2017-05-18 / Arts & Entertainment News

CAROL’S CORNER

Maltz honors students; FoundCare wins kudos


Scenes from the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory awards luncheon: TOP: Brielle Cohen, Bebe Riccardo and Solana Rudnitsky ABOVE: Mary Ellen Healey, Vincent Bolchoz and Dermot Healey LEFT: Gloria Annenberg and Bud Annenberg Scenes from the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory awards luncheon: TOP: Brielle Cohen, Bebe Riccardo and Solana Rudnitsky ABOVE: Mary Ellen Healey, Vincent Bolchoz and Dermot Healey LEFT: Gloria Annenberg and Bud Annenberg Thanks to the development team at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory awards luncheon, April 8, for the outstanding students of the conservatory this year was a lovely, upscale affair held ocean-side at the tropically-inspired Jupiter Beach Resort.

Located just across the street from the theater and the conservatory, where the kids spend so much time studying dance, singing, ballet, acting and all that good stuff they love so much, the SRO crowd at the affair consisted of students, parents, supporters and faculty members.

Harpist Laura Cole of Cloud Nine Harp serenaded guests in the lobby as we entered, and each guest was presented a spring flower, each of a different color, attached to a table seating location as they entered.

The light and breezy luncheon was served and included fresh, crusty artisan breads, with artisan garden salad, brown sugar, walnuts and heart of palm, yellow tomato radicchio and raspberry vinaigrette. Pan-seared chicken breast with sautéed shitake oyster mushroom, roasted grape tomato, caramelized shallot Marsala sauce, served with chef’s choice of vegetable. Dessert was Key lime pie, mint cream and passion fruit coulis.

The program included a welcome from Pam Dyer, director of development, Andrew Kato, producing artistic director/chief executive, and Julie Rowe, director of education, followed by the introduction of the underwriters and award sponsors for this event.


COURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS The underwriter of the luncheon was The Bebe Foundation, (Bebe Riccardo was the event honorary producer.) Rising Star sponsors were Roberta and Harvey Golub, along with Dr. James Howenstine, The Wish Upon a Star Sponsors included Gloria and Bud Annenberg, John and Melinda Geberth, Sallie and Berton E. Korman, the O’Hagan Family Foundation, Barbara and Peter Sidel and Mr. and Mrs. Theodore B. Smith Jr.


Patrick Geraghty, CEO of Florida Blue, and Yolette Bonnet, CEO of FoundCare Inc. 
FLORIDA BLUE Patrick Geraghty, CEO of Florida Blue, and Yolette Bonnet, CEO of FoundCare Inc. FLORIDA BLUE There are 13 talented and accredited instructors on the faculty, plus Kelly Morgan and Sue Cunniff on the administration and Ms. Rowe.

The staff includes Brian Andrews, Kristine Dimartino, Susan Emley, Alexa Evans, Jay Johnson, Kim Cozort Kay, Ken Kay, Shelley Keelor, Sarah Helen Land, John Mercurio, Ricky Nahas and Lea Roy.

Throughout the luncheon, the Youth Touring Company treated us to lively performances of a wide variety of musical presentations — tunes like “Magic to Do,” “Put a Little Love in Your Heart,” “America” (from “West Side Story”), “What the World Needs Now,” “You Light Up My Life” (done by the Professional Training Program students), “Morning Glow” and “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

This year’s roster of outstanding students was an impressive one as award after award was given out and we heard from each winner about their amazing experiences during the year.

The Conservatory “Oscars” went to Sydney Geller — The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Guild Award for Outstanding Improvement; Emma Barska, Zuzanna Barska and Jakub Barska — The Jodi Ann Saltzman Memorial Award for the Most Spirited Student; and Cosette Gresh — The Peggy and Rick Katz Award for Outstanding Achievement. Julian Bois took home The Dr. Vernard and Phyllis Eisenstein Cultural Award; Maya Arias received The O’Hagan Family Award for Outstanding Improvement and Annaya Osborne was given The Jim and Diane Perrella Unity Award.

