January 22, 2020 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Jewish Exploration of Musical Theatre
with Debra Dickinson
How a Group of Immigrants and their Culture Helped Create a Truly American Art Form!
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:30 PM
Join Rice University’s Debra Dickinson in a unique exploration of American Musical Theater, the contributions
of Jewish writers, composers and lyricists, and how these immigrants and their progeny helped shape this quintessentially American art form. Using spoken word, video clips and live performances by three multi-talented
actors, this intriguing, uplifting evening reveals Jewish influence on an art form that has become a worldwide
phenomenon–all through the lens of two giant landmarks in American Musical Theater–Fiddler on the Roof and
Cabaret–both deeply rooted in the Jewish Experience.