K-5 Holiday Show
"This was a wonderful theatre experience! Very educational on Hanukkah for our kindergarten level – made learning fun!"
-Melissa Schooley, Elm Creek Elementary, Kindergarten
Original theater made just for you.
"It was perfect. It was entertaining yet educational."
-Doreen Erny, Creek Valley, 1st Grade
MJTC holiday productions are interactive hour-long performances that promote diversity, family, sharing, and fulfill Minnesota state educational standards for arts and social studies. Every December for over the last 16 years, MJTC has been the central hub for telling children’s stories on the stage rooted in Jewish tradition. In 2009, MJTC’s original holiday production, Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, garnered an Ivey Award—the highest honorary recognition in Twin Cities professional theater—for outstanding puppet design by Chris Griffith.
This last December (2018), MJTC brought back from sold-out performances the MJTC original play, The Chanukah Guest, by Jenna Zark, based on the award-winning book by Eric Kimmel. The play told the story of Bubba Brayna who was going deaf and blind and mistook a hungry bear for a Rabbi! Hilarity ensued as she welcomed the bear into her home, cooked for him and yes, danced with him! Students learned about Chanukah, family, Jewish tradition, and laughed along the way. Thanks for participating and joining us for that special production— we look forward to having you in attendance next year!
"Many kids in my class have never been to the theater…
exposure to something other than Christmas is great! Love it!"
-Steve Bates, Hugo Elementary, 1st Grade
MJTC strives to make professional theater accessible to all students.
$3 student tickets, free chaperone tickets (free chaperone for every 5 students; additional chaperone tickets are $3)
Reserve NOW, pay later
Fully-accessible theater - visit our SEATING & ACCESSIBILITY page for more information.
Teacher's Enrichment Guide includes lesson plans, activities, vocabulary list & more
Homeschool students get the same low price
Students get an opportunity to meet the actors & characters of the play!
Contact Erica in the Box Office at 651-647-4315 or [email protected] for more information.
Our theater is convienantly located in Highland Park Community Center - 1975 Ford Parkway, Saint Paul, MN, 55116. Visit our GETTING HERE page for more information about our location and planning your trip.
“Why I think the Hanukkah show was so successful was because it was INTERACTIVE. Even though we sat in the very back row, the kids really felt like they were a part of it all. It was incredible!”
–Fran E., Audience Member
"Wow, I could watch that 10,000 times more!"
"I learned why not to hate Jewish people."
"I wish I had a video camera!"
"I liked the magic because I'd never seen magic before."
"I want to watch that over and over!"
School Group Order Form
We have not announced the 2019 holiday play at this time. Thank you for your interest, and we will be in contact with you after we confirm details for our 2019-2020 season. Feel free to fill out this form, and we’ll give you first opportunity to book your seats. For any additional questions, please contact Erica at the Box Office at [email protected] or 651-647-4315.