WJMF Year-Round and The Program in Judaic Studies at the George Washington University Present:
100 Years of Yiddish Theater Music
Tuesday, March 5, 7:00 pm
$15; $12 Member/Student with ID/Senior;
Free for The George Washington University Students*
Zalmen Mlotek takes us on a journey from the origins of Yiddish theater in the wine cellars of Rumania to contemporary film music. Along the way you'll hear operetta arias, humorous vaudeville ballads, backstage renditions of Fiddler on the Roof, klezmer music, a Yiddish-English version of Gilbert and Sullivan and more. As Mlotek seamlessly transforms Yiddish melodies into popular jazz numbers, prepare to learn new and amazing things about the songs you know and love.
With special guest artist Cantor Arianne Brown from Congregation Adas Israel.
Zalmen Mlotek is the Artistic Director of The National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene, America's only Yiddish theatre. He is the co-creator of Those Were the Days, the first bilingual music to win a Drama Desk Award, and The Golden Land, an off-Broadway hit that was produced in Italy under the sponsorship of Leonard Bernstein.
George Washington University's participation is generously supported by a gift from the David and Betty Cooper Wallerstein Fund of the Program in Judaic Studies.
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