REJOICE!
JUBILANT TONY®-NOMINATED BROADWAY HIT
SISTER ACT
KICKS OFF SUMMER AT THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE

Show will be directed and choreographed by international performer and Conservatory faculty member Ricky Nahas

June 6, 2018 – The hilarious and joy-filled musical comedy smash Sister Act is just weeks away from its big Jupiter debut!

International performer and Conservatory faculty member Ricky Nahas will direct and choreograph the upcoming production of the beloved musical on June 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s stage. Fun for the entire family, tickets are $25 for adults; $20 for children.

The show will star 58 students from Palm Beach, Martin County and beyond who are participating in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts’ three-week Senior Conservatory summer camp (grades 6-12), in which students learn all aspects of theatre such as acting, dance and voice, culminating in full performances of Sister Act.  

Based on the hit 1992 film of the same name, Sister Act features music by Tony®- and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Disney Newsies, Disney Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane.

Filled with powerful gospel music and magnificent dancing, Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva who witnesses a murder and is put in protective custody in the one place that authorities are certain she won’t be found: a convent!

Disguised as a nun, she finds herself struggling to adapt to the convent’s rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, reveals her identity. Soon, her enemies are in pursuit – only to find themselves up against Deloris and the power of her newfound sisterhood.

The musical’s premiere at the Pasadena Playhouse in 2006 broke records, grossing $1,085,929 and becoming the highest grossing show in the venue’s history. The musical proceeded to a successful West End run in 2009 and a Broadway run in 2011 that earned five Tony Award® nominations, including Best Musical.

Sister Act has a wonderful message of finding your voice and using it to create positive change,” said Julie Rowe, director of education for the Conservatory. “It’s a steadfast tribute to the universal power of friendship and a lighthearted production perfect for all ages. Bring the whole family for an uplifting summer night out!”

Seen onstage in the Theatre’s professional productions of Les Misérables, The Wiz and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Nahas has served as a Conservatory faculty member for the past five years, teaching voice and dance. He previously directed and choreographed the Conservatory’s productions of Guys and Dolls, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, Jr., Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr., SEUSSICAL™ and Little Shop of Horrors, and also choreographed all three years of the Theatre’s productions of Through the Looking Glass. Notable roles include Radames in Aida, Mungojerrie in Cats, a swing and dance captain in the National Tour of Altar Boyz and Double J in Saturday Night Fever. Currently based in West Palm Beach, Nahas has performed throughout Europe, with TV credits that include Burn Notice and Guiding Light.

“I’m elated to be directing and choreographing such a moving and powerful musical on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s stage,” Nahas said. “Sister Act is a high-energy Broadway hit filled with fierce female roles, spirited dancing and pure unbridled joy. I’d like to encourage everyone to come see our area’s talented local students perform in this spirited show.”

Nahas is currently spending the three weeks of camp guiding students through the process of auditioning for a Broadway show, a fast-paced rehearsal schedule and the opportunity to showcase all that they’ve learned onstage, complete with costumes, sets, professional lighting and a professional theater orchestra.

“The Senior Conservatory is an excellent annual opportunity for local teens to have the chance to experience what it's like to work in professional theatre and perform on that Theatre’s stage in a full musical,” Rowe said.

The musical features design elements from a host of industry professionals, including scenic and props design by the Theatre’s properties master Casey Blanton, sound design by the Theatre’s resident sound designer Marty Mets, lighting design by Michael Jon Burris, costume design by Jerry Sturdefant, music direction from Conservatory faculty member John Mercurio, dance instruction assistance from dance captain Keagan Cerny and stage management from Noelle Dibble.

Showtimes for the Conservatory’s upcoming production of Sister Act are 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23. Tickets are $25 for adults; $20 for children. For tickets, call the Theatre’s box office at (561) 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.

About the Conservatory
Drawing nearly 600 students per year, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts is a premiere professional Conservatory that offers a challenging, innovative and quality theatre experience to students of all ages and abilities. In addition to a full schedule of classes, the Conservatory's hands-on workshops and master classes offer students an opportunity to learn first-hand from nationally known directors and Broadway performers, agents and local instructors. More than 25 percent of the Conservatory’s students receive scholarships. For more information about the Conservatory including a full schedule of classes, visit www.jupitertheatre.org/education.

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.   

