Youth Theatre at the J

The JCC offers opportunities for children to culturally enrich their lives, specifically on the stage. These youth theatre classes are perfect for anyone stepping on stage for the very first time or for the seasoned performer, looking for another opportunity to shine. Theatre classes are proven to be good for physical, artistic, personal, and social development, as well as increased self-confidence. 

Rising STARZ
Does your child have an active imagination and enjoy putting on plays or performing for you and the family? If yes, then Rising STARZ is the class for your budding performer!
  • For ages 3-Pre-K
  • TH, Mar. 22 - May 17 | 3-3:45pm
  • $176 | JCC Member $117


Shooting STARZ
Youth this age have imagination to spare! What better way to express themselves than on stage in the spotlight. This class is great preparation before heading to our Nova Youth Troupe!
  • For Youth in grades K-1 
  • TH, Jan. 11 - Mar. 8 | 4-4:45pm
  • TH, Mar. 22 - May 17 | 4-4:45pm
  • $176 | JCC Member $117


Nova Youth Performance Troupe
NOVA exposes young performers to the fun of acting, singing, and dancing in a friendly environment. To be placed on a wait list for the Spring 2018 program, contact Rachel Rustin at 210-302-6969.
  • JCC Member-Exclusive Class, for Youth in grades 2-4
  • FR, Jan. 5 - May 6 | 4:30-5:45pm
  • Class will not meet Mar. 16 or Apr. 6
  • Performances May 5 & 6
  • Fees: $160
  • Registration typically begins in August and December each year.
STARZ Youth Performance Troupe
STARZ is a great continuation of our Nova Youth Performance Troupe, giving young performers the opportunity to further develop their acting, singing, and dancing skills in a friendly environment. For beginners or veterans alike.
  • For Youth in grades 5-12; JCC Members receive priority registration
  • FR (4:30-5:45pm) & SU (2-5pm) | Jan. 5 - Mar. 25
  • Performances Mar. 24 & 25
  • Fees: $220 | JCC Member $160 
  • Registration typically begins in August and December each year.
Summer Performing Arts Camp
The first session of Summer J-Camp is the perfect opportunity for campers to dip their toes in a little acting with our 4-week Performing Arts Camp. In addition to staging a fun show in just four weeks, campers learn acting skills, stage instruction, set building, costume design, movement, and vocal techniques. All skills learned enhance each child's future theatre, music, and dance experiences. Campers also participate in all traditional camp activities, as well, including Arts & Crafts, Israeli culture, Sports, Nature & Science, Drama & Music, small group activities, swimming, and more!