Still Jewish After all These Years -
A ‘Meshugene’ Life in the Theatre
Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8 p.m.
From just off Broadway to the JCC!
This all new production by national PBS and off Broadway star Avi Hoffman will take you on a nostalgic, fun-filled journey through his exhilarating career, sharing engaging songs and stories of an extraordinary life in show business. His humorous and moving encounters with theater luminaries will have you laughing through your tears. New York Times review – Still Jewish After All These Years »
$20 member, $25 public
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Contact Yael at YaelB@jccoc.org or (949) 435-3400 ext. 305
About the Performers:
Avi has entertained millions of people with his humor, his pathos and his passionate singing voice. His extensive resume includes his groundbreaking productions of Songs of Paradise with the famous Broadway Impresario Joe Papp and the NY productions of The Golden Land and The Rise of David Levinsky. From NY to Los Angeles, from the stage to the big screen, Avi has received numerous awards and great acclaim with critics and audiences alike.
Michael Larsen, musical director and pianist, has been sharing the stage with Avi Hoffman, on and off, in various capacities for nearly 30 years. His resume spans from Broadway to variety shows with the likes of Bruce Adler, Elaine Stritch, and Theodore Bikel- to name a few. Michael is a noted teacher and coach of Acting and Musical Theatre. He is currently on faculty of Primary Stages ESPA School of Theatre in New York.
Praise for Still Jewish:
“The precious truth about Avi Hoffman is that his shows rest on a solid foundation of scholarship. Mr. Hoffman is a teacher and a dedicated preservationist of culture. But like so many sages, he disguises his lessons as entertainment.” —Lawrence Van Gelder – New York Times
“Still Jewish…hold universal appeal! The show transcends matters of race or creed. He is a 10!” —Peter Filicia – NJ Star Ledger
“It is wonderfully honest. Anyone who loves theatre must see this very personal performance.” —Ron Levitt – Florida Media News
“Avi Hoffman enthralls with this tale of theater life.” —Kevin D. Thompson – Palm Beach Post
“Don’t be surprised if it leaves you craving a corned beef on rye and a knish.” —Mary Damiano – Miami ArtZine
“Avi Hoffman scores in Still Jewish After All These Years!” —Hap Erstein – Palm Beach Arts Paper
“Avi Hoffman Is Still Terrific After All These Years! You will enjoy!!!” —Al Horowitz – Cobrua Reporter
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