FAMILY FAVORITE THE SOUND OF MUSIC
KICKS OFF NEW YEAR AT THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE

The musical will boast the largest cast in the Theatre’s history

Dec. 20, 2010, 2010 (Jupiter) – The new year at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre will start with an elegant classic and feature the largest cast in the Theatre’s history.

It’s also one of the most loved musicals of all time: the family favorite The Sound of Music, with seven rambunctious children and an irreverent nun who will light up the Theatre’s stage Jan. 11-30.

The final musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein, the heartwarming story follows the von Trapp family as they leave Austria to escape Nazi persecution. Featuring such musical favorites as My Favorite Things, Do, Re, Mi, Edelweiss, Climb Ev'ry Mountain and Sixteen Going on Seventeen, the show’s infectious, soaring musical numbers have been capturing audiences since the show’s 1959 Broadway premiere.

“This will be the largest cast we’ve ever had in a show," said Andrew Kato, the Theatre’s artistic director. “I believe our audiences will be impressed with the large-scale production values that one would expect in a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. We are also extremely proud to welcome back the show’s director, Marc Robin, who has won numerous awards for his work and directed Evita in our 2008/09 season.”

Co-produced with the Fulton Theatre, the show will feature a cast of 30, including professional performers and 11 local children chosen from hundreds during the Theatre’s First Step to Stardom auditions.

The motion picture version of The Sound of Music – which remains the most popular movie musical of all time – will be showcased at the Theatre at 7 p.m. on Dec. 29, as part of the Theatre’s free movie series. Admission is free, but tickets must be reserved in advance by calling the box office. 

The stage production is also providing inspiration for the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s eighth annual gala, A Night In Vienna, set to take place Jan. 29 at the Breakers Palm Beach.

Tickets to The Sound of Music musical (Jan. 11-30) are $43-$60 and may be purchased by calling (561) 575-2223 or logging on to www.jupitertheatre.org. A select number of $15 student tickets are also available for groups of 10 or more for students 18 and under with valid ID.

About the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is an award-winning professional not-for-profit regional theatre dedicated to the performing arts whose mission is to entertain, educate and inspire our community. The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres and is located east of U.S. Highway 1 at 1001 East Indiantown Road and State Road A1A in Jupiter. For more information about the Theatre’s upcoming shows and Conservatory of Performing Arts, visit www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC – Seven rambunctious children and an irreverent nun welcome your family into theirs with The Sound of Music. The final musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein follows the von Trapp family as they leave Austria to escape Nazi persecution. Featuring such musical favorites as My Favorite Things, Do, Re, Mi, Edelweiss, Climb Ev'ry Mountain and Sixteen Going on Seventeen, this heartwarming story is great for the entire family! Jan. 11-30, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Tickets: $43-$60. Phone: (561) 575-2223. On the Web: www.jupitertheatre.org.

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