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Arts

JCC Drama School

Ages4+

Dramatic arts at the JCC provides a warm, kind, and caring environment for each and every child to thrive and build their self-esteem. We encourage imagination and creativity, bringing out the star within every child!

Girl playing Elsa on stage in The Frozen musical.

The Dance and Dramatic Arts school is designed to develop talent and imagination while building confidence, self-image, and the joy of performing. We strive to inspire children, teaching students to appreciate drama as a form of communication and expression, whether they are aspiring performers or simply taking class for fun.

Our professionally trained staff follows a creative and progressive curriculum that allows students to hone their skills and grow as individuals with confidence and pride. We are proud to offer a dynamic and comprehensive theater program comprised of classes and performance opportunities for preschoolers through adults. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, the Dance and Dramatic Arts School has a class for you!

Girls playing Anna and Elsa on stage for the Frozen musical.
Anna singing in the performance of the musical Frozen.
Girl performing on stage.
Drama teacher talking with students.
Girl performing on stage.

Classes

Theatre Performance Companies

JCC Kids, Youth, and Actor’s Theatre teach acting and musical theater skills, with all students performing one show in the Winter and one in the Spring.  All who register will audition and be cast!   Our performance companies offer children and teens the opportunity to shine in an environment of teamwork, with a focus on creativity and experiences that build self-confidence. Our productions are fully staged with sets, costumes, and lighting. Performances are open and welcome to the community! Tickets: $10 Member/$15 Public general seating. Please know a few extra rehearsals will be added leading up to the show.

JCC Kids Theatre

Ages 6-10

MOANA JR.
This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.

JCC Youth Theatre

Ages 10-17

ANNIE JR.
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

JCC Actors Theatre

Ages 10-17

ALMOST MAINE
JCC Actors Theater will produce Almost Maine, by John Cariani. It is the most produced play and features rich, witty scene work for young actors to sink their teeth into. Rehearsals will focus on acting technique, character building, and creating meaningful moments on stage. 

*JCC Actors Theatre is perfect for the young artist who wants to focus on acting! There will be no dancing or singing in this production. 

JCC Adult Theatre

RUMORS by Neil Simon
In Neil Simon’s hilarious farce, four couples arrive at the 10th anniversary celebration party for New York’s deputy mayor and his wife, only to find the mayor wounded in bed and the wife missing. Rehearsals for this staged reading will focus on character building, comedic timing, scene study. 

*JCC Adult Theatre is perfect for adult actors at every level. All you need is a flair for the arts and a collaborative spirit! JCC Adult Theatre’s final performance will be a staged reading of the play; no memorization required.  

Little Actors

In Little Actors, we stretch our imaginations and have cooperative fun with Miss Allyson. Students act out short stories and engage in activities which encourage physical and vocal expressiveness. Students build skills of confidence, communication, self-expression, language, listening, sharing and teamwork. Ages 4-5

Beginner Acting and Improv

Ages 5-7

Our beginner classes focus on building skills of confidence, communication, self-expression, language, listening, sharing and teamwork. Students are welcomed into the magical world of theatre and learn that drama class is a place where they can make new friends while learning how to act. Students enjoy theatre games, scene work and monologues in each class!

Acting and Improv

Get ready to laugh, learn and grow! In Acting and Improv, students gain confidence, conquer shyness and learn skills, while having fun!  Improvisation teaches us how to develop characters, through storytelling and self-expression, while feeling creative excitement and having a lot of laughs! Students enjoy theatre and improv activities, scene work, and monologue each class!

Private Dance, Voice and Acting Lessons

Available to students enrolled in dance dramatic arts classes
Ages 5-Adult

Dance: Private dance is for students who are passionate about dancing and inspired to excel in their art. It is an extension of a child’s initial dance training.

Voice: Vocal training is tailor-made to each individual singer’s needs and goals. Learn the proper vocal technique to increase vocal range and strength, create a beautiful tone and maintain a healthy voice.

Acting: For serious young actors to work on audition monologues or for scenes for films, plays and TV series.

Schedule

Drama

JCC Kids Theatre (ages 6-10) Fall 2021

Date
Time
Register

Non-Member $875.00
Member $730.00

Drama

JCC Kids Theatre (ages 6-10) Full Year

Date
Time
Register

Non-Member $1600.00
Member $1400.00

Drama

JCC Kids Theatre (ages 6-10) Full Year

Date
Time
Register

Non-Member $1675.00
Member $1400.00

Drama

JCC Kids Theatre (ages 6-10) Fall 2021

Date
Time
Register

Non-Member $875.00
Member $730.00

Drama

JCC Youth Theatre (ages 10-17) Fall 2021

Date
Time
Register

Non-Member $875.00
Member $730.00

Drama

JCC Youth Theatre (ages 10-17) Full Year

Date
Time
Register

Non-Member $1600.00
Member $1400.00

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