MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE
ANNOUNCES SMASH HIT MUSICAL
MAMMA MIA!
AS PART OF 2018/19 SEASON

The Tony®-nominated blockbuster will have a rare four-week run in a season that also features Steel Magnolias, Disney Beauty and the Beast, A Doll’s House, Part 2 and West Side Story

April 2, 2018 (Jupiter) – The Maltz Jupiter Theatre has announced that the big and splashy Broadway hit Mamma Mia! is the long-awaited surprise show of its 2018/19 season!

While the Theatre’s season was announced in January, the Theatre’s agreement with its licensors prevented an official press announcement of Mamma Mia! until April 1. The mega-musical is anticipated to be so popular that the Theatre has added a rare fourth week, something that has not been done since the Theatre’s production of Les Misérables in 2015.

Based on the songs of ABBA with music and lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson and a book by Catherine Johnson, Mamma Mia! tells the story of Sophie, a young woman desperate to find her biological father as her wedding day approaches. After reading her mother’s diary from a wild summer 20 years ago, Sophie learns that her dad could be one of three men. She invites the men to her wedding without telling her mother, who is unprepared by the surprise reunion with her three ex-lovers. What ensues is one unforgettable trip down the aisle!

“Although Mamma Mia! utilizes popular songs, having this production in our intimate theatre under the direction of Carbonell Award-winning director Mark Martino will bring us closer to the story of a young woman in search of family,” said Andrew Kato, the Theatre’s producing artistic director and chief executive. “The beloved musical is just one of a vibrant selection of plays and musicals that everyone will be talking about.”

The 2018/19 season will begin with Steel Magnolias (October 28 – November 11), a beloved American comedy/drama that examines the complexities of six women’s lives as they navigate love, loss and the fierceness of friendship. We continue with Disney Beauty and the Beast (November 27 – December 16), the spectacular and timeless Broadway blockbuster that tells the story of a tenacious beauty who meets a prince-turned-beast. Next up is Mamma Mia! (January 15 – February 10), the Tony Award®-nominated smash hit musical that will have you dancing in your seat to ABBA’s greatest hits. Then join us for the South Florida regional premiere of A Doll’s House, Part 2, an uproariously funny comedy fresh from its Broadway run that imagines Nora’s untold story after leaving her marriage in Henrik Ibsen’s famed play. Our incredible season ends with West Side Story, the Tony Award®-winning sizzling dance musical about two star-crossed lovers caught between warring street gangs.

A hit on both London’s West End and Broadway, Mamma Mia’s Broadway incarnation closed in September 2015 after a 14-year run and 5,758 performances, making it the ninth longest-running show in Broadway history. The musical was adapted as a hit 2008 film starring Meryl Streep, with a sequel slated for release in 2018.

Groups are encouraged to attend Mamma Mia!, with incomparable seating available to those who reserve tickets early.

“As a special incentive to book the third and fourth weeks of Mamma Mia!, anyone who puts together a group of 10 or more will be seated before individual tickets go on sale to the public,” said Dana Munson, the Theatre’s director of marketing. “Start planning an unforgettable night out with friends or family today!”

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 2018/19 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, one free drink of choice with ticket purchase (evening performances only for season shows), panoramic views of the stage and a private entrance and elevator.

Subscriptions begin at $218. Subscribers save up to 25 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. Single tickets for special productions, special engagements and limited engagements are currently on sale. Single play and musical tickets go on sale August 20 at 10 a.m. (Subscribers may purchase single tickets and request exchanges starting a week in advance: August 13 at 10 a.m.)

Steel Magnolias is sponsored by Priscilla Heublein, Disney Beauty and the Beast is sponsored by Admirals Cove Foundation and Mamma Mia! is sponsored by John McDonald Company, Kathy and Joe Savarese Homecare America, Isanne and Sandy Fisher and Jana and Ken Kahn, LRP Publications. A Doll’s House, Part 2 is sponsored by Jodie and Dan Hunt and the Roy A. Hunt Foundation and West Side Story is sponsored by Suzanne Niedland in Loving Memory of Art and Meg Niedland and The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation.

For more information about current and upcoming shows at the Theatre, call (561) 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org. For more information on bringing your group to the Theatre, contact community relationships ambassador Cheryl McDermott at (561) 972-6117.

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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THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE’S CONSERVATORY
NAMES RECIPIENTS OF ANNUAL AWARDS

Benefit luncheon for the not-for-profit Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts will take place Saturday, April 7, at Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa


March 23, 2018 (Jupiter) – The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts has announced the recipients of its annual Conservatory Awards.

