2017/2018 Sponsorship Opportunities



Bar Mitzvah Boy by Marc Leiren Young - October 19, 21 & 22

A grandfather finds new purpose through ritual while a Rabbi struggles to find her way after a tragedy. The measure of Jewish life and values thru faith, suffering, children, joy, and community.  
Winner of the 2017 Jewish Playwriting Contest

Thursday, October 19 at 7pm
Saturday, October 21 at 2 & 7pm
Sunday, October 22 at 2PM
Ages 13 and up.  Adult content and language.
Purchase Tickets Here

Children of Eden - December 9-10 & 16-17

Based on the stories of Genesis, the age-old conflict of parents and children takes the stage in this epic, heartfelt musical by the composer of Wicked and Pippin. Adam, Eve, Noah and the “Father” who created them, deal with the headstrong actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: “the hardest part of love... is letting go.”

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz 
Saturday, December 9 & 16 at 2 & 7pm
Sunday, December 10 & 17 at 2 & 7pm
Ages 5 and up
Purchase Tickets Here

Cast Info
Comp Tickets/Congrats Form
T-Shirt Order Form
Children of Eden Take Home Info

Holding Out For A Hero - March 3-5, 2018

A kids musical revue (instead of the composer/playwright) performed by 2nd – 6th graders, including musical numbers, scenes and original poetry.

Saturday, March 3 at 2pm
Sunday, March 4 at 2pm
Ages 5 and up
Purchase Tickets Here

Jewish Playwriting Contest - April 14, 2018

Saturday, April 14 at 7pm
Ages 13 and up.  Adult content and language.
Purchase Tickets Here

JCabaret! - April 21, 2018

An evening of Musical Theatre performances by LJCC performers and special guests from the Charlotte theatre community.

Saturday, April 21 at 7pm
Ages 13 and up
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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 13 and up
Purchase Tickets Here

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

Uh-Oh! - October 13-15

Adults sometimes take their work too seriously, but little ones always seem to find a way to play. In “Uh-Oh!”, an artist learns to step away from his easel and have some fun as ordinary objects become extraordinary. Pieces of paper, scarves, an old trunk, even a simple ball all come alive through a natural discovery of play, engaging the very young and igniting their curiosity. Themes of joy and forgiveness are woven into a simple plot full of surprises and wonder, causing some parents to say that “Uh-Oh!” inspired them to play with their children differently. 

Friday, October 13 at 2pm
Saturday, October 14 at 1 & 3pm
Sunday, October 15 at 10am & 12pm
Best for birth - 3 years
Purchase Single Tickets Here
Purchase Show Package Tickets Here

wee - December 21-23

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, December 21 at 10am & 12pm & 2pm
Friday, December 22 at 10am & 12pm & 2pm
Saturday, December 23 at 2pm & 7pm
Best for birth - 3 years
Purchase Single Tickets Here
Purchase Show Package Tickets Here

Shalom! - March 23-25, 2018

Come see the world premiere of our newest show in collaboration with the Levine Jewish Community Center of Charlotte. As we explore Jewish customs, play and creativity are central. Join us in saying "Shalom!" to everyone.

Friday, March 23 at 2pm
Saturday, March 24 at 1 & 3pm
Sunday, March 25 at 10am & 12pm
Best for birth - 3 years
Purchase Single Tickets Here
Purchase Show Package Tickets Here

Mi Casa - May 4-6, 2018

Home and family are the foundation of every culture. Come explore the beauty of the Spanish language with PlayPlay! Theatre as we collaborate with Mexican artist and Charlotte resident Rosalia Torres-Weiner. Full of captivating colores y sonidos (colors and sounds), Mi Casa will delight the littlest theatre-goers and their loved ones.

Friday, May 4 at 2pm
Saturday, May 5 at 1 & 3pm
Sunday, May 5 at 2 & 6pm
Best for birth - 3 years
Purchase Single Tickets Here
Purchase Show Package Tickets Here

Fall Flicks - October 28, November 4, 11 & 12

Saturday, October 28 at 7:15pm
Saturday, November 4 at 7:15pm
Saturday, November 11 at 7:15pm
Sunday, November 12 at 2pm
Ages 13 and up
Purchase Tickets Here

Core Festival - February 10 - March 4, 2018

February 10 - March 4
Ages 13 and up
Tickets on sale soon!


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

Snoopy: Photos
JCabaret! April 2017:
What's In A Name: Photos
Disney's Beauty & the Beast: 
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
JCabaret!: View Photos View More Photos
Food, Glorious Food!: Photos
Shrek The Musical: Photos 
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown!: Photos 
Kids' Musical Revue: Pure Imagination: Photos 
Into The Woods Family Musical: Photos 
True Colors: View this video of the True Colors Musical and Photos 
Fiddler On The Roof: Photos 


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

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