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Calendar listing:

Sister Act – Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23

Filled with powerful gospel music, magnificent 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. Phone: (561) 575-2223. Visit www.jupitertheatre.org.

BROADWAY MEGAHIT
42ND STREET
SET TO DAZZLE AT THE
MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE

Nearly 60 students from the Theatre’s Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts will perform the Tony Award-winning musical on the Theatre’s stage

May 3, 2018 (Jupiter) – Come on along and listen to the Lullaby of Broadway when the spectacular song-and-dance musical 42nd Street hits the Maltz Jupiter Theatre stage!

With performances slated for Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19, the musical will feature 59 local students in grades 6-12 and members of the Theatre’s college-level Professional Training Program. Directed by Lea Roy, the musical will feature choreography by Broadway veteran Brian Andrews and music direction from John Mercurio.

A beloved musical comedy classic, 42nd Street is an American Dream story that features show-stopping dance numbers and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “We’re in the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway” and “42nd Street.”

“It’s impossible not to love 42nd Street,” said Julie Rowe, the Theatre’s director of education. “It’s an iconic story of Broadway and a love letter to those who make theatre happen on the great white way. The choreography is dazzling, the music is infectious and the sheer number of dancing feet is unforgettable. Audience members of all ages are invited to come see this phenomenal musical on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre stage!”

With a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin and Johnny Mercer and music by Harry Warren, the show’s original 1980 Broadway production became an instant hit and won the Tony Award® for Best Musical. The show’s 1984 London production won the Olivier Award for Best Musical and its 2001 Broadway revival won the Tony® for Best Revival.

Based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and the subsequent 1933 Hollywood film adaptation, the show focuses on aspiring chorus performer Peggy Sawyer – a newbie from Allentown, Pa. – and her efforts to star in a giant musical directed by famed dictatorial Great White Way director Julian Marsh at the height of the Great Depression.

“Instantly cheer-inducing!” wrote the New York Times, while The Guardian dubbed it “the ultimate backstage fairytale” and Variety raved that 42nd Street sparkles with an “old-fashioned, lavish showmanship that shines from every last sequin.”

The production will take place on the Theatre’s professional regional stage, complete with costumes, sets, lighting and accompaniment from by the same orchestra that accompanies the Theatre’s season musicals.

The musical features design elements from a host of industry professionals, including scenic and properties design by the Theatre’s properties master Casey Blanton, sound design by the Theatre’s resident sound designer Marty Mets, lighting design by Michael Jon Burris and costume design by Jerry Sturdefant.

Performances of 42nd Street will take place at 7:30 p.m. on May 18 and 19 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students. Call (561) 575-2223 for tickets or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.

About the Conservatory
Drawing nearly 600 students per year, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts is a premiere professional Conservatory that offers a challenging, innovative and quality theatre experience to students of all ages and abilities. In addition to a full schedule of classes, the Conservatory's hands-on workshops and master classes offer students an opportunity to learn first-hand from nationally known directors and Broadway performers, agents and local instructors. More than 25 percent of the Conservatory’s students receive scholarships. For more information about the Conservatory including a full schedule of classes, visit www.jupitertheatre.org/education.

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 8,000 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.   

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Media Contact:
Linnea Bailey (561) 713-0673
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Calendar listing:

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. Phone: (561) 575-2223. Visit www.jupitertheatre.org.

EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF
DISNEY MULAN JR
AT THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE

 Students from the Theatre’s Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts will perform the
breakthrough Disney empowerment musical on the Theatre’s stage

April 17, 2018 (Jupiter) – Bring the whole family on a daring and spectacular adventure through ancient China with Disney MULAN JR., onstage May 5 and 6 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.

With performances slated for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday (May 5) and 2 p.m. on Sunday (May 6), the musical will feature 30 local children in grades 3 – 5 who have been preparing for the production since January. Directed and choreographed by Ricky Nahas, the musical will feature music direction from John Mercurio, vocal coaching from Kim Cozort Kay and acting coaching from Lea Roy.

Based on the 1998 American animated Disney blockbuster and the story Fa Mulan by Robert D. San Souci, the story follows a young girl who disguises herself as a warrior in order to save her father. Featuring beloved songs such as “Reflection” and “I'll Make a Man Out of You,” the critically-acclaimed film earned instant worldwide fame, grossing $304 million and receiving both Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations.

