MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE
ANNOUNCES 2013/14 SEASON OF SHOWS,
YOUR TICKET TO GREAT ENTERTAINMENT

February 4, 2013 (Jupiter) – The Maltz Jupiter Theatre has your ticket to great entertainment!

The 2013/14 season will begin with Dial M for Murder, a thrilling murder mystery filled with suspense, jealousy, blackmail and backstabbers.  We continue with Annie, the Tony Award®-winning musical celebrating America’s favorite comic-strip orphan – just in time for the holidays!  Next up is A Chorus Line, the poignant and inspiring Tony Award®-winning hit musical that follows the audition process of theatre “gypsies” as they try to land a job in a Broadway show.  Then join us for Other Desert Cities, the Tony®-nominated new drama that follows a young novelist as she returns home to Palm Springs for the holidays and threatens to expose family secrets.  Our incredible season ends with the beloved Tony Award®-winning phenomenon The King and I, sure to leave you whistling a happy tune!

“The Maltz Jupiter Theatre has become the hottest ticket in town, with incredible Broadway caliber productions and events,” said the Theatre’s producing artistic director, Andrew Kato. “We invite everyone to enjoy our high-energy 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 10th Anniversary Season, the Theatre was recently nominated for 23 Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s highest honor for artistic excellence. To celebrate and announce its 2013/14 season, live music performances (featuring Broadway hits from the season’s shows) will take place in the Theatre’s lobby prior to February’s performances of Doubt: A Parable on a Yamaha Concert Grand black piano, on loan from Kretzer Piano of Jupiter.

In addition to its season shows (not included in subscriptions), the Theatre will present an exciting lineup of all-new limited engagements and several popular favorites. New shows include the acrobatic troupe Cirque Zuma Zuma, the smooth sounds of the Masters of Motown and the spellbinding magic show Spencers Theatre of Illusion.

January will also bring an extra-special benefit concert featuring multi award-winning Broadway, television and film actor Brian Stokes Mitchell, whose Broadway career includes Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me Kate and Ragtime.

Back for its second year, 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 (November 15–16) and Hamlet (August 24), presented by local high school students as part of the Theatre’s Youth Artists’ Chair program.

Now is the 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 2013/14 season, Your Ticket to Great Entertainment.

Subscriptions begin at $187. 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 2013/14 season, Your Ticket to Great Entertainment:

Dial M for Murder
October 27 – November 10

When a married man’s need for revenge gets in the way of his comfortable life, will he kill his unfaithful wife for money? Will his ingenious plan be exposed when the perfect murder goes awry, or will his victim turn the tables and reveal him as the true mastermind? A hair-raising murder mystery filled with suspense, jealousy, blackmail and backstabbers, this thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Annie
December 3 – 22

Leapin’ Lizards! America’s favorite comic-strip orphan is coming to life in the Tony Award-winning musical set in the Great Depression. This adventure-filled musical arrives just in time for the holiday season and will delight kids of all ages. You’ll cheer as Annie escapes from her “Hard-Knock Life” but don’t wait until “Tomorrow” to get your tickets. This one will sell out fast! Sponsored by John MacDonald Company.

A Chorus Line

January 14 – February 2
This poignant and inspiring Tony Award-winning long-running production follows the audition process of theatre “gypsies” as they try to land a job in a Broadway show. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this dance hit musical features memorable favorites “What I did for Love,” and “One.” This singular sensation is for anyone who has ever had a dream and put it all on the line. Contains strong language. Sponsored by Joan and Allen Bildner and California Closets.

Other Desert Cities
February 16
March 2
When a young
novelist returns home to Palm Springs for the holidays, she announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a tragic event in the family’s history. The book threatens to put her prominent all-American family back in the tabloids. But will her family stop her? Will the truth be exposed? This hot new Tony-nominated play sheds light on a dysfunctional family reunion everyone can relate to. Contains strong language. Sponsored by John Osher.

The King and I
March 18 – April 6

Shall we dance? Discover 19th-century Siam through the eyes of a British schoolteacher hired by the King to modernize his country. This Rodgers and Hammerstein musical masterpiece is complete with opulent sets, lavish costumes and a lush score of classics including “Getting to Know You,” “Hello Young Lovers” and many more. This Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon will leave you whistling a happy tune! Sponsored by Joe and Kathy Savarese and Homecare America.

Here’s a look at the Theatre’s 2013/14 special productions, all-new limited engagements and more:

Youth Artists’ Chair presents Hamlet – Saturday, August 24
After the death of his father, and a ghostly visit, Prince Hamlet is on a quest for truth, justice and ultimately revenge. One of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies, Hamlet’s journey reminds us all “to thine own self be true.” [Held off site.] Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Adults $20, Students $15.

