre-goers, the Kids Korner Series will present Sleeping Beauty, The Velveteen Rabbit and The Three Little Pigs sponsored by Chick-fil-A at the Gardens Mall. These three classic story-book productions are ideal for children ages 5- 12 years of age.
Join the Theatre in December with the New Gardens Band – “Home for the Holidays” and the “Doo Wop Holiday Bop”. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the political satire of Capitol Steps, a sold-out event for the last four seasons.
Next, you will be laughing out-loud to the all new comedy of Robert Dubac in The Male Intellect: The 2nd Coming!
Don’t miss the solo piano concert by George Winston on Monday, February 9th, sponsored by the Ritz Carlton Club & Spa. Back by popular demand for two nights, the dynamic Irish trio, Celtic Tenors, will thrill audiences with a mix of classical, traditional and pop compositions on Sunday and Monday, February 15th and 16th. The Indian River Pops Orchestra will join us again for themed evenings including “Movie Madness” and “Tribute to Broadway.”
Additionally, single tickets for all season plays, musicals and limited engagements will be on sale to the public August 8th, 2008 at 10:00am. For those interested in becoming a subscriber, order forms are available online at www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.
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.
Show set in the 1960s highlights skills of local young theatre students, both onstage and off
August 22, 2011 (Jupiter) – A student-produced show at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre aims to lead theatergoers on a journey through the 1960s and civil rights movement.
With hands-on guidance and mentoring from industry professionals who work at the regional theater, a team of high school students is currently creating and producing the play “The Good Times are Killing Me,” a coming-of-age story about interracial conflict and the friendship between two girls. The show will premiere at the Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 17.
A poignant drama, Lynda Barry's first play is about Edna, a pre-adolescent girl of the mid-1960s who believes in racial harmony and develops an interracial friendship with Bonna, the girl next door. Life changes as the accelerating civil rights movement converges on the streets of her neighborhood, as soul music provides a soundtrack for the story’s laughter, bitterness and heartbreak.
The student team saw more than 50 young aspiring performers at Aug. 6 auditions and cast 22 local actors, ages 8-18. The diverse group of actors and student team members hails from as far as Miami, and for many, the show is their first experience onstage or behind the scenes.
“This show is truly going to be incredible, and we have amazing talent both on and off our stage,” said the show’s producer, Nicky Wood, 16. “The play is based on the book by Lynda Barry, and the material is brilliant, insightful and thoughtful. The show was very successful off Broadway, and I think our audiences are going to see why.”
Part of the Theatre’s Emerging Artist Series, the show is sponsored in part by Betty and Rodger Hess, Tamar and Milton Maltz, Bonnie and John Osher, The Roy A. Hunt Foundation and Muriel and Ralph Saltzman.
Tickets to The Good Times are Killing Me (Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m.) are $15 for student and $20 for adults, and may be purchased by calling (561) 575-2223 or by visiting www.jupitertheatre.org. Note: strong language and adult subject matter.
About the Youth Artists’ Chair
A new mentorship initiative at the Theatre, the project aligns high school students with individual theater staff members for one-on-one mentoring and guidance during the creation process of the show. The student team leaders went through an extensive interview process and were hand-chosen by a committee at the Theatre. They have taken on specific roles that include producer, director, set designer, lighting designer, costume designer and more, and have been working with their mentors to prepare to mount the show onto the professional theatre stage.
About the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
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. For more information about the Theatre’s upcoming shows and Conservatory of Performing Arts, visit www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.