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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.

This season, we are offering three shows designed to appeal to a diverse audience. Our first show in December will be a series of short comedies centered on Chanukah and other Jewish celebrations. Audience is restricted to those 12 and older who have been vaccinated.

In February, we will pivot to a more adult drama with Another Antigone. In it, a proposed rewrite of a Greek masterpiece pits an idealistic student against her equally inflexable professor. This show replaces one that was originally planned. 

Our May show is one of America's most celebrated playwright's best comedies, Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues. This semi-autobiographical story recounts Simon's journey through army boot camp, first love, discrimination and fear. Thank you for your continued patronage of Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids.

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Our Next Production

Shorts

Saturdays December 11, & 18, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays December 12 & 19, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

GRCC Spectrum Theatre
160 Fountain St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Box Office: 616-234-3946

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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 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Ticktets Prices
General admission: $28
Senior Citizens (65+): $25
Student: $10 with ID Group Rates available (6 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; Sunday audition at 2 p.m., Monday night at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Be sure to check the Auditions page for exact times and locations.

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History

Past 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
  • ""A Happy End" - It was a good performance last night! Very timely. We always enjoy JTGR performances. You bring some thought-provoking performances to town."

    -- Eric Soya    September 2017

Latest News

  • In Memorian

    Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids is sad to announce the recent passing of two giants of Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids: JTGR founder Donald Herman in 2019 and former Board President and Artistic Director, Len Robinson in 2020. May their memory be for a blessing. Use our donation page if you would like to make a donation in their memory.

    Updated: 10.12.2020
  • 2018 Grand Awards Announced

    Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids is thrilled to announce FIVE Grand Award WINS for 2018! Mazel Tov to:

    • Michelle Urbane, won for Outstanding Direction of a Play for "Torch Song Trilogy," by Harvey Fierstein.
    • "Torch Song Trilogy," by Harvey Fierstein for Outsanding Play.
    • Shane German as Arnold Beckoff in "Torch Song Trilogy," by Harvey Fierstein, won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play.
    • Isaac Thorenson as David in "Torch Song Trilogy," by Harvey Fierstein, won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play.
    • Bernice Houseward as Mrs. Beckoff in "Torch Song Trilogy," by Harvey Fierstein, won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play.
    Congratulations also to "Olive and the Bitter Herbs" cast members Lori Jacobs as Olive and Shavonne T. Coleman as Wendy for their Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a play nominations.

    Updated: 10.22.2018