Participate in and perform a funny one-act musical, written by workshop leader Gerry Tenney, based on the Yiddish folk song, Vi Azoy Trinkt Der Keyser Tey
? (How Does The Tsar Drink Tea?) With mostly English dialogue and Yiddish songs, it recounts the adventures of a young boy who runs away from the Tsar’s Army during Khanikeh
(Hanukkah). Singers, musicians, actors, dancers, scenery makers, and more ages 6-12 are all welcome to join the fun. No memorization necessary. You are welcome to participate in one or both workshops (am and pm) and to watch the play at 5:00pm. For the whole family. Get a real taste of Yiddish culture!
Tickets: $5 kids 6-12 and adults participating in a kids’ workshop, per session. No charge to be in or watch the performance.
This program for kids and families is part of the KLEZCALIFORNIA YIDDISH CULTURE FESTIVAL
, Sat & Sun, November 1-2, at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, Palo Alto. Family-friendly interactive klezmer music, song, dance, poetry, and more, for all ages, featuring internationally renowned clarinetist Joel Rubin
, and Veretski Pass
. Klezmer master classes and nine workshops for adults and teens, Yiddish song performance, and family-friendly Freylekh
Finale Concert, Dance & Pizza Party, all on Sunday.
Festival Pass savings and individual event tickets, program details: klezcalifornia.org
, 415.789.7679. Check website for special, discounted kids’ ticket prices.