Theatre Young Kids Enjoy (TYKEs)
Let TYKEs (Theatre Young Kids Enjoy) entertain and inspire your whole family with beloved fairy tales, bedtime stories and children's books...all brought to life on stage. In residence at the JCC since 2008, TYKEs became an official JCC arts and family program in 2014.
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Welcome to TYKEs' 13th Season!
Love TYKEs? Check out:
- TYKEs Academy - drama programs for kids
- KidStage Summer Camp
- TYKEs J-Cation Camps - a drama track of our popular vacation camp
- Auditions - a chance for adults to become part of our shows!
- School Group Information - bring a group to one of our performances
- Media Information - materials you need to publish information about performances
Introducing... a brand new TYKEs summer theater program in the JCC Hart Theater for kids entering grades 7 and up!
August 14 to 25
The Shoemaker and the Elves
This exciting new TYKEs program provides more advanced acting, singing and dancing training to kids entering grades 7 and up who are looking for an enriching indoor (air conditioned!) summer theater program, including a final performance for family and friends. In this wacky musical, five eccentric and endearing elves work their hysterically funny magic to help the penniless shoemaker create specialized footwear for a cast of zany characters including Olympian Zoom Corrigan. The production features excellent male and female comedic roles. In addition to theater work on-stage, we’ll enjoy the JCC’s many amenities, including two indoor pools, outdoor splash pad, InZone, gym and more. Kids must enroll for both weeks.
APRIL 1 - 9, 2017
Based on the world-renowned book by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd.
Cherished by generations, Goodnight Moon takes us on a journey of surprise and delight as we join Bunny's imaginative detours on the way to dreamland, with stops along the way for singing, dancing and plenty of comedy. In this lively and intimate production, audiences will revel with Bunny in the fun of jumping cows, dancing bears and a room that springs to life as scenic elements transform into living characters. Based on one of the most famous and highly acclaimed children's books ever written, Goodnight Moon is a truly timeless theatre experience the whole family will adore.
- Saturday, April 1 at 11am
- Saturday, April 1 at 2pm
- Sunday, April 2 at 2pm
- Saturday, April 8 at 11am
- Saturday, April 8 at 2pm
- Sunday, April 9 at 2pm
- Sunday, April 9 at 4:30pm
Masters of Variety
JUNE 3 - 4, 2017
Back by popular demand!
Michael DuBois' Solo Circus and The Amazing Viktoria Grimmy amazed JCC audiences with magic, juggling and circus/sideshow stunts. Their new show...The Great DuBois features new tricks and routines wrapped up in a cozy blanket of comedy. DuBois got his start performing as a JCC camper before appearances on Jay Leno and David Letterman catapulted him to international recognition. Grimmy is a fifth-generation circus performer and aerialist who created and performed circus acts for the Tony® Award Winning Broadway production of Pippin and has performed with the Big Apple and Ringling Brothers Circuses.
- Saturday, June 3 at 11am
- Saturday, June 3 at 2pm
- Sunday, June 4 at 2pm
- Sunday, June 4 at 4:30pm*