Disney MULAN JR. is the ultimate girl power story, and it remains incredibly inspiring for patrons of all ages,” said Julie Rowe, the Theatre’s director of education. “Against all odds as a young girl from the village, Mulan dares to strive for more than society’s norms to save her family – and ultimately her country.”

The one-hour production is open to all ages and will take place on the Theatre’s professional regional stage, complete with costumes, sets, lighting and accompaniment from by the same orchestra that accompanies the Theatre’s season musicals.

“Our Conservatory productions are unique because everyone is welcome,” Rowe said. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to introduce theatre to younger patrons because it’s a concise show and features performers closer to their age, yet contains all of the magic seen in a professional production.”

The musical features design elements from a host of industry professionals, including scenic and properties design by the Theatre’s properties master Casey Blanton, sound design by the Theatre’s resident sound designer Marty Mets, lighting design by George Horrocks and costume design by Jerry Sturdefant.

Disney MULAN JR. features music and lyrics by David Zippel, Jeanine Tesori, Stephen Schwartz, Matthew Wilder and Alexa Junge, with music adapted and arranged and additional music and lyrics by Bryan Louiselle and a book adapted and additional lyrics by Patricia Cotter.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students for each of the performances. Call (561) 575-2223 for tickets or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.

About the Conservatory
Drawing nearly 600 students per year, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts is a premiere professional Conservatory that offers a challenging, innovative and quality theatre experience to students of all ages and abilities. In addition to a full schedule of classes, the Conservatory's hands-on workshops and master classes offer students an opportunity to learn first-hand from nationally known directors and Broadway performers, agents and local instructors. More than 25 percent of the Conservatory’s students receive scholarships. For more information about the Conservatory including a full schedule of classes, visit www.jupitertheatre.org/education.

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 8,000 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.   

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Calendar listing:

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. Phone: (561) 575-2223. Visit www.jupitertheatre.org.

MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE
TO HOST PREMIERE
NEW WORKS THEATRE FESTIVAL

The inaugural festival will feature new and established theatre writers from Florida and New York and showcase a new play commission, readings, concerts and 10-minute musicals written by students


March 28, 2018 (Jupiter) – This April, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre will launch an ambitious and innovative weeklong theatre festival focused on the world of new works.

Taking place April 16 through 22, the inaugural ARC New Works Theatre Festival will feature a variety of works in different stages of development, taking audiences through the process of creating new work. The festival will showcase new and established theatre writers from Florida and New York and feature a new play commission, readings, concerts and 10-minute musicals written by students.

A direct result of the fully-funded endowment created by the Maltz Family Foundation and other benefactors, the festival will give the Theatre the opportunity to workshop new theatrical pieces and experiment with content.

“Regional theaters have the responsibility to contribute to the national landscape of new works,” said Andrew Kato, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s producing artistic director and chief executive. “As an integral part of the Theatre’s mission to educate, entertain and inspire, the ARC New Works Theatre Festival will encompass a wide variety of works in different stages of development. Some works will have just been staged, some will be completely finished and some will be workshopped with a different spin on what was already written.” 

The building will be buzzing throughout the festival, with actors in residence rehearsing in area of the Theatre while the orchestra rehearses in another. Creative teams will use all of the building’s rehearsal spaces. In an effort to educate audiences about the process of creating new work, the Theatre will be hosting a talk back after each show.

“New works are vital to theatre if we want theatre to stay relevant as an art form,” said Florida composer and writer John Mercurio. “Only new work by living artists can reflect the current culture and the pulse of our times. As with all art, people are craving to see themselves – their contemporary life journeys – represented in theatre. This offers a sense of comfort, conversation and inspiration.”

The title for the festival is inspired by the literary concept of a play or musical’s dramatic arc, which consists of the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and denouement. The title also implies a forward moving action – not only in the plot development of a dramatic piece, but the furthering of progress in new works themselves.

The festival will include work from such notable playwrights as Mercurio, Christopher Demos-Brown and Ryan Scott Oliver.

