JUPITER, FLA.: Maltz Jupiter Theatre has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring five mainstage productions.
“We are ecstatic to be producing in our 2018-19 season a selection of plays and musicals that everyone will be talking about,” said producing artistic director and chief executive, Andrew Kato, in a statement.
The season will start with Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias (Oct. 28-Nov. 11), about six women in Louisiana navigating love, loss, and friendship.
Next up will be Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Nov. 27-Dec. 16), with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton. The musical is about a young woman, captured by a prince-turned-beast, who brings hope and love to the cursed castle.
Following will be a musical (Jan. 15-Feb.10, 2019), the title of which will be announced April 1.
Next will be Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2 (Feb. 24-March 10, 2019), which picks up Ibsen’s text 15 years after the play’s conclusion and examines Nora Helman’s untold story.
The season will continue with West Side Story (March 26-April 14, 2019), with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The classic musical follows two lovers caught between warring street gangs in New York City in the 1950s.
Also part of the programming will also include three shows for children—Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Sept. 5-7); The Magic School Bus-–-Lost in the Solar System (Oct. 8); and Pete the Cat (Aug. 25, 2019).
The theatre will also present seven productions as part of its conservatory program for artists in training.
Founded in 2001, Maltz Jupiter Theatre is committed to production and education through its collaborations with local and national artists.
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