Live theatre thrives in Santa Cruz
at The Colligan Theatre

Welcome to Jewel Theatre Company, the only year-round professional theatre company in Santa Cruz County.

Jewel Theatre prides itself on bringing you quality, professional actors performing in both familiar favorites and lesser known plays, by first-rate playwrights. Our seasons are eclectic, ranging from drama and musicals to comedy and classics. All in a quest to bring you inspired live theatre you’ll want to tell your friends about.


Santa Cruz Good Times says JTC "BEST THEATRE COMPANY in 2016."


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All performances are at
The Colligan Theatre –
1010 River Street
in Santa Cruz

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PLAYING NOW:
NEXT TO NORMAL
November 16 - December 11, 2016.

PLAYING NEXT:
THE BOOK CLUB PLAY
January 25 - February 19, 2017.

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All productions will be at our new home: The Colligan Theater at the Tannery Arts Center. CLICK HERE for more information on the new venue.

PLAYING NOW – November 16 - December 11, 201
NEXT TO NORMAL
Music by Tom Kitt / Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

WINNER OF 3 TONY AWARDS and the PULITZER PRIZE

Directed by Julie James
Featuring Lee Ann Payne & Christopher Reber

This groundbreaking and award-winning musical explores how one suburban family copes with crisis. With a thrilling contemporary score, Next to Normal is an intense, emotional powerhouse of a musical that aims right for the heart with its story of a family coming to terms with its past and bravely facing its future.


"a brave, breathtaking musical" – NY Times


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Don't miss an exciting new season.

Season Lineup
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A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Susan Myer Silton
Featuring Julie James

September 7 — October 2, 2016

NEXT TO NORMAL
Music by Tom Kitt / Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Directed by Julie James
Featuring Lee Ann Payne & Christopher Reber

November 16 — December 11, 2016

THE BOOK CLUB PLAY
by Karen Zacarias
Directed by Kirsten Brandt
Featuring Stephen Muterspaugh

January 25 — February 19, 2017

THE DANCE OF DEATH
by August Strindberg, in a new version by Conor McPherson
Directed by Bill Peters
March 15 ­— April 9, 2017

SYLVIA
by A. R. Gurney

Directed by Diana Torres Koss
Featuring Julie James, Shaun Carroll, Diahanna Davidson

May 3 — 28, 2017

SEE WHAT YOU'VE MISSED
Click Here to read about our past performances.

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