From Tin Pan Alley Cats to the Great White Way – Jewish Composers of the American Musical
Sunday, May 2, 2021
7:30 p.m. MST
Join presenter Miryam Raizen for a fascinating new series exploring the contributions of Jewish composers throughout the history of the Great American Musical.
Jewish composers have had a profound impact on Broadway since the earliest days of the American Musical. In this series we will examine the earliest roots of musical theatre and the composers of Tin Pan Alley, and the continued importance Jewish composers have had on the art form, from the days of “Show Boat” all the way to “Come From Away”.
Presenter Miryam (Mimi) Raizen has had a passionate interest in musicals since her days at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin. She earned a degree at Metropolitan State University of Denver in Theatre, with a minor in History.
Mimi has performed, written and directed a number theatrical projects over the years from Denver all the way to Jerusalem. Some of this work includes co-writing Purim shpiels with Michal Peer, working on Drama Staff at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin, and performing with the Englewood Summer Drama program.
Most recently Mimi was seen taking part in the Quarantine Cabaret at the Community College of Aurora. While having in interest in history overall, Mimi has a strong passion for the history of Broadway and musical theater and is excited to be sharing her passion.
Session 5: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Session 6: Sunday, July 11, 2021
Register once for the whole series.
Mark your calendars now:
Sunday, January 3, 2021 – 7:30 p.m. MST
Sunday, February, 7, 2021 – 7:30 p.m. MST
Sunday, March, 7, 2021 – 7:30 p.m. MST
May 2, 2021
Additional sessions pending.
More information: Miryam Raizen firstname.lastname@example.org