Maltz Jupiter Theatre Announces 2014-15 Season: LES MIS, THE WIZ, 'FIDDLER' & More!
Let the Maltz Jupiter Theatre spark your imagination next season!
The 2014/15 season will begin with The Foreigner (October 26 - November 9), an uproariously funny adventure set in a rural Georgia fishing lodge that follows a shy man who adopts a persona as a non-English-speaking foreigner. We continue with Fiddler on the Roof (December 2 - 21), the Tony Award-winning classic musical that follows dairyman Tevye as he fights to maintain his family and heritage. Next up in The Wiz (January 13 - February 1), the spirited, rock gospel and soul Tony Award-winning musical based on the classic tale The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - perfect for the entire family. Then join us for Glengarry Glen Ross (February 8 - 22), David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece about a group of tough-talking Chicago real estate agents who will do anything to close a deal. Our incredible season ends with a four-week run of the Tony Award-winning phenomenon LES MISERABLES (March 10 - April 5), an epic and inspiring production not to be missed!
"The Maltz Jupiter Theatre has the power to spark your imagination, with incredible Broadway caliber productions and events," said Andrew Kato, the Theatre's producing artistic director. "We invite everyone to enjoy our blockbuster musicals, family entertainment, comedies and riveting dramas. We have also selected a fantastic lineup of brand new limited engagements for our audiences to enjoy."
Currently celebrating its 11th Season, the Theatre was recently nominated for 19 Carbonell Awards, South Florida's highest honor for artistic excellence. To celebrate and announce its 2014/15 season, the Theatre held a cocktail party on February 10, featuring a unique photo opportunity for attendees: photos with models from West Palm Beach-based Garbage Gone Glam, showcasing two extra-special dresses tailored from Theatre marketing materials.
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. New shows include the unplugged folk-rock duo White Acres (November 21), the American jazz fusion band Spyro Gyra (December 8), the Motown group Forever Motown (February 27) and the high-energy Abba tribute Abbamania (February 23).
"Our Theatre has something for everyone with our new season of special events and concerts," said Jennifer Sardone-Shiner, the Theatre's director of marketing. "In addition to popular annual favorites, we have an entirely new lineup of brand new concerts, including the traditional Celtic music and dance of Tony Kenny's Christmastime in Ireland, the falsetto and smooth harmonies of the Atlantic City Boys and the songbook of Frank Sinatra with Steve Lippia's Centennial Sinatra Tribute."
November will bring an extra-special benefit concert featuring Broadway icon and beloved singer, dancer, actor and Tony Award winner Chita Rivera (November 15), who will leave audiences spellbound in a musical journey back through her illustrious career featuring hits from West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, Sweet Charity, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman and Nine.
Back for its final performance, the Theatre will produce a contemporary retelling of the children's classic Alice in Wonderland with the spectacular family-friendly musical Through the Looking Glass (October 17) and The Crucible (August 16), presented by local high school students as part of the Theatre's Youth Artists' Chair program.
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 four-play and the five-play, for the Theatre's 2014/15 season, Spark Your Imagination.
For the first time, patrons may purchase subscriptions for the new club level premium seats in the Theatre's newly renovated 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, panoramic views of the stage and a private entrance and elevator.
Subscriptions begin at $194. Subscribers save 10 percent to 15 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.
Here's a look at the shows featured in the Theatre's 2014/15 season, Spark Your Imagination:
October 26 - November 9
In this uproariously funny adventure set at a rural Georgia fishing lodge, a pathologically shy man adopts a persona as a non-English-speaking foreigner in an attempt to avoid conversation. Before long, hilarity ensues as an outrageous group of characters reveals all and he finds himself privy to their secrets and scandals. This comedy has become an American classic filled with twists and turns and heart-warming revelations.
Fiddler on the Roof
December 2 - 21
Welcome to the village of Anatevka, where tradition is everything and change is sweeping the land in Tsarist, Russia, in 1905. This Tony Award-winning classic musical follows dairyman Tevye as he fights to maintain his family and heritage. Featuring timeless dancing and songs such as "Sunrise Sunset," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" and "If I Were a Rich Man," this beloved musical will capture your heart for the holiday season. Sponsored by Priscilla Heublein, Joe and Kathy Savarese and Homecare America.
January 13 - February 1
Ease on down the road with the spirited rock gospel and soul musical based on the beloved classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Dorothy and her lovable friends embark on an adventure to Oz looking for her way home, but discover so much more in this imaginative production. This Tony Award-winning family friendly musical features the hits "Home" and "A Brand New Day." If you like The Wizard of Oz and Wicked, you'll love this family hit of the New Year! Sponsored by the John McDonald Company.
Glengarry Glen Ross
February 8 - 22
In David Mamet's cutthroat world of real estate, all that matters is the sale. In the middle of a high stakes sales competition, a group of tough-talking Chicago agents will do anything to close a deal and stay in the game - blackmail, bribery, intimidation and even burglary. This high-octane Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece will keep you in suspense as the businessmen fight to stay on top. But at the end of the day, will it all be worth it? Sponsored by California Closets. Contains extreme profanity throughout.
March 10 - April 5
Discover a nation in the grip of the French revolution, where escaped convict Jean Valjean spends decades on the run from relentless policeman Javert. Survival of the human spirit prevails in this epic tale of compassion and destruction. This Tony Award-winning musical features unforgettable songs, including "I Dreamed a Dream," "One Day More" and "On My Own." Undisputedly one of greatest musicals of all time, this inspiring production is not to be missed. Sponsored by Roe Green and The Roe Green Foundation.
