SPRING CLASSES RESTART ONLINE
Spring classes and services restart the week of March 29 online only. Details are available on jjc.edu.
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In addition to courses that cover every aspect of the theatre discipline, and which transfer to a four-year university, JJC students get an immersive practical theatre experience with several productions held every academic year. This is a comprehensive program for those interested in acting, directing, design and any other aspect of theatre.
One of the most unique benefits the theatre program offers JJC students is the opportunity to act in a major role or a be a technician who designs or leads a team in the backstage areas. Typically, in four year programs, these opportunities are available to upperclassmen first, then underclassmen. JJC theatre transfer students who have acted in our productions or designed in our program then have an advantage over other students at a four year institution. This advanced preparation has led them to successful careers and numerous professional opportunities.
All JJC theatre performances are open to the public, with a subscription program also available for audience members.
Auditions for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.
For additional information, call Director Tammy Perkins at 815-280-2839 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the theatre office at 815-280-2200.
The JJC Theatre is proud to update our Spring 2020 productions schedule.
Running March 5-8, 2020, is our production of the musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. This lighthearted farce is set in Ancient Rome and features Pseudolus, a crafty slave, who struggles to win the hand of a beautiful (but slow-witted) courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero- in exchange for Pseudolus’s freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two. This show is fastpaced, witty, irreverent, and one of the funniest musicals you will ever see. Directed by Tammy Perkins and held in the JJC Fine Arts Theatre on Main Campus.
Our second production is Bent, running over two weekends: April 16-19 and April 22-25, 2020. Tony Award nominee for Best Play the year it premiered, this powerful drama is the first play centered on the Nazis’ use of the Holocaust to persecute and eliminate gays. Set in 1934 and ranging from a nightclub in Berlin to the famous concentration camp of Dachau, Bent unfolds as a tribute to the power of the human spirit as it depicts the defiance of two brave souls. Held in the intimate Black Box Theatre on Main Campus, and directed by Clay Kirkland as his final production prior to his retirement at the end of Spring Semester.
Please visit or call the JJC Theatre Box Office at 815-280-2200 to purchase tickets for our spring productions.
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