November 7, 2021, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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 initiated and musically directed 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.
In-person COVID-19 precautions at CSZ:
Ruth Kremer, 313.400.4097
Kelli Dade Haines, 248.357.5544 ext. 26