Maltz Jupiter Theatre Tops South Florida Theaters With Most Carbonell Award Nominations

by Lyssa Goldberg Jan 14, 2016 04:18 PM

Maltz Jupiter Theatre has earned 21 Carbonell Award nominations for the 40th annual event, the most of any theater in South Florida.

Essentially South Florida's version of the Tony Awards, the Carbonell Awards honor the best shows and performances in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Maltz Theatre earned 10 nominations for "Les Misérables"—more than any other musical production in South Florida this season. It also earned six for "Billy Elliot The Musical," four for "Glengarry Glen Ross" and one for "The Wiz." In six of the categories, the theater garnered two nominations, doubling Maltz Jupiter Theatre's chances of winning.

This total far exceeds last year's 14 nominations during the 2014-2015 season. In 2013-2014, Maltz Jupiter Theatre received 19 nominations.

“We are honored and grateful that we are being recognized for four of the shows in our eclectic spectrum of work—including an epic musical ("Les Misérables"), a heartfelt contemporary musical ("Billy Elliot The Musical"), a high-octane drama ("Glengarry Glen Ross") and a rarely-produced, reimagined musical ("The Wiz"),” Andrew Kato, producing artistic director and chief executive, said in a press release. 

Winners of the 40th annual Carbonell Awards will be announced Monday, April 4, at an awards ceremony at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.

In the meantime, theater goers can enjoy upcoming productions at Maltz Jupiter Theatre through March: "The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue" (now through Jan. 31), "Frost/Nixon" (Feb. 7-21), and "Kiss Me, Kate" (March 8-27).

Next month, Maltz Jupiter Theatre will release its lineup of shows for the 2016-2017 season. The announcement is set for Feb. 8.

(Photo from "Billy Elliot The Musical" by Alicia Donelan)


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