JCAT is the performing theatre of the Michael-Ann Russell JCC, a year-round program for youth, teens, and adults, where participants are part of a magical world of theatre, with a full season of productions, theatre camps, and a wide range of classes and workshops in acting, improvisation, and technical theatre. JCAT is committed to challenge, enlighten, educate, and entertain its audiences through its multi-tier program.
Adult and teen performers and technical sta producing a variety of shows, including classics, comedies and dramas. It creates an ensemble ‘energy’ between adults and young people, a hallmark of JCAT.
Middle and High School performers and tech, produce shows for adult and family audiences. Particpation includes at least one musical allowing students to experience working with professionals in vocal training and choreography.
On-going classes during the school year for students in pre-school through grade 5 include theatre games, improvs, theatre skills and scene work.
is an educational, fun- lled summer camp program, combining the best of the performing arts with general camp activities. Each Summer Stock session culminates with an original play, performed by the participants
MICHAEL ANDRON is the Founding Artistic Director of JCAT, the J’s Cultural Arts Theatre, in NMB, now in its 9th season, Oconee Community Theatre in SC, now in its 43rd year, and the Hillel Community Theatre in NMB for 20 years. He appeared in the long running, off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks, in its original home on Sullivan Street andwill be reprising his role as the old actor (Henry) later this season at JCAT. He has taught at New World School of the Arts, North Carolina School of the Arts, and at New York University’s Department of Educational Theatre. He and his wife Lillian, who is JCAT's Assistant Artistic Director, are recent recipients of a REMY Award from the South Florida Theatre League for Outstanding Contribution to Community Theatre.