NOTHING LIKE A DAME:

MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE’S GALA
SET TO HONOR AMAZING WOMEN
AT THE BREAKERS PALM BEACH

The Theatre’s annual gala will celebrate 11 incredible supporters as well as marvelous women throughout history

January 19, 2017 (Jupiter) – Plans are underway to make the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s annual gala Nothing Like A Dame the most spectacular fundraising event yet!

Inspired by the upcoming musical South Pacific and the generosity of the Theatre’s loyal supporters through the years, the luxurious affair will take place on Saturday, February 24, at The Breakers Palm Beach. Led by Grande Dame Connie M. Frankino and Honorary Chair Kim Tiano, the evening will honor 11 irreplaceable “Honorary Dames” that have been instrumental in the Theatre’s success: Sharon Domino, Debra A. Elmore, Vickie Farber, Sandra Goldner, Priscilla Heublein, Sallie Korman, Diane Perrella, Bebe Riccardo, Kathy Savarese, Robin B. Smith and in loving memory of Cornelia T. Bailey.

“Our largest fundraiser of the year will exemplify the Theatre’s mission of entertaining, educating and inspiring our community,” said Suellen Mann, the Theatre’s director of development. “Nothing Like A Dame is a terrific reason to get dressed up and enjoy an extraordinary evening for a wonderful cause: the largest regional theater in Florida, which wouldn’t be here without its generous supporters.”

Considered to be one of South Florida’s most elegant “must attend” annual events, the Theatre’s development team has spent the past year working with the design and lighting studios at The Breakers creating the perfect vision for the ball. Guests will encounter a historic ballroom aglow in candlelight with a lavish palette of gold, purple, orange and hot pink, complete with dramatic colorful, jewel-toned floral centerpieces to set the stage for a sumptuous three-course dinner.

Spectacular entertainment will include an exclusive performance by two-time Tony Award® winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, as well as an 80-student children’s choir made up of students from the Theatre’s Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts and youth performers from the Theatre’s Professional Training Program. An orchestra will bring all the drama and beauty of live theatre into the evening, and a special tribute to marvelous women will enchant and delight all who attend.

“The Maltz Jupiter Theatre has been very fortunate to have so many incredible female supporters through the years, and we thought it only fitting to honor them in the best way possible: through an exquisite celebration,” said Andrew Kato, the Theatre’s producing artistic director and chief executive. “Nothing Like a Dame is about the incomparable support we’ve received from all in the community that continue to believe in our not-for-profit theatre.”

The gala will raise funds for the Theatre’s award-winning productions to help keep its performances affordable for all, as well as inspiring the next generation of young audiences through the Theatre’s community outreach programs. It will also help support local families by providing scholarships for children to attend classes and camps at the Theatre’s Conservatory.

Sponsors include Underwriting Producers PNC Bank and Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth; Grand Benefactors Phebe Bauer, Peggy and Rick Katz, Roberta and Harvey Golub, Jane F. Napier, Diane and James E. Perrella and The Samuel J. and Connie M. Frankino Foundation; VIP Sponsors The Bebe Foundation, Roe Green and the Roe Green Foundation and Vicki and Jack Farber; and Platinum Sponsors Phil and Deborah Clark and The Clark Family Private Foundation, Inc, Russell and Dorothy Di Giallorenzo, The Gardens Mall, Wallace A. Graham, Sallie and Bert E. Korman, Robert and Ellen Lehrer, Milton and Tamar Maltz, Joseph U. Horton and Michael G. McCafferty, Martie and Bob Sachs, Schacknow Family Foundation, Inc., Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Beach Gardens and The Travel Gallery; Media sponsor Palm Beach Illustrated.

The Theatre’s annual gala Nothing Like A Dame will take place on Saturday, February 24, at The Breakers Palm Beach. Festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m.; Tickets are $600 per person or $6,000 for a table of 10. All performances subject to change. For more information, call 561-972-6124 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 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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A SPRING TO REMEMBER
WITH SHOWS EVERYONE CAN LOVE
AT THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE

In addition to two smash hit season productions, January and February bring a Streisand tribute, award-winning one-woman benefit performance about a Holocaust survivor and more

January 9, 2018 (Jupiter) – There’s a lot to love on stage this spring at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre!

While the Theatre’s season productions of the smash hit musical Hairspray (January 9 – 28) and the gripping psychological thriller An Inspector Calls (February 4 – 18) may take center stage, the Theatre has an array of spectacular one-night-only limited engagements this January and February for everyone to enjoy.

Heating up the month of January is Simply Streisand on 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 and trademark nails to wearing replicas of iconic concert gowns, Carla is Simply Streisand in every way!

“Due to popular demand, we’ve added a second performance of Simply Streisand,” said Dana Munson, the Theatre’s director of marketing. “Don’t miss this chance to see the incredible Carla Del Villaggio and her unforgettable tribute to Barbra Streisand. Tickets are going fast!”

And don’t miss Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA, taking place on 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.”

Want to treat your Valentine to a spectacular and relevant performance for an important cause? Tickets for The Children of Willesden Lane on Wednesday, February 21, make the perfect gift. In this educational and eye-opening evening, Mona Golabek performs a one-woman show tells the story of 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.

