FSCJ Artist Series Presents Stars of David: Story to Song from January 14-17, 2015
Stars of David: Story to Song plays at the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts on Florida State College at Jacksonville’s South Campus (11901 Beach Blvd.) from January 14-17, 2015 for four performances! Tickets are on sale now.
Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth will premiere the 6-city Florida tour of Stars of David in Ft. Lauderdale on December 23, followed by stops in Clearwater, Jacksonville, Miami, Miami Beach, and West Palm Beach. Directed by Gordon Greenberg, Stars of David was conceived by Aaron Harnick with book by Abigail Pogrebin and Gordon Greenberg. Starring are Patti Gardner, Avi Hoffman, Cassie Levine and Mike Westrich.
This funny and captivating new musical revue features original songs by the finest composers and lyricists of the theatre and celebrates the identity of some of the most well-known Jewish personalities, including Marilyn & Alan Bergman (Award-winning lyricists of “The Windmills of your Mind,” “The Way We Were” and others), Andy Cohen (Bravo Executive and Host of “Watch What Happens Live”), Gloria Steinem (Author, Feminist and Activist), Kenneth Cole (Fashion Designer, Activist), Fran Drescher (Actress/Comedian, TV’s “The Nanny”), Edgar Bronfman Sr. (Former CEO of Warner Music Group), Aaron Sorkin (TV/Film Writer, “The West Wing,” The Social Network), Leonard Nimoy (Actor, “Star Trek”), Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg (Supreme Court Justice), Joan Rivers (Actress, Comedian, Host of “Fashion Police”), Tony Kushner (Playwright, “Angels in America”) and Norman Lear (TV Writer/Producer, Creator of “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons”), among others.
Tickets for Stars of David in Jacksonville are $42.50 and can be purchased at www.artistseriesjax.org, (904) 442-2929, and the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office between 10AM-5PM, Monday-Friday. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more at (904) 442-2947 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Parking is always free at the Wilson Center.
The stories of these Jewish personalities have been adapted into touching, humorous and often moving songs by such celebrated, award-winning writers as Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus Line), Marilyn & Alan Bergman (Yentl), Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof), Duncan Sheik & Steven Sater (Spring Awakening), Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, Or Change), Richard Maltby & David Shire (Closer Than Ever), Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), Michael Friedman (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Amanda Green (High Fidelity), Nathan Tysen & Chris Miller (The Burnt Part Boys), Susan Birkenhead (Jelly’s Last Jam), Gaby Alter & Itamar Moses (Nobody Loves You), Daniel Messé and others.
Stars of David’s Scenic Designer is Clint Ramos with lighting design by Tyler Micoleau and sound design by Peter Fitzgerald. Music direction is by Eric Alsford and the Production Stage Manager is Amy London.
Performance Schedule for Stars of David in Jacksonville:
Wednesday, January 14 at 7:30pm
Thursday, January 15 at 7:30pm
Friday, January 16 at 8:00pm
Saturday, January 17 at 8:00pm
Further information is available via www.starsofdavidsongs.com.
About the FSCJ Artist Series
The FSCJ Artist Series is Jacksonville’s major presenter of national and international touring productions. Celebrating its 49th season in 2014-2015, the FSCJ Artist Series enhances the entertainment scene in Northeast Florida with Broadway productions, concerts, ballets, operas, dance productions, school performances, and variety shows. Serving as a fundraising arm of Florida State College Foundation, Inc., (501-c3), the FSCJ Artist Series supports the Scholarship Fund, which supports talented performing arts students attending Florida State College at Jacksonville. www.artistseriesjax.org
Please contact Sarah Roy at email@example.com or (904) 442-2933 for interview opportunities, high-resolution photos, and more information for Stars of David in Jacksonville.