Shoestring Family Theatre

The Shoestring Family Theatre produces quality, recreational, family-oriented amateur productions of major plays and musicals at the JCC. This is community theatre at its best!

Our summer 2015 show will be Oliver, a musical by Lionel Bart based on a novel by Charles Dickens. Everyone who auditions for the show is guaranteed a part. Auditions are open to children ages 5+ and adults. Cost of participation for children is $250. There is no charge for adults to participate.

  • Audition Dates: Sunday, May 31st, 1:00-4:00pm and Monday, June 1st, 7:00-10:00pm
  • Rehearsal Dates: June 8th-August 21st, Mondays-Thursdays 6:00-9:45pm, and Sundays 2:00-5:00pm
  • Performance Dates: Saturdays 8/22 and 8/29 at 7:00pm, and Sundays 8/23 and 8/30 at 11:00am and 3:00pm

Who do I contact for more information? Contact Emily Somma at the JCC, emily@svjcc.org or 408.357.7492.

Photos of Past Performances

Past performances were at Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos. The Shoestring Family Theatre moved to the JCC in 2014.


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Shoestring Family Theatre's Vision and Mission

Our vision is to establish the Shoestring Family Theatre as a true multi-generational performing arts organization for the community by:

  • Producing an annual summer production (June-September) of a current or classic musical performed by an ensemble of talent from the surrounding community.
  • Including all who desire to participate. Everyone who auditions for one of our shows is guaranteed a part.
  • Enabling seasoned and novice performers of all ages. We don't care how many times you've been told that you can't sing, dance, or act. We say, "Yes, you CAN!" And then we follow through by teaching you how!
  • Encouraging family participation in our productions. We are intentional about including people of all ages on stage together.

We provide musical memories and experiences of a lifetime with family, friends, and community by producing quality entertainment.

Our mission:

  • To build a family of musical theatre artists and performers.
  • To produce classic and new musicals that speak to contemporary audiences of all ages.
  • To utilize the cultural resources and experience of the principals to serve as a bridge between the community of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds in the Valley.
  • To help people find and use their talents and gifts and achieve individual growth for the benefit of the whole community.
  • To foster the interaction of children, youth, adults, and seniors to achieve a common goal, proven to be a valuable growth experience for all involved.
  • To strengthen the community by enabling and growing relationships that remain long after the final curtain.
  • To engender all those we touch with an appreciation and understanding of the theatre and how it has enriched our cultural and aesthetic life.


The APJCC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that welcomes everyone. We rely on generous donations to continue serving our community and those in need. A beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and a proud member of the JCC Association of North America. This website copyright 2015 Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley.

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