Named for donors who have made the physical construction of the Conservatory possible, the ten awards are merit-based acknowledgements of hard work, positive attitudes and willingness to go the extra mile.

“We have many hardworking students at our Conservatory, but these students, in particular, have shown perseverance and determination throughout the year,” said Julie Rowe, the Theatre’s director of education. “We are so grateful to the donors and parents that help make the Conservatory such a wonderful place for our students to continue to flourish and cultivate their talents.”

The winners will be honored at a public fundraiser luncheon on Saturday, April 7, at Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa. The event will include performances from the Theatre’s Youth Touring Company, Professional Training Program and a special preview song from the upcoming musical 42nd Street, which will be performed May 18 and 19 at the Theatre and features many of the award recipients.

Listed below are the Conservatory’s 2018 recipients:

Conservatory Professional Training Program student Madeline Gilbert, 19, earned the Diane and James Perrella Unity Award, presented to the student who continually strives to promote unity in all aspects of the classroom and performance, demonstrates the notable moral qualities of selflessness and honor, pulls people together and is respected by their peers. Madeline has performed in five Conservatory shows and has served as stage manager for three shows through the Conservatory and Theatre’s Youth Artists’ Chair program. She is currently in her first year of the Professional Training Program.

Conservatory ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre, musical theatre playwriting and audition techniques student Ashley Banker, 17, earned the Mary Ellen and Dermot Healey Leadership Award, given to the student who has inspired and motivated their fellow classmates, makes decisions in the best interest of their peers and holds production values high. Ashley has performed in eight productions through the Theatre and Conservatory and served as director of the Theatre’s Youth Artists’ Chair production of The Diary of Anne Frank. She is a senior homeschooled student.

Conservatory musical theatre, tap, voice and audition techniques student Ashley D’Amato, 12, earned the Jodi Ann Saltzman Memorial Award for the “Most Spirited,” given to a student who is always willing to give of themselves to the moment and continues to pursue their love of the performing arts with passion and enthusiasm. Ashley has performed in eight Conservatory productions. She is in sixth grade at Independence Middle School. 

Conservatory ballet, musical theater and tap student Brielle Cohen, 16, earned the Dr. Bernard and Phyllis Eisenstein Cultural Award, presented to the student who is aware of the impact their rich cultural heritage has on the arts, shares their heritage freely and celebrates cultural differences. Brielle has performed in ten productions through the Theatre and Conservatory, served as costume designer for the Theatre’s Youth Artists’ Chair production of The Diary of Anne Frank and performs with the Theatre’s Youth Touring Company and Dance Company. She is a sophomore at Jupiter High School.

Conservatory jazz, musical theatre and tap student Gabriella Smith, 14, earned the O’Hagan Family Award for Outstanding Improvement, presented to the student who has shown marked progress in any one of the three disciplines – acting, dance or voice. Gabriella has performed in 13 productions through the Theatre and Conservatory and performs with the Theatre’s Youth Touring Company. She is in eighth grade at Bak Middle School of the Arts.

Conservatory jazz, musical theatre, tap and voice student Jaelyn Korkin, 11, earned the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Guild Award for Outstanding Improvement, presented to the student who has shown commitment, determination and marked progress in any one of the three disciplines – acting, dance or voice. Jaelyn has performed in five Conservatory productions. She is in fifth grade at Jupiter Elementary School.

Conservatory Professional Training Program student Allegra Muilenburg, 15, earned the Rick and Peggy Katz Award for Outstanding Achievement, presented to the student who has shown marked progress in all three disciplines (acting, dance and voice), shows excellence in attendance and preparation and maintains a positive attitude. Allegra has performed in seven productions through the Theatre and Conservatory. She is currently in her first year of the Professional Training Program.

Conservatory musical theater, ballet, pointe, jazz and tap student Alina Pimentel, 17, earned the Paul and Sandra Goldner Award for Outstanding Commitment, presented to the student who has shown outstanding collaboration and dedication to the theatre and displays care, dedication, and a pay-it-forward attitude. Alina has performed in 12 productions through the Theatre and Conservatory and performs with the Theatre’s Youth Touring Company and Dance Company. She is a junior at Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches.

Conservatory ballet, jazz, musical theatre and voice student Cosette Gresh, 13, earned the Julie Rowe Shining Star Award, presented to a student who is a true shining example of leadership. The student shows commitment to excellence and inspiration and expresses kindness and generosity of spirit. Cosette has performed in seven Conservatory productions and performs with the Theatre’s Youth Touring Company. She is in eighth grade at Bak Middle School of the Arts.

