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My View: Roaring 2020s at Maltz Jupiter Theatre Gala

The Roaring Twenties became the Roaring 2020s at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s annual gala last night.    Amazon.com and retail establishments in Florida must have run out of Flapper dresses leading up to this exciting event as most of the women wore the traditional 1920’s attire to the gala put on by Florida’s largest regional theatre.  Times Square Chronicles was there.  Check out the photos:

Inspired by the Theatre’s sold out hit Chicago, the glamorous affair took place at Jupiter’s hottest new venue, Pelican Club. Led by Honorary Chairs Isanne and Sandy Fisher, the evening honored an entity that has supported the Theatre since its inception: the Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation. 

“Our largest fundraiser of the year exemplifies the Theatre’s mission of entertaining, educating and inspiring our community, and we are so happy to honor the extraordinary ongoing work of our founding benefactors Milton and Tamar Maltz and their foundation,” said Erin Tartaglia, the Theatre’s major gifts officer. “The gala is a fantastic reason to dress up and enjoy an unforgettable evening for a wonderful cause: the largest regional theatre in Florida, which wouldn’t exist without our community’s generous support.”

Considered to be one of South Florida’s most spectacular and fun-filled “must attend” annual events, the Theatre’s development team spent the past year working with Pelican Club, Xquisite Events and AllComm rentals to create the perfect vision for the evening. In true ‘20s style, guests encountered the jazz, glamour and panache of a prohibition-era Supper Club, complete with dazzling entertainment as the night progressed.

With stunning panoramic views of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum and Intracoastal Waterway, guests were treated to Big Band and jazz music as they danced the night away in the venue’s glass ballroom, bid on elegant auction items to benefit the theatre and were treated to a sumptuous three-course feast at tables adorned with flourishes of burgundy, cream and gold.

Andrew Kato Producing Artistic Director & Chief Executive
Sandy & Isanne Fisher, Honorary Chairs
Milton Maltz

Entertainment included a performance by more than 80 children, including students from the Theatre’s Conservatory and youth performers from the Theatre’s Professional Training Program, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Orchestra and soloists Avery Sommers and Matt Loehr. beauty of live theatre into the There was also an exclusive surprise tribute to Milton and Tamar Maltz in honor of their 90th birthdays.“Since the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s inception, founding board members Milton and Tamar Maltz have continued to be pivotal visionaries and leaders every step of the way,” said Andrew Kato, the Theatre’s producing artistic director and chief executive. “We are so proud to honor them at this season’s gala, not only for their tremendous support of the Theatre but for their impactful contributions across the country through their foundation.”

Students of The GOldner Conservatory of Performing Arts
Avery Sommers
Matt Loehr
Sandy Fisher & Milton Maltz
Sandy Fisher & Andrew Kato
Isanne Fisher, Eda Sorokoff, Patty Chamberlain
Casey Blanton, POlice Officer
Pelican Club
Sarah Claire Smith, Flapper

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Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is also an Honorary Board Member of The Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook. Stephen Sorokoff@gmail.com

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