J*Company's 2015-16 Season
Disney's Mary Poppins
Rehearsals Begin: August 17, 2015
Performances: October 16 - November 1, 2015
One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins received 7 TONY Awards. With its irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."
Seussical, Jr. the Musical
Auditions: October 19 & 20, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Callbacks: October 21, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Rehearsals Begin: November 2, 2015
Performances: January 15 - 31, 2016
Seussical, Jr. is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! TONY winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (My Favorite Year, Once On This Island and Ragtime) have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a little boy with a big imagination--Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Seussical, Jr. is fun for the whole family!
Auditions: December 14 & 15, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Callbacks: December 16, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Rehearsals Begin: January 18, 2016
Performances: February 26 - March 13, 2016
The world's favorite orphan returns in the sequel to the international smash hit. All the ingredients that made Annie so successful are here once again, with an old-fashioned romance thrown in for good measure in Annie Warbucks! TONY Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin return with all new laughs, romance, and unforgettable songs. Annie Warbucks is the new classic family-friendly musical. Every wondered what happened the day after “Tomorrow”?
Once on This Island
Auditions: February 29 & March 1, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Callbacks: March 2, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Rehearsals Begin: March 7, 2016
Performances: May 13 - 22, 2016
From the TONY Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (My Favorite Year, Seussical, Ragtime) comes the Olivier Award-winning Once On This Island. This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid garnered eight TONY nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score. Celebrate storytelling with this rousing Calypso-flavored tale of one small girl who finds love in a world of prejudice.
J*Company's Summer 2015 Programming
BIGGER, BOLDER, FASTER
It’s J*Company’s R.A.W. Series!
J*Company Youth Theatre’s R.A.W. Series celebrates exciting works of theatre: edgy, mysterious, and important. Designed to introduce young artists to the fast pitch pace of professional musical theatre, this readings & workshop series will keep you on your toes as we create engaging characters from scratch and on the fly by putting up a full length musical reading together in 4 days, rehearsing in the evening from 4:00 – 8:00pm. On day 5, our cast, supported by professional directors and musicians, takes the stage with books in hand, ready to rock. J*Company artists and audiences alike will be dazzled by this whole new level of athleticism and dynamic storytelling.
Reading #1 June 18th - 7:00 – 9:00pm
Reading #2 July 9th - 7:00 – 9:00pm
Reading #3 July 30th - 7:00 – 9:00pm