Conservatory acting, ballet, jazz, musical theatre and tap student Mia Langbert, 12, earned the Brian Andrews Award for Discipline, presented to a student who displays a positive attitude, an enviable work-ethic and is a role model to others. The student regularly goes above and beyond expectations and their personal conduct exemplifies the meaning of discipline. Mia has performed in six Conservatory productions and performed with the Theatre’s Dance Company. She is in sixth grade at Jupiter Middle School.

The 2018 Conservatory Awards Benefit Luncheon will benefit the Conservatory and take place Saturday, April 7, from noon to 2 p.m. at Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa. The public is welcome; tickets are $75 per person ($40 is tax deductible). To RSVP and order tickets, please call Alexa Evans at (561) 972-6212.

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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VACATION CAMPS AND MORE
AT THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE
GOLDNER CONSERVATORY OF PERFORMING ARTS

Junior and Senior Conservatory Campers will present the full musicals Sister Act and The Wizard of Oz, Young Performers’ Edition onstage at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre


March 2, 2018 (Jupiter) – Where can you find characters from Scooby Doo, Monsters, Inc., SpongeBob SquarePants and large-scale kids’ musicals under one roof?

At the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s popular Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts camp programs, of course!

With a flexible schedule, budding young performers will participate in a broad range of theatre-related activities, including acting, dancing, singing, prop-making, improvisation, storytelling and more. Many of the summer camps conclude with unique themed showcase performances.

The two largest camp shows will be performed on the Theatre’s stage: the Senior Conservatory’s Sister Act and the Junior Conservatory’s The Wizard of Oz, Young Performers’ Edition. The musicals will be performed complete with professional production values: sets, costumes, lights, a full orchestra and more. Enrollment fees are all-inclusive, covering all costumes and performance-related costs.

“Our vacation camps have something for everyone, from dance, improv and musical theatre to comedy,” said Julie Rowe, director of education for the Conservatory. “Our goal is to make sure that all of our students have fun, express their creativity, build confidence and have the opportunity to perform in a safe, supportive environment.”

A great way to introduce young children to theatre, the Conservatory’s vacation camp offerings include a five-day The Incredibles-themed spring break camp for grades K-5 (March 19 – 23), complete with a separate afternoon camp for students either staying through the afternoon or new campers. The Senior Conservatory will take place June 4 – 22 (with full performances of Sister Act on June 22 and 23), while the Junior Conservatory will take place July 9 – 27 (with full performances of The Wizard of Oz, Young Performers’ Edition on July 27 and 28).

Other camp options include a one-week Scooby Doo-themed afternoon musical theatre camp (June 4 – 8), a one-week Monsters, Inc.-themed afternoon musical theatre camp (June 11 – 15) and a one-week Toy Story-themed afternoon musical theatre camp (June 18 – 22), all for grades K – 2 and 3 – 5; three sessions of one-week Dance Intensive Camps for grades 6 – 12 (June 25 – 29, July 9 – 13 and July 30 – August 3); a Winnie the Pooh-themed musical theatre camp for grades K – 2 and a SpongeBob camp for grades 3 – 5, followed by an afternoon Winnie the Pooh-themed camp for grades K – 2 and 3 – 5 (June 25 – 29); a four-day Drama Dragon-themed camp, followed by an afternoon camp for grades K-2 and 3-5 (July 2 – 6); a week of afternoon Wizard of Oz-themed camp for grades 3 – 5 (July 9 – 13); and a Finding Nemo-themed camp for grades K – 2 and Kung Fu Panda-themed camp for grades 3 – 5, followed by an afternoon Finding Nemo-themed camp for grades K-2 (July 30 – August 3).

Here’s a look at upcoming vacation camp offerings at the Conservatory:

March 19 – 23 – The Incredibles Theme Spring Break Camp, grades K – 5
This spring break, explore acting with The Incredibles! Students will explore acting, voice, and movement with a The Incredibles theme, culminating in a showcase for family and friends on March 23 at 2 p.m. in the Conservatory. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; $215.

March 19 – 23 – More Incredibles! Afternoon Spring Break Camp, grades K – 5
This spring break, continue the fun of The Incredibles! Students will explore acting, voice, and movement with a “More Incredibles!” theme, culminating in a showcase for family and friends on March 23 at 6 p.m. in the Conservatory. Monday – Friday, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m..; $100.

