Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids
ANNOUNCING OUR 2016-17 SEASON
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
Season subscriber information will be arriving in your mailbox this summer.
About Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids:
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. 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!
If 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.
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.
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.
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