Eleanor Reissa in San Jose, CA this Sunday, Feb 24, 2008
I just got word of this late last night, and reservations have to be made today (or presumably, at the door on Sunday, but this is a fantastic event!
HOT, HIP AND HEYMISH
with the Queen of Yiddish Soul
Congregation Sinai presents
ELEANOR REISSA SINGS YIDDISH SOUL
Piano Accompaniment by GRANT STURIALE
DIRECT FROM A SOLD OUT RUN AT THE HOUSEMAN THEATRE IN NY!
Sunday, February 24th at 2:00 PM at Congregation Sinai, 1532 Willowbrae Avenue in San Jose
Tickets for 2pm Eleanor Reissa performance are $36. each, in support of her brother's San Jose shul. For reservations and more information, please contact the Sinai office (1532 Willowbrae Avenue, San Jose or 408-264-8542). CDs will be available for purchase at the concert as well. Reservations required by February 22nd.
Join Tony Award Nominee Eleanor Reissa for a celebration of the vitality of Yiddish music and humor. You don't need to understand Yiddish to appreciate the joy and warmth of this unique soulful language. The show seamlessly blends passionate folk songs, classics of the Second Avenue Theater, and stirring expressions of love, piousness, and protest.
Tickets are only $36.00 $25.00 for Seniors 65 and over $18.00 for Kids 18.00 and under $75.00 for Supporters (includes a CD and preferred seating) $500.00 for Patrons (includes a CD, preferred seating, and a party at the home of Maureen Ellenberg with a performance by Miss Reissa in a warm, intimate setting)
For reservations please call (408) 264-8542
"A JOYOUS EXPERIENCE!" —Sheldon Harnick, lyricist of Fiddler on The Roof
"ELEANOR REISSA LIGHTS UP THE STAGE" —1010 WINS Radio
"A SMILE THAT RADIATES, AN EXPERT COMEDIENNE" —The New York Daily News
Congregation Sinai, a Jewish synagogue located in the Willow Glen neighborhood, announced that Eleanor Reissa will bring her highly-praised Off-Broadway show, Hot, Hip, and Heymish directly from a sold-out run at the Houseman Theater in New York to Congregation Sinai on Sunday, February 24th at 2:00PM.
Eleanor Reissa is one of the world s most renowned interpreters of Yiddish music, as well as a Tony-nominated director, and award winning theatre artist. Born and bred in Brooklyn, Eleanor is a proud product of the New York City public school system. Eleanor s parents were Holocaust survivors, which accounts for Eleanor s fluency in Yiddish and love of Yiddishkeit.
Join Eleanor and her piano accompanist, Grant Sturiale, for a delightful afternoon celebrating gems of Yiddish music and humor. You don't need to understand Yiddish to appreciate the joys and warmth of this unique, soulful language. The program seamlessly blends passionate folk songs, classics of the Second Avenue Theatre, and touching expressions of love, piousness and protest. You'll laugh, cry and realize you understand more than you thought. Those who attended her previous concert here raved about her singing and comedy.
Steven Dick, current president of Congregation Sinai, who does not speak or understand Yiddish, said, "I had a wonderful time. The concert was filled with great music and a lot of funny moments. I highly recommend this concert to anyone regardless of their Yiddish background."
For concert admission fees, reservations and more information, please contact the Sinai office (1532 Willowbrae Avenue, San Jose or 408-264-8542). CDs will be available for purchase at the concert as well. Reservations required by February 22nd.