MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE
ANNOUNCES 2016/17 SEASON OF SHOWS,
LET US ENTERTAIN YOU!

February 8, 2016 (Jupiter) – The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is ready to shine with its 2016/17 season, Let Us Entertain You!

The 2016/17 season will begin with The Audience (October 23 – November 6), Peter Morgan’s riveting new play that will take audiences behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for meetings with each of her Prime Ministers. We continue with Me and My Girl (November 29 – December 18), the heart-warming dance sensation that follows an unrefined charmer who learns he is heir to the Earl of Hareford. Next up is The Producers (January 10 – 29), Mel Brooks’ Tony Award®-winning musical phenomenon about a down-on-his-luck producer and his accountant who scheme to produce a Broadway flop. Then join us for Disgraced (February 12 – 26), a provocative and thought-provoking new Pulitzer Prize-winning play that examines the stories we share with our friends, the secrets we tell our lovers and the lies we tell ourselves. Our incredible season ends with the Tony Award®-winning hit musical Gypsy (March 21 – April 9), the Broadway smash inspired by the memoirs of the legendary burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee.

“We are proud to be producing two plays that appeared on Broadway last season – The Audience and the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced – in addition to three musicals that have won the hearts of audiences who enjoy great stories,” said Andrew Kato, the Theatre’s producing artistic director and chief executive. “We will be mounting one of the biggest Broadway box office draws of the millennium, The Producers, as well as Gypsy, a musical that many consider to be one of the greatest shows ever written. Our audiences will enjoy the charming and romantic musical Me and My Girl.”

Currently celebrating its 13th Season, the Theatre was recently nominated for 21 Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s highest honor for artistic excellence. To celebrate and announce its 2016/17 season, the Theatre held a “Broadway burlesque”-themed cocktail party on February 8 at Seasons 52 in Palm Beach Gardens, featuring performances from burlesque performer Miss Jenna Beth and photo opportunities with performers in Gypsy-themed costumes.

In addition to its season productions (not included in subscriptions), the Theatre will present an exciting lineup of all-new limited engagements and several popular favorites. New shows include the festive holiday sounds of our Christmas Cabaret in the Club Level (December 23); Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits with Sinatra Forever (February 3); the high-octane ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s rock n’ roll experience of The Bronx Wanderers (February 4); and a tribute to The Eagles with Hotel California (March 2).

“Our Theatre has something for everyone with our new season of special events and concerts,” said Jennifer Sardone-Shiner, the Theatre’s director of marketing. “In addition to our popular favorites the Capitol Steps’ New Years Eve show and Comedy in the Club Level, we’re proud to offer an array of brand new concerts, including the stellar tribute groups Shades of Bublé and Orlando Transit Authority: A Tribute to Chicago, as well as Pauly and The Goodfellas Jersey Nights: A Tribute to ‘The Jersey Boys’ and The Four Seasons and the Motown tribute Magic Moments, all in March. We’re also thrilled to present the spectacular Face 2 Face: Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John and the Jimmy Buffett tribute The Landsharks Band in April.”

November will bring an extra-special benefit to the Theatre: He’s Got Magic to Do: The Music of Stephen Schwartz (November 12), the Theatre’s fourth annual Tony Award® winner benefit concert. Winner of four Grammy Awards, three Oscars, four Drama Desk Awards and more, you won’t want to miss this legendary composer on stage at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre for a one-night-only rare performance. Backed by a ten-piece orchestra and accompanied by Tony Award® winner Debbie Gravitte and Scott Coulter, one of New York’s most honored vocalists, Stephen will show you how he makes magic and defies gravity by uplifting you with his music and lyrics.

Eugène Ionesco’s critically-acclaimed 1959 absurdist classic Rhinocerosis coming to the stage in August, presented by local high school students as part of the Theatre’s Youth Artists’ Chair program. This striking play explores the themes of conformity, culture, mass movements and morality.

It’s 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 five-play and the opt-out of one, for the Theatre’s 2016/17 season, Let Us Entertain You!

Patrons may purchase subscriptions for club level premium seats in the Theatre’s recently renovated space, The Green Room, and enjoy the stylish lounge and amenities throughout the season. Amenities include spacious 23” seats, a lounge with a private bar and restrooms, one free drink of choice with ticket purchase, panoramic views of the stage and a private entrance and elevator.

