JUPITER, FLA.: Maltz Jupiter Theatre has announced its 2020-21 season, featuring five productions.
“We’d like to invite audiences to get ready to laugh with the rowdy comedy I Hate Hamlet and embrace a hopeless romantic’s zany search for ‘the one’ in Sweet Charity,” said Andrew Kato, producing artistic director and chief executive, in a statement. “Then travel to the luxurious French Riviera for the uproarious and hysterical comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and then to Boston, where a blue collar worker finds herself fired from her job and confronting her past in Good People. Then help us end the season with the magnificent and beloved musical about stardom, Sunset Boulevard.”
The season will start with Paul Rudnick’s I Hate Hamlet (Oct. 25-Nov. 8), a comedy about the ghost of legendary actor John Barrymore visiting a television star to convince him to play his dream role of Hamlet instead of a lucrative television role.
Next up will be Sweet Charity (Dec. 1-20), with book by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman, and lyrics by Dorothy Fields. The musical comedy follows a dance hall hostess in search of finding love.
The season will continue with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Jan. 12-31, 2021), with book by Jeffrey Lane, and music and lyrics by David Yazbek. Two con men in the French Riviera engage in a competition to swindle $50,000 from a visiting American soap star.
Following will be Good People (Feb. 14-28, 2021), by David Lindsay-Abaire, about an out-of-work woman who crashes her old high-school flame’s party hoping to find work opportunities through the affluent guests.
The season will conclude with Sunset Boulevard (March 9-28, 2021), with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton. Based on the film by Billy Wilder, the musical follows an aging silent film star and the Hollywood screenwriter she hires to help propel her movie comeback.
In addition to the mainstage programming, the theatre will present limited engagement concerts and performances, including a benefit concert with Stephanie J. Block (Nov. 14), among many others.
Founded in 2001, Maltz Jupiter Theatre is committed to production and education through its collaborations with local and national artists.
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