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Performances & Auditions


Summer Night with Unicorn: November 3 - 4

National Winner of the 2018 Jewish Play Project
Magical realism in the Chicago night as force-of-nature Estelle whisks Warren to a gaggle of unexpected spiritual guides.  When the sun rises, who will say the Kaddish?
Saturday, November 3rd: 2PM & 7PM

Sunday, November 4th: 2PM
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Disney's The Little Mermaid: December 8 - 9 & 15 - 16

Saturday, December 8th: 2PM & 7PM
Sunday, December 9th: 2PM
Saturday, December 15th: 2PM & 7PM

Sunday, December 16th: 2PM
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Cast & Crew T-Shirt Order & Congrats Form
Cast List

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

Saturday, March 8th: 2PM
Sunday, March 9th: 2PM

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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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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

Psshh: October 4 - 7

Psshh is the simple story of a boat, a cloud, the sun, and water.  Sights, sounds, songs, imagination and play engage the audience throughout the performance.  Little people and their loved ones experience the story together through their senses. (There will be water play after the performance so parents/caregivers should be prepared for their child/ren to get wet.)  
Thursday, October 4th: 10AM
Friday, October 5th: 10AM

Saturday, October 6th: 4PM
Sunday, October 7th: 10AM
Ages birth - 3 years old
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wee: November 29 - December 2

Life’s greatest gifts can come in the smallest packages. Take time to enjoy a moment with your smallest, and, together, experience a story about being little. What does a “wee” one have to give?
Thursday, November 29th: 10AM

Friday, November 30th: 10AM
Saturday, December 1st: 4PM
Sunday, December 2nd: 10AM
Ages birth - 3 years old
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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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Fall Flicks - October 13 & 20

Saturday, October 13
Stories of Survival: Two Short Films about Suly Chenkin & Irving Bienstock
Holocaust Survivors Irving Bienstock and Suly Chenkin tell their amazing stories of survival to thousands of students through the Levine JCC Butterfly Project, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Join us to view the documentary films of their remarkable experiences, followed by a Q & A.
Tickets: $5
Gorelick Hall at Shalom Park
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Saturday, October 20
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story
Working largely uncredited in the Hollywood system, storyboard artist Harold and film researcher Lillian left an indelible mark on classics by Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski and many more. A deeply engaging documentary and a celebration of the unknown talents that help shape the films we love.
Tickets: $5
Gorelick Hall at Shalom Park
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Ages 13 and up

Core Festival - February 9 - March 3

Saturday, February 9 - Sunday, March 3
Info Coming Soon!
Ages 13 and up


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
Jewish Playwriting Contest
JCabaret! April 2018

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

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