Center Stage presents
The Sound of Goosesteps Echos of the Nazi threat in 3 Musicals
The sound of Music, Cabaret, The Producers
lecture and Vocals by Eyal Sherf
Directed by Udi RazzinWednesday 27.5.20 at 20:00
A life streaming event through Zoom
A Zoom link https://bit.ly/2X70M1I
Meanwhile, enjoy a trailer of the live version of The Sound of Goosesteps.
The program in its entirety will be presented in English.
Much has been said about the representation of Nazism and the holocaust in various genres. Musicals, however, have mostly been overlooked, much due to their perception as escapist entertainment. Yet, as an American art form, the musical is a fascinating source through which to examine changing American attitudes towards Nazism and the holocaust.
Cantor, music theatre performer and researcher Eyal Sherf will present a special virtual edition of his acclaimed lecture-concert The Sound of Goosesteps. This follows a live presentation at Center Stage, the country’s first professional English theater venue, where the show was received enthusiastically earlier this year.
The Sound of Goosesteps is directed by Udi Razzin, and produced by Center Stage’s co-founding executive artistic director Daniella Crankshaw.
What artistic differences arose surrounding the visual representation of Nazism in The Sound of Music, why were the Jewish creators of Cabaret perceived as anti-Semitic, and
how wanting revenge propelled The Producers. All this and more in a fascinating evening incorporating hand-picked videos and live singing.
Picture: Tomer Lupasko