Gallery Players

Gallery Players

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.

“Korczak’s Children” by Jeffrey Hatcher

This gripping drama is set during World War II in Nazi-occupied Poland. It tells the story of Dr. Janusz Korczak and his Warsaw orphanage as he tries to save the lives of 200 Jewish boys and girls.  It is a tale of redemption in the face of terror and inhumanity. With Dr. Korczak’s help, the orphans stage a magical play “The Post Office”, and learn about the power of hope and courage.

 

Showtimes:

  • December 6th @ 8 pm
  • December 7th @ 2:30 pm
  • December 11th @ 7:30pm
  • December 13th @ 8 pm
  • December 14th @2:30 pm
  • December 18th @ 7:30 pm
  • December 20th @ 8 pm
  • December 21st @ 2:30 pm

Pricing:  Ticket prices are $15 for JCC members, $20 for nonmembers. $13 for senior members, $18 for senior nonmembers, $10 for Children under 18 years old or Students with valid ID, and $10 per ticket for groups of 10 or more.

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“Ragtime” by Terrence McNally

As written by Terrence McNally, with lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty, and based on the 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow, Ragtime tells the story of America and its melting pot at the dawn of the 20th century, weaving together the stories of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – all united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future.

 

AUDITIONS: Gallery Players will be holding auditions for ‘Ragtime: The Musical” on Monday December 15th and Tuesday December 16th at the JCC starting at 7pm each night. Callbacks will be held on Wednesday December 17th. Seeking a multicultural cast male and female actors for roles ranging from 7 to 75 years old. Please prepare 16-32 bars of music from a musical (preferably in the style of the show), and wear comfortable clothing for movement/dancing. Please bring your own sheet music (an accompanist will be provided) along with a headshot and theatrical resume (if possible).

To schedule an audition slot, please contact Gallery Players Artistic Director Jared Saltman at 614-559-6248, or jsaltman@columbusjcc.org. For more information on available roles, visit the Gallery Players website at www.jccgalleryplayers.org

The following is a list of all available roles:

COALHOUSE a proud, sophisticated man who fights to live within his social boundaries and then rebels against them when even that is not good enough

25-35 yrs old  G3 – B5
MOTHER a strong, kind woman who defies social norms to do the things she feels are right  25-35 yrs old   G3 – E5
TATEH a haggard, Latvian immigrant who dreams the “American Dream” for himself and his daughter FATHER Rich. Conservative. Staunch in his ways but not intentionally unkind.
30-45 yrs old  A3 – F5
SARAH a washwoman who is adopted into Mother’s home when Mother finds Sarah’s baby in the garden 18-25 yrs old   G3 – F5
YOUNGER BROTHER Mother’s younger brother who has his heart broken by Evelyn Nesbit and joins Coalhouse in his protests towards discrimination. He is a young man in search of something.  20-30 yrs old .  B3 – F5
LITTLE GIRL Tateh’s daughter, a young Latvian girl in a new home
7-12 yrs old   C4 – D5
LITTLE BOY Mother and Father’s son. He is open-hearted and curious with inexplicable clairvoyance. Never passes judgement on others.  8-12 yrs old  E4 – D5
EMMA GOLDMAN the Russian born radical anarchist in early 1900′s New York City
30-40 yrs old  E3 – D5
EVELYN NESBIT the beautiful vaudeville performer, famous for the murder of her high profile lover by her rich husband.  18-25 yrs old  B3 – D5
HOUDINI the famous magician who immigrated to America and made a name for himself largely as an escape artist.  25-35 yrs old  C4 – G5
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON the dominant figure in the Black community of the United States at the turn of the century.  45-55 yrs old  C4 – E5 GRANDFATHER mother’s conservative father. A retired professor. Irritated by everything.  50-65 yrs old
HENRY FORD an American industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Company

35-45 yrs old  D4 – F5
J.P. MORGAN the rich, famous financier
60-65 yrs old   D4 -E5
SARAH’S FRIEND a friend of Sarah’s who attends her funeral 18-25 yrs old   D3 – D5
WILLIE CONKLIN a racist volunteer fireman who destroys Coalhouse’s car
25-40 yrs old   D4 – F5

CHORUS To play Citizens of New Rochelle and Harlem, Coalhouse supporters, reporters, and various other supporting roles.  Various Ages

 

Showtimes:

  • March 14th @ 8pm
  • March 15th @ 2:30 pm
  • March 19th @ 7:30 pm
  • March 21st @ 8:00 pm
  • March 22nd @ 2:30 pm
  • March 26th @ 7:30 pm
  • March 28th @ 8:00 pm
  • March 29th @ 2:30pm

“The Farnsworth Invention” by Aaron Sorkin

It’s 1929. Two ambitious visionaries race against each other to invent a device called “television.” Separated by two thousand miles, each knows that if he stops working, even for a moment, the other will gain the edge. Who will unlock the key to the greatest innovation of the 20th century: the ruthless media mogul, or the self-taught Idaho farm boy?  The answer comes to compelling life in The Farnsworth Invention, the play from Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing.

Showtimes:

  • May 2nd @ 8 pm
  • May 3rd @ 2:30 pm
  • May 9th @ 8 pm
  • May 10th @ 2:30 pm
  • May 14th @ 7:30 pm
  • May 16th @ 8 pm
  • May 17th @ 2:30 pm

 

 

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