A Century Songbook

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AN ORIGINAL SHOW WITH SONGS AND STORIES FROM THE PAST 100 YEARS OF JEWISH LIFE IN MONTREAL ! 

A DORA WASSERMAN YIDDISH THEATRE PRODUCTION 

A MUSICAL JOURNEY DEDICATED TO A CENTURY OF JEWISH HISTORY
In honour of the centennial anniversary of Federation CJA, a cast of 30 and a 6-piece band bring you this musical retrospective concert, celebrating the past hundred years of the Montreal Jewish community’s achievements and challenges through song, dance, and personal stories. Singers, actors and dancers take us through daily life and historic landmarks: The early immigration to Montreal, the roaring 20s, the union movement, Baron Byng High, Fletcher’s Field, creation of the State of Israel, Sephardic immigration, Expo 67, March of the Living, the Soviet Jewry movement, community advocacy, and more. Iconic songs, dance, personal stories and projections are woven together to create a rich tapestry of the shared experiences of Montreal Jews through the decades.  

100 YEARS OF MUSIC IN 6 LANGUAGES
With a repertoire that includes everything from folk music to rock, from anthems to show tunes, audiences can look forward to hearing well-loved and contemporary favourites from each era. While the majority of the show is in English, songs are also in French, Yiddish, Hebrew—and even Russian and Amharic—showcasing the diverse origins of the city’s Jewish community and reflecting the community’s issues and contributions from 1917 to 2017.

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CREATIVE TEAM

Written by – EDIT KUPER
Director – AUDREY FINKELSTEIN
Music Director and Orchestrator – NICK BURGESS
Choreographer – JENNY BRIZARD

Set & Lighting Designer – MICHAEL SINNOTT
Costume Designer – LOUISE BOURRET
Head of Sound – MAXIME LAMBERT
Video Designers – GEORGE ALLISTER and PATRICK ANDREW BOIVIN
Assistant Video Designer – ADINA KATZ

YAYA Director – MICHELLE HEISLER
YAYA Music Director – KYLA SMITH

Stage Manager (Show) – MICHELLE SOICHER
Stage Manager (Rehearsal) and Assistant Stage Manager (Backstage) – CONOR O'NEIL
Assistant Stage Managers – NATJELLY LOZADA and JEN VIENS
Producers – ARON GONSHOR and EDIT KUPER
Jewish Programs Manager – SIVAN SLAPAK

CAST

Salomé Assor
Arlene Berg
Madison Bernard
Danielle Buch
Herschel Chernofsky
Maia Cooper
Samuel Eiley
Billy Finkelstein
Keila Finkelstein
Stephanie Finkelstein
Cynthia Fish
Angela Hernandez
TY Jung
Betty Kis Marer
Jesse Krolik
Bram Lackman-Mincoff
Jodi Lackman
Bronna Levy
Burney Lieberman
Catherine Marmen
Richard Martz
David Peterman
Mikey Samra
Moriel Shahin
Rhona Sobol
Sam Stein

Also performing in this show are Yuri Vedenyapin and dancers: Yair Ayalin, Avishalom Dawit, Hana Genetu, Aster Mekuriaw, and Malefia Zeleke.

YAYA (Young Actors for Young Audiences), the DWYT's next generation of performers: Chana Alper-Orenstein, Leah Benmergui, Shireen Cale, Eliane Goldstein, Jonathan Goldstein, Carly Michelle Gross, Noah Helman, Hyllah Hollander, Hallel Rosenblatt, Myron Tregubov


BAND

Band Leader and Piano – NICK BURGESS
Violin – JESSICA GAL
Reeds – BETH MCKENNA
Guitar – SIMON LEGAULT
Bass – MIKE DE MASI
Drums – PARKER BERT



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