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Welcome to Jewish Theatre

Founded in 1992, Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids is dedicated to presenting quality theatrical productions with Jewish themes that are universal in appeal. In doing so, we hope to enrich the Jewish experience in West Michigan, and inform, educate, and engage both the Jewish and non-Jewish community. You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy Jewish Theatre! It's live theatre to learn, love and laugh with!

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Our Next Production

Irena

January 12, 14, 19, 21, 2017 @ 8 p.m.
January 15, 22, 2017 @ 3 p.m.

GRCC Spectrum Theatre
160 Fountain St.NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Subscriber Ticket sales start Dec. 12, 2016. All Tickets on sale Dec. 19, 2016. Please note the Box Office will be closed Dec. 21-Jan.1.

Season ticket holders, students, and other discounts should call the Box Office directly to make reservations.

Box Office: 616-234-3946
Mon. - Fri. 1 - 5 p.m.

JTGR accepts VISA and MasterCard

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Support JTGR

benefiting Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Barnes & Noble at Woodland Mall

JTGR Members answering questions all day.
Information on Upcoming Shows and Auditions.
Enjoy the Shir Shalom Chorus at 7:00 PM by the Mall Entrance.

JTGR will receive a percentage of purchases made on December 15, 2016 at Woodland Mall or any Barnes and Noble location when you use our Bookfair ID # 12047007. Tell your family and friends! JTGR will benefit from your online purchase December 15-20, 2016 when you use our bookfair code at checkout.

CAN'T ATTEND OUR BOOKFAIR at BARNES & NOBLE?

Visit BN.COM/bookfairs to support us online from
12/15/16 to 12/20/16 by entering Bookfair ID #12047007 at checkout.
1. Shop the entire Barnes & Noble site – almost everything is eligible for our bookfair.
2. When you checkout, on the bottom of the Payment Page, check the box: Check This Box If This Is a Bookfair Order
3. Type our Bookfair ID 12047007 in the space provided and continue to check out.

Printable Bookfair Info PDF

Shop through AmazonSmile using the link below and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchase to JTGR. It's simple and easy, looks and feels the same normal Amazon shopping, and there is no cost to you. We appreciate your support!

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Ticket/Show Information

1Productions are held at Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain St. NE on the campus of Grand Rapids Community College.

2Most JTGR productions run on Thursdays and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Due to the smaller venue of the Black Box Theatre at Spectrum Theatre, the September production has 2 additional performances at 8 p.m. on the Wednesdays during the run.

Ticktets Prices
General admission: $22
Senior Citizens (62+): $20
Student: $5 with ID
Final Dress Rehearsal (Call for Details): $5
Group Rates available (10 or more people, advance tickets only)

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Audition Info

All auditions are held at Spectrum Theatre, 160 Fountain St. NE on the campus of Grand Rapids Community College, unless otherwise noted. Sunday auditions at 2 p.m., Monday night at 7 p.m.

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History

Past Productions

See a list of our Past Productions

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Photo Galleries

Browse Photos from previous productions.

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Get Involved

1We welcome volunteers. Each production requires many hands to become reality. If you would like to join our Mishpacha (family), use the Volunteer page to let us know! Whether it is ushering, helping with refreshments, distributing publicity or assisting backstage, every volunteer counts!

2If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive information about our productions, use the contact page to provide us with your mailing information.

Testimonials

  • "Local theater at its best. Truly Grand Rapids' hidden gem"

    -- Amber Brandt    April 10, 2016
  • "We saw "For This Moment Alone" last night. What an outstanding production; very thoughtful with richly dimensional characters fully portrayed. Freddie's eyes are a story unto themselves. Special kudos to Christian Poquette whose set design is almost a replica of my Bubbie's home from when I was a kid growing up in Toronto in the early '50s."

    -- Dave Kagan    April 2016
  • "I found "For This Moment Alone" very poignant with tension-relieving humor and a thoughtful ending."

    -- Celeste Gerke    April 2016
  • "Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids presents a variety of quality productions with enduring messages, excellent staging, acting and directing. (Seldom is there a miss in the years I have attended.) Certainly at least on a par with the best in town, even some with better budgets and bigger hype. The "The Whipping Man" was one of the most emotionally charged plays I've ever seen. Thankfully there were talkbacks after the performances to vent some of the strong feelings the play brought to the surface. Jewish Theatre is the only ethnic theatre addressing universal themes in a Jewish context. See for yourself soon."

    -- Bruce Roller    January 2, 1014

Latest News

  • JTGR to benefit from Barnes and Noble Bookfair

    Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids (JTGR) will be the beneficiary of a Book Fair at Barnes & Noble at Woodland Mall on Thursday, December 15, 2016. A portion of all sales, including food, stationary, cards, etc. will go to support JTGR when you mention the Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids Bookfair ID# 12047007 at the checkout.

    Out of town friends and family can support the theater as well! People can shop at ANY Barnes and Noble store anywhere in the world on December 15th and just tell the cashier that they would like a percentage of their sale to benefit Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids Bookfair ID# 12047007.

    Online shoppers have 5 days to shop! Any day between Thursday, December 15th and Tuesday, December 20th, online shoppers just have to enter our Bookfair ID # 12047007 on the Payment Page and JTGR will benefit.

    1. Shop the entire site www.barnesandnoble.com – almost everything is eligible for our bookfair.
    2. From the Checkout Page, go to the Payment Tab and click the Change button on the upper-right side of the tab. This will expand the Payment Page.
    3. On the bottom of the Payment Page, check the box Check This Box If This Is a Bookfair Order.
    4. Type our Bookfair ID 12047007 in the space provided and continue to check out.

    Thursday, December 15th, is an All Day Event, with an informational table set up at the Woodland store manned by representatives from the theater to answer questions. Plan a fun evening for the family and come to Barnes & Noble to hear the Shir Shalom Chorus at 7:00 PM and stay for dessert! They sell delicious pastries & cheesecakes (don’t forget to mention JTGR when paying for your goodies) so come hear some great music, have a piece of cake, a cup of coffee and do some holiday shopping!

    Printable Bookfair Info PDF

    Updated: 11.19.16
  • 2016 Grand Award Nominations Announced

    Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids is pleased to announce six Grand Award Nominations for 2016! Mazel Tov to Mike Smolinski for his nomination as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play for his role as Joe; and to Ian Grell for his nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play for his role as Freddie, both in Marcia Kash's For This Moment Alone. Congratulations also to Lori Jacobs, nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Play, and to Mary Beth Quillin, nominated for Outstanding Director of a Play, for their work in JTGR's production of Mark St. Germain's Becoming Dr. Ruth. Lori played the title role in the one woman show. Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids also received nominations for Outstanding Play for both Becoming Dr. Ruth and For This Moment Alone.

    Updated: 9.28.16