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MAY 7 - 22, 2016
Tony Award® Winner, Best Musical
Music by Thomas "Fats" Waller
Conceived by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby Jr.
Directed by Zoe Walker-Itoh
Musical Direction by Casey Filiaci
Choreography by Esther Winter
Tony Award® Winner, Best Musical
The Joint will be Jumpin' when the golden age of The Cotton Club and Savoy Ballroom get recreated in this rollicking, finger-snapping, toe-tapping and bawdy tribute to the Harlem Renaissance of the early 1900s. A stellar cast, including Di'ta Monique and Darren Frazier (The Hit Factory 1 & 2), Oscia Miles (Hairspray), Lorenzo Shawn Parnell (Blackfriars' Violet) and newcomer Sable Stewart perform the songs that made the inimitable "Fats" Waller an international sensation.
- Saturday, May 7 at 8 PM
- Sunday, May 8 at 2 PM
- Thursday, May 12 at 7 PM
- Saturday, May 14 at 8 PM
- Sunday, May 15 at 2 PM
- Thursday, May 19 at 7 PM
- Saturday, May 21 at 2 PM
- Saturday, May 21 at 8 PM
- Sunday, May 22 at 2 PM
Aprroximately 2 hours with intermission
Presented in loving tribute to:
Marilyn Goldberg by her friends and family
Frumel Ureles by Sheila Wolk
MAY 15 & 16, 2016
Special two-night engagement! (Different sets each night)
Back by popular demand, Melvin Seals (organist, Jerry Garcia Band) and Mark Karan (guitarist, Ratdog & The Other Ones) are back at the JCC to perform music from The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band and more!
- Sunday, May 15 at 7:30 PM
- Monday, May 16 at 7:30 PM
RESERVED SEATS: $35
VIP SEATS: $60 (includes meet & greet)
RESERVED SEATS: $60
VIP SEATS: $100 (includes meet & greet)
The Calamari Sisters have the juiciest clams in town!
The Calamari Sisters are back at the JCC after their record-breaking run of "Oy Vey" with an all-new show! This summer, Delphine & Carmela are cooking up a delightfully zany and slightly fishy picnic. You'll laugh until your sides hurt as these two plus size siblings sing, dance, and cook their way through the ins and outs of an Italian clam bake. (Please note, no actual clams will be harmed in the making of this totally Kosher event.)
Run time: 90 minutes with no intermission.
- Wednesday, May 25 at 7 PM
- Thursday, May 26 at 7 PM
- Saturday, May 28 at 2 PM
- Saturday, May 28 at 8 PM
- Sunday, May 29 at 2 PM
- Wednesday, June 1 at 7 PM
- Thursday, June 2 at 7 PM
- Saturday, June 4 at 2 PM
- Saturday, June 4 at 8 PM
- Sunday, June 5 at 2 PM
VIP tickets are located in the front rows of the theater.
Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman; Book by Alex Timbers
Six years before Hamilton took Broadway by storm with its hip-hop telling of American history, a ground-breaking musical called BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON used modern rock to tell the story of our seventh President. Outrageously popular Off-Broadway, it quickly transferred to Broadway where critics hailed its revolutionary tone and astute commentary on modern politics. Depicting Andrew Jackson as a rock star, and voters as swooning fans, this story of a politically loose cannon who rose to power with his populist appeal is certain to resonate during the summer election cycle.
- Saturday, July 16 at 8 PM
- Sunday, July 17 at 2 PM
- Wednesday, July 20 at 8 PM
- Thursday, July 21 at 8 PM
- Saturday, July 23 at 8 PM
- Sunday, July 24 at 2 PM
Annual support of JCC SummerStage provided by the The Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation in memory of Frumel Ureles