Performances & Auditions


Rockin' Through The Ages: March 9 - 10, 2019

Saturday, March 9th: 2PM
Sunday, March 10th: 2PM

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Auditions Thursday December 13 at 4:30, no preparation necessary
Grades 2 – 8

Jewish Playwriting Contest: March 23, 2019

Saturday, March 23rd: 7PM
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JCABARET: May 4, 2019

Saturday, May 4th: 7PM
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Once Upon A Mattress: June 1 - 2, 2019

Saturday, June 1: 2PM & 7PM
Sunday, June 2: 5PM
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Auditions Sunday March 24, 2019 at 1:00, no preparations necessary
Grades 6 – 12

Learn About PlayPlay!

PlayPlay! Theatre was started in January 2010. The company created and performed its first show, Uh-Oh!, in June of that year. The Levine JCC is thrilled to be mounting 3 Play Play shows this season, as well as developing a brand new show Shalom!

Unique features of PlayPlay! Theatre:
Simple plots and small audiences.
Non-traditional performance spaces with floor seating and room to move around.
Pre-performance experience engage the audience before the show begins.
Stimulating, inviting lights to encourage the youngest of theatre-goers to watch along.
Live music!
Tempo meets the energy of the audience, lasting between 25 to 45 minutes.
Actors encourage children to actively participate!
Post-performance experience allows the audience to enter and explore the performance area and engage with the actors.

Is my child too young?
Not at all. Even newborns are welcome at PlayPlay! Theatre productions. Please note that everyone attending the performance, even the youngest in your family, will need a ticket.

Reviews from Theatre Critics & Mommy Bloggers

How long can a child 3 and under be engaged in theater?  Actually, when the show is created for them, they'll sit the whole time. And they'll even ask for more.
Kiran Dodeja Smith, Little Ones Magazine Blog

Most people are aware that participating in the arts can help kids develop their own creativity and discover new possibilities in the world around them. But they may not realize that the arts also provide a unique opportunity for human connection. This happens between the performers and the audience, as well as between the child and adult who attend a performance together. This shared experience creates a very special bond that endures.
Liz Bertrand, Modern Mom Magazine

I was impressed by the gentle insistence of the performers to get each and every child involved. The actors never frightened the children nor pushed them into anything. My daughter, who can be shy, seemed very comfortable exploring the space at the end of the production. 
Tim Baxter-Ferguson, Arts a la Mode

The collective wonder of the children and their parents was a sight to behold.
Perry Tannenbaum, Creative Loafing 

Shalom: March 28 - 31, 2019

“Come welcome the arrival of spring as we plant flowers, bake challah, and light the Shabbat candles. Our newest Play, Play! show, "Shalom!" explores Jewish culture while celebrating new life and new beginnings.”
Thursday, March 28th: 10AM

Friday, March 29th: 10AM
Saturday, March 30th: 4PM
Sunday, March 31st: 10AM
Ages birth - 3 years old
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Click here to purchase season tickets for all 3 shows

Core Festival - February 9 - March 3

Saturday, February 9 - Sunday, March 3
Ages 13 and up
Tickets on sale now
Early Bird All Festival Pass Special Offer ends January 15th


Once Upon A Mattress

Auditions Sunday March 24, 2019 at 1:00, no preparations necessary
Grades 6 – 12

Past Cultural Arts Photos: (Photo Credits: Peter Safir) 

Holding Out For A Hero
Children of Eden

JCabaret! April 2017

What's In A Name
Disney's Beauty & the Beast (2017)
Jewish Playwriting Contest
JCabaret! April 2018
Disney's The Little Mermaid (2018)

For questions, please contact:
Susan Cherin Gundersheim, Cultural Arts Director & CJFF Director  or 704-944-6778

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