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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The Colligan Theatre –
1010 River Street
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PLAYING NEXT:
THE DANCE OF DEATH
March 15 - April 9, 2017.

Tickets for all remaining shows are ON SALE NOW. CLICK HERE

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

PLAYING NEXT - March 15 - April 9, 2017
THE DANCE OF DEATH
by
August Strindberg
in a new version by Conor McPherson

Directed by William Peters

With a deliciously sardonic look at love everlasting, The Dance Of Death depicts the "dance" of marriage and life's inevitability. As their 25th anniversary approaches, Edgar, an artillery captain, and Alice, a former actress, face off in a fierce battle of wills. Their sparring, as amplified by the voice of celebrated playwright Conor McPherson (The Seafarer, Shining City), proves both harrowing and hilarious. McPherson's adaptation brings lyricism and ferocity to the story of the tyrannical captain and his desperate wife, and the "innocent" Kurt who stumbles into their midst and quickly finds himself ensnared in the couple's mischievous pastime.


"meaty theatre... McPherson's version [is] contemporary and stripped back, sounds muscular and credible"
–Toronto Star

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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 William 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
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