Last fall, Palm Beach County was treated to something really special at Maltz Jupiter Theatre: the world premiere production of Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors. What they didn’t see was all the work that went into creating such a spectacle prior to opening night. Here, go backstage and a take a peek at the process.
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Last summer, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre completed the Act I of its three-phase expansion plan in an effort to improve production facilities within the next five years. Designed by Currie Sowards Aguila Architects, the new layout will not only double the square footage of the building but also provide more opportunities for guests, students, and creatives alike. While an ambitious fundraising campaign is still underway, the nonprofit reveals some of the details:
ACT 1: completed in summer 2019
Final cost: $4.2 million
- Parking lot improvements, including the addition of 40 parking spaces and landscaping enhancements
- A concrete bunker (a “gear box”) was built on the west side of the building, behind the stage, to house necessary equipment to power the building when all phases are complete
ACT II: expected to begin in April 2021
Estimated cost: $22 million; fundraising ongoing
- Making the stage 10 feet deeper and 6 feet wider on each side, which will enable the theater to qualify for pre-Broadway and national tours
- Adding a third-floor rehearsal studio, where actors will have a view and residents will be able to see the actors working
- The creation of Scene, a VIP pre-show supper lounge, where guests can dine and be entertained prior to a show
ACT III: start date TBD (discussions ongoing)
Estimated cost: $12 million; fundraising ongoing
- Plans to double the size of the Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts to provide students with first-class educational opportunities • Proposed 199-seat second space to provide more programming year-round, including a film series, alternate plays and musicals, and museum exhibits