Subscriptions begin at $202. 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 2016/17 season, Let Us Entertain You!:

2016/17 Season Lineup

The Audience
October 23 – November 6

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan’s riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company.

Me and My Girl
November 29 – December 18

What happens when you discover you are royalty? In this hilarious romantic comedy, an unrefined charmer learns he is heir to the Earl of Hareford. His aristocratic family believes he can become a gentleman and earn his inheritance – but only if he gives up his true love. Will love or money win? Filled with show-stopping hits such as “Love Makes the World Go Round” and "The Lambeth Walk," this heart-warming dance sensation is perfect for the entire family this holiday season. Sponsored by Kathy and Joe Savarese, Homecare America and Patty and Bob Hendrickson.

The Producers
January 10 – 29

When Mel Brooks' humor meets the magic of Broadway, you know you're in for an outrageously funny adventure! Meet a down-on-his-luck producer and his accountant who decide to take a chance on Broadway with a brand-new show. Together they scheme to produce a flop in order to keep the backers’ money and become rich. Winner of 12 Tony Awards®, this musical phenomenon explodes with witty antics and over-the-top shenanigans that will keep you laughing from beginning to end. Start off the New Year with this hilarious musical comedy! Sponsored by Jane Napier and William W. Napier.

Disgraced
February 12 – 26

There are some things that you just shouldn’t discuss at a party. What begins as innocent table conversation among four friends explodes when the topic turns to current events, leaving everyone’s relationships and beliefs about race and identity in pieces. But will their friendship survive? This Pulitzer Prize-winning play examines the stories we share with our friends, the secrets we tell our lovers, and the lies we tell ourselves. This provocative and thought-provoking new Broadway hit will leave you questioning your biases. Sponsored by Jodie and Dan Hunt and The Roy A. Hunt Foundation and Priscilla Heublein.

Gypsy
March 21 – April 9

Let us entertain you with one of America’s most beloved classic musicals. Inspired by the memoirs of the legendary burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee, this story follows the dreams and efforts of a powerhouse stage mother to get her two daughters into show business. This Broadway smash features such unforgettable songs by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim as "Together, Wherever We Go,” “All I Need Is the Girl,” “Rose’s Turn” and “You Gotta Get a Gimmick.” Everything's coming up roses in this Tony Award®-winning hit musical! Sponsored by Marianne Glick and Michael Woods and Suzanne Niedland in loving memory of Art and Meg Niedland.

Here’s a look at the Theatre’s 2016/17 special productions, all-new limited engagements and more:

2016/17 Limited Engagements

Youth Artists’ Chair presents Rhinoceros – Saturday, August 13
A small town is besieged by one roaring citizen who becomes a rhinoceros and proceeds to trample on the social order. As more citizens are transformed into rhinoceroses, the trampling becomes overwhelming and begins to destroy everything in its path. One man (Berenger) remains; will he stay true to himself or follow the herd? Sponsored by The Clark Family Private Foundation Inc. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for students and $25 for adults.

Fourth Annual Tony Award® Winner Series presents He’s Got Magic to Do: The Music of Stephen Schwartz – Saturday, November 12
Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame….The Tony Award®, Four Grammys, three Oscars, four Drama Desk Awards, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Broadway Hall of Fame….Don’t miss Stephen Schwartz on stage at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre for a one-night-only benefit concert! The composer of Broadway’s most successful musicals will show you how he makes magic and defies gravity by uplifting you with his music and lyrics. Backed by a ten-piece orchestra and accompanied by Tony Award® winner Debbie Gravitte and Scott Coulter, one of New York’s most honored vocalists, you won’t want to miss this extraordinary experience. Sponsorships available for pre-show dinner and post-show meet-and-greet dessert reception. A special Master Class with Stephen Schwartz available for students! Sponsored by Kretzer Piano. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $50.

Christmas Cabaret in The Club Level – Friday, December 23
Featuring three special guest soloists and a choir from the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts, this Christmas sing-a-long is perfect for the entire family! Showtime is 7:30 p.m. All tickets are $25.

Capitol Steps – New Years Eve – Saturday, December 31
Come along for the ride as we take a humorous look at some serious issues in an all-new show to ring in the New Year. Showtimes are 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $55, $65 and $85 for special VIP seats with a pre-show champagne toast.

Sinatra Forever – Friday, February 3
Featuring Rick Michel and backed by a seven-piece orchestra, this timeless concert features hits such as “Come Fly with Me,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” and more. Sponsored by Kretzer Piano. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45.

