PERFORMING ARTS

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Performing Arts at The SYJCC

 

SYJCC has a long history of exceptional theater events that include our adult and youth theater companies and exciting special events. For over 35 years Star Playhouse has produced quality theater for our community while our renowned youth theater company TACSY, provides a professional experience for young performers.

The SYJCC theater, which seats 600 patrons, holds many events that include including lecture series, workshops & Broadway concerts as well as hosting our annual Jewish film festival.

The special events brought to our theater elevate the cultural environment of our community by bringing quality performances throughout the year. Check back often to see what’s new!

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STAR PLAYHOUSE

STAR PLAYHOUSE

The Star Playhouse continues its tradition of presenting lavish Broadway experiences.

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TACSY JR. COMPANY (1-6)

THEATER ARTS COMPANY- JUNIORS

A professional quality theater company for kids 1st-6th grade.

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TACSY SR. COMPANY (7-12)

THEATER ARTS COMPANY - SENIORS

A professional quality theater company for kids 7th – 12th grade.

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BROADWAY SERIES

BROADWAY SERIES

A series of events that brings Broadway stars to our stage, often incorporating our talented Sr. Company members!

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SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

Check out our list of upcoming & exciting special performances.

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BUY TICKETS

BUY TICKETS

Get your tickets to our performances before they’re sold out!

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PERFORMING ARTS CAMP

PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER CAMP

A performing arts summer camp for 1st through 9th grade offering training in all aspects of theater.

STAR PLAYHOUSE

Star Playhouse at SYJCC continues its tradition of presenting lavish, fully costumed Broadway shows. Talent is drawn from throughout Long Island. Auditions are open to anyone who would like to perform.
The group is always looking for help in the technical aspects of the productions, such as lighting, set design & building, costumes, audio technology, etc. For more information feel free to contact us.

2020-21 Star Playhouse Season

Please check back soon for a list of our upcoming shows.

For more information & group gales: contact Melanie Waddell at (631)462-9800 ext. 136

To purchase tickets online, click here!

Click Here For The Star Playhouse Website

Performing Arts Programs

Jump head first into the world of improv…

Intro to Improv: Ages 8-12 years

Intro to Improv is for kids who want an introduction to improvisation.  Children will be lead through basic improv exercises and games which contribute to the development of social skills and confidence.  The focus is on physical expression as well as verbal communication.  Children will work together to develop their individual skills in a fun and low-pressure environment.

 

Improv for Teens: Ages 13-18

This class will focus on the fundamental principles of improvisation through exercises in agreement, commitment, spontaneity, collaboration, & active listening.   This experience will require teens to take creative risks, make clear choices, tap into new forms of self-expression, and operate as members of a supportive ensemble.

 

*NEW ADULT CLASS!

Moms Who Sing!

It’s time for moms to do something for themselves!  Moms Who Sing is an outlet for any mom who just loves to sing, no matter what kind of experience.

Please check back soon for Fall 2020 Dates!

For more information about these classes, please contact Rochele Seskin, x162 or rseskin@syjcc.org.

TACSY: THEATER ARTS COMPANY AT SUFFOLK Y

SYJCC’s youth theater program, TACSY, provides young people the opportunity to explore & perform musical theater together in an educational, supportive & professional environment. TACSY’s mission is to present high-quality musical theater productions performed by talented kids for family audiences, to provide a safe, creative & nurturing place where kids can harness their inherent energy, build their self-esteem & realize their true potential through the unique collaborative art form-that is musical theater.  Young people gain confidence & learn commitment, responsibility, communication & teamwork skills that are critical to their success in both school & life.

DUE TO COVID PLEASE NOTE:

· Casts will rehearse in small groups

· Each group will rehearse in separate spaces simultaneously.

· Kids will be given a face shield for vocal rehearsals.

· Kids and parent volunteers will need to fill out a health form before attending each rehearsal.

· By the time the show dates arrive we will hopefully have a new status for live performances.

· If audiences are still not permitted, we will livestream and/or have videotape performances.

· If audiences are permitted but in a limited capacity, we will devise a schedule of multiple performances as necessary.

TACSY JR. COMPANY

The Junior Company is open to children in 1st – 6th grade. Rehearsals run every Sunday (with some holiday exceptions) 1:00pm  – 4:00PM. Tech week for each show is the week before the show, Monday – Thursday,  5:00 – 8:30pm.  A full schedule will be given out at the first rehearsal. All rehearsals are mandatory unless prior notice is given and approved.

Contact Rochele Seskin, 631-462-9800 x162 or rseskin@syjcc.org, for more information.

Registration Fees:   SYJCC Members: $240      Non-Members: $285

Registration for each show is due by the first week of rehearsal.  If payment is not make by the third rehearsal, a $10 late fee will be incurred.