Emerging Artist Series presents Through the Looking Glass – Friday, November 15 and Saturday, Nov 16
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. With an exciting original pop score, this adventure is filled with fun twists the entire family will enjoy. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 and 8 p.m. on Nov. 16. Tickets: Adults $25, Students $15. Sponsored by The Elmore Family Foundation, John Osher, and The Albert E. and Birdie W. Einstein Fund.

Palm Beach Gardens Concert Band Holiday Concert – Monday, Dec 23

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. All tickets are $15.

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.


Cirque Zuma Zuma – Thursday, January 2
From America’s Got Talent, this acrobatic troupe will mesmerize our audiences. Featuring with non-stop action and African flair, this exciting evening includes dance, acrobatics, tumbling, and music.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40.

Let’s Hang On – A Tribute to Franki Valli and The Four Seasons – Friday, January 3
This group performs with crisp, synchronized choreography and the infamous falsetto and smooth harmonies sung to the best hits featuring “Walk like a Man,” “Sherry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes of You” and many more.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45.

Brian Stokes Mitchell: Simply Broadway – Benefit Concert for The Actor’s Fund and Theatre – Sunday, January 5
A multi-award winning Broadway, television and film actor with a career of musical versatility. Stokes’ Broadway career includes Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me Kate and Ragtime.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets begin at $100.

Masters of Motown – Monday, January 20

A Motown celebration full of hit music from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. From the Temptations, Smokey Robinson and The Supremes, this show will take you on a fabulous trip down memory lane. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. All tickets $50, VIP meet and greet $65.

Swingin’ – Sunday, January 26
One night of jazz with the best of the Big Band sounds from the Swing Era. Hear the classics from Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and more! Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $40. Sponsored by Kretzer Piano.

Chris MacDonald’s Memories of Elvis – Monday, January 27

Join us for a memorial tribute celebrating the life and music of Elvis Presley in honor of his 78th birthday. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45.

Spencers Theatre of Illusion – Tuesday, February 4

This spectacular show will mesmerize the audience with suspense, special effects, and theatrical grand illusions that seem impossible. Featuring never-been-seen before illusions, the mystery of magic will come alive. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets $40, VIP meet and greet $50.

Charlie Thomas’ The Drifters – Friday, February 7

Known for their vocal style of ‘50s rhythm and blues combined with the soul music of the ‘60s. Performing all the hits such as “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “This Magic Moment,” “Under the Boardwalk,” “Stand by Me,” and more! Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets $50, VIP meet and greet $65.

Glenn Leonard’s Temptations Revue – Saturday, February 8

Starring the former lead singer in a tribute with recognizable choreography, distinct harmonies and timeless music featuring “I’m on Fire,” “Ever Ready Love,” and more. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets $50, VIP meet and greet $65. Sponsored by Kretzer Piano.

Michael Londra’s Celtic Fire – Friday, March 7
Featuring world-class Irish dancers and Celtic tenor of the year Michael Londra in an explosive show of Irish step dancing. this high-energy Celtic treat brings the best of Ireland and beyond to the stage. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45.

Yesterday, Beatles – Saturday, March 8

Relive one of the most influential rock groups in the history of pop music with a tribute to the Beatles, performed in an unforgettable show featuring all the hits! Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $45.

Season subscriptions are currently on sale. Renewing subscribers have until March 11 to renew their subscription to be entered into the Royal Treatment Grand Prize Sweepstakes. Single play and musical tickets go on sale Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. Single tickets for special productions, special engagements and limited engagements go on sale May 6 at 10 a.m.

About Kretzer Piano
Since its inception in 1985 as a piano business, Kretzer Piano is a true partner with the community. Founded and owned by Kathi Kretzer-Sayler, its popular ‘Music for the Mind’ concert series has been held monthly for the past 11 years in the Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPiace, raising over $285,000 for music in the schools and children's charities. Representing a collection of the finest manufacturers of pianos from around the world, Kretzer Piano offers sales, service and support for pianos in all price ranges. Kretzer Piano is the Exclusive Yamaha Dealer for the Palm Beaches and the Treasure Coast, including a full line of Yamaha Disklavier player pianos & YAMAHA Clavinova digital pianos. For more information, visit
www.kretzerpiano.com.

About the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
Now celebrating its 10th season, 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 over 70,000 people annually, serves a subscription base of more than 7,530 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, including the prestigious Bill Von Maurer Award for Theatrical Excellence in 2012. 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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Theater listing:

MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE – 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Season shows: Dial M for Murder, Oct 27 – Nov 10; Annie, Dec. 3 - 22; A Chorus Line, January 14 – February 2; Other Desert Cities, February 16 – March 2; The King and I, March 18 – April 6. Subscriptions start at $187. Phone: (561) 575-2223.