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A throw-away joke in the blockbuster Monty Python musical Spamalot may say it best, albeit bluntly: "You won't make it on Broadway if you don't have any Jews." The line is funny, but there is also more than a little truth in it. From Broadway's golden age, legendary names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwins, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. And more recently, new generations of Broadway babies like Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Wicked), Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) and Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family) represent a small sampling of the Jewish talents who continue to leave their mark on musical theater. In "Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy," filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses in on this central question: what exactly is it that is so "Jewish" about Broadway? What is it about this unique American art form that has proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? To answer the question, this film combines interviews and extensive performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for the last 100 years.
UNDER THE STREETLAMP: ROCKIN' ROUND THE CLOCK is a concert celebrating the American Radio Songbook of the 1950s-1970s. Starring recent leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys (Michael Ingersoll, Christopher Kale Jones, Brandon Wardell and Shonn Wiley), the show features tight harmonies and slick dance moves that harken back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars and martini shakers. Filled with great music and humorous behind-the-scenes tales, the concert brings back the classic hits of Frankie Valli, Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, The Beatles, Roy Orbison, Bobby Darin and many others, and magically recreates the time when singers would gather under a street lamp to sing their favorite songs.
Celebrate the holidays with timeless favorites performed with a Celtic twist in this new chapter of musical enchantment from the enormously popular all-female ensemble. A visual and aural feast, this moving and festive celebration was filmed at Dublin's Helix Theatre.
State & Water is a new show coming to WTVP featuring performances by local musicians. This show is taped in the WTVP studio in front of a live audience.
Opportunities to be a part of future audiences include:
Roundstone Buskers [band website]
Friday, December 9th at 6pm
Still Shine [band website]
Friday, December 16th at 6pm
TICKETS are required.
This is a FREE event but seating is limited. (All guests must be seated by 6:45pm). Reservations are first come, first serve and can be made thru the ticket link or by calling 495-0547. Reserve your seat today!
Uncover the first draft of Western civilization, which, though it met a spectacular end, laid the groundwork for the revolution in human thought that was to come. The Greeks: Cavemen to Kings airs Monday, December 5th at 9:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]
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