If you love the music of the Eagles, get excited for The Long Run Eagles Tribute Band on Friday, February 23. Join America’s No. 1 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.

“We have exciting options for everyone this January and February,” Munson said. “If you’ve never been to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre before, we invite you to try one of our concerts or season productions. We’re your go-to spot for entertainment for a date night, group night out and more.”

To compliment your evening at the Theatre, consider one of the Theatre’s many preferred restaurants and hotel packages. Also, share the gift of theatre with a gift certificate, available at the box office. Bring your group for the holidays and celebrate! Discounted group rates are available, and The Green Room Club Level Lounge is available for private events and functions.

Get your tuxedos and gowns ready for the Theatre’s annual gala, Nothing Like a Dame, set to take place at the legendary resort The Breakers Palm Beach on Saturday, February 24. Honoring amazing women of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, the celebration will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a three-course plated dinner, entertainment, live music, dancing and a live auction. The exquisite evening will take place in the Venetian Ballroom and will also celebrate marvelous women throughout our history. The event’s Grande Dame is Connie M. Frankino; Honorary Dame is Kim Tiano

Hairspray is sponsored by John Osher, Jana and Ken Kahn, LRP Publications and Kathy and Joe Savarese, Homecare America; tickets start at $58. An Inspector Calls is sponsored by Jodie and Dan Hunt and the Roy A. Hunt Foundation and Priscilla Heublein; tickets start at $58. Simply Streisand is sponsored by Kretzer Piano, TD Bank and Homewood Suites; tickets are $45 and $55; Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA is sponsored by TD Bank; tickets are $45 and $55; and The Children of Willesden Lane is sponsored by Kretzer Piano; tickets are $35 and $50. Tickets to The Long Run Eagles Tribute Band are $45 and $55. Nothing Like A Dame sponsors are led by Underwriting Producer PNC Bank and Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth; individual tickets are $600 per person or $6,000 for a table of 10.

For tickets and additional information, 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. For gala sponsorship information and tickets, call (561) 972-6126 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 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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YOU CAN’T STOP THE BEAT
WITH THE SMASH HIT MUSICAL HAIRSPRAY
AT THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE

The Tony Award®-winning pop sensation about perseverance and love is perfect for the entire family this winter

December 21, 2017 (Jupiter) – You “can't stop the beat” in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s big and bold Broadway blockbuster about one girl's inspiring dream to dance!

Onstage January 9 through 28, the smash hit musical Hairspray kicks off the New Year at the Theatre. The musical takes place in 1962 Baltimore, where 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 superstar and sets out to integrate the show.

“Here at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, we are proud to reinvent musicals and bring them new life – and we are ecstatic to be doing just that with the Broadway phenomenon Hairspray,” said Andrew Kato, the Theatre’s producing artistic director and chief executive. “Inviting new visionaries such as director Bill Fennelly and choreographer David Wanstreet allows us to keep our productions fresh and exciting. If you’ve seen Hairspray before, you’re going to get a whole new experience with our production. This is one musical not to be missed this theatre season!”

Based on the hit 1988 John Waters film, Hairspray premiered on Broadway in 2002 and features music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. Winner of eight Tony Awards® including Best Musical, the musical is piled high with laughter, romance and delightfully catchy songs, including “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” “Good Morning Baltimore” and “Mama, I’m A Big Girl Now.” In addition to its success on Broadway and several tours, the musical was produced by NBC in December of 2016 as the live musical telecast Hairspray Live!

Hairspray is as sweet as a show can be,” raved The New York Times. Variety proclaimed the show to be “infectious jubilation” and “infinitely spirited,” while Theater Mania enthused that the musical has “a feel-good quality that stretches from here to Seattle!”

The Theatre’s production of Hairspray will be led by award-winning director Bill Fennelly, whose directorial credits include the off-Broadway production of Frankenstein: A New Musical and the new musical Fly By Night, which earned Fennelly a Dallas Column Award and Bay Area Critics Circle Award nomination for Best Direction of a Musical. In addition to numerous regional credits, he was the original assistant director for the creation of Jersey Boys and resident director for Disney The Lion King.

Hairspray is about so much more than dancing,” Fennelly said. “It’s about standing up for what’s right, challenging assumptions and rising above expectations to create a better world – all with a smile and perfect hair. I could not be more excited to be creating this production with a phenomenal cast and creative team at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.”

Featuring a cast of 27 and an eight-piece orchestra, the production will feature choreography by David Wanstreet, who Theatre audiences may remember from his Carbonell-nominated performance in the Theatre’s production of My One and Only. With New York credits that include The Nutcracker at Radio City Music Hall, Wanstreet has choreographed and/or directed over 50 musicals at theaters throughout the eastern United States. The production will also showcase the work of other accomplished artists, including scenic design by Carbonell Award winner Michael Schweikardt, costume design by Kathleen Geldard, lighting design by Carbonell nominee Kirk Bookman, music direction by Carbonell winner Helen Gregory and sound design by Carbonell winner Marty Mets.

