Brith Shalom Hazak February: Debra Dickinson – “Hammerstein and Sondheim: Broadway’s Creative Legacy”

February 18, 2024 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Congregation Brith Shalom presents a special Hazak guest speaker on Sunday, February 18th at 2:00 PM.

The program features actor/director/teacher Debra Dickinson in an entertaining and informative talk: “Hammerstein and Sondheim: Broadway’s Creative Legacy”.

Pre-registration is requested. Tickets may be reserved online or via cash or check (made out to Congregation Brith Shalom). To reserve online, please visit the website at

All are welcome.

About Debra Dickinson
A member of Actors’ Equity Association, Debra Dickinson’s many performing credits include Broadway and regional theaters; she appeared as Guenevere in Camelot opposite both Richard Burton and Richard Harris, and Jellylorum in the German language production of Cats at Theater an der Wien in Vienna. Ms. Dickinson taught Opera Workshop and acting classes at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University for 30 years, in addition to giving lecture classes in the History of Musical Theater in the theater department and the School of Continuing Studies at Rice. She also regularly directs Opera Workshop Scenes Programs and Pop Shows at UST. Ms. Dickinson was the assistant director of Naughty Marietta and the associate director for The Pajama Game at the New York City Opera under the auspices of Beverly Sills. She has directed and taught acting and movement for the Young Artists Programs at the Glimmerglass Festival, Brevard Opera, Berkshire Opera and Chautauqua Opera for many summers. She has been an acting coach for the Young Artist Program for Houston Grand Opera. Ms. Dickinson has directed more than 25 productions for the opera department at the Shepherd School of Music. Other stage directing credits include Die Fledermaus at Florida State University, Trouble in Tahiti for the Connecticut Opera, The Tender Land at the Monteux Opera Festival, A Grand Night for Singing at the Pittsburgh Public Theater and She Loves Me and A Grand Night for Singing at Stages Theatre in Houston.

About Hazak
This chapter is the first of its kind in Houston to be affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Putting the Hebrew letters together, spells Hazak, which means “Strength” in English.

Programs cover a variety of interesting topics including speakers, live entertainment, films, dinners on the town, and bus trips to interesting locations. The majority of the programs are held on Sunday afternoons at Brith Shalom.
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