70th Anniversary Season
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.
Gallery Players is proudly underwritten by the
JCC Gala Celebrating Gallery Players 70th Anniversary Season
Gallery Players Mission Statement
Gallery Players produces theater of the highest artistic expression, reflecting a Jewish perspective while exploring our common humanity. Building on its rich history, Gallery Players strives to challenge and inspire audiences and artists alike.
– Adopted October 2014
Announcing Gallery Players 70th Season
Gallery Players is proud to announce its very special 2018-2019 70th anniversary season! A year like never before, Gallery Players will present THREE blockbuster musicals! All shows are in the JCC’s Roth-Resler Theater, 1125 College Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, 43209.
Funny Girl, book by Isobel Lennart, lyrics by Bob Merrill, and music by Jule Styne
(December 8-23, 2018)
Follow the semi-biographical story of beloved comedienne and Broadway star Fanny Brice. As she waits for her husband to return from prison, the star of Ziegfeld Follies reflects on her life and her rise to fame. This hit musical is full of Broadway classics such as “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” “People,” and “Sadie, Sadie, Married Lady,” that will be sure to stick in your head.
Saturday, December 8th at 8p
Sunday, December 9th at 2:30p
Thursday, December 13th at 7:30p
Saturday, December 15th at 8p
Sunday, December 16th at 2:30p
Thursday, December 20th at 7:30p
Saturday, December 22st at 8pm
Sunday, December 23rd at 2:30p
JCC Members: $25
Newsies book by Harvey Fierstein, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and music by Alan Menken
(March 2-17, 2019)
Inspired by a true story and based off the 1992 Disney film,Newsies tells the story of newspaper boys in 1899 who make a meager living selling newspapers on the city streets. After a newspaper cost hike at the expense of the newspaper boys, one of them, Jack Kelly, plus an independent newspaper owner Katherine Plummer, organize a strike against the big publishing companies.
Saturday, March 2nd at 8pm
Sunday, March 3rd at 2:30p
Thursday, March 7th at 7:30p
Saturday, March 9th at 8p
Sunday, March 10th at 2:30p
Thursday, March 14th at 7:30p
Saturday, March 16th at 8p
Sunday, March 17th at 2:30p
JCC Members: $25
Gallery Players presents a special performance of The Soap Myth by Jeff Cohen starring Ed Asner.
Date: Sunday May 5th 2019- performance time TBA
Price: $70* (Dessert reception included)
Synopsis: More than a half century after WW II at the desperate urging of a passionate survivor, a young investigative reporter finds herself caught between numerous versions of the same story. Played out against the backdrop of deadline reporting and journalistic integrity, the critically acclaimed “The Soap Myth” by Jeff Cohen questions who has the right to write history—those people who have lived it and remember, those who study and protect it, or those who would seek to distort its very existence? And finally what is all our responsibility once we know the truth?
*Note: Tickets to The Soap Myth are not included in a 70th season subscription but subscribers will receive a special discount!
Falsettos, book by William Finn and James Lapine and music and lyrics by William Finn
(October 13-28, 2018)
Falsettos is a hilarious and profound look into a large, modern, dysfunctional, yet loving Jewish family in New York in the 1970s. With mixed and matched love triangles and non-traditional family values, it has become a Broadway classic.
Suggested for mature audiences due to mild profanity and adult themes.