J-CAT – J’s Cultural Arts Theatre!

Department Contact Information

J-CAT Artistic Director –  Michael Andron –  x130
J-CAT Asst. Artistic Director –  Lillian Andron –  x130

JCAT is the educational theatre arm of the MAR-JCC, a year-round program for youth, teens, and adults, where participants are initiated into the magical world of theatre through a full season of productions, theatre camps, and a wide range of classes and workshops in acting, improvisation, and technical theatre. JCAT productions may include both adult and youth performers, as the play requires. JCAT Youth production auditions are open to students, grades 4-12.

2017 Theatre Season

JCAT offers a full season of productions whose actors and technical staff comprise a volunteer ensemble that showcases their love and passion for theatre. For show and audition information, or to purchase tickets. visit www.jcctheatre.com.

Lend Me A Tenor • by Ken Ludwig
JCAT Community Production
Wednesday, January 18 – Sunday, February 5

Directed by John Ferry
Lend Me A Tenor has the class and charm of a Kaufman and Hart comedy plus all the door-slamming hilarity of a Marx Brothers. A marvelous combination of wonderful farcical moments and funny lines.” – Time Out New York

A Special JCAT Engagement:
The Hebrew Hillbilly – 50 Shades of Oy Vey!
Starring Shelley Fisher
4 performances only: February 15, 16, 18, & 19

Kosher meets Cornbread, Blues and Rock ‘N’ Roll in Memphis! Singer-songwriter Shelley Fisher’s critically acclaimed solo musical play. Fisher’s story of a good little southern Jewish girl with big rock and roll dreams. “Known as “The Memphis Belle of L.A.,” anyone who has ever met Fisher, knows of her genuine, down home personality that puts you immediately at ease – and this warmth lays at the beating heart of The Hebrew Hillbilly.”


I Remember Mama by John Van Druten
JCAT Youth Production
Wednesday, March 15 – Sunday, April 2
Directed by Ron Headrick

The story of the struggles and triumphs of a Norwegian immigrant family in 1912, set in their new home on Steiner Street. Through hard work, wise financial decisions, and creative common sense, they manage to raise and educate their children. “One of the most heartwarming portraits of American family life yet to reach the stage. An American classic!”


Broken Snow by Ben Andron
A JCAT Pro World Premiere Production
Wednesday May 3-Sunday May 21
Directed by Michael Andron, featuring Avi Hoffman and Nicholas Richberg

Two strangers are brought together by a mystery that will make them question everything about who they are. Unforgettable!
BROKEN SNOW will be produced under an Actors’ Equity Association Guest Artist Agreement.


Tickets – Reserved seating only

Tickets for all shows may be purchased at www.jcctheatre.com, or by calling 1-866-811-4111*
Non-musical Productions:
Advance: $20 general admission • $12 seniors/full-time students
At the door: $25 general admission • $15 seniors/full-time students
Advance: $25 general admission • $15 seniors/full-time students
At the door: $30 general admission • $18seniors/full-time students


Student rush tickets are available at the door subject to availability.
Group rates available • Nominal service charge for all advance sale tickets


Purchase Season Tickets and save over 20%
Adults: $150 / Seniors/Student (With ID): $110
•Guarantee your seats for all seven shows •1 free ticket to any show to give to a friend
•Four $2 discount coupons to give to 4 friends when they purchase their tickets
•Concierge service to switch seats without a fee


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Rumors and Crossing Jerusalem are “Mature Themes and Language.”
You may exchange a “young student ticket” for an adult ticket at no additional charge.