MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE
TO HOST EXCLUSIVE BENEFIT CONCERT,
FEATURING 10-TIME TONY AWARD
® WINNER
TOMMY TUNE

Rare one-night-only November concert will benefit the not-for-profit Maltz Jupiter Theatre

October 5, 2017 (Jupiter) – You know his unmistakable 6’6 frame from the films Hello, Dolly!, The Boy Friend and Mimi Bluette.

Or perhaps you were lucky enough to see his jubilant performances on Broadway in Baker Street, A Joyful Noise or My One and Only.

You may have seen his spectacular Tony Award®-winning directorial and choreographic work on Broadway in The Will Rogers Follies, Grand Hotel and more, or admired him from afar as he received 10 Tony Awards, The National Medal of Arts, eight Drama Desk Awards, three Astaire Awards and multiple lifetime achievement awards.

But the chance to see the legendary performer, director and choreographer Tommy Tune perform at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre for a one-night-only benefit concert? It’s an opportunity dreams are made of.

On Saturday, November 18, Broadway’s tallest tapper will take the stage as the Theatre’s Fifth Annual Tony Award® Winner Series presents Tommy Tune Tonight!

Backed by an ten-piece orchestra and accompanied by his longtime collaborator, music director and piantist Michael Biagi, patrons won’t want to miss this extraordinary experience.

“We are extremely excited to continue the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s benefit concert series by welcoming one of the country’s most prolific artists to our stage,” said Pam Dyar, the Theatre’s director of development. “Our benefit concerts have become a wonderful annual tradition in recent years with legends such as Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chita Rivera, Christine Ebersole and Stephen Schwartz. We can’t wait to continue our series this season with legendary Broadway veteran Tommy Tune.”

In Tommy Tune Tonight!, Tommy Tune will take audiences on an autobiographical stroll, celebrating 50 plus years of big time showmanship. From his arrival in New York City as a fresh-faced kid from Texas through his ascension as one of Broadway’s most accomplished director/choreographers, he’ll dance, sing and tell unforgettable stories from his remarkable career in show business.

Proceeds from the one-night-only concert will benefit the not-for-profit Maltz Jupiter Theatre and its Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts. As part of the exclusive concert, top sponsors can attend an elegant pre-concert sit-down dinner onsite at the Theatre in The Green Room Club Level Lounge before moving to their VIP seats in the orchestra. The elegant dinner is sponsored by Milton and Tamar Maltz. After the performance, Tommy Tune will join the guests for dessert, coffee and cordials.

Earlier in the day, a special Tommy Talks Master Class for students will also take place, featuring an elite question-and-answer session with the artist.

Tommy Tune Tonight! is sponsored by the Samuel J. & Connie M. Frankino Charitable Foundation and Kretzer Piano; additional sponsorships are available.

Tommy Tune Tonight! will take place on Saturday, November 18. Showtime is 8 p.m.; Tickets begin at $50. To purchase tickets, call (561) 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org. For information about the Master Class, call the Conservatory at (561) 575-2672.

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:

Fifth Annual Tony Award® Winner Series presents Tommy Tune Tonight! – Saturday, November 18

In Tommy Tune Tonight!, Broadway’s tallest tapper takes to the stage – dancing, singing and tale-telling.  The 10-time Tony Award® winner takes an autobiographical stroll, celebrating 50 plus years of big time showmanship! From his arrival in New York City as a fresh-faced kid from Texas, through his most popular roles on stage and screen, to his ascension as one of Broadway’s most accomplished director/choreographers. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $50. Sponsored by the Samuel J. & Connie M. Frankino Charitable Foundation and Kretzer Piano; VIP party sponsored by Milton and Tamar Maltz. Phone: (561) 575-2223. Visit www.jupitertheatre.org.

MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE
SEEKS TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS
FOR EXCLUSIVE MUSICAL THEATRE PLAYWRITING CLASS

Elite student teams will craft 10-minute musicals that will be showcased as part of the Theatre’s premiere ARC New Works Theatre Festival in April 2018

October 3, 2017 (Jupiter) – The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is offering local teens and young adults the chance to learn the art of creating a musical and have their work produced on a professional stage during a premiere theatre festival.

