The critically acclaimed Maltz Jupiter Theatre will be reopening in January and the pandemic shutdown was put to good use with a $36 million expansion to the Indiantown Road complex.
Before the doors open, patrons will be treated to a three-week open-air run of the hit Broadway musical “Jersey Boys” at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, January 11 – 30, 2022, as well as the comedy “I Hate Hamlet” at the Benjamin School’s 800-seat theater in Palm Beach Gardens, Feb. 8 – 20.
“We have always felt that the show must go on, and we’ve nicknamed the first two shows in our season ‘Maltz Without Walls’ because we are doing just that,” said Producing Artistic Director Andrew Kato in a statement. “We are very excited to partner with Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium and the Benjamin School and can’t wait to show everyone what’s possible in these two very unique venues — including a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the Florida premiere of ‘Jersey Boys’ alfresco in South Florida with our gorgeous January weather.”
The season will then move onto Maltz’s brand new Broadway-scale stage for the dance-filled musical “Sweet Charity,” Feb. 19 – March 9, and a four-week run of the Tony-nominated musical “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” March 22 – April 10.
“The brand new Maltz Jupiter Theatre will exceed all of your expectations,” Kato said. “We’re looking forward to welcoming our patrons back safely to our gorgeous new building for an extraordinary season of outstanding entertainment.”
Season subscriptions are now available starting at $242 at JupiterTheatre.org. Individual tickets go on sale Oct. 4.
LGBT Youth Speak Out
Thinking Cap Theatre (TCT), in association with Thou Art Woman, will present OutStand, a special two-act lineup of new, original short plays about the coming out experience written and performed by LGBT youth ages 13 – 23, on Saturday, July 31 and Monday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. The performances will also be available on-demand Aug. 3 – 16.
This unique performance project teams up LGBT youth from five states with professional theatre artists in South Florida: “Together, these youth and artists have rediscovered the transformative and community-building power of theatrical storytelling,” according to Artistic Director Nicole Stodard, who also thanked FAB: Funding Arts Broward for a grant that made the OutStand possible.
Tickets for OutStand are available at ThinkingCapTheatre.StreamAllyTix.com.
Moms Get Their Dance On at Epiphany
Ed Sparan’s Epiphany Theater will present the British comedy “Stepping Out,” Aug. 12 - 28 at Elliot Hall on the campus of Fort Lauderdale United Church of Christ, 2501 N.E. 30th St.
In this 1984 play that made its way to Broadway, former dancer Mavis teaches a tap class in a London church hall to a group of housewives seeking an escape from their humdrum lives. The lone man in the class is confronting a mid-life crisis and, together, the students and their teacher find friendship and support as they tap their way through the show.
Tickets are $25 at SteppingOutFTL.Eventbrite.com.