THE GREAT JEWISH AMERICAN SONGBOOK
9th February and 28th February 2015 – Upstairs at the Gatehouse
6th March 2015 – Radlett Centre
How is it that Jews wrote the musical background to American lives from the First World War to the sixties?
In a land of opportunity, they created a musical world of escapism and romance… and helped invent the American Dream.
The Great Jewish American Songbook explores a century of song, featuring music from some of the greatest songwriters who ever lived. Which famous composers or which famous songs weren’t written by Jewish composers? Not many – as this celebratory show will remind music lovers of all ages.
Writer – Chris Burgess
Director – Matthew Gould
Musical Director – Neil MacDonald
Musical Arranger – Andy Collyer
Lighting Designer – Martin McLachlan
Casting Director – Jane Deitch
Production Assistant – Angie Lawrence
Producer – Aria Entertainment