June 4 – 8 – Scooby Doo Afternoon Musical Theatre Camp, grades K – 2 and 3 – 5
Students in grades K – 2 and 3 – 5 will explore acting, voice and movement with a Scooby Doo theme, culminating in a showcase for family and friends on June 8 at 6 p.m. in the Conservatory. Monday – Friday, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m..; $100

June 11 – 15 – Monsters, Inc. Afternoon Musical Theatre Camp, grades K – 2 and 3 – 5
Students in grades K – 2 and 3 – 5 will explore acting, voice and movement with a Monsters, Inc. theme, culminating in a showcase for family and friends on June 15 at 6 p.m. in the Conservatory. Monday – Friday, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m..; $100

June 18 – 22 – Toy Story Afternoon Musical Theatre Camp, grades K – 2 and 3 – 5
Students in grades K – 2 and 3 – 5 will explore acting, voice and movement with a Toy Story theme, culminating in a showcase for family and friends on June 22 at 6 p.m. in the Conservatory. Monday – Friday, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m..; $100

June 4 – 22 – Senior Conservatory, grades 6 – 12 – Sister Act
Students in grades 6 – 12 will rehearse and perform Sister Act on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre stage. The production camp includes three full weeks of instruction, rehearsals and costumes for both performances; all students will be a part of the production, with auditions held for placement only. The production will be led by Ricky Nahas, John Mercurio and Keagan Cerny. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; $810.  Performances will take place June 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m.

June 25 – 29 – Winnie the Pooh Camp, grades K – 2
Students in grades K – 2 will explore acting, voice and movement with a Winnie the Pooh theme, culminating in a showcase for family and friends on June 29 at 2 p.m. in the Conservatory. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; $215.

June 25 – 29 – SpongeBob Camp, grades 3 – 5
Students in grades 3 – 5 will explore acting, voice and movement with a SpongeBob SquarePants theme, culminating in a showcase for family and friends on June 29 at 3 p.m. in the Conservatory. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; $215.

June 25 – 29 – More Winnie the Pooh! Afternoon Musical Theatre Camp, grades K – 2 and 3 – 5
Students in grades K – 2 and 3 – 5 will explore acting, voice and movement with a “More Winnie the Pooh” theme, culminating in a showcase for family and friends on June 29 at 6 p.m. in the Conservatory. Monday – Friday, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m..; $100

June 25 – 29 – Dance Intensive #1, grades 6-12
Under the guidance of Conservatory faculty member Alexa Evans, students in grades 6 – 12 will experience one week of “dance intensive” camp, focusing on ballet, jazz and tap. There will be no showcase performance; classroom content is technique-focused only. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; $215.

July 2 – 6 (no class July 4) – Four-day Drama Dragon Camp, grades K – 2
This summer, enjoy summer camp with Drama Dragon! Students in grades K – 2 will explore acting, voice and movement with a Drama Dragon theme, culminating in a showcase for family and friends on July 6 at 2 p.m. in the Conservatory. Monday  – Friday (no class Wednesday, July 4), 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; $175.

July 2 – 6 (no class July 4) – Four-day Drama Dragon Camp, grades 3 – 5
This summer, enjoy summer camp with Drama Dragon! Students in grades 3 – 5 will explore acting, voice and movement with a Drama Dragon theme, culminating in a showcase for family and friends on July 6 at 3 p.m. in the Conservatory. Monday  – Friday (no class Wednesday, July 4), 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; $175.

July 2 – 6 (no class July 4) – More Drama Dragon! Afternoon Musical Theatre Camp, grades K-2 and 3 – 5
Students in grades K – 2 and 3 – 5 will explore acting, voice and movement with a More Drama Dragon theme, culminating in a showcase for family and friends on July 6 at 6 p.m. in the Conservatory. Monday – Friday (no class Wednesday, July 4), 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m..; $80

July 9 – 13  – Dance Intensive #2, grades 6-12
Under the guidance of Broadway professional Brian Andrews, students in grades 6 – 12 will experience one week of “dance intensive” camp, focusing on ballet, jazz and tap. There will be no showcase performance; classroom content is technique-focused only. Monday – Friday, 3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; $215.

July 9 – 27 - Junior Conservatory, grades 3 – 5 – The Wizard of Oz, Young Performers’ Edition
Students in grades 3 – 5 will rehearse and perform The Wizard of Oz, Young Performers’ Edition on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre stage. The production camp includes three full weeks of instruction, rehearsals and costumes for performance; all students will be a part of the production, with auditions held for placement only. The production will be led by Ricky Nahas and John Mercurio. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; $810.  Performances will take place July 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m.

