Aug

15 2024

Broadway Hollywood Hitmakers: Schwartz, Menken, & Shaiman

10:30AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event takes place at Knesset Israel 16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201
dlitwin@jewishberkshires.org

Contact Rabbi Daveen Litwin
4134424360
dlitwin@jewishberkshires.org

Join Laura Wetzler, singer, songwriter, guitarist, recording artist and lecturer in a multimedia presentation that explores the work of third generation hit Jewish composers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Prince of Egypt, Working, Rags), Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty & The Beast), and Marc Shaiman (Hairspray, Some Like It Hot).

Laura has devoted years of study and performance to diverse, multicultural World music, as well as to the history of American popular entertainment and European Art Music. She takes particular joy in sharing the fascinating and beautiful contributions of Jewish-American and African-American artists to our musical cultural heritage.

Following the program, we will continue the conversation with a home-cooked lunch around our community table.  All are welcome! 

Advance lunch reservations are required and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.  Lunch is free for adults over 60 years of age.  A suggested donation of $3 is welcomed.   $7 for all others. 

Federation makes these programs possible through the generous support of our community.

Please note EARLY START TIME of 10:30am for this special program.