Gallery Players, the longest running community theatre in the Midwest, presents a season lineup highlighting the Jewish experience and work by Jewish playwrights. Gallery Players does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion or gender when casting, and aims to present productions that are of interest to the Jewish and general communities.
“Guys & Dolls”
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Based on The Idyll of Sarah Brown and characters by Damon Runyon
Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys And Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend, nightclub performer Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown. Guys And Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. Frank Loesser’s brassy, immortal score makes Guys & Dolls a crowd pleaser. The large cast features both a variety of ensemble and star roles.
- February 27th @ 8 pm
- February 28th @ 2:30 pm
- March 3rd @ 7:30 pm
- March 5th @ 8 pm
- March 6th @2:30 pm
- March 10th @ 7:30 pm
- March 12th @ 8 pm
- March 13th @ 2:30 pm
Legends of Gallery Players - April 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Gallery Players would not be the longest running Central Ohio community theater without the extraordinary talents of committed individuals over the past six decades. To celebrate this accomplishment, the Legends of Gallery Players event will recognize contributions made in the areas of performance, production, and support, and honor those who have given so much to make the JCC’s theater exceptional.
The first Legends to be honored are Marvin Bonowitz, Irene Braverman, Harold M Eisenstein, Florence Zacks Melton, Bea Roth, and Lil Strouss. As Gallery Players continues to bring first-rate theater to its audiences, more Legends will follow in their footsteps.
“A View From the Bridge” by Arthur Miller
As told by the New York News. “… is a tragedy in the classic form and I think it is a modern classic…the central character is a long-shoreman who, though his mind is limited and he cannot find words for his thoughts, is an admirable man…When two of his wife’s Italian cousins—submarines they are, in the waterfront argot—are smuggled into this country, he makes room for them in his home. Gratefully they move in among his wife, his children and the teen-age niece whom he has brought up and whom he has come to love, he thinks, as a daughter. And now the stage is set for tragedy. One of the illegal immigrants has a family in Italy for whom he is working; the other young, extraordinarily handsome, and exceedingly blonde, is single. He wants to become an American, and he falls in love with his benefactor’s niece. If he marries the girl he will no longer have to hide from immigration officials. A monstrous change creeps up on the kind and loving uncle. He is violently opposed to this romance and is not intelligent enough to realize that this opposition is not motivated, as he thinks, by a dislike of the boy and a suspicion that he is too pretty to be a man, but by his own too intense love for his niece. Not even the wise and kindly neighborhood lawyer can persuade him to let the girl go. This is an intensely absorbing drama, sure of itself every step of the way. It makes no false moves, wastes no time and has the beauty that comes from directness and simplicity.”
AUDITIONS: March 14th and 15th at the JCC
- May 7th @ 8 pm
- May 8th @ 2:30 pm
- May 14th @ 8 pm
- May 15th @ 2:30 pm
- May 19th @ 7:30 pm
- May 21st @ 8 pm
- May 22nd @ 8 pm