Winnipeg Arts Council

Winnipeg Jewish Theatre launches A SEASON OF WONDER

Winnipeg Jewish Theatre has launched our next season: a double bill programme featuring a beloved heart-warming drama and a Tony Award winning musical comedy! 

In 2024/25, we will be celebrating a season of WONDER! Wonder, or Malchut in Hebrew, is a feeling of surprise and admiration caused by something beautiful or unexpected. "In a time when we struggle to make meaning of the world around us, perhaps one of the most challenging tasks is to find the light in the darkness, the beauty in the mundane” says artistic director Dan Petrenko. 

This season, we are thrilled to share a pairing of wonder-filled stories of human connection in vastly different times and spaces. All the while, we proudly continue to support Jewish artists around the country and to develop new Jewish Canadian plays right here in Winnipeg.” ‍

Subscribe Today to Save! Early-bird subscriptions for the 2024-25 season are now on sale until June 10. The two show bundle will include exclusive access to subscriber events, play readings, and concerts throughout the year. 

What You Get with a WJT Two-Show Package: First pick for priority seating One complimentary welcome drink Discounts on concessions and drinks at the pre-show bar Save 15% on two additional tickets No-fee ticket exchange Exclusive access to subscriber events, play readings, and concerts First access to casting information and major milestone announcements Free parking across the street! ‍ 

Based on the New York Times Best Seller TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE By Mitch Albom and Jeffrey Hatcher Directed by Mariam Bernstein SEPTEMBER 19-29, 2024 An old man, a young man and life's greatest lessons. A humorous and poignant story of career-obsessed journalist Mitch Albom, who sixteen years after graduation serendipitously learns that his former professor Morrie is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. What starts as a simple visit, turns into a weekly pilgrimage and the last class in the meaning of life.

Winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical THE BAND’S VISIT By David Yazbek and Itamar Moses Directed by Dan Petrenko MAY 1 - MAY 11, 2025 

Once, not long ago, a group of musicians came to Israel from Egypt. You probably didn’t hear about it. It wasn’t very important. An Egyptian Police Band arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix-up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. 

Winner of 10 Tony Awards in 2019, including Best Musical,Best Book, and Best Original Score, The Band's Visit is an intimate musical about the brief yet lasting connections we make in our lives. 

WJT is grateful to Canada Council for the Arts, Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council for their ongoing support. WJT’s season sponsors are The Asper Foundation, The Azrieli Foundation, and The Winnipeg Foundation. The WJT box office can be reached by emailing [email protected] or by phone at (204) 477-7478.