Each year, the JCC School of Performing Arts presents an exciting professional theater series that introduces children ages 3 and up to the delightful world of live theater. Each show is presented by a different NYC company that travels all over the US and abroad, bringing our community the best of the best in an affordable and accessible venue. Check back for information in the Fall.

At the end of each semester, come see the incredibly talented students of the JCC Drama School perform in high-caliber, professional style shows, perfect for audiences of all ages.



Palisades Players: Community Theater

Deborah Roberts, Artistic Director
Julian Millstein, Executive Chairman

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades has just established Palisades Players, an inspirational new home for professional, pre-professional and highly experienced theater artists. As a new community theater serving talent from throughout Northern New Jersey to NYC and Broadway, Palisades Players will showcase quality theatrical events, primarily featuring works that illustrate Jewish culture and tradition and celebrate the work of Jewish playwrights. The goal is to become a growing hub for actors preparing for careers on Broadway that will also draw Broadway audiences to our community, creating a dynamic artistic corridor between the Palisades and Broadway.

To launch the first season, the JCC is seeking support from artists, arts organizers and patrons of the arts who share the JCC’s mission to maintain a thriving theater arts center in our local community. To celebrate its launch, the JCC is planning a major fundraising benefit to take place this November. It will feature vignettes and scenes from shows that span from the early 1900’s to the present that reflect the Jewish experience.

Open auditions will be held on Sunday, August 30 and Tuesday, September 1 for strong singers with acting ability as well as energetic, versatile and experienced actors. There may be small roles for young teens or children with professional experience. Auditions are by appointment only, beginning at 5 pm. Actors should come with a relatively upbeat 30-second monologue. Singers should prepare two contrasting songs from traditional or contemporary Broadway songbooks. They may also be asked to read from the script.

For an audition time slot or for more information, please call Hagit Harel in Performing Arts: 201-408-1493

    
For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1493.

Professional Children’s Theater Series

Get ready for some laughter, smiles and applause! This exciting professional theater series introduces children ages 3 and up to the wonderful world of live theater. Each show is presented by a professional company that travels all over the US, bringing our community the best of the best.

Group rates available. No refunds or exchanges. Space is limited!

Nov 1
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Stone Soup - A Musical for Everyone
Pushcart Players
An Autism-sensory, friendly performance.
A much loved Jewish folk tale about a clever guest who arrives too late—all the food is gone but he doesn’t go hungry.
Sign up for a special visit to the stage from 1:15-1:40 pm.
$12.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
$17 day of
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Sun, Nov 22
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jake Says Miss Nelson is Missing - the Musical
Teatreworks USA
A favorite teacher who has a very lively, energetic class seems to vanish quite suddenly. Her replacement is an amazing surprise for everyone.
$12.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
$17 day of
53PCTS02F5

Sun, Dec 13
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
A Magical Journey for Chanukah
Yeladudes theater
A magical tale for the magical holiday of Chanukah. An exciting bi-lingual show about two children who by magic arrive in Israel and travel far and wide visiting amazing historical characters.
Candle lighting and Chanukah songs follow the performance.
$12.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
$17 day of
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Sun, Feb 28
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Funny Monster Who Ate My Peas
ArtsPower
If you don't like peas it sure is great to have a funny monster who will eat them for you. But when he wants a soccer ball, a bike or more in return, what do you do?
$12.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember
$17 day of
53PCTS04F5

Nov 1
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Nov 22
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Dec 13
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Feb 28
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Series tickets for all 4 shows

$40.00 Member
$40.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1493.

Drama Showcase: Our World is Magic

2nd Annual Performing Arts Festival

Drama classes and workshops will present favorite 5-7 minute vignettes from their end-of-year presentations. Both showcases will include young classes and more advanced classes for the enjoyment of all.


May 15
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
May 15
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Free Member
Free Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.408.1493.



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