The musical will star Mary DiGangi at Tracy Turnblad, known for performances of Hairspray at Syracuse Stage and the Count Basie Theatre, as well as Legally Blonde at the Merriam Theater. Michael Kostroff will portray Tracy’s mother Edna Turnblad, best known for five seasons as Maury Levy on HBO’s legendary series The Wire, as well as TV credits that include The Good Wife, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Law & Order: SVU, Damages, Billions, Luke Cage, The Deuce, Madame Secretary and Disney’s Sonny with a Chance.

The role of Seaweed Stubbs will be portrayed by Austin Holmes, whose credits that include national commercials, independent films, and a television appearance as a contestant on BET’s “Apollo Live.” Chelsea Turbin will portray Amber Von Tussel, whose credits include touring internationally with Green Day’s American Idiot, as well as recent regional credits that include Mame at Riverside Theatre and Stilyagi at Powerhouse Theatre.

Teen heartthrob Link Larkin will be played by Zane Phillips, known for the recent national tour of The Sound of Music, The Fantasticks at Kansas City Reperatory and other regional roles. The role of Penny Lou Pingleton will be portrayed by Taylor Quick, whose credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie at Goodspeed Opera House and Flaemmchen in Grand Hotel at Lyric Stage.

Can’t get enough of cabaret music, especially when performed by your favorite show’s stars? Then treat yourself to an exclusive up-close-and-personal experience at Company Cabaret in the Club Level, taking place after the show on Friday, January 19. 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 upstairs Green Room Club Level Lounge. All tickets to the Cabaret event (not including the 7:30 performance) are $10.

Why not make it a party? Discounted group rates are available, and The Green Room Club Level Lounge is available for private events and functions. Student rush tickets are also available for young audience members. For each season show on the night of the performance (evenings only), all students 18 and under may buy a mezzanine ticket for only $25; subject to availability.

Join us for a Broadway Brunch! Taking place at noon on Saturday, January 28, enjoy bottomless mimosas and bloody marys paired with a delicious brunch menu, followed by the 2 p.m. matinee. Catered by Christafaros, tickets are $97 each.

Hairspray is sponsored by John Osher, Jana and Ken Kahn, LRP Publications and Kathy and Joe Savarese, Homecare America.

Single tickets for Hairspray start at $58; for showtimes, tickets and additional information, 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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Calendar listing:

Hairspray
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, LRP Publications and Kathy and Joe Savarese, Homecare America. Visit www.jupitertheatre.org for showtimes; tickets start at $58. Phone: (561) 575-2223.

TOMMY TUNE BENEFIT CONCERT
RAISES MORE THAN $183,000
FOR THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE

December 15, 2017 (Jupiter) – An exclusive November benefit concert by legendary performer, director and choreographer Tommy Tune raised more than $183,000 for the not-for-profit Maltz Jupiter Theatre.

The 10-time Tony Award® winner danced, sang and told stories as he took audiences through an autobiographical stroll of more than five decades of big-time showmanship. Backed by a ten-piece orchestra and accompanied by his longtime collaborator, music director and piantist Michael Biagi, Tune took audiences on a journey from his arrival in New York City as a young man to his ascension as one of Broadway’s most accomplished director/choreographers.

“It has been a joy to continue the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s benefit concert series with an outstanding performance by Broadway icon Tommy Tune,” said Suellen Mann, director of development for the Theatre. “We are so thankful for the generous support from our patrons, and all of the proceeds from the concert will go to support the ongoing programs at our not-for-profit Theatre and its Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts.”

Tune is one of the country’s most prolific performer/director/choreographers and is celebrating his golden decade on the great American stage. In addition to his Tony Awards®, he has received The National Medal of Arts, eight Drama Desk Awards, three Astaire Awards, and multiple lifetime achievement awards including the Society of Directors and the Choreographers’ George Abbott Award.

 A native Texan, Mr. Tune began his career as a dancer in the Broadway shows Baker Street, A Joyful Noise and How Now Dow Jones. Film credits include Hello, Dolly! and The Boy Friend. Tune is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts, the highest honor for artistic achievement given by the President of the United States.

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre emerged on the theatrical scene in 2004, offering award-winning productions among some of the best in the country. The largest regional theatre in Florida, the Theatre draws 100,000 theatregoers per year and serves more than 600 students annually through its Conservatory. Financial contributions to the Conservatory enable more than 25 percent of its students to receive scholarships.

More than 80 supporters attended an elegant pre-concert sit-down dinner onsite at the Theatre in the Theatre’s upstairs club level, The Green Room Club Level Lounge, and after the performance, Tune joined the guests for dessert, coffee and cordials. The dinner was sponsored by Milton and Tamar Maltz. Earlier in the day, Tune also led an exclusive master class for local students, answering their questions about his career and offering advice about how to succeed in the theatre industry.

The performance marked the fifth concert in the Theatre’s annual Tony Award® winner benefit series, following previous popular benefit performances by Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chita Rivera, Christine Ebersole and Stephen Schwartz. Plans are already underway for next year’s concert.

Sponsors for Tommy Tune Tonight included the Samuel J. & Connie M. Frankino Charitable Foundation and Kretzer Piano.

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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