ARI AXELROD - A CELEBRATION OF JEWISH BROADWAY
Directed by Lina Koutrakos
Music Directed by Rick Jensen
Direct from its sold out NYC debut at the historic Birdland Theater, Ari Axelrod presents “A Celebration of Jewish Broadway” honoring the songs and stories of Jewish composers and their contributions to the American Musical. Beloved melodies and lyrics by the likes of Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Schwartz, and Carole King will transport the audience back to the streets of the theatre district, your bubbie’s Shabbos table, or the places of your dreams.
Ari’s solo cabaret, "Taking the Wheel,” directed by Faith Prince and music directed by Alex Rybeck, has been performed in multiple cities including two sold-out performances at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City. His theater credits include: Off-Broadway: Milk and Honey (Cantor/Sheep Boy) at The York Theatre Company. Regional: Spotlight Repertory Theatre: Fun Home (Roy). Weathervane Theatre: Last Five Years (Jamie), West Side Story (Riff), Hairspray (Corny Collins). Repertory Theatre of St. Louis: One Man Two Guvnors (Ensemble). He is also the founder and director of “Bridging the Gap”, a five-week master class series focused on bridging the gap between musical theatre and the intimate art of cabaret by honing the performer’s prior foundational training while stripping away the expectations of auditioning and getting in touch with your most authentic self.
"As someone who's seen a myriad of Cabaret performances, I have rarely been as transported as I was by Ari Axelrod. Every song was a play I had never seen before, and he connected with his audience in a completely honest and loving manner. An old soul in a beautiful young man. -Alix Korey (Fiddler on the Roof, All Shook Up, Wild Party)
"In his solo show, Taking the Wheel, Ari Axelrod told us his story in a way that was unfailingly engaging and intelligent. If this show was any indication, he has a promising future ahead of him.” -Cabaret Scenes”
TICKET PRICE SERVICE CHARGE TOTAL PER TICKET $25.00 - General Admission $3.75 + $1 facility fee $29.75 $15.00 - Student $3.00 + $1 facility fee $19.00
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Kranzberg Arts Center
501 North Grand Boulevard , Saint Louis, Missouri 63103