Bronx Wanderers – Saturday, February 4
This group recreates Doo-Wop magic with favorites such as “Sherry,” “Runaway,” “We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” “Teenager in Love,” “Tie A Yellow Ribbon” and more. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55.

Hotel California – March 2
Featuring the Grammy award-winning sounds of The Eagles, Hotel California performs the hits “Take it Easy,” “Heartache Tonight,” “Hotel California” and more. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55.

Shades of Bublé – Friday, March 3
Join us for an evening of exciting harmonies, smooth choreography and incredible voices singing “Feeling Good,” “Home,” “Save the Last Dance for Me,” and many more! Sponsored by Kretzer Piano. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55.

Magic Moments – Saturday, March 4
Featuring Leonard, Coleman and Blunt: lead singers from The Temptations, The Drifters and Platters. Great artists unite to perform the most famous Motown hits of all time including “My Girl,” “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” “The Great Pretender,” “Under The Boardwalk,” and more. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55.

Orlando Transit Authority – A Tribute to Chicago – Thursday, March 9
A night of music awaits from one the most famous rock ‘n’ roll horn bands in the world, featuring “Saturday in the Park,” ”You’re the Inspiration,” and more! Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55.

Pauly and the Goodfellas (Jersey Nights): A Tribute to ‘The Jersey Boys’ and The Four Seasons – Friday, March 10
Take a journey back in time as this group performs show-stopping hits such as “Sherry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Working My Way Back to You,” and more! Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55.

Face 2 Face: A Tribute to Sir Elton John and Billy Joel – Saturday, April 15
This exciting show is full of decades of hits from “Big Shot” and “Only The Good Die Young” to “Tiny Dancer,” “Rocket Man” and more. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $55.

Comedy in the Club Level – Friday, April 21
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is playing host to some of Florida’s funniest comics! Join us as local and nationally-recognized professional comedians take the stage to transform The Green Room into the most hilarious place in town. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

The Landsharks Band in the Club Level – Saturday, April 22
Calling all parrotheads! This intimate night of Jimmy Buffett music will feel like one big beach party, featuring “Margaritaville,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and more! Showtime is 8 p.m. in the Club Level. Tickets are $30.

2016/17 Kids Korner Series productions

The Loxahatchee Club Educational Foundation Kids Korner Series presents The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – Wednesday, November 16, 2016
The magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. Showtimes are 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. All tickets are $5.

The Loxahatchee Club Educational Foundation Kids Korner Series presents Teacher from the Black Lagoon– Friday, March 10
Follow Hubie’s imagination as he faces his comically horrific fears and discovers that his new teacher is pleasantly human after all. Showtimes are 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. All tickets are $5.

2016/17 Conservatory productions

The Best of Broadway Musical Revue – Thursday, December 29
A revue featuring songs and scenes from the major musicals West Side Story and Carousel as well as other traditional and holiday songs. Showtimes are 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for students and $25 for adults.

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr. – Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30
Based on the best-selling book series, Stanley folds his way around the world with his flat-tastic hijinks. Featuring students in grades 3 - 5. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $20 for students and $25 for adults.

West Side Story – Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13
Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in this seminal retelling of Romeo and Juliet. Featuring students in grades 6 -12. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for students and $25 for adults.

Guys and Dolls – Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24
Guys And Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town. Featuring students in grades 6 -12. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for students and $25 for adults.

Godspell – Saturday, July 1, and Sunday, July 2
A troupe of actors helps Jesus Christ stage parables with games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comedic timing. This first major musical by three-time Grammy® and Academy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz reminds us of the importance of kindness, tolerance and love. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. on July 1 and 2 p.m. on July 2. Tickets are $20 for students and $25 for adults.

Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, Jr. – Friday, July 28, and Saturday, July 29
A boy and his insect friends take an amazing journey across the ocean. Featuring students in grades 3 - 5. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for students and $25 for adults.

Season subscriptions are currently on sale. Renewing subscribers have until March 27 to renew their subscription to be entered into Keys to the Kingdom Sweepstakes, which includes the chance to win tickets to all of the Theatre’s upcoming shows, as well as the chance to attend cast dinners, parties, special events and more. Also included are numerous behind-the-scenes opportunities, such as the chance to watch auditions, receive a private personal backstage tour and more. Single play and musical tickets go on sale Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. Single tickets for special productions, special engagements and limited engagements go on sale May 6 at 10 a.m.

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 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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