JCompany's 2016-17 Season
Performances: May 12 - 21, 2017
Ragtime is a compelling epic capturing the American experience at the turn of the 20th century. Tracking three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream in its volatile "melting pot"; together, they discover the surprising interconnections of the human heart, the limitations of justice and the unsettling consequences when dreams are permanently deferred. Featuring many of the historical figures that built and shaped this time period, this musical sweeps across the diversity of the American experience to create a stirring epic that captures the beats of the American experience past and present. Featuring a LIVE 24-Piece Full Symphonic orchestra!
Sunday in the Park with George
Performance: June 22, 2017
Inspired by the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, Sunday In The Park With George, Stephen Sondheim’s stunning masterpiece merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving piece was nominated for an astounding 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical with such songs as “Putting It Together”, “Move On”, ”Sunday” and “Children And Art”.
Performance: July 13, 2017
Wait and see!
Performance: July 27, 2017
Before Rent, there was Tick, Tick... Boom!. An aspiring composer questions his life choices on the eve of his thirtieth birthday in Jonathan Larson's autobiographical musical. Everyone will love this youthful, endearing and thoughtful piece, and will surely embrace the universal ideal of holding onto your dreams through life's most difficult challenges. Containing the songs “No More”, “Real Life”, “Come To Your Senses” and the up-dated Sondheim tribute, “Sunday”. Tick, Tick... Boom! takes you on the playwright/composer's journey that led to a life-changing, Broadway blockbuster.
Performance: August 6, 2017
The collaborators on Chess are giants of rock music and rock musicals and they have created a complex rock opera that played to full Broadway houses and standing ovations. Here the ancient game becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, super power politics and international intrigues. The pawns in this drama form a love triangle: the loutish American chess star, the earnest Russian champion and a Hungarian American female assistant who arrives at the international chess match in Bangkok with the American but falls for the Russian. From Bangkok to Budapest the players, lovers, politicians, and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score that includes “One Night in Bangkok” and "Heaven Help My Heart.
RAW SERIES TICKETING INFORMATION: Tickets for all RAW Readings will be sold at the door, 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. All readings will take place in the LFJCC Garfield Theater. We hope to see you there!
Disney’s THE LION KING, Jr.
Performances: October 20-November 5, 2017
Disney's The Lion King, the Tony Award-winning adaptation of the classic film, has captivated the imaginations of audiences around the world. The African savannah comes to life at JCompany, as Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again. This inspiring coming-of-age tale is filled with all the songs you know and love, including: Circle Of Life, Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Shadowland, and of course Hakuna Matata.
Performances: January 12-28, 2018
Les Miserables, is the epic tale of broken dreams, passion, and redemption is set against a nation in the throes of revolution. Epic and uplifting, Les Miserables packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. This show brings you one of the most memorable scores of all time, and some of the most memorable characters to ever grace a stage, from one of the greatest musicals ever written. With all the songs that touch your heart: I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, One Day More, Do You Hear The People Sing? and many more.
Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Performances: March 2-18, 2018
BE OUR GUEST! The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. Step into this enchanted world, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people in 13 countries worldwide. The classic story follows Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped by the spell of an enchantress. This tale as old as time is filled with some of Disney’s best musical fare such as Be Our Guest, Belle, Home, and of course the Oscar-winning title song, Beauty And The Beast.
Performances: May 4-13, 2018
You Can't Stop the Beat in this big, bold, and beautiful musical about one girl's inspiring dream to dance. The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high. It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When she finally gets her shot, she is transformed from social outcast to sudden star... all without denting her 'do! Including all your favorites like Good Morning Baltimore, and Welcome To The 60's.