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The OC Jewish Theatre is one of the only venues in Orange County for quality, Jewish entertainment. Popular events have included singer Matisyahu, comedienne Rita Rudner, child piano prodigy Ethan Bortnick, and more.
JCC members and executive producers Yossie Hollander and Eyal Aronoff bring Pump, an inspiring, eye-opening documentary telling the story of America’s addiction to oil, to the OC Jewish Theatre at the Merage JCC. Learn more about the movie »
$8 members, $10 public
Molly Ringwald acts, writes books, and sings jazz. She tours a crowd pleasing concert act "An Evening with Molly Ringwald" to venues worldwide. Since her debut Jazz album on Concord Records dropped in April 2013, Ringwald and her band have performed over 140 concerts in four countries. An actress of stage and screen, Ringwald earned a Golden Globe nomination at age thirteen, and went on to star in numerous films, including the iconic films Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink. On stage, Ringwald, starred in Broadway productions of the Pulitzer Prize winning How I Learned to Drive; the revival of Cabaret; Tony-nominated Enchanted April and the West End production of When Harry Met Sally. Ms.Ringwald is now touring her concert act celebrating her first jazz album called "Except Sometimes".
$30 members, $35 public, $35 at the door
You can help the J continue to offer an outstanding variety of Cultural Arts programs including community theatre, art exhibits, off Broadway shows, concerts, guest speakers, films, the annual OC Jewish Arts Festival and more! Your $1,000 donation entitles you to two Patron tickets to all JCC in-house cultural events and exclusive opportunities to meet renowned speakers and entertainers.