GALLERY PLAYERS

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.

SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE NOW!

$70 – includes 1 discounted ticket to each of our 3 productions with early seat selection!

The Secret Garden, Dec. 3-18, 2022 – Directed by Ross Shirley, kicks off the season with a classic crowd pleasing, family-friendly musical. Auditions for The Secret Garden will be held September 11, 12, & 14 at the JCC of Greater Columbus. Sign-ups will be live later this summer.

Intimate Apparel, Feb. 4-12, 2023 – Directed by Julie Whitney Scott, is a timely piece about love and trust and dreams for the future. Auditions for Intimate Apparel will be held in December.

Something Rotten, Mar. 18-April 2, 2023 – Directed by Brandon Boring. This show has a broad appeal and radiates joy from the stage, evoking laughter throughout the production. Auditions for Something Rotten will be held in January.

All productions take place in the Roth/Resler Theater on the Eisenstein Stage at the JCC of Greater Columbus

HOW TO GUIDE FOR SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS
  1. Link above will take you directly to the Eventive site to purchase the subscription
  2. Choose the number of subscriptions and click BUY (on the bottom right hand corner of the box)
  3. You may have a saved credit card or be asked to enter your credit card information
  4. You can choose to change your credit card information or to give this subscription as a gift 
  5. At this point, you will be prompted to choose the date of the production. Each subscription entitles you to one ticket per production for a total of 3 productions. 
  6. You will then be asked to choose your seat. 
    1. If you are purchasing multiple season passes then you will repeat the seat selection process. 
  7. After you finalize your order, you will receive an email with all of the details. 
QUESTIONS? Contact Michael Solomon, Theatre Manager, at msolomon@columbusjcc.org or by calling 614.559.6238
Benny Zelkowicz, Committee Chair

 

COMMITTEE:
Ken Clubok
Allan Finkelstein
Anca Brates Galron
Carol Luper
Jenn Meyers
Ira Scheer
Pam Scheer
Jon Schelb
Aaron Shatz
Amy Silver
Judd Bernie Speyer
Rena Vesler

HISTORY

In the late 1940’s, the foremost community theater in Columbus was the Players Club Theater. As a club, this group did not permit the participation of African Americans or Jews. Finally, a group of Hadassah women who were interested in theater, met at the home of Florence Zacks (Melton) to organize a theater activity in which members of the Jewish community could comfortably take part.

The R. G. Barry Corporation offered loft space to this fledging drama group on the top floor of its factory at 80 1/2 East Long Street. It was within this space that Gallery produced its first production in May 1950 and this initial effort was met with great interest by the Jewish community.

The new Jewish Center was under construction at the time and the program department of the agency offered its multi-purpose room as a site for the group to stage its future productions. The group readily accepted and became an adult activity offered by the Center. Realizing that in order to present plays at their highest level and have audiences accept the playwright’s intention, the group reached out to the general community for additional talented individuals.

Thus, Gallery Players became the first community theater in Central Ohio to implement a casting policy that did not discriminate on the basis of race, religion or gender.

Today, Gallery Players continues this inclusive tradition. We always strive to bring Central Ohio the very best that community theatre can offer, which can only be achieved by relying on the talents of a diverse cross section of people. These talented people will be the ones that ensure Gallery stays strong for another 60+ seasons!

Support

Gallery Players is funded by the Lenore Schottenstein and Community Jewish Arts Fund of the Columbus Jewish Foundation, A JewishColumbus Partner and in partnership with Greater Columbus Arts Council

Contact

SHANA BEIGELMAN
Arts & Education Director
sbeigelman@columbusjcc.org
(614) 559-6248