A new elite internship initiative open to students from middle school through college, the Theatre’s Musical Theatre Playwriting Class will be taught by the dynamic duo behind the Theatre’s hit productions of the world premiere musicals Academy and Through the Looking Glass, among others: the Theatre’s producing artistic director and chief executive Andrew Kato and composer and playwright John Mercurio.

Participating students will be chosen through an extensive interview process and receive full scholarships, covering all materials and fees. Divided into teams of three (with each group containing a composer, book writer and lyricist), each team will craft a 10-minute musical that will be showcased as part of the Theatre’s six-day ARC New Works Theatre Festival in April 2018.

“The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is ecstatic to offer local students the hands-on opportunity to create, study and showcase their work on our professional regional stage this spring,” Kato said. “We feel honored to pass our knowledge on to the next generation and help foster new material that speaks to our community.”

A new annual event focused on the world of new work development, the festival will take audiences through the processes of creating new work. 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.

“Regional theaters have the responsibility to contribute to the national landscape of new works,” Kato said. “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 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. In addition to the students’ musicals, the festival will include work from such notable playwrights as Christopher Demos-Brown and Ryan Scott Oliver.

Applicants for the festival’s Musical Theatre Playwriting Class may be teenagers or young adults. Class size is limited to 15 students, which will then be divided into five teams. Each team’s composer must be able to play piano or guitar, and the Theatre is specifically looking for one team’s project to be exclusively written and performed in Spanish (translator provided).

Taking place on Saturday mornings from January 13 until March 17, the class will cover basic elements of the three primary aspects of musical theatre writing: book, music and lyrics. Discussions will include story and song structure and crafting character-specific music and lyrics with examples from classic repertoire.

Students can expect to learn a classic approach to musical theatre playwriting that will included script formatting and more, with an expectation of writing and composing outside of class time and contributing to discussions during class time.

To apply, students are asked to submit a cover letter (including name, address, phone number and email address), resume and a detailed letter explaining their particular skill set and reason for wanting to participate to Director of Education Julie Rowe, c/o Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL. 33477. Applications must be received by 6 p.m. on November 1, 2017.

Personal interviews on November 9 and 10 will follow the initial submission process for top candidates. The interviews will include the following performance requirements: composers will perform two songs they have written (either on piano or guitar); lyricists will perform two song lyrics, poems or monologues they have written; and book writers will perform a monologue or scene they have written.

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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GO BEHIND THE SCENES
AT THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE
AND JOIN THE CAST OF VOLUNTEERS

There’s a role for everyone at the Theatre; come play your part!

August 11, 2017 – Great theater begins with you! That’s right; the Maltz Jupiter Theatre is now casting for various roles to help the Theatre shine!

There is magic happening all around the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, and its staff needs your skills and enthusiasm. This season, join the Theatre’s cast of more than 400 volunteers and become a part of the fabric of the award-winning professional theatre. Volunteers help in every department in the Theatre, with jobs based on talents, skills and interests.

The Theatre will host a free open house for prospective volunteers on Saturday, August 19, from noon to 3 p.m. Taking place at the Theatre, all department areas will be represented to discuss specific volunteer jobs. Residents are asked to allow one hour to visit all department stations; volunteers who visit each area will be entered to win a special prize. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

“There’s a role for everyone at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, and we’d like to invite local residents to join us,” said Barbara Rafkin, the Theatre’s volunteer coordinator. “With the 2017/18 season starting soon, we’ve created a number of fun ways to get involved at the Theatre. Tell your friends that we need them, too!”

Volunteers currently serve as bartenders, ushers, wardrobe specialists, box office assistants, production runners and more, with positions available daytime, evenings and/or weekends. Volunteers are recognized for their service through several appreciation events during the season.

Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the exciting departments up for volunteer consideration:

  • Ushering and Bartending
  • Shuttle Drivers
  • Production (assist the backstage crew or the costume shop)
  • Marketing (special events and festivals, subscription campaign and more!)
  • Box office (customer service)
  • Development (fundraising events)

“Our not-for-profit theatre is the place to meet new people, experience wonderful entertainment and learn about the art of theatre,” said Andrew Kato, the Theatre’s producing artistic director and chief executive. “We are made up of staff, a board of directors, visiting artists, Conservatory students and volunteers. Together, we are ‘family.’”

Step into the world of theater and help the Theatre put on a show!

To learn more about the many volunteer opportunities at the Theatre and the August 19 open house, please visit www.jupitertheatre.org/volunteers or call Barbara Rafkin at (561) 972-6105. The Theatre’s volunteer program is sponsored by PNC Bank.

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 7,934 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
SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE TO PUBLIC
AUGUST 21

Tickets are selling fast at the award-winning regional theatre, which has broken all previous subscription records for its 2017/18 season

July 31, 2017 (Jupiter) – Get ready for a spectacular year with the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s 2017/18 season!

Single tickets for the Theatre’s season will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 21. Single show ticket prices start at $58, with flexible performance schedule options.

The upcoming season will begin with Born Yesterday (October 29 – November 12), a deliciously funny American screwball comedy about a corrupt tycoon who schemes to transform his girlfriend from flashy to classy — only to realize she has more smarts than he expected. We continue with the South Florida regional premiere of Disney Newsies The Musical (November 28 – December 17), an explosion of dance and epic tale of newsboys who band together to take on the biggest names in New York media. Next up is Hairspray (January 9 – 28), the Tony Award®-winning Broadway hit that follows loveable unlikely television star Tracy Turnblad in 1962 as she sets out to integrate a popular network. Then join us for An Inspector Calls (February 4 – 18), a gripping psychological thriller that examines a family’s secrets as they unravel. Our incredible season ends with the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific (March 6 – 25), sure to delight with memorable songs like “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” and “There is Nothing Like a Dame.”

“The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is experiencing tremendous growth,” said Andrew Kato, the Theatre’s producing artistic director and chief executive. “We have already surpassed last year’s subscription record and plan to cap subscriptions at 8,000, so I’d like to encourage everyone to purchase their tickets or subscriptions early. These shows will sell out!”

To date, the multiple Carbonell Award-winning Theatre has reached a record-breaking 7,876 subscribers for its 2017/18 season. The Theatre is offering two convenient plans for its 2017/18 season tickets: the five-play and the opt-out of one (four-play package). Patrons may purchase subscriptions for club level premium seats in the Green Room Club Level Lounge and enjoy its amenities throughout the season. Amenities include spacious 23” seats, a lounge with a private bar and restrooms, panoramic views of the stage and a private entrance and elevator. Groups who purchase all 62 Club Level seats to a performance receive full access to The Green Room Club Level Lounge at no additional charge to host a private event, such as a catered dinner or cocktail party.

Season tickets are currently on sale and begin at $210. Season ticket holders save 10 percent to 15 percent on single ticket prices, and 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. Groups of 20 or more receive an additional discount.

Born Yesterday is sponsored by Suzanne Niedland in loving memory of Art and Meg Niedland; Disney Newsies The Musical is sponsored by the Admirals Cove Foundation and John McDonald Company; Hairspray is sponsored by John Osher, Jana and Ken Kahn and Kathy and Joe Savarese, Homecare America; An Inspector Calls is sponsored Jodie and Dan Hunt and the Roy A. Hunt Foundation and Priscilla Heublein; and South Pacific is sponsored by Cornelia T. Bailey, Gil Walsh Interiors, LLC and Patty and Bob Hendrickson.

Single play and musical tickets go on sale August 21 at 10 a.m. Current season ticket holders may purchase single tickets a week in advance, starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 14, through Friday, August 18, at 6 p.m. For more information about the Theatre’s upcoming shows and subscription options, visit www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223. For more information on bringing your group to the Theatre or to book The Green Room for your next business function, contact group concierge 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 7,876 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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