Main Stage Theater

Fiddler on the Roof

Theater at the J is The Roth Family JCC’s main stage theater, presenting performances to the public throughout the year.  We present award-winning musicals, non-musicals, and cabarets, giving members of our community the opportunity to participate in professional-quality theater onstage, backstage, and from the audience.

All Theater at the J shows are cast by audition, open to members of the JCC community and to the general public. Our exciting apprentice program allows young people interested in the theater to work alongside seasoned professionals to learn performance techniques and technical advances as well as a practical approach to a career in the arts.  

Past Recent Shows

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Show dates: October 15-25, 2015

Stephen Sondheim's joyous, musical romp through Rome has desperate lovers, scheming neighbors and exposes the secrets behind every toga.


Show dates: November 8, 2015 for general public; November 9-10, 2015 for groups

At the beginning of the Holocaust, the Kindertransport (German for "children's transport") was an organized rescue effort that took place during the nine months prior to the outbreak of the war. This play examines the life, during World War II and afterwards, of a Kindertransport child. It consists of the journey of a girl in the Kindertransport named Eva, later Evelyn. The story is not told chronologically, and is often interrupted with flashbacks.

This production is free and open to the public and being staged in partnership with the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Central Florida. The program is made possible in part by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando

The Fabulous Lipitones

Show dates: March 31-April 10, 2016

What happens when a barbershop quartet who's been belting out close harmonies for twenty years loses a key member to a heart-stopping high "C"? The three surviving members must cease their bickering and race to find a replacement in time for Nationals. Excitement is high when they find someone, BUT he's nowhere near what they expected. You won't want to miss this hilarious and moving story of friendship, prejudice and the power of song.

The Wonderful Wizard of Song: An Evening with Harold Arlen

Show dates: May 5-15, 2016

With an amazing catalog of songs that includes "Over the Rainbow," "Stormy Weather," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "I've Got the World on a String," "Get Happy" "Blues in the Night" and "Come Rain or Come Shine," it seems a criminal oversight that Harold Arlen's name doesn't resonate with the public the way Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and George & Ira Gershwin's do. Only 5 performances.

  Bye Bye Birdie

Show dates: September 29-October 9, 2016

A rock-n-roll-themed musical written by Michael Stewart, with lyrics by Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse.

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