BROADWAY MUSICALS - A Fascinating Jewish Story


Melton & More



Date & Time

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm (EST) October 13 - November 17

We will explore the evolution from vaudeville and Yiddish theater to present day productions.


Course Description:

Musicals have been a major part of American theater for many years, and nowhere have they been more loved and celebrated than Broadway, the theater capital of the world.
We will learn how Showboat, Oklahoma, My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music, Rent and many other shows were conceived and staged by incredible talents.
From vaudeville and Yiddish theater to present day productions, don’t miss the anecdotes and tales about the composers, actors, directors and choreographers that created an insatiable love affair with the American musical.

Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm (EST)

Dates: Oct. 13, 20, 27; Nov. 3, 10, 17.
About the Instructor:

Emanuel Abramovits is a Mechanical Engineer with an MBA, Concerts promoter since 2000, responsible for many shows by international artists in Venezuela, like Itzhak Perlman, Gustavo Dudamel, Sarah Brightman, Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), Kansas, Megadeth, Dream Theater, Slash, Backstreet Boys, ASIA, Journey, Kenny G and all main local Symphony Orchestras. Designed and staged many original events, like MOZARTFEST, PINK FLOYD NUESTRO TRIBUTO (Event of the Year winner),  OFRENDA PARA VYTAS, EL CAMINO DE SANTIAGO LLEGA A TI (world premier), etc..Cultural Director at UNION ISRAELITA DE CARACAS from 2008 to 2019, in charge of documenting Holocaust survivors’ stories, the history of the local Jewish Community, art exhibitions, lectures, film cycles, orchestral concerts, Limmud contents, etc. Recent exhibitions included the History of Yiddish Culture in 2017 and the History of Jewish Music in 2018.