SIZZLING HIT MUSICAL
SWEET CHARITY HITS THE
MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE STAGE

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

May 8, 2015 – The high-energy classic musical Sweet Charity is set to sparkle on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre stage for two nights only!

With performances May 15 and 16 on the Theatre’s stage, Sweet Charity features 48 local teens in grades 6 -12 from the Theatre’s Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts. Directed by Conservatory instructor Lea Roy, the musical features choreography by Broadway veteran Brian Andrews and music direction by John Mercurio.

Featuring music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon, Sweet Charity tell the tale of Charity, a girl whose world is Times Square and is populated by an eclectic group of charmers, cynics and ne’er do wells who laugh, cry, sing and dance their way through relationships set to the rhythm of New York City.

“I am ecstatic to be portraying such an iconic character on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre stage,” said Emily Gough, 15, who is performing the role of Charity. “Participating in the Conservatory’s programs is great for kids who appreciate having a live stage experience (versus strictly a classroom setting). I love it when the orchestra joins in with live music and spotlights hit the stage. We’ve been working very hard on this production and I can’t want to show audiences what we’ve accomplished.”

Brimming with such memorable songs as “Big Spender” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” the musical will feature a full professional orchestra and unforgettable Bob Fosse choreography, including the iconic and unique “Rich Man's Frug:” a wildly energetic dance number that showcases Fosse's distinctive choreography style, particularly his creative use of unusual poses, gestures, and arm movement. The show earned a Tony Award for choreography during its original 1966 Broadway production.

Sweet Charity is hilarious, heartwarming and perfect for a spring night out,” said Julie Rowe, the Theatre’s director of education. “The choreography and dancing will leave theatregoers spellbound and inspired by the talents of our young performers. Bring your friends and enjoy Charity’s journey on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s stage!”

The musical features design elements from a host of industry professionals, including scenic design by the Theatre’s assistant properties master Casey Blanton, sound design by the Theatre’s resident sound designer Marty Mets, lighting design by Ardean Landuis, props design by Susan Emley and costume design by Jerry Sturdefant.

“We’re proud to offer students the unique opportunity to receive a complete professional theatre experience when they take part in our programs,” said Andrew Kato, the Theatre’s producing artistic director. “Our students train with Broadway professionals and then are able to experience professional production values: sets, costumes, lights and a full orchestra. Enrollment fees are all-inclusive, covering all costumes and performance-related costs.”

Showtimes for the Conservatory’s upcoming production of Sweet Charity are 7:30 p.m on Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16. Tickets are $25 for adults; $20 for children. For tickets, call the Theatre’s box office at (561) 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.

About the Conservatory

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts is a premiere professional Conservatory that 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 hands-on workshops and master classes offer students an opportunity to learn first-hand from nationally known directors and Broadway performers, agents and local instructors.

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 nearly 100,000 people annually, serves a subscription base of more than 7,626 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. 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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Calendar listings:

 

Sweet Charity – May 15 – 16

Meet Charity, a girl whose world is Times Square and is populated by an eclectic group of charmers, cynics and ne’er do wells who laugh, cry, sing and dance their way through relationships set to the rhythm of New York City. Written by Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields, and Neil Simon, Sweet Charity includes such memorable songs as “Big Spender” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now.” Performed by students from the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts, this musical is perfect for a spring night out. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Adults $25, Students $20. Phone: (561) 575-2223. Visit www.jupitertheatre.org.

Exhibition – Paper, Scissors and a Creative Mind Bring Art to Life! – On display through June 27
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Gallery Hall is currently featuring the works of Jupiter artist Nina Fusco through June 27. The free exhibition “Paper, Scissors and a Creative Mind Bring Art to Life!” features paper sculptures and pencil drawings. Her works can be seen at the Theatre prior to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Conservatory of Performing Arts’ upcoming performances of Sweet Charity on May 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Hairspray on June 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for each musical are $25 for adults and $20 for students. To see more of Nina’s work, visit www.Nina3Dpaper.com. For additional information, call (561) 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.