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By Britin Haller The Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s rendition of A Christmas Carol will make audiences forget previous incarnations of this holiday classic. Forget about your favorite TV or film version (The Muppets!) and simply sit back and enjoy the ride. …
So many people contribute their talents to making South Florida theater soar—directors, actors, technical experts, support staff, playwrights—the list is endless. But also many people and organizations work behind the scenes, offering support in a different way. …
It’s expected the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Oliver! would be a tuneful, well-executed evening. But those mild adjectives would not begin to do this justice to a benchmark for this company. This easily scores as a vibrant celebration brimming with life, lovingly delivered with talent and skill wrapped in joy.
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Sweet Charity is a thoroughly well-produced and inarguably entertaining time machine back to when the musical was created in 1966 and when the cutting-edge dance craze was the Frug. It also celebrates a sexist societal mindset that will aggravate anyone born after 1966.
The circus has come to town with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. In this time of upheaval and uncertainty, sometimes what you need is a dose of supreme silliness, not just silliness but the classically constructed silliness created by a cadre of comedy experts.
Much of the audience at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s opening night of Jersey Boys was its traditional well-heeled well-coiffed crowd. But their increasingly unfettered applause, then cheers, then standing ovation while clapping to their music reflected a specific message. “Our time, our music, our youth mattered.”
When director-choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge agreed to lead the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s edition of the much-seen Jersey Boys, the challenge was to invest the familiar production with a fresh approach and unearth facets that the show’s fans haven’t seen before.
Sometimes all you want out of an evening of theater is not Lear or Seurat. But just fun. Escapist laughter-laden fun. Dovetailing with the re-opening of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, the daffy musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a welcome distraction from headlines and deadlines.
The art of acting – alternately glorious and mundane – is celebrated in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s return to live production after 700 days with Paul Rudnick’s delightfully comical I Hate Hamlet.
Described as two hurricanes striking at the same time, Covid has dealt the Maltz Jupiter Theatre serious blows including cancelling one big-budget musical Sweet Charity because the opening of its remodeled theater has been delayed. Virus-related shortages in crippling material supply and aggravating work force shortfalls come a few weeks after season opener Jersey Boys was also cancelled.