The New Jewish Theatre

December 4 - December 21

Becoming Dr. Ruth

by Mark St. Germaine

There's more to famed sex therapist, Dr. Ruth Westheimer than meets the eye. Known from her career as a pioneering media sex therapist, Dr. ruth has spoken frankly about sexual… Read more >

Upcoming Shows

NJT ANNOUNCES 2014-15 “CHAI” (18th) SEASON

The New Jewish Theatre is pleased to announce our 2014-15 Season. Read about it in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Flexible subscriptions, single price. 

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CABARET NJT - An Evening with Ben Nordstrom

 

CABARET NJT 2014

presents the irrepressible Ben Nordstrom, favorite musical theatre actor and singer for an evening of songs from Broadway, Pop and the Great American Songbook.

Saturday, September 13, 8 PM
JCC Staenberg Family Complex

COME TO THE CABARET!!

for information or to purchase tickets contact the NJT Box Office, 314-442-3283 or order on line

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Welcome to The New Jewish Theatre


The New Jewish Theatre, St. Louis' Premier Small Professional Theatre, is a culturally specific theatre dedicated to the exploration of universal themes and issues and the examination of the full range of the human experience filtered through the lens of the Jewish experience. Through the medium of theatre, we build bridges of multi-cultural understanding, tolerance, communication and education.

The New Jewish Theatre operates under a contract with Actors Equity Association.  

 

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NEW JEWISH THEATRE’S SALON MUSIC SERIES

In addition to a full season of plays, the New Jewish Theatre is offering augmented Performing Arts events by offering "SALON MUSIC," a Chamber Music Program in the intimacy of the Marvin & Harlene Wool Studio Theatre. 

THE 2014 GESHER MUSIC FESTIVAL is June 22 - 29, 2014

We are thrilled to announce our 2014 Festival guest artist, internationally acclaimed cellist MATT HAIMOVITZ

 

 

 



There will be a Festival Preview as part of a Shabbat Service on Friday, June 20 at Central Reform Congregation
For additional information, call 314-442-3283

See the entire schedule for the 2014 Gesher Music Festival of Emerging Artists 

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New Jewish Theatre wins 5 Theater Circle Awards for 2012

New Jewish Theatre was honored with FIVE Theater Circle Awards for 2012 after having received an 11 Nominations!! Only the Rep received more Awards.

"Talley's Folly" and "Way to Heaven" each received 2 Awards and "Jacob and Jack" also received and Award.

Nominations were in ALL categories

See all of the Awards and year end accolades  here



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RFT Best of 2012

Best Ensemble in a Play
The Value of Names

Peter Mayer and Bobby Miller got under one another's skin in the most tensile ways in New Jewish Theatre's The Value of Names. The play's plot concerns two lifelong friends who have been estranged since the plague years of the Hollywood blacklist. Now they are briefly, if awkwardly, reunited. Like the characters they portrayed, Mayer and Miller also are lifelong friends. But if that's all it took to summon great acting, lots of thespians would be great. Theater magic is never that simple. How do two actors settle into an illusory groove that allows them to almost breathe together? Yet when that groove is found, any semblance of "acting" stops. At The Value of Names, viewers felt like eavesdroppers listening to a painfully intimate conversation they had no right to hear. In a situation like this, the rules of conventional theater disappear. The characters are running the show — and it's a wary privilege to watch them.

 

Best Of 2011
RFT names NJT's AWAKE AND SING! Best Stage Production of 2011!!

Clifford Odets' 1935 saga of restive lives trying to ride out the Great Depression is one of those classic American dramas that, though much revered, is rarely staged. So what a relief it was to finally see Awake and Sing! and learn that its reputation is deserved. Odets crams emotions into this lusty chronicle of three generations of a family living in the same congested Bronx apartment the way others cram weeds into a yard-waste bag. The eruptive staging at New Jewish Theatre, directed with a sense of urgency by Steven Woolf, blew off the dusty stigma that shrouds too many classics. For the most part, the cast reveled in the infrequent opportunity to enact roles that, if anything, were overwritten rather than under. It sometimes seems that we live in a world where the past is too soon forgotten. But during the New Jewish run of Awake and Sing! the American theater heritage was alive and well — and electrifying

NJT’s Youth Theatre Program

Explore New Jewish Theartre’s Youth Theatre Program and upcoming auditions. Learn More >

New Jewish Theatre Merchandise

Buy New Jewish Theatre products only at the NJT store at CafePress! Our store features an assortment of household items such as coffee mugs, mouse pads, coasters, tote bags and magnets. Show your support for The New Jewish Theatre! Click here to shop!

Also available, products for Gesher Music Festival click here