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An Electrifying New Riff On West Side Story At The Maltz

The electrifying choreography by Al Blackstone and the vibrant staging by Marcos Santana in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s West Side Story not only wipe away any disappointment at not seeing Jerome Robbins’ vision, their work is so strong and original that Robbins rarely invades the audience’s consciousness.

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Challenges When West Side Story Staged By A Puerto Rican

For a director born in Puerto Rico, Marcos Santana sees West Side Story’s depiction of gang warfare between New York natives and Puerto Rican immigrants containing some aspects that don’t quite ring true for contemporary residents of the Caribbean island.

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Maltz Let’s Mamma Mia! Sing Keeping Stage Version Intact

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Mamma Mia! gets its mojo from a strong, consistent cast to carry out the sitcom-esque plot that is held together as if by taffy – twenty 1970s radio hits that are ingrained in pop culture.

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Tale As Old As Time — With Puppets: Beauty And The Beast

It’s unfair to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Beauty and the Beast — which is as thoroughly charming on its own merits as you could ask — but understandable that the focus is diverted to its use of puppets to portray the enchanted household objects. So, yes, the vision that Producing Artistic Director Andrew Kato and director John Tartaglia came up with does indeed work, .

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Magic Planned For The Maltz’s Beauty & The Beast Is Puppetry

The musical Beauty and the Beast has been done so often that the challenge facing producers, artists and audiences is how to reinvigorate the magic. The Maltz Jupiter Theatre asks what if the enchanted household objects were not actors dressed in anthropomorphic costumes, but instead actually were the objects – represented by puppets.

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Maltz’s Steel Magnolias Wilts

The perennial tear-jerking Steel Magnolias, now at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre ought to work, but doesn’t succeed this time.. But those objectivity. Those seeking theater that provokes or stimulates, that questions our biases or expands our worldviews — catnip to critics and adventurous audiences — will find little nourishment in Robert Harling’s provincial 1987 dramedy.

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In-Depth: State Cuts Will Affect What You See On Stage; Theaters Pledge To Fight Back

Some South Florida theaters are scrapping some of what they plan to put on stage this season or next. Some are leaving support positions unfilled. Some plan smaller cast shows. Some have sidelined plans for growth. Theaters are scrambling to cope with an unexpected 90 percent slash in state funding. But theater champions vow to fight back by organizing patrons and leading citizens to influence lawmakers.

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Unabashedly Romantic South Pacific Sets Sail At The Maltz

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s nearly flawless production with a gloriously delivered score and nuanced script is a reminder that South Pacific is a contender as one of the most affecting and best constructed examples of the genre.

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A Voyage To The South Pacific Once Again At The Maltz

It’s likely that people involved with the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s upcoming production of South Pacific know that cynics will question why mount yet one more production of this classic. But director Gordon Greenberg and star Erin Davie know the answer. Actually, several answers.

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Theaters Rolling Out The Titles For 2018-2019 Season, Part 1

If it’s February, then theater companies are taking advantage of the visiting snowbirds presence to announce what they hope will be an enticing slate of titles for the 2018-19 season.

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