Maltz Jupiter Theatre Unveils Newly-Renovated 'Imagine Room' For Donors

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Unveils Newly-Renovated 'Imagine Room' For DonorsJust in time for the start of its 2017/18 season, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre has unveiled its newly-expanded space for donors and VIP patrons to congregate: the Patty and Bob Hendrickson Imagine Room.

Named for the donors who made the expansion possible, the room is used as an exclusive donor lounge during intermission of each season show at the not-for-profit regional theatre. Open to all members of the Theatre's Circle of Friends (patrons who have donated $1,001 or more within the past year), theatregoers in the Imagine Room are treated to behind-the-scenes "insider insights" and previews of upcoming artistic projects.

Accessible through the Theatre's lobby, the space has now doubled in size, with floor to ceiling windows, environmentally-conscious LED lighting and a complete renovation provided by the John McDonald Company. In addition to its use as a lounge during each season show, the newly-renovated room now has increased catering capabilities for private dining experiences, cocktail parties and presentations.

"We are extremely grateful to Patty and Bob Hendrickson for their generous gift to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre of a new Imagine Room," said Pam Dyar, the Theatre's director of development. "The donation for this room is particularly significant because of its multiplier effect. Their gift will continue to multiply as the room is able to accommodate an increased number of supporters for intermissions, dinners, luncheons and other events. We hope that those guests in turn will also be inspired to give to our not-for-profit theatre."

With an ambitious fundraising campaign currently underway, the Theatre has proposed an exciting expansion that will improve production facilities within the next five years. Under the current plan, the Theatre's improved stage will be ten feet deeper and six feet wider on either side, enabling the Theatre to qualify for Pre-Broadway and National Tours. A third-floor rehearsal studio will provide actors with a view, and residents will have the opportunity to see actors working and rehearsing. The Theatre's popular Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts will double in size, and a proposed second space will provide the opportunity for audience diversity, offering infinite new options for entertainment and uses.

Designed by Currie Sowards Aguila Architects, the expansion is estimated to cost $30 million. With a fundraising campaign that kicked off last fall, the Theatre experienced an extremely successful first year of fundraising for the project, raising nearly one-third of its costs. Efforts will continue through the current season.

"The new Patty and Bob Hendrickson Imagine Room is a very important part of our larger capital campaign for the Theatre's future," Dyar said. "The Hendricksons had the foresight to see their role in helping to build momentum for our Believe campaign, and we are incredibly thankful to them for that."

The Patty and Bob Hendrickson Imagine Room was unveiled to the public during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and cocktail party on October 30 at the Theatre, featuring fare graciously donated from The Parisian and performances by students from the Theatre's Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts.

For more information about the Imagine Room or to become a Circle of Friends member, please visit www.jupitertheatre.org/circle-of-friends or contact development events and special projects manager Kelly Garvis at kgarvis@jupitertheatre.org or (561) 743-2666, ext. 150.

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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