J*Company is committed to inspiring young hearts and minds through the art of professional youth theatre. We are thrilled to provide an opportunity for the students of San Diego to be a part of live theatre, performed by young artists their own age.
J*Company staff has worked diligently to bring you a mix of educational and literary works, as well as productions that will spark the imagination. Our 500 seat state-of-the-art production facility, along with our talented company, will keep your students talking for weeks to come!
These performances are open school groups only at a cost of $7.00 per student / teacher / chaperone, and a matinee price of $10/JCC member and $12/non-member. Please contact the JCC Box Office to reserve your seats.
School Group Reservation Payment Policy: A 50% deposit is due with reservation. Balance of full payment must be submitted two weeks prior to start of the show run. Tickets are non-refundable if cancellation is less than three weeks prior to performance date.
The Pirates of Penzance
Friday, January 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Erroneously apprenticed to a band of pirates, morally-centered young Frederick serves them to the best of his abilities. Upon release on his twenty-first birthday, he decides to strike off on his own and become an upstanding citizen – which may even mean bringing the pirates to justice. But soon he meets Mabel and they fall in love. Everything seems perfect until Frederick discovers that he was born on February 29, and technically only has a birthday on a leap year. Will his sense of duty and honor force him to leave Mabel and serve the pirates for another sixty-three years, until he officially turns twenty-one?
Friday, March 6, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Matinee
Annie tells the rags-to-riches Depression-era story of a spunky orphan who, unlike the other children at Miss Hannigan's miserable orphanage, believes that her parents are alive and will return to claim her. When billionaire Oliver Warbucks offers to adopt her, she asks him to help find her real parents instead. Warbucks' whopping reward for Annie's parents attracts the attention of con artists Rooster, Lily, and the wicked Miss Hannigan, who hatch a plot to kidnap Annie and take the $50,000 reward. But don't fret: this classic family musical has a happy ending for Annie, Daddy Warbucks, and the whole gang.
West Side Story
Friday, May 8, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
On the unforgiving streets of 1950s New York, two gangs are engaged in a long-standing feud. The Sharks, a Puerto Rican gang, grapple with the difficulties of assimilating into American society. The Jets, a Polish-American gang, resist newcomers to their turf. In the midst of this rivalry, a Jet, Tony, falls in love with a beautiful Sharks girl, Maria. Tony and Maria meet secretly and plan to run away, but after a fight between the Jets and the Sharks, Tony kills Maria's brother, Bernardo. To make matters worse Maria's Puerto Rican suitor, Chino, is bitter over losing Maria's love and the death of Bernardo, and has a score to settle.