Jewish Hollywood

Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London – 16th Mar – 17th Apr 2022

 

Radlett Centre – 13th Mar 2022

 

A CENTURY OF JEWISH CINEMA IN ONE SHOW!

 

The Jews of Hollywood invented the ‘American Dream’. And they lived it! They came from shtetls, but ended up in Beverly Hills mansions. And they sold the world a ‘Technicolor’ fantasy version of American life.

 

Jewish Hollywood is a revue crammed full of songs that explores the reality as well as
the glitz! It tells stories of ambition and sacrifice. What was the price paid for assimilation? How did the Jews of Hollywood confront anti-Semitism? How did the Holocaust change their depiction of Jews on-screen? How badly hit were they by the notorious blacklisting of the 1950s? And what caused the rebirth of Jewish cinema in the 1960s – giving rise to stars like Barbra Streisand, Woody Allen and Bette Midler?

 

Directed and Choreographed by Cressida Carré

Written by Chris Burgess

Musical Arrangements by Andy Collyer

CAST 

SUE KELVIN
MACKENZIE MELLEN
JACK REITMAN
HOWARD SAMUELS 

 

BAND 

Musical Director and Keys – Amir Shoenfeld
Reeds – Hannah Fry or Lucinda Dunne
Bass – Max Randall or Doug Grannell
Drums and Percussion – Nick Anderson or Ben Burton 

 

CREATIVE TEAM 

Writer……………………………………………………………………Chris Burgess
Musical Arranger…………………………………………………Andy Collyer
Director and Choreographer……………………………Cresside Carré
Musical Director……………………………………………….Amir Shoenfeld
Asst. Director and Asst. Choreographer…………..Stephen Arden
Lighting Designer………………………………………..Joseph Ed Thomas
Casting Director…………………………………………………….Jane Deitch
Stage Manager and Lighting Operator………………..Ryan Webster
Sound Operator………………………………………………..Clare Packham
Key Artwork Designer…………………………………………….Steph Pyne
Print and Asset Designer…………………………………….Chris Matanlé
Production Assistant……………………………………….Angie Lawrence
Production Coordinator……………………………………..Ollie Hancock
General Manager and Asst. Producer……………….Chris Matanlé
Producer…………………………….Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment 

The Cast of Jewish Hollywood by Louis Burgess

Rehearsal Photographs by Louis Burgess