Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids


2016-17 season

September 7 - 18, 2016 BRILL, by David Wells

January 12-22, 2017 IRENA'S VOW, by Dan Gordon

May 18-28, 2017 SENIORS OF THE SAHARA, by Barbara Pease Weber

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About Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids:

JTGR LOGOFounded 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. It's live theatre to learn, love and laugh with!

We 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!

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Productions and Awards:

Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids has been honored with four 2015 Grand Award Nominations for productions staged during our 2014-15 Season. Patrick Hendren and Terri Kuhlman received Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress nominations for their roles in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. Sarah LaCroix was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical for her role as Fanny Brice in "One Night with Fanny Brice" and Jean Reed Bahle was nominated for Outstanding Director of a Musical for "One Night with Fanny Brice." The Grand Awards celebrate Grand Rapids area college and community theaters.

In 2014 Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids was honored to be nominated for 6 Grand Awards for productions presented during our 2013-14 Season: Three for The Whipping Man; one for The Milliner and two for Driving Miss Daisy

Over the years JTGR has presented acclaimed plays and musicals such as Golda's Balcony, Denial, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Fiddler on the Roof.

In 2013 Patrick Hendren was nominated for a Grand Award for his role in Oy! In 2012, Mike Smolinkski was nominated for a Grand Award for his role in My Name is Asher Lev.

Other Grand Award winning JTGR productions include Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Esther-The Musical, Golda's Balcony, Schmulnik's Waltz, The Chosen, Chaim's Love Song, Denial, Lost in Yonkers, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Fiddler's House, Conversations with My Father and Remember by Name. Fiddler on the Roof, Door to Door, and Social Security were honored with Grand Award nominations. In 2006 and again in 2009, the company staged an original musical, Esther, The Musical, written by local songwriter and playwright Lori Jacobs, which played to sold-out houses and was also a Grand Award nominee in 2006.

Our Home:

JTGR productions are held at Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain St. NE on the campus of Grand Rapids Community College. Spectrum Theatre is also the home to GRCC Players, Actors' Theatre, and the Heritage Theatre Group.