Vincent Bolchoz was presented with The Mary Ellen and Dermot Healey Leadership Award; Sophie McClung won The Paul and Sandra Goldner Award for Outstanding Commitment and Grace Trainor was the winner of The Julie Rowe Shining Star Award.

“Genius” Andrew Kato surprised everyone at the closing remarks of the program when he gave out a special award this year. Conservatory faculty member Brian Andrews was presented with a “Shining Star Award.”

Then Mr. Kato named a new award in Mr. Andrews’ honor: The Brian Andrews Award for Discipline. That award will have its first presentation next season.

For more information, visit www.jupitertheatre.org or call Pam Dyer at 561-972-6124.

Family-friendly summer entertainment at the Maltz

And speaking of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, summer is here. Spring is past and the Maltz has enough going on to entertain the entire family.

The theater has entertainment options for everyone in June and July. Students from the Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts will perform the musicals “Guys and Dolls” (June 23 and 24) and “James and the Giant Peach, Jr.” (July 28 and 29).

International performer and Conservatory faculty member Ricky Nahas will direct and choreograph both productions.

Featuring local students taking part in the Junior and Senior Conservatory summer camps, the musicals will take place on the theater’s stage.

June brings the Frank Loesser’s romantic comedy “Guys and Dolls,” which features middle and high school students and follows gambler Nathan Detroit as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town.

In July, students in grades 3-5 will tackle Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach, Jr.,” the spectacular tale about a boy and his insect friends who take an amazing journey across the ocean.

And you won’t want to miss “Godspell” (July 1 and 2), the first major musical by three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked,” “Pippin”). It’s known for the hit “Day by Day.”

It will be directed and choreographed by Broadway veteran and faculty member Brian Andrews.

Tickets to all student shows are $20 for students and $25 for adults. For showtimes, tickets and more information, call 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.

FoundCare wins Sapphire Award

This seems to be the time of the year for nice awards. FoundCare Inc. recently was honored by Florida Blue Foundation with a Sapphire Award recognizing “Excellence and Innovation in Community Health.”

As part of the award, FoundCare received $50,000 that will be used to help support the services the organization provides to uninsured and under-insured patients.

The annual awards are given to organizations that have improved access to health-related services for Florida’s at-risk populations and communities. FoundCare fulfills the unmet healthcare and social service needs of individuals and families in Palm Beach County, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. The award money will continue the services that support uninsured patients.

In 2016, FoundCare served 14,807 patients for a total of 51,992 visits. Nearly half of all FoundCare Health Center patients in 2016 were uninsured.

“FoundCare is able to provide quality healthcare to Palm Beach County residents because of the hard work and dedication of our entire staff,” said Yolette Bonnet, CEO of FoundCare. “It is their commitment and dedication that helped us win this award, and now these funds will help us continue to provide services to our patients. We are grateful to the Florida Blue Foundation for this prestigious award.”

Established in 2005 by the Florida Blue Foundation, the Sapphire Awards recognize and promote excellence and innovation in community health leadership and programming in Florida. The annual awards are given to organizations that have improved access to health-related services for Florida’s at-risk populations and communities.

FoundCare Inc. is a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center that offers pediatric and adult primary care, chronic disease management, behavioral health services, dentistry, laboratory services and X-rays and an on-site pharmacy, all in one location. FoundCare accepts most insurance plans, Medicaid, Medicare and self-pay on a sliding fee scale that is based on income and family size. For more information about Found- Care, call 561-HEALTHY (561-432-5849) or visit www.foundcare.org.

Noted with pleasure...

In the next “Carol’s Corner,” we will talk about the delightful Loxahatchee Guild Spring Luncheon and the Frenchman’s Creek Charity Tea. We also may have a report on the Burt Reynolds show at the Eissey Campus Theatre.

Until then, God bless. ¦

— Send stories and photos to csaunders@floridaweekly.com or CarolChatter@aol.com.

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