Season Dawning at Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Maltz logoTickets for the 2013-14 season of stage at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 26.

Kicking things off is Dial M for Murder on Oct. 27. The mystery fittingly runs through Halloween and concludes Nov. 10. Next up will be the beloved musical Annie, which will ring in the holiday season from Dec. 3 through 22.

This year, for the first time, patrons of the regional theater on Indiantown Road near the neighborhoods of oceanfront condos in Jupiter will have the opportunity to purchase VIP tickets. The building has been undergoing renovations all summer to add The Green Room, a club-level lounge and special seating area with a private bar and a perfect view of the stage.

The Green Room’s amenities include larger, more spacious seats, a stylish atmosphere that ticketholders can enjoy for one hour prior to showtime, a private entrance via elevator and a free drink open arrival.

To purchase tickets, call 561-575-2223, log on to or visit the box office.

Jupiter Girl Bound for Broadway

Skye Alyssa Friedman, with coaches Jackie Bayne Gillman and Jason Gillman

Skye Alyssa Friedman, with coaches Jackie Bayne Gillman and Jason Gillman

Eleven-year-old Skye Alyssa Friedman is making other girls her age cringe with envy after nailing a spot as a “standby” in the beloved Broadway musical Annie.

Last month, Skye flew to the Big Apple to begin rehearsals, and she will spend the next six months in the city watching her dream become reality.

“It has been a dream of mine to be on Broadway since kindergarten, and I have worked very hard to get there,” Skye said.

The home-schooled sixth-grader is a member of the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches and its Broadway Artist Studios, as well as the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts. While at the conservatory, she participated in the Youth Touring Company and spent a year performing tap, ballet, jazz, modern dance, piano and ukulele. She has shined in Oklahoma!, Peter Pan and other shows that have taken place at the regional theater on Indiantown Road near the neighborhoods of Jupiter condos for sale.

“We are so thankful to have such a wonderful theater in our back yard that has allowed Skye to train and perform in professional productions,” said her mother, Liz Friedman. “Skye seems to live at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre and often refers to it as her second home.”

Skye she couldn’t have reached such heights at her age without the conservatory or her experiences in the theatre’s professional season productions.

“I am so excited to be heading to Broadway,” she said.

Inaugural Fishing Fundraiser Charters New Course

Lighthouse Ladies Aug. 12The waters off Jupiter welcomed the first Lighthouse Ladies fishing tournament this summer to benefit the nonprofit Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches.

Because of the enthusiasm of all of the volunteers, participants and sponsors, 100 percent of the net proceeds were donated to the organization that helps those with visual impairments maintain their independence and gain self-confidence.

Tournament events took place at various locations both onshore and offshore, including the JIB Club, Shipwreck Bar & Grille and Sweet’s in Tequesta. Prizes were awarded for the biggest catch, and raffles, an auction, music, food and drinks helped make the event a success.

Tournament Executive Director Johnny Ringo said more of the same is planned for the second Lighthouse Ladies tournament in 2014.

Institute for Jewish Living Makes Debut

Institute for Jewish LivingOne of the first public events at the new Institute for Jewish Living in Jupiter will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 13, 2013, when eight local artists will participate in a festive reception and fundraising exhibition.

Caron Bowman, Tammy Frand, Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Jan Stein, Raine Teel and Mikki Viccoli are among the artists who will be presenting their pieces, along with Nina Fusco, who lives near The Loxahatchee Club, and Fern Samuels, who lives near BallenIsles. Mediums include acrylic, ceramics, mixed media, oil, photography and sculpted paper.

A reception and exhibition will take place every quarter, featuring a slate of new artists, said Bruce Benson, founder and executive director of the institute. All artwork is for sale, with a portion of proceeds from art sales going toward the institute’s mission of providing community and camaraderie to Jews in northern Palm Beach County.

For information, call 561-372-6188.

Jupiter Racing Venue Earns Prestigious Prize

Palm Beach International Raceway

Palm Beach International Raceway

Palm Beach International Raceway received big honors in the Big Easy during the 88th-annual International Association of Venue Managers trade show and networking conference.

The raceway in Jupiter was named one of three finalists in the Stadiums category on July 29 in New Orleans, and its chief executive officer was there to pick up the prize.

“On behalf of my entire staff in South Florida, I am truly honored to have Palm Beach International Raceway named among the best venues in the country, and I congratulate all the finalists and winners,” said Jason Rittenberry, of Abacoa.

The other two finalists included BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Stadiums category recognizes excellence in four criteria: community service; professional development; safety; and operations. The annual conference is one of the largest of its kind in the country, and upward of 1,600 professionals and exhibitors attend.

For information about Palm Beach International Raceway, call 561-622-1400.