PIPPIN TO SHINE AT THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE

Students from the Theatre’s Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts
will perform the classic musical

April 17, 2012 (Jupiter) – The beloved musical Pippin is just one month away from its debut as the most spellbinding, charming show ever at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre!

Slated to hit the Theatre’s stage May 18 and 19 and perfomed by students from the Theatre’s Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts, Pippin tells the story of the young prince Pippin and his quest for the secrets of true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, in temptation and the intrigues of political power – but in the end, he finds it in the simple pleasures of home and family.

“Each of us knows what it feels like to search for meaning – to search for who we are – and we particularly experience this feeling during adolescence,” said Julie Rowe, the Conservatory’s director of education. “It’s been wonderful to explore this particular story with our Conservatory students.”

Pippin is a hip, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale that captivated Broadway audiences in the 1970s and continues to appeal to the ‘young at heart’ everywhere. The energetic, pop-influenced score by Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Children of Eden, Disney’s Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Prince of Egypt) bursts with one show-stopping number after another, including the hits Magic To Do, Corner of the Sky and Extraordinary. Featuring a cast of 54 students (ages 7-18) and Bob Fosse jazz choreography, this is an evening of theater not to be missed!

Pippin’s journey is about being true to who we really are, listening to our hearts and not succumbing to peer pressure. To top it off, our students have been learning the renowned choreography of Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Fosse,” Rowe said. “What better cast to tell this story than our wonderful Conservatory students?”

Pippin is directed by Conservatory instructors and Broadway veterans Anna McNeely and Brian Andrews. Also assisting are acting coach Lea Roy and vocal coach Sarah-Helen Land. Pippin will take place Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for Pippin are $20 for adults; $15 for children. To purchase tickets, call the box office at (561) 575-2223.

The Theatre’s Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts offers a challenging, innovative and quality theatre experience to students of all ages and abilities. In addition to a full schedule of classes, the Conservatory's workshops and master classes offer students an opportunity to learn first-hand about the world of theatre from nationally known composers and performers, agents and local instructors.

About the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
In only nine seasons, the 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 over 70,000 people annually, serves a subscription base of more than 7,000 and has world-class classroom facilities in support of its Paul and Sandra 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. 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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