SEE THE NEXT BIG STARS AT THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE’S 2012 PALM BEACH IDOLS
(Jupiter, FL) – Auditions are over, the contestants are ready to shine – and locals are getting excited for Palm Beach County’s original, fun-filled American Idol-style show!
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, in conjunction with the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Guild, is producing its ninth annual regional take on the television show American Idol on Saturday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m.
After a day in which nearly 100 local performers of all ages auditioned to become one of the next Palm Beach Idols, the Guild announced that 26 acts will entertain at the upcoming show.
The evening will feature performers of all ages and talents – country singers, dancers, a rock band, an opera singer and more – with the winners taking home cash prizes. There will be three categories: youth, teen and adult. Each category will have three finalists decided by panel of local celebrity judges, with the final winners determined by an audience vote.
“The auditions were incredible, and I am absolutely amazed each year that we have so many talented people here in South Florida ,” said Eileen Weissmann, the event’s producer and guild board member. “It’s going to be an interesting show. The contestants are fantastic, and the Guild loves this opportunity to bring the best of South Florida talent to our stage.”
Previous contestants have gone on to star in Broadway shows such as Beauty and the Beast and Mary Poppins, and previous teen winner Anthony Espina has gone on to a successful career as a movie composer.
The event will be emceed by radio host Kathy Greene, program director and on-air personality for Jupiter’s hometown radio station WJTW-FM, and radio veteran Tim Byrd, owner of the voiceover site VoxPower.com and publisher of the popular local blogsite PalmBeachLiveWorkPlay.com. Celebrity judges include Rachel Leigh of WFLX-TV FOX29, Tim Allan Walker of “The Mo and Sally Morning Show” on KOOL 105.5-FM, Michele Wright of WPEC CBS12, Leslie Gray Streeter of The Palm Beach Post and Carol Saunders of The Jupiter Courier Newsweekly.
The show is an annual fundraiser for the Guild, which raises money to support the not-for-profit Theatre and its Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts. The Conservatory offers classes taught by Broadway-caliber instructors in dance, voice, acting and musical theatre for students of all ages, including summer camps.
Tickets for the 2012 Palm Beach Idols are $25. To purchase tickets, visit www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223. For information about joining the Guild, call (561) 972-6106.
About the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
In only nine seasons, 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 7,350 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, visitwww.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.