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
  • Session 1 A: TH, Jan. 12-Mar. 9 | 3-3:45pm
  • Session 1 B: TH, Jan. 12-Mar. 9 | 4-4:45pm
  • Session 2 A: TH, Mar. 23-May 18 | 3-3:45pm
  • Session 2 B: TH, Mar. 23-May 18 | 4-4:45pm
  • $176 | JCC Member $117

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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 
  • Session 1: TH, Jan. 12-Mar. 9 | 5-5:45pm
  • Session 2: TH, Mar. 23-May 18 | 5-5:45pm
  • $176 | JCC Member $117

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Nova Youth Performance Troupe
NOVA exposes young performers to the fun of acting, singing, and dancing in a friendly environment. 

This Spring, NOVA presents Disney's 101 Dalmatians KIDS

  • JCC Member-Exclusive Class, for Youth in grades 2-4
  • FR, Jan. 6-May 21 | 4:30-5:45pm
  • Fees: $160
  • Registration typically begins in August and January 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.

This Spring, STARZ presents Singin' in the Rain JR. 

Performances: Sat., Mar. 25 @ 7pm and Sun., Mar. 26 @ 2pm & 4:30pm in the Sheldon Vexler Theatre.
Tickets: $7 each. All remaining tickets will be available to purchase at the Box Office one hour prior to show time.
  • For Youth in grades 5-12; JCC Members receive priority registration
  • FR (4:30-5:45pm) & SU (2-5pm), Jan.6-Mar. 26
  • Fees: $220 | JCC Member $160 
  • Registration typically begins in August and January each year.
Summer Performing Arts Camp
The first session of 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!

The 2017 Summer J-Camp production will be The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever

Skyler is about to turn 12, and she’s planned the biggest celebration of the year. But in the middle of the party, something mysterious happens – all the adults suddenly vanish! Trapped in the backyard, the kids realize they must create a brand new society. However when they elect Skyler’s older brother, Charlie, as their ruler, things really begin to spin out of control. Eventually the kids learn a big lesson in responsibility, while Skyler and Charlie develop a greater respect for one another. 

Find out more about 2017 Summer J-Camp!