Here's a look at the Theatre's 2014/15 special productions, all-new limited engagements and more:
Youth Artists' Chair presents The Crucible - Saturday, August 16
Dark magic, jealousy and superstition take hold in Salem, Massachusetts. As witchcraft hysteria reaches a fever pitch, choices have to be made: conform to survive or uphold your beliefs whatever the consequence. Presented by local high school students as part of the Theatre's Youth Artists' Chair program. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Adults $20, Students $15.
Emerging Artist Series presents Through the Looking Glass - Friday, October 17
A contemporary retelling of the children's classic Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass comes to life with eye-popping sets, costumes, magic and puppetry. In a colorful land where animals talk and characters amuse, 12-year-old Alice learns to "look in the mirror" and see the truly special person she is. Don't miss the final performance of this hit musical. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Adults $25, Students $15.
Chita: A Legendary Celebration - A benefit concert for the Theatre - Saturday, November 15
This one-night-only benefit evening is the must-see concert of the year starring Broadway's icon and most beloved singer, dancer, actor and winner of two Tony Awards. Backed with an eleven piece orchestra, Chita Rivera will leave us spellbound as we journey back through her illustrious career featuring hits from West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, Sweet Charity, Chicago, The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman and Nine. Sponsored by Kretzer Piano; sponsorships are available for pre-show dinner and post-show meet-and-greet dessert reception Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets begin at $75.
Kids Korner Series presents The Lightning Thief - Monday, November 17
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect. Showtimes are 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. For more information on how to involve your school group, contact the Conservatory at (561) 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.
White Acres: Unplugged in The Green Room - Friday, November 21
Performing hits from their latest album "She Dreams," this duo blends country, folk and rock music in an intimate concert. Their rich harmonies and engaging lyrics sound like Miranda Lambert, The Dixie Chicks, Wilson Phillips and will captivate our audiences in the Theatre's newly-renovated space, The Green Room. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $30.
Spyro Gyra - Monday, December 8
This American jazz fusion band's smooth jazz sound is internationally known. With the jazz elements of R&B, funk and pop music, you will hear all the hits including "Shaker Song" and "Morning Dance." Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 and $60 for special VIP seats and meet-and-greet.
Tony Kenny's Christmastime in Ireland - Monday, December 15
Tony Kenny is a stage and television icon from Ireland. This show is a combination of comedy, traditional Irish music and dance. From Celtic classics to favorite holiday songs, this show will get you in the spirit of Christmas. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55. Sponsored by Kretzer Piano.
Palm Beach Gardens Concert Band Holiday Concert - Monday, Dec 22
Here is your chance to hear popular and traditional Christmas and Hanukkah songs played by the full band, plus surprise performances by vocal and instrumental soloists, in a joyous celebration of the holiday season. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $25.
Capitol Steps - New Year's Eve - Tuesday, December 31
Come along for the ride as they take a humorous look at some serious issues in an all-new show to ring in the New Year. Showtimes are at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $50, $60 and $85 for special VIP seats with champagne toast and meet and greet.
Atlantic City Boys - Friday, January 2
Enjoy a trip back to the 60s when the falsetto and smooth harmonies were popular and rock-n-roll was at the top of the charts. Featuring the music of Franki Valli and the Four Seasons, Bee Gees, Beach Boys and more! Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55.
Steve Lippia Centennial Sinatra: A Tribute - Saturday, January 3
This dynamic evening explores the songbook of Frank Sinatra backed by a 10-piece orchestra and features all the hits such as: "Summer Wind," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "I've Got the World on a String," "Night and Day," and "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You" and more! Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55. Sponsored by Kretzer Piano.
Abbamania - Monday, February 23
This group is known for the music and style of the Swedish hit group Abba. Featuring the hits "Mamma Mia," "Voluez Vous," "Dancing Queen," and "Winner Takes It All," you will be dancing in the aisles! Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55.
Forever Motown - Friday, February 27
Celebrating the greatest Motown groups of the '60s and '70s from The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Supremes and Marvin Gaye, this show will take you down memory lane. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55.
Broadway's Big Band - Monday, March 23
For one night only, celebrate the best of the Great White Way with a big band sound, and hear Broadway classics such as "Funny Valentine," "Summertime," "Night and Day," "Strike Up the Band," "Nice Work If You Can Get it" and many more! Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55. Sponsored by Kretzer Piano.
Kids Korner Series presents Curious George - Monday, May 4
Join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George (star of books, movies and the award winning PBS television show) in this delightful new musical! All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day came just once a year. George had been waiting all month for that day, a day almost bigger than his birthday! On Meatball Day, George helped his friend Chef Pisghetti cook some delicious meatballs and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd had vanished! Something was keeping people away. Showtimes are 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. For more information on how to involve your school group, contact the Conservatory at (561) 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.
Season subscriptions are currently on sale. Renewing subscribers have until March 10 to renew their subscription to be entered into The Best of Everything Sweepstakes, which includes the chance to win tickets to all of the Theatre's upcoming shows, as well as the chance to attend cast dinners, parties, Circle of Friends events, the Theatre's annual gala and more. Also included are numerous behind-the-scenes opportunities, such as the chance to watch auditions, receive a private personal backstage tour, introduce a show onstage and more. Single play and musical tickets go on sale Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. Single tickets for special productions, special engagements and limited engagements go on sale May 5 at 10 a.m.