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September 21 • 6:30 p.m.                         

Sheldon Harnick: A Conversation and Celebration

CJC Presents in collaboration with National Jewish Theater Foundation:

Broadway lyricist Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof, Fiorello! She Loves Me, and The Rothschilds) sits down for a candid conversation about his life and career, joined on stage by Arnold Mittelman,nationally recognized producer/director of theatrical productions and current President and Producing Artistic Director of the National Jewish Theater Foundation/National Jewish Theater. This celebration of Harnick’s work will include a discussion of the upcoming Rothschild and Sons at North Coast Repertory Theater, musical interludes and the presentation of NJTF’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Note, if you purchase tickets for Rothschild and Sons at the North Coast Repertory Theatre, you can receive $5 off your Sheldon Harnick ticket. Call the JCC Box Office at (858) 362-1348 for details.

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Price: $25; JCC Member Price: $20
For tickets: JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348 or Buy Tickets

September 22 & September 23 • 7:30 p.m. 


Rothschild & Sons: A Musical Staged Reading

CJC Presents in Collaboration with North Coast Repertory Theatre and National Jewish Theater Foundation; Generously supported by Leichtag Foundation:

We are proud to present the premiere reading of a re-envisioning of the 1970 musical The Rothschilds (music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and book by Sherman Yellen). Experience a newly conceived musical about the remarkable history of the Rothschild family —for whom having everything was not enough, when others were still in need.

North Coast Repertory Theatre:
987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach, CA 92075
Price: $30; JCC Member price: $25
VIP Tickets with Special Seating & Reception available

For tickets: North Coast Repertory Theatre Box Office
(858) 481-1055 or http://tickets.northcoastrep.org

Call for Submissions:
2nd Annual 5 Minute Play FESTIVAL

 Submission Guideline

San Diego Center for Jewish Culture’s (SDCJC), Straight From The Page, a staged reading series, is proud to announce 5 Minute Play Festival.

Do you have a 5 minute play in you?  Write it down and send it to us – your play might be chosen and performed by professional actors on Monday, April 13, 2015 at Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA  92037.

Play Content Rules:

  • The play must speak to Jewish identity, heritage, cultural experiences or values
  • Submission must be a five minute original play (approximately 750 words)
  • Play can have 2 or 3 characters - no monologues
  • No musicals may be submitted at this time, if there is any music, it must be sung a cappella
  • Comedy, drama, historical, political are all welcome

Play Submission Rules:

  • Deadline for submission is January 5, 2015
  • Plays must be submitted as a Word document only - a pdf will not be accepted
  • Plays must be created in 12pt Ariel font
  • There is no cost to submit
  • Plays will not be returned
  • Submit plays to jewishplays@lfjcc.org
  • All finalists will be notified by February 17, 2015

The Process:

  • All plays submitted will be read blindly by the Straight From The Page committee
  • Top scripts will be chosen to be cast and directed for a staged reading
  • Casting and directing of the top scripts to be done solely by Straight From The Page producer(s) or their designate – playwrights do not have input in casting or directing decisions
  • Top scripts will be performed on April 13, 2015 at Lawrence Family JCC, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS in La Jolla, CA as a staged reading; immediately following the winning play will be selected by audience hand-written ballots
  • SDCJC reserves the right to cancel and/or modify the program at any time
  • Straight From The Page is unable to compensate for any travel and accommodation expenses