The Jewish Legends – World Premiere
Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment presents
THE JEWISH LEGENDS
A celebration of some of the greatest Jewish performers in entertainment history.
Why did American Jews find such success in the world of entertainment? Because they arrived in America in the late nineteenth century with nothing but a gift to peddle. And what better to peddle than a song, a dance or a comic routine.
This show uniquely explores a century of song, dance and comedy with a nod to some legendary performers such as Streisand, Jolson, Midler, Sophie Tucker, Fanny Brice and Groucho Marx. Song writers include Burt Bacharach.
Their songs, their lives, their stories.
Written by Chris Burgess
Musical Arrangements by Andy Collyer
Directed by Stewart Nicholls
Musically Directed by Lee Freeman/Freddie Tapner
Cast includes: Molly Walsh, Kimberly Moses, Martin Milnes, Joanna Lee, Steven Serlin and Martin Neely.
Pics by Jamie Scott-Smith
London Theatre – 5*
“..the cast don’t just sing their way through the performance but provide witty and informative background information on some of the true greats”
“..had the audience rocking with laughter”
“it was the music that was the real attraction with literally something for everyone”
“There were show tunes, easy listening, emotional killers and wonderful comic songs”
“The performers were absolutely brilliant and it’s really difficult to pick out a particular highlight in this well crafted production”
“…left me really hoping for once that there was going to be a The Jewish Legends 2 – the Sequel” – Remote Goat
“The whole company led by Martin Neely gives a joyous impersonation of Groucho Marx”