A Century Songbook
Back by popular demand and with exciting new material! The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is proud to present A Century Songbook by the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre (DWYT), Written by Edit Kuper and directed by Audrey Finkelstein. This uplifting show, celebrating 100 years of Jewish life in Montreal, was such a hit when it played a limited engagement of 5 performances in 2017 that the Segal Centre is bringing it back to the stage for 14 performances from June 16 to June 30, 2019. originally developed to honor the centennial anniversary of Federation CJA, A Musical Journey Dedicated to a Century of Jewish History originally developed to honor the centennial anniversary of Federation CJA, this musical retrospective concert celebrates the past hundred years of the Montreal Jewish community’s achievements and challenges through song, dance, and personal stories. Featuring a multi-generational company of 39 and a 6-piece band, this musical journey is fun for the whole family. Performers take us through daily life and historic landmarks: the early immigration to Montreal, the roaring 20s, the union movement, Baron Byng High, Fletcher’s Field, creation of the State of Israel, Sephardic immigration, Expo 67, March of the Living, the Soviet Jewry movement, community advocacy, and more. Iconic songs, dance, personal stories, and projections are woven together to create a rich tapestry of the shared experiences of Montreal Jews through the decades. Audiences can look forward to hearing well-loved and contemporary favorites from each era with a repertoire that includes everything from folk music to rock, from anthems to show tunes. While parts of the show are in English, songs are also performed in French, Yiddish, Hebrew—and even Russian and Amharic— all showcasing the diverse origins of the city’s Jewish community and reflecting the community’s issues and contributions from 1917 to 2019. On Friday, June 21, there will be a special early performance at 6 p.m. followed by a traditional Shabbat dinner. The dinner is open to all ages. Seating is limited and tickets for the dinner may be purchased separately. For pricing and information on these two events, please contact the Box Office at 514.739.7944. WHERE: 5170 chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, H3W 1M7. Group, Senior, Student, Under 30 discounts available. Subject to availability.