Theatre Young Kids Enjoy (TYKEs)
Let TYKEs (Theatre Young Kids Enjoy) entertain and inspire your whole family with beloved fairy tales, bedtime stories and children's books...all brought to life on stage. In residence at the JCC since 2008, TYKEs became an official JCC arts and family program in 2014.
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Welcome to TYKEs' 13th Season!
Love TYKEs? Check out:
- TYKEs Academy - drama programs for kids
- KidStage Summer Camp
- TYKEs J-Cation Camps - a drama track of our popular vacation camp
- Auditions - a chance for adults to become part of our shows!
- School Group Information - bring a group to one of our performances
- Media Information - materials you need to publish information about performances
JANUARY 14 - 22, 2017
Based on five Bad Kitty chapter books by Nick Bruel.
Catapulting from the pages of the wildly popular Bad Kitty book series, here kitty sprawls in solitary splendor. She never had to share, she had the couch to herself and she could do whatever she wanted, until one day her tranquil life is interrupted by... a new PUPPY! This could be a problem. And then... a MOUSE. And then... well, let's just say life gets complicated. TYKEs' on-stage version of Bad Kitty dishes up a full hour of unmitigated hilarity combined with some heartwarming life lessons about kindness and friendship. Amidst the chaos of her life, Kitty learns and grows from the colorful cast of characters around her, inspiring the rest of us to do the same.
- Saturday, January 21 at 11am
- Saturday, January 21 at 2pm
- Sunday, January 22 at 2pm
- Sunday, January 22 at 4:30pm*
Run time: Approximately 90 minutes, including intermission
APRIL 1 - 9, 2017
Based on the world-renowned book by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd.
Cherished by generations, Goodnight Moon takes us on a journey of surprise and delight as we join Bunny's imaginative detours on the way to dreamland, with stops along the way for singing, dancing and plenty of comedy. In this lively and intimate production, audiences will revel with Bunny in the fun of jumping cows, dancing bears and a room that springs to life as scenic elements transform into living characters. Based on one of the most famous and highly acclaimed children's books ever written, Goodnight Moon is a truly timeless theatre experience the whole family will adore.
- Saturday, April 1 at 11am
- Saturday, April 1 at 2pm
- Sunday, April 2 at 2pm
- Saturday, April 8 at 11am
- Saturday, April 8 at 2pm
- Sunday, April 9 at 2pm
- Sunday, April 9 at 4:30pm
Masters of Variety
JUNE 3 - 4, 2017
Back by popular demand!
Michael DuBois' Solo Circus and The Amazing Viktoria Grimmy amazed JCC audiences with magic, juggling and circus/sideshow stunts. Their new show...The Great DuBois features new tricks and routines wrapped up in a cozy blanket of comedy. DuBois got his start performing as a JCC camper before appearances on Jay Leno and David Letterman catapulted him to international recognition. Grimmy is a fifth-generation circus performer and aerialist who created and performed circus acts for the Tony® Award Winning Broadway production of Pippin and has performed with the Big Apple and Ringling Brothers Circuses.
- Saturday, June 3 at 11am
- Saturday, June 3 at 2pm
- Sunday, June 4 at 2pm
- Sunday, June 4 at 4:30pm*