L’Chaim: The Miracle of Fiddler in Yiddish

November 7, 2021, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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The Irving and Beverly Laker Concert Series presents the premiere performance of a special Broadway revue at CSZ!

This musical event features well-known stage performers, and includes an extensive selection of songs from Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, and projected transliteration of the lyrics. Prepare for a behind-the scenes look at this production with the person who conceived it, and the actors who portrayed Tevye and Golda, as well as the Farmington Hills native who played Nokhem the Beggar! This will be a unique musical opportunity, here in the spacious and soaring CSZ sanctuary.

L’Chaim will share the story of how the hit New York Yiddish version of Fiddler on the Roof not only survived but thrived. The audience will hear about the miracle of the New York experience, which, prior to Covid-19, had a 32-city National tour scheduled, a new production set to open in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, and a 3-week engagement in China.

The program will feature Zalmen Mlotek, the artistic director of the National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene who conceived the New York production, and the performers who played Tevye and Golda: the much-acclaimed Steven Skybell, who won the coveted Lucille Lortel award for Outstanding Actor in the 2019 Broadway and Off-Broadway season; and Jennifer Babiak, a seasoned Broadway actress. The concert is free and open to the public, and will be live-streamed for those viewing from home. Additionally, the Farmington Hills actor who played Nokhem the Beggar in Fiddler in Yiddish, Mikhl Yashinsky, will participate. There will be large-screen monitors to display English subtitles, and a grand piano for Zalmen Mlotek so he and the actors can bring together the narration and songs.

Reservations are required in advance for all seating levels. Click HERE to reserve your seat.

General Seating: No charge.

Patron Level:
Gold Patrons ($180) receive two tickets, premium seating, names listed in the event program, and a patron afterglow with the artists  immediately following the concert, with photo opportunities.
Silver Patrons ($72) receive two tickets, reserved seating, names listed in the event program, and a patron afterglow with the artists immediately following the concert, with photo opportunities.

Live Stream only: No charge

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In-person COVID-19 precautions at CSZ:

  • At entry to CSZ, all guests must provide proof of full vaccination for COVID-19, or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of the performance start time, or 6-hour antigen test.
  • Accepted vaccines are those currently approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson.
  • Negative test results must be from either a PCRtest taken within 48 hours of your performance time, or from an antigen test – also known as a rapid test –  taken within 6 hours of your performance time. You can find a list of MDHHS COVID-19 testing sites here.
  • You may present a physical copy of your vaccination card, or a digital image stored on your phone, or the Clear app, available for both Apple and Android devices. Please have this ready to show before you reach the doors.
  • Guests must also wear a mask, worn properly over the nose and mouth, unless they are actively eating or drinking. Masks must be worn regardless of vaccination status.

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Media Inquiries:
Ruth Kremer, 313.400.4097
Kelli Dade Haines, 248.357.5544 ext. 26