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  • Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
    7:30am - 6:00pm
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    7:30pm - 11:00pm
Shabbat Candle Lighting: 5:34pm
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Today's Building Hours
  • Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
    7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Weinberg Park Heights JCC
    7:30pm - 11:00pm
Shabbat Candle Lighting: 5:34pm

Arts & Culture

Children's Theater Production Company

Grades 1-8 | Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC

About the Children’s Theater Production Company
This program is designed to develop imagination, concentration, character, professionalism, and technique, and to strengthen the participant’s command of his/her body and voice. Children find a dynamic experience whether they are beginners exploring acting for the first time, or more seasoned actors looking to gain experience from trained professionals.

2018 Spring Musicals

Children will be welcomed into a community enriched by values, increase confidence, take chances in a safe space, and feel the thrill of performing.

Grades 3-8 | Dear Edwina Jr.

Dear Edwina JR. is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up, from the creators of Junie B. Jones, The Musical.

Dear Edwina JR. follows the adventures of plucky advice-giver-extraordinaire, Edwina Spoonapple, as she directs the neighborhood kids in a series of buoyant production numbers for the latest edition of her weekly "Advice-a-Palooza.” Edwina and her friends share wisdom on everything from trying new foods to making new friends through clever, catchy and poignant songs.

Featuring a host of leading roles, Dear Edwina JR. provides a perfect opportunity to showcase your young performers.

Spring Musical Auditions: Sunday, November 12 | 4:30pm (private auditions for Broadway Bootcamp Participants)
Callbacks: Monday, November 13
Cast Meet and Greet, Read Through, Parent Meeting: Sunday, November 19
Rehearsals: December 3–March 12 (with vacation days): Sundays | 1:30-5:30pm and Mondays | 6:00-7:45pm
Tech Week: March 18-21
Performances: March 22 & March 25
Price: $345/member; $395/guest


Grades 1-3 | Edwina and her Paw Paw Pals

Develop imagination and creative storytelling to bring the talented kids of Paw Paw, Michigan to life on the stage.

Auditions: Sunday, November 12 | 4:30pm
Rehearsals: December 17-February 27 (with vacation days): Sundays | 1:30-4:30pm
Performance: February 27
Price: $250/member; $290/guest

Kristi Schaffner
Kristi Schaffner has worked as a musical theater dance instructor at Habimah Arts Camp and as the Director of the J’s 2015 and 2016 Children’s Theater Production Company’s fall program.  Miss Kristi, as she is affectionately known has also worked as a performing arts educator since 2000. She holds a BFA from Kent State University and an MFA from the University of Oklahoma. As a professional performer, she makes appearances with local dance companies, opera productions, as well as various theatrical endeavors. 

Miss Kristi works with performers of all ages and has experience with directing, choreographing, and instructing a wide range of styles and genres in private arts organizations, charter schools, and integrated arts learning environments. She is currently an adjunct professor at the Community College of Baltimore County and has been on the production team for many musical theater productions in the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan area. 

To RSVP for auditions, contact Kristi Schaffner | 410.559.3593 |