The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is kicking off its 10th anniversary season celebration with a spectacular lineup of outstanding concerts, plays, special events and more!
Tickets to the Theatre's 2012/2013 season of limited engagements and two special productions go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. today, May 7, 2012.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary season, the Theatre is bringing back the “top ten” most popular limited engagements of past seasons, including a New Year’s Eve show for Capitol Steps (Dec. 31), The Celtic Tenors (March 18) and the John Pizzarelli Quartet(March 27), all sponsored by Kretzer Piano.
“In addition to the season of shows we produce, we are so proud of the wonderful series of concerts and other performances we present,” said Andrew Kato, the Theatre’s producing artistic director. “In honor of our 10th anniversary, we are thrilled to be bringing back limited engagements that have all been sell-out shows in previous seasons.”
The Theatre will also offer a contemporary retelling of the children’s classic Alice in Wonderland for families with the all-new showThrough the Looking Glass (Oct. 12), sponsored by the Elmore Family Foundation and Muriel and Ralph Saltzman, and The Laramie Project (Sept. 8), presented by local high school students as part of the Theatre’s Youth Artists’ Chair program.
A benefit concert is also planned for the 10th anniversary season: the Stan Kenton Tribute Orchestra (Nov. 16), presented by the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Guild, features a high-energy big band under the leadership of Dennis Noday playing all of the Stan Kenton jazz classics, including “Artistry in Rhythm,” “Intermission Riff,” and more. The show is sponsored by Kretzer Piano.
“We are truly looking forward to the Guild’s benefit concert, the Stan Kenton Tribute Orchestra, which is sure to be one of our most popular shows yet," Kato said. “From day one, the Guild has been a vital part of the Theatre and continues to be instrumental in supporting the Theatre in its growth and stability, as well as furthering its recognition as the premier regional theatre in Florida.”
Here’s a look at the Theatre’s 2012/13 special productions, top ten limited engagements and more:
Saturday, September 8 – The Laramie Project
Presented by local high school students as part of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Youth Artists’ Chair program, the Laramie Project is about the brutal murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming, in 1998. Interviews with local citizens and officials unveil the hate crime and its aftermath. The play explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion in which we are capable. Showtime is 8 p.m.
Friday, October 12 – Through the Looking Glass
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. Sponsored by the Elmore Family Foundation and Muriel and Ralph Saltzman.