A PREVIEW: THE SOUND OF GOOSESTEPS
I'm happy to share with you some information about a lecture-concert related to representation of the Holocaust in American Musicals that will take place in Jerusalem at the end of the month.
Echoes of the Nazi Threat in The Sound of Music, Cabaret, and The Producers
Eyal Sherf, Lecture and Vocals
Alla Danzig, Piano
Thursday 28.3 at 19:00
Chan 2 Remez 2 Jerusalem
Tel for tickets 02-6303600
Much has been said about the representation of the Holocaust in a variety of genres. Musicals, however, have often been overlooked, perhaps due to their general perception as escapist entertainment. Yet, as an American art form, the musical is a fascinating source through which to examine changing American attitudes towards Nazism and the Shoah.
Above: Image by Elad Argaman
What artistic differences arose regarding the visual representation of Nazis in The Sound of Music? Why were the Jewish creators of Cabaret accused of antisemitism, and what is behind The Producers' "rise below vulgarity"?
Join us as we illuminate the topic through discussions, clips from stage versions and screen adaptations of the shows, as well as live performances of songs from three musicals, accompanied by a pianist.
Eyal Sherf. Singer, actor, cantor, and lecturer on musical theater. He received his Master of Arts in Musical Theatre from New York University and is a graduate of the Acting program at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in England. On stage, Eyal performed in numerous productions in New York City. He is currently appearing in Gebirtig at Israel’s Yiddishpiel Theater, and could be seen in the Israeli television series Naor’s Friends, The House of Dogs, and Miller Junction. Eyal served as the cantor for Temple Beth-El in Cedarhurst, New York, and continues his cantorial work at various synagogues.
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