Live theatre thrives in Santa Cruz
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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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PLAYING NOW:
TALLEY'S FOLLY
May 5-29, 2016.

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


We've announced our new 2016/2017 Season
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PLAYING NOW: May 5-29, 2016

Jewell Theater Performing Arts Santa Cruz


TALLEY'S FOLLY

by Lanford Wilson
Directed by Mike Ryan

Presented by Jewel Theatre Company in collaboration with Santa Cruz Shakespeare.

MAY 5-29, 2016

The scene is an ornate, deserted Victorian boathouse in Lebanon, Missouri, circa 1944. Matt Friedman, a Jewish immigrant now living in St. Louis, has arrived to plead his love to Sally, the daughter of the prosperous Tally family. Bookish, erudite, totally honest and delightfully funny, Matt refuses to accept Sally's rebuffs and her fears that her family would never approve of their marriage. His attempts to overcome her defenses bring secrets to light that each of them have long held close.  The soul-baring cost of love is weighed closely in this Pulitzer Prize winning play as two wounded outcasts seek to find common ground and a chance at happiness.


"…funny, sweet, touching and marvelously written… " – NY Post


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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 8 — October 2, 2016

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

November 17 — December 11, 2016

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

January 26 — February 19, 2017

THE DANCE OF DEATH
by August Strindberg, in a new version by Conor McPherson
Directed by Bill Peters
March 16 ­— April 9, 2017

SYLVIA
by A. R. Gurney

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

May 4 — 28, 2017

SEE WHAT YOU'VE MISSED
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