The Robert Lee Scharmann Theatre is located in the Arts and Sciences Center on the Jamestown Campus of Jamestown Community College. We annually host dozens of cultural events and lectures.
We’re also home to the Uncommoners, JCC's theatrical group and production company. The Uncommoners produce two shows each year in the Scharmann Theatre. Productions are open to area students and community members. Actors, musicians, and crew are encouraged to audition.
Paragon Springs is based on Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People. Set in 1926, the famed "healing waters" of Paragon Springs have been mysteriously poisoned, and Dr. Thomas Stockman, the town's citizen-crusader, is determined to uncover the truth.
Congratulations to our students in Paragon Springs! JCC students participating are Alexa Anderson, Gordon Brooks, Will Gilroy, Chloe Kilmartin, Courtney Nielsen, Whitney Poindexter, Alex Simmons, and Johnathan Young. Also in the cast are Skip Anderson and JCC alumnus Kipp Reynolds.
Production dates are March 3, 4, 10, and 11 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 5 at 2 p.m.
Ticket pricing is $10 premium, $7 general, and $5 restricted view. They may be reserved by contacting the box office at 716.338.1187 or online.
|Past Uncommoners Productions|
|History of Scharmann Theatre|
In 1956, Robert Lee Scharmann came to JCC to teach English and drama. He intended to stay for one year, but instead he remained for the rest of his life. Within months of his arrival, Robert Scharmann began doing plays. The first few were at various sites around Jamestown, but not long after he moved into a small college theater in the abandoned elementary school that was being renovated as the first instructional building on JCC’s Falconer Street campus.
Scharmann’s personality and direction called forth brilliant collegiate productions and established theater as a preeminent student and cultural activity. Theater became so central to JCC that the trustees decided to include a full proscenium theater in the college’s building plans in 1968, and to name it the Robert Lee Scharmann Theatre after his death on May 10, 1976.
A generous bequest from Robert Scharmann allows for support of special theater projects. These have included residencies, visits from national and international theater companies, and awards for JCC’s students.
Robert T. Schlick, coordinator of the Scharmann Theatre at the college since the fall of 1996, was a student of Robert Scharmann’s. In 2003, Steven Gustafson became the current technical director. Together, they have made sure the life of the theater at JCC continues…
The Scharmann Theatre is outfitted with top-of-the-line equipment, making it an extremely versatile space. Whatever event it is you'd like to hold, chances are we can host it and help make it amazing. Below is a list of some of our technical specifications.