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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 2018."


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2018-19 SEASON ANNOUNCED. See the lineup below.
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PLAYING NEXT -- September 5 - 30, 2018
THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE
by 
Martin McDonagh
Directed by Susan Myer Silton

This Tony Award-winning dark comedy is set in the provincial Irish town of Leenane. Forty-something spinster Maureen Folan lives with her manipulative aging mother Mag, stuck in a caretaking relationship that has them both seething with resentment. When a romantic encounter finally sparks Maureen's hopes for an escape from her dreary existence, Mag's interference sets in motion a chain of events that is as tragically funny as it is terrifying. Written in 1996, BEAUTY QUEEN is one of a trilogy and was the very first play from McDonagh, who is also a notable screenwriter known for In Bruges and the recently acclaimed Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.


"A tragedy that will make you roar with laughter." – Hollywood Reporter

Individual show tickets available soon.




Season Lineup

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE
by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Susan Myer Silton
September 5 - 30, 2018

SUDS: THE ROCKING 60'S MUSICAL SOAP OPERA
Created and Written by Melinda Gilb, Steve Gunderson, Bryan Scott
Directed by Stephen Muterspaugh
Music Director Ben Dorfan
Choreographer Lee Ann Payne
November 7 - December 2, 2018

RED VELVET
by Lolita Chakrabarti
Directed by Bob Rumsby
January 23 - February 17, 2019

BREAKING THE CODE
by Hugh Whitemore
Directed by Kirsten Brandt
March 20 - April 14, 2019

THE EXPLORERS CLUB
by Nell Benjamin

Directed by Art Manke

May 8 - June 2, 2019


Holiday Show (non-subscription)
DAVID COPPERFIELD, THE MUSICAL

Book, Lyrics and Music by Jeffrey Scharf

Co-Produced with J. Scharf Music
Directed & Co-Produced by Joseph Paul Stachura

December 12 - 23, 2018


CLICK HERE to find out about 2018-19 SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS.