The Whole Megillah: The History of Yiddish Theatre
A dramatic musical and visual tour of the colorful history of Yiddish theatre from its beginnings in the late 1800s through its Golden Age...and beyond. Featuring Charles Troy, creator of over 50 multimedia presentations on musical theatre subjects, and the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band.
"An exciting new program about this storied chapter in theatre history, with [a] seamless blend of original graphics, scanned photos, historic videos, and an extensively researched scripted narrative--but this time combined with the thrilling live music of the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band!" -Charles Troy, creator and narrator
Alex Koffman with Cantor Andrea Markovicz, Temple Am Shalom
Alex Koffman with Cantor Pavel Roytman, Temple Am Shalom
From our audiences...
"The Whole Megillah with Charles Troy and the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band was one of the best events that has ever taken place in our Temple. It was loving, warm, exciting, inspiring and educational. It was also filled with Jewish feeling. The Whole Megillah far exceeded my expectations.” -Gary Klein, Rabbi, Temple Ahavat Shalom, Palm Harbor, FL
"The program flowed beautifully from history to performance. The music was a celebration; the cantors were charming and their voices were wonderful. The history, which ended in a tribute to Jewish artists, left everyone with a great appreciation for the contribution of Jews to American culture." -Devorah Richards
"Incredible evening of everything Yiddishkeit. The entire program was well-planned and all of the talent was beyond amazing! Thank you for keeping all the joys of Yiddish alive." -Linda Block
"Don't forget the standing ovation! 800 people rose together, some with difficulty, children helping frail parents to their feet to pay tribute to an evening that came from the heart and touched every heart! Words cannot describe the joy, enthusiasm and energy you and the musicians created last night!" -Sumner Garte