JUPITER, FLA.: Maltz Jupiter Theatre has announced its 2019-20 season, featuring five mainstage productions.
“We’d like to invite audiences to embrace the fright of our world premiere production of The Curious Case of the Curse of Count Dracula and ‘choose the who’ in the musical romp The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” said Andrew Kato, producing artistic director and chief executive, in a statement. “Then experience the passion of the dazzling hit musical Chicago, fall in love with the angst and coming-of-age story that is Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, and celebrate the hilarious satire of corporate ambition with How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”
The season will open with the world premiere of The Curious Case of the Curse of Count Dracula (Oct. 27-Nov. 10), by Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen, a comedy that combines the story of Count Dracula with Mel Brooks and Monty Python.
Next up will be The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Dec. 3-19), by Rupert Holmes, a whodunit mystery based on an unfinished novel by Dickens. The musical invites audiences to vote on the murderer’s identity.
The season will continue with Chicago (Jan. 14-Feb. 2, 2020), with book by Bob Fosse and Fred Ebb, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Ebb, about a revival between two murderesses looking to turn their incarceration into fame.
Following will be Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs (Feb. 23-March 8, 2020), about a 15-year-old coming of age in Brooklyn in the year 1937.
The season will conclude with How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (March 17-April 5, 2020), with book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert, and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. The musical follows a young businessman who finds a how-to guide for climbing the corporate ladder.
In addition to the mainstage programming, the theatre will present limited engagement concerts and performances, including a tribute to Carole King (Feb. 6), a production of Romeo and Juliet with Youth Artists’ Chair (Aug. 10), among many others.
Founded in 2001, Maltz Jupiter Theatre is committed to production and education through its collaborations with local and national artists.