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The Segal Centre for Performing Arts
5170 ch. de la Côte-Ste-Catherine, Montreal, Quebec H3W 1M7
Once There Was a Melody / Amol Iz Geven A Nign
A Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre Production
Based on the Israeli smash hit musical «Ish Hasid Haya» by Dan Almagor
Translated to Yiddish by Shimshon Dunsky
Directed by Luciana Burcheri
Once There Was a Melody is a montage of songs and stories exploring the heights ordinary people can reach on their spiritual journeys. Their search is brought to life through the intertwined music and tales of humble people who show that you don't need to be a great scholar to earn your place in the world to come. If your intent is pure and you act with all your heart, all you need is to keep a promise or bake some bread or sing a song.This is presented in honour of Israel's 70th birthday.
The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre first presented a Yiddish translation of this musical in 1971, and it quickly became a favourite. It was remounted several times in the 1970s and toured throughout Canada and the USA. The sublime music and songs have been beloved treasures for several generations of DWYT members — and now it's a new generation's turn to experience this powerful production.
Performances on April 15,16,18,19.
$36 – Regular
$30 – Seniors
$18 – Students and Children under 12
Call 514.739.7944 or visit segalcentre.org for tickets.
Featuring 14 volunteer performers:
Salomé Assor, Heather Batchelor, Nate Blander, Danielle Buch, Jonathan Eidelman, Joel Fink, Abe Fuks, Fishel Goldig, Edit Kuper, Jodi Lackman, Betty Kis-Marer, David Peterman, Mikey Samra, Sivan Slapak
Director — Luciana Burcheri
Music Director — Ely Bonder
Choreographer — Paula Frank
Costume coordinator — Laya Blander
DWYT Producer — Jesse Krolik
DWYT Producer — Edit Kuper
DWYT Producer — Aron Gonshor
Associate Producer — Paul Brian Imperial
Jewish Programs Manager — Sivan Slapak
The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre is made possible thanks to the outstanding generosity of the Alvin Segal Family Foundation, Zukerman Family Foundation, and Barbara Seal, CM & Don W. Seal Z”L, QC.
Jewish Programming Partner Azrieli Foundation
With support from Federation CJA
Studio Season Presented by Quebecor