The schedule includes:

1001 Nights – Monday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m.
A passionate story of survival, 1001 Nights is a traditional musical comedy with music and lyrics by John Mercurio, book by Kenneth Allan Vega and conceived and developed by Andrew Kato, with orchestration by Glen Rovinelli. A moving testament to the power of storytelling, 1001 Nights tells the tale of Sophie, a runaway slave searching for freedom in antebellum United States. Upon her escape North, she finds refuge in New England abolitionists masquerading as a traveling troupe of actors on their way to Ohio. A month into her journey, Sophie learns that a bounty hunter is on the pursuit and poses as an actress in the traveling show. With only one night separating her from the Ohio River and freedom, Sophie is forced to tell stories on stage to save her life. Two musical scores in one, 1001 Nights is filled with bright, colorful musical numbers that comprise the onstage portion of the show and powerful, emotional songs evoking the internal lives of the characters offstage. 1001 Nights will be presented as a concert on the Theatre’s stage.

10-Minute Musical Showcase Performances – Wednesday, April 18, at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The culmination of a 10-week musical theatre playwriting course taught by John Mercurio and Andrew Kato, three teams of students will present their original 10-minute musicals on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s stage, complete with a professional orchestra and more. Patrons will also be seated on the Theatre’s stage in this immersive and unique experience. Performances include 10 Years Without You, by Skye Alyssa Friedman and Allegra Miles; The Letter, by Ashley Banker and Marty Mets; and Hex!, by Alexander Goodwin-Elam, Chloe Laine-Lobsinger and Ashley Smith. Come see work from the next generation of artists before they hit it big!

Three Points of Contact – Friday. April 20, at 7:30 p.m.
A new American musical by Ryan Scott Oliver, Three Points of Contact is a story about what one couple will do to hold their marriage together. Newlyweds “Pooch” and Amy Harvey — he, a once-great but now conflicted composer, and she, a combat photographer fighting in Iraq — are proud of their progressive views on sex and marriage and anxious for their forthcoming child. When they miscarry and struggle to conceive again, their marriage (and sex life) strains to the brink; so much so that when Amy re-deploys for her second tour of Iraq and Pooch takes on an attractive pupil, they seek relief and find personal growth in new partners. With an electronic pop-rock score, Three Points of Contact checks in on contemporary American marriage in 2017 the way Company did in 1970. Anyone who has ever committed themselves to another person will discover themselves in this daring new musical, and with plenty to discuss on the drive home. Three Points of Contact will be presented as a concert on the Theatre’s stage. Contains strong language and adult themes.

Application Pending – Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Written by Greg Edwards and Andy Sandberg and directed by Andy Sandberg, Application Pending is a new comedy about the hilariously cutthroat world of kindergarten admissions at a New York private school. One actor portrays rookie admissions officer Chris and over forty other wild personalities he encounters during his first day on the job. Application Pending premiered off-Broadway with one woman playing all of the roles. The show opened to rave reviews, earning a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Solo Show and a BroadwayWorld.com Award for Best New Off-Broadway Play. Taking place in the Green Room Club Level Lounge, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre is proud to present the reimagined play with Jeremy Morse portraying the role of Chris. “For some, it’s kindergarten. For these parents, it’s WAR.”

Captiva – Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m.
Miami-based playwright Christopher Demos-Brown will present a reading of his award-winning play Captiva. When a woman invites her fiancé to her family’s traditional island getaway, she hopes to renew old ties and find the imagined comfort of her youth. Instead, pent-up secrets and frustrations are set loose when everyone finds themselves trapped in by a late season hurricane. Captiva is a dark comedy that explores self-delusion and the fragility of family in contemporary suburban America. The reading will take place in the Green Room Club Level Lounge.

Coral Gables – Sunday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m.
Christopher Demos-Brown will present a reading of his brand-new play Coral Gables. Commissioned by the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, the play is a dark comic story of a contemporary suburban family dealing with the changing landscape of U.S. culture over a period of four decades. The play follows the family from Nixon’s resignation to modern times as they confront the perils of life, love, politics and death during a pivotal half-century of American history. Coral Gables expands on Demos-Brown’s earlier play Captiva to form an epic portrait of the contemporary American family. Taking place in the Theatre’s Green Room Club Level Lounge, the reading of the new play will feature a cast of acclaimed South Florida actors and follow a reading of Captiva earlier that day.

Major support for the Arc New Works Theatre Festival provided by John Osher and the Clark Family Private Foundation, Inc. Additional support by The Derbes Foundation, Ed Ricci, Richard Sussman and Insight Through Education. The festival is also made possible through the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Endowment, with special thanks to Milton and Tamar Maltz and countless generous donors.

All festival events are free to attend, though seating is limited. Please call the box office for additional information about specific performances at (561) 575-2223.

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 8,000 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.   

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