The J’s newly renovated, state-of-the-art auditorium is a fantastic venue for theatrical productions. Past performers have included the Seattle Jewish Theater Company, staged readings from Book-It Repertory Theatre, and more. Grab a seat and enjoy the show!
Batesheva Dance Company at the Paramount Theater
Saturday, February 11 | 8 p.m.
$75 | $136 (includes post-show reception)
Use special link & promo code SJCCBS – each purchase includes a 20% donation to the J
The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine Street, Seattle
SJCC and Seattle Theatre Group invite you to an unforgettable evening with the Tel Aviv-based Batsheva Dance Company. One of the premier dance companies in the world, Batsheva Dance Company has been inspiring audiences since 1964. Led by visionary and iconic choreographer Ohad Naharin, they will be performing Mr. Naharin’s acclaimed “Last Work.” Click here for a glimpse of this incredible work.
Join us in experiencing this powerful performance as honored guests of Seattle Theatre Group. As such, you will be accommodated with exclusive access to the best seats at The Paramount Theatre, specifically set aside for our community. To further extend the evening’s celebration, you are also invited to an exclusive post-show reception with the company’s dancers and other supporters of the Jewish and performing arts community.
Each ticket purchased includes a 20% donation that goes directly back to the J. That means with each ticket purchased, your support grows and deepens the community’s connection to art that matters.
Get ready for the performance with a screening of the film MR. GAGA, a behind-the-curtain documentary about the company’s artistic director, at the J on January 19. Learn more.
"Lost and Found in Love" by Issac Bashevis Singer
Tales of the Alchemysts Theater is a new performance company comprised of seasoned local professional actors and musicians that are dedicated to bringing provocative and entertaining Jewish literature to life. Join them for an evening of dramatic storytelling with a staged reading of Issac Bashevis Singer’s short stories set to live music. Followed by a Q&A.
The Rachel/Leah Play: The inHEIRitance Project
Acclaimed actor/playwright Jon Adam Ross brings his heralded national theater series, The inHEIRitance Project, to Seattle, one of five cities selected for an original, local world premiere! Ross and his team are creating plays in cities around the country inspired by the matriarchs and patriarchs from the Book of Genesis and devised through local conversations, community engagement, and study in each city’s Jewish community.
In Seattle, Ross is collaborating with Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Ilana Trachtman to explore themes of sisterhood related to the biblical story of Rachel and Leah and the play itself will feature a combination of film and live performance. Join us for the world premiere of a play conceived of collaboratively in our community, featuring local women leaders, sisters, and friends.
Made possible by a Covenant Foundation Award
A young bride in a Polish shtetl is possessed by the spirit of her dead beloved in this Yiddish classic rooted in Jewish folklore. Written in 1914 by S. Ansky and adapted by Tony Kushner, The Seattle Jewish Theater Company presents this tale of love caught between two worlds and a community dealing with mysterious, other-worldly forces. Directed by SJTC artistic director Art Feinglass.
Israel Story: "Herzl 48" Radio Show
Called “the Israeli This American Life,” by NPR radio host Ira Glass (who should know – he’s the host of This American Life), Israel Story is an award-winning radio show that showcases the diversity and complexity of everyday Israelis. They’re coming to the J with their live multimedia storytelling and musical performance in celebration of Israel Independence Day.
There are 54 streets in Israel named after Theodore Herzl, the father of modern Zionism. “Israel Story” crisscrossed the country, knocking on the doors at every 48 Herzl Street they could reach and collecting the residents’ stories (48 comes from 1948, the year Israel was founded). The show features seven different characters, including a butcher in Akko, a stoner in Tel Aviv, and a young couple whose very dramatic tale is told in song.
Co-sponsored by Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest.
D-Generation: An Exaltation of Larks
A full-length theater piece based on stories collected at 20 care facilities and written collaboratively by people with late-stage dementia. The work is performed by three puppeteers (the caregivers) and five puppets (the residents of a care-facility). Set to a compelling original score and striking animated video segments, audiences are transported into a strange and all-too-familiar world that touches most of us. “D-Generation” explores the rich creative potential and ability to communicate that exists in people with late-stage dementia. Their words, their images, and their creative imaginations are poetic, humorous, and quite mysterious, and the stigma, despair, and joy they, their caregivers, and family members experience poignant and tangible. Followed by Q&A.
Co-presented with The Prophetic Puppet Theater
Directed by: Roberto Salomon
Performed by: Eric Bass, Ines Zeller Bass, Kirk Murphy
Music by: Paul Dedell