What's the best part about having a regional theatre in your backyard? The chance to learn from Broadway-caliber theatre professionals in exciting fall classes at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts.
In addition to producing full-scale professional family shows throughout the season, the Theatre's Conservatory offers year-round learning opportunities for kids and adults of all ages, including a fall semester filled with musical theatre, acting and dance classes. Registration is now open, with classes that start August 20.
"The Theatre is committed to providing an innovative and high-quality arts education experience in a positive, safe and supportive environment," said Julie Rowe, the Conservatory's director of education. "Through all of our classes, students of all ages gain self-confidence, leadership and team-building skills."
The connection to the Theatre allows students the opportunity to perform on the Theatre's stage and work alongside professionals both onstage and off, with hands-on workshops and master classes that offer students an opportunity to learn first-hand from nationally known directors and Broadway performers, agents and local instructors.
The Conservatory offers a range of ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop dance classes, as well as courses in book writing, improv and audition techniques. Students in the Conservatory's signature Musical Theatre Production class will perform in Oklahoma on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre stage in May.
"This year marks the Conservatory's fifth anniversary, and we have built up an incredible team of talented instructors since its inception," Rowe said. "Oklahoma will have first-rate instruction from two world-class professionals: Brian Andrews and Anna McNeely, both Broadway veterans who first worked together as cast members of the original Broadway musical Cats."
In addition to Andrews and McNeely, the Conservatory's instructors also include veteran actors Kim Cozort Kay, Kenneth Kay, Jay Johnson and Kristine Tempel, as well as professional dancer Viky Andreatta Smith, Julliard School graduate Sarah-Helen Land and playwright Lea Roy.
And children and teens aren't the only ones having fun at the Conservatory. Adults of all ages also participate year-round in the Conservatory's acting, tap dancing and singing classes. Classes are offered in the evening throughout the year to accommodate adults with busy schedules, in addition to a full range of daytime seasonal classes offered in the fall and spring. Adult classes range from acting to tap and musical theater singing, as well as a book writing class and play-reading club.
Fall classes begin August 20, and registration is now open. Classes range from hourly rates for private classes to $255 and up for the fall semester. Scholarships are also available. For information, call (561) 575-2672 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org/education.
Now celebrating its 10th season, the not-for-profit Maltz Jupiter Theatre has become one of Florida's preeminent professional theatres, committed to production and education through its collaborations with local and national artists. Currently the state's largest award-winning regional theatre, the Theatre draws over 70,000 people annually, serves a subscription base of more than 7,400 and has world-class classroom facilities in support of its Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts, which serves hundreds of youth and adults. The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres and has earned numerous Carbonell Awards, South Florida's highest honor for artistic excellence, including the prestigious Bill Von Maurer Award for Theatrical Excellence in 2012. For more information about the Theatre's upcoming shows and Conservatory, visit www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.