July 9 – 13 – More Wizard of Oz! Afternoon Theatre Camp, grades 3 – 5
Students in grades 3 – 5 will explore acting, voice and movement with a “More Wizard of Oz” theme, culminating in a showcase for family and friends on July 13 at 6 p.m. in the Conservatory. Monday – Friday, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m..; $100

July 30 – August 3 – Finding Nemo Camp, grades K-2
Students in grades K – 2 will explore acting, voice and movement with a Finding Nemo theme, culminating in a showcase for family and friends on August 3 at 2 p.m. in the Conservatory. Explore musical theatre and “just keep swimming!” Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; $215.

July 30 – August 3 – Kung Fu Panda Camp, grades 3-5
Students in grades 3 – 5 will explore acting, voice and movement with a Kung Fu Panda theme, culminating in a showcase for family and friends on August 3 at 3 p.m. in the Conservatory. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; $215.

July 30 – August 3 – More Finding Nemo! Afternoon Musical Theatre Camp, grades K-2
Students in grades K – 2 will explore acting, voice and movement with a “More Finding Nemo” theme, culminating in a showcase for family and friends on August 3 at 6 p.m. in the Conservatory. Monday – Friday, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m..; $100

July 30 – August 3 – Dance Intensive #3, grades 6-12
Under the guidance of Broadway professional Brian Andrews, students in grades 6 – 12 will experience one week of “dance intensive” camp, focusing on ballet, jazz and tap. There will be no showcase performance; classroom content is technique-focused only. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; $215.

Registration is now open for the Conservatory’s vacation camp programs. Call 561-575-2672 for more information or register online at www.jupitertheatre.org/education.

You also won’t want to miss the classic musicals Disney MULAN JR. and 42nd Street in May, featuring students in the Conservatory’s signature Musical Theatre Production classes:

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.

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 $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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MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE
SEEKS MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PRODUCE
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

A free ‘summer intensive’ mentorship program offers one-on-one guidance to produce show on the Theatre’s professional stage

February 26, 2018 (Jupiter) – The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is offering local middle and high school students the chance to produce a renowned American masterpiece.

Under the guidance of industry professionals at Florida’s largest award-winning professional regional theatre, the Theatre is inviting students in grades 6-12 to apply to be part of a free summer mentorship program to produce the play To Kill a Mockingbird, adapted by Christopher Sergel from the 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee. The show will take place on the Theatre’s stage on Saturday, August 11, at 7:30 p.m.

It’s 1935, and racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama, where young Jean Louise Finch – better known by her nickname, Scout – manages to live a carefree existence. All of that changes when she watches her father, Atticus, defend an innocent man. Scout’s journey brings her to realize that just because society portrays something as being true doesn’t mean that it is fact. She also soon learns that growing up often means doing what is right, even when it comes at great cost. To Kill a Mockingbird has long been considered an American masterpiece about the power of childhood innocence, morality and love.

To Kill A Mockingbird is a powerful seminal classic that tackles issues of compassion, inequality and strength with warmth and courage,” said Julie Rowe, director of education for the Theatre. “Though the book was written more than 50 years ago, I know this will be a life-changing drama for our students to produce.”

Known as the Youth Artists’ Chair, the project aligns middle and high school students with individual Theatre staff members for one-on-one mentoring and guidance during the creation process of the show. Through the project, students have produced the dramas The Diary of Anne Frank, Rhinoceros, The Glass Menagerie, The Crucible, Hamlet, The Laramie Project and The Good Times are Killing Me since 2011.

To Kill A Mockingbird is one of the most celebrated novels in modern American literature, and I’m looking forward to seeing how our students interpret the play,” Rowe said. “The Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s annual Youth Artists’ Chair mentorship program has become a place where students can spend their summer working on a dynamic, significant project with their peers.”

Applicants for the project will be interviewed and chosen by a committee. Winning students will then take on specific roles throughout the summer months that include producer, director, set designer, costume designer, lighting designer, sound designer, properties designer, stage manager, assistant stage manager, marketing, press relations, development, carpentry/electrics, run crew and wardrobe. The students will then lead three weeks of rehearsals before mounting the show on stage.

The deadline to apply for the project is March 12, with interviews that will take place through March 17. Please note: this production explores mature themes. Submission packets are available by visiting www.jupitertheatre.org/youth-artists-chair-program

Those chosen for the role of director and producer will also assist in casting the show’s young performers. With casting open for local students in grades 6-12, open auditions and callbacks for the show will be held April 29 from noon to 4 p.m. Students interested in auditioning for To Kill A Mockingbird should come prepared with a one-minute monologue in the style of the show; pre-registration is required. For additional audition information and an audition appointment, call (561) 743-2666, ext. 123.

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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