Performances & Auditions
Pippin - June 2-3, 2018
The young prince Pippin searches for the secret to true happiness and fulfillment, in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. In the end, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Saturday, June 2 at 2 & 7pm
Sunday, June 3 at 5pm
Ages 11 and up
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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.
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
New Shows & Showtimes Coming Soon!
Core Festival - February 10 - March 4, 2018
February 10 - March 4
Ages 13 and up
Past Cultural Arts Photos: (Photo Credits: Peter Safir)
For questions, please contact:
Susan Cherin Gundersheim, Cultural Arts Director & CJFF Director
Susan.Gundersheim@charlottejcc.org or 704-944-6778