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Jewish Community Center
CURTAIN UP: THE AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATER
Dr. Roy Berko, one of Cleveland's leading theatre critics, using facts, stories, videos and anecdotes, will take you on a journey from THE BLACK CROOK, the first American musical, to HAMILTON and other present-day productions. Topics include: the effect of Jewish lyricists/composers/script writers on the American musical, how examining the musicals and plays of an era allows for an understanding of that era, the formats of musicals, and the role of the writers, lyricists, composers, producers, directors and performers of America’s major contribution to the theatre lexicon.
Wednesdays--September 4 through October 16
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Jewish Community Center, Mandel Classroom
Information: Jan Rutsky 216-593-6248 or jrutsky@mandeljcc
YIDDISH AND JEWISH THEATER AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON AMERICAN DRAMA, COMEDY AND MUSICALS
Under the guidance of Dr. Roy Berko, with the use of videos, stories, facts and discussion, explore the history of the Yiddish/Jewish theater, in Europe and America, and those whose creative talents gave birth to not only American theatrical dramas and comedies, but the American musical theater. Class is limited to 44 students.
Tuesdays--October 15 through November 19, 2019
11:00 AM-12:45 PM
Temple Emanuel, Pepper Pike