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JR COMPANY AUDITION information for grades 1 – 6

REGISTER HERE

 

Auditions:             Date: Sunday Oct 18                       Time:  11 – 5 PM

Tech Week:          Dates:  Jan 25 – 28                          Times: 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Shows:                  Date: Saturday Jan 30                     Time:  7:30 pm

                               Date: Sunday Jan 31                         Time: 2:00 pm

There are 3 time slots for auditions. 11:00 – 12:30, 1:00 – 2:30 and 3:00 – 4:30. There is a waiting list if you get closed out of those times.  We will see 15 people per time slot. We will teach everyone a song for them to audition with. ALL KIDS NEED A MASK WHEN LEARNING THE MUSIC. Due to restrictions there is a maximum number of kids we can cast so cuts will be made.

To sign up for an audition time slot    CLICK HERE

IINTENDED SHOW DATES: 2021 JANUARY 30 AT 7:30 PM AND JANUARY 31 AT 2:00 PM

By the time the show comes we will hopefully have a new status for live performances.

If audiences are still not permitted, we will livestream and/or have videotape performances of three separate groups.

If audiences are permitted but in a limited capacity, we will devise a schedule of multiple performances as necessary.

Important info:

There is a limited number of spots available

Cast will rehearse in small groups

Each group will rehearse in separate spaces simultaneously.

Kids will have face shields for vocal rehearsals.

Kids and parent volunteers will need to fill out a health form before attending each rehearsal.

TACSY SR. COMPANY

The Senior Company is open to 7 – 12th grade. Rehearsals typically run every Sunday from 5:00 – 8:30 pm.  Tech week is Monday – Thursday, 5:00 – 8:30 pm, the week before the show dates.  A full schedule is given out at the first rehearsal.  All rehearsals are mandatory unless prior notice is given and approved.

Contact Rochele Seskin, 631-462-9800 x162 or rseskin@syjcc.org, for more information.

 

Registration Fee:  SYJCC Members     Non-Member

Registration fee is due by the first rehearsal.

Register Here

SR COMPANY AUDITION INFORMATION FOR GRADES 7-12TH

  • Prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show.  Bring sheet music for accompanist.
  • Be prepared to dance with correct footwear.
  • Bring a picture and resume.

INTENDED SHOW DATES: FEBRUARY 27TH AND 28TH 2021

PERFORMING ARTS CAMP

TACSY Summer Theater Program: Grades 5-12
Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Whether the dream is to perform on a Broadway stage, challenge and strengthen performance skills, or gain confidence through self-expression, our summer theater program is designed to help young artists flourish. Kids have the exciting opportunity to work one-on-one with Broadway-level professionals as they explore a wide range of skills in acting, singing, and dancing. No matter their experience level, our musical theatre campers are sure to learn new things and discover a deeper understand of theatre performance.

Click here for dates and fees.

For more information regarding our summer theater program please contact Melanie Waddell at mwaddell@syjcc.org

BROADWAY SERIES

Broadway Bootcamp

Broadway Boot Camp provides the essential training needed to audition well and to retain information when learning music and movement during rehearsals. Students will learn vocals and choreography of a different musical theatre number each week.

Grades 3-7

Oct 27 – Dec 22, 2020

Tuesdays 5:30 – 8:30

Price: $360 Member Disc $310

Max of 12 students

REGISTER HERE

 

Broadway Masterclass Series

Professional level theater training with current Broadway performers, casting directors, talent agents and other successful industry professionals.

 

Hamilton Masterclass with Morgan Marcell

Meet and work with Hamilton Dance Captain and original cast member Morgan Marcell (Hamilton, Bandstand, Rent: Live, Moulin Rouge). Learn how to combine lyrics and original choreography, audition smarter and become a more in demand artist by honing all three of the ‘triple threat’ skills.

Morgan is an actor, dancer and director based in New York. Shortly after moving to the city, Morgan opened Hamilton on Broadway (OBC, Peggy Maria Cover, Dance Captain) and went on to originate musicals such as Bandstand and most recently, Moulin Rouge. She can be seen in the FX series Fosse/Verdon and also worked behind the camera as assistant choreographer to Andy Blankenbuehler. Morgan believes movement can tell powerful stories and her approach to the art includes intention, dynamics and technique. In this 2 hour Hamilton masterclass, learn how to combine lyrics and original choreography, audition smarter and become a more desirable artist by honing all three of the triple threats.

Check out her website for more upcoming projects – morganmarcell.com

Grades 5-12

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020

Time: 12:00-2:00 pm

Fee: $75 Member Discounted Fee: $65

Max of 20 participants.

REGISTER HERE

 

Private Voice Lessons – Sid Cherry

Work on the technical aspects of how to sing – such as how to project, improve tone, extend range, increase power, and smooth over your mix. Learn to interpret your song and improve your performance.

 

Private Piano Lessons – Sid Cherry

 

Private Performance Coaching – Rochele Seskin

One-on-one in person and online vocal and performance coaching sessions. You can work on your audition material, your technical skills, refine your audition book, and learn how to belt like a boss.

REGISTER HERE

For more information about our performing arts programs contact Rochele Seskin 631-462-9800 x162 rseskin@syjcc.org

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

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