That’s Jewish Entertainment, 5 Stars

That’s Jewish Entertainment
Upstairs at the Gatehouse
7th Feb to 11th March 2017

Written by Chris Burgess
Directed by Kate Golledge
Musical Arrangements by Andy Collyer
Producted by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainments
“Why have Jews dominated the entertainment industry? How is it that so many writers, composers, performers, directors and producers are Jewish?

THAT’S JEWISH ENTERTAINMENT presents a cornucopia of Jewish talent, with song, dance and comedy spanning decades of Jewish life. From the shtetls of Eastern Europe to Broadway. From Yiddish folk songs to Hollywood blockbusters.

It’s been a long bitter-sweet journey, and on the way contributors to this entertainment heritage are artists such as:

THE GERSHWIN BROTHERS / AL JOLSON / SOPHIE TUCKER / EDDIE CANTOR / IRVING BERLIN
THE MARX BROTHERS / FANNY BRICE / WOODY ALLEN / MEL BROOKS / BARBRA STREISAND
JACKIE MASON / JERRY HERMAN / SID CAESER / JOAN RIVERS / BETTE MIDLER
…and many, many more!
From Louis B Mayer to Steven Spielberg. From The Jazz Singer to Yentl. From fiddlers in the shtetl to Fiddler on the Roof.

A CENTURY OF JEWISH ENTERTAINMENT – IN ONE SHOW!”

CAST
Matthew Barrow
Joanna Lee
David McKechnie
Emma Odell

Review by Richard Lambert, 5 Stars

What a wonderful mix of songs, stories and entertainment from this pitch-perfect troupe! With solid choreography from Adam Scown and beautiful lighting from Ben Rogers you’ll be tapping and singing along to all these well known favourites! With harmonies to die for and fast-paced staging the performance ends too soon leaving you wanting much more! With the same team who brought us “The MGM StoryChris Burgess brings a great mix of story-telling to bind the musical numbers into cohesion.

Not a show to miss, you’ll want to come again and again!

(Photo Credit Pamela Raith)

Tuesdays – Saturdays 7.30pm
Sundays at 4pm
Saturday Matinees at 3pm: 25th February, 4th & 11th March
NO MONDAY PERFORMANCES

Tickets: Click here

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