JUPITER, FLA.: Maltz Jupiter Theatre has announced its 2017-18 season, including two plays, two musicals, and a regional premiere.
“We are proud to be producing a selection of plays and musicals that everyone will love during our 2017-18 season,” said Andrew Kato, the theatre’s producing artistic director and chief executive in a statement.
The season will kick off with Born Yesterday (Oct. 29- Nov. 12), by Garson Kanin, a screwball comedy about a corrupt tycoon scheming to transform his lowbrow girlfriend in order to make a name for himself in Washington, D.C.
Next will be the South Florida regional premiere of Newsies the Musical (Nov. 28- Dec. 17), with a book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, based on the 1899 New York newsboys strike.
Starting off the new year will be Hairspray (Jan. 9- 28, 2018), with a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. In 1960s Baltimore, teenager Tracy Turnblad longs to dance on TV and has her sights set on integrating the “Corny Collins Show.”
Following will be An Inspector Calls (Feb. 4- 18, 2018), by John Boynton Priestley, a psychological thriller that uncovers the secrets of the affluent Birling family with a little help from an inspector.
The season will wrap up with the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific (March 6- 25, 2018), which follows a WWII nurse swept up between love and war on an island in the South Pacific.
Maltz Jupiter Theatre, founded in 2001, is dedicated to the performing arts and aims to entertain, educate, and inspire their local community.