Word and Music make Magic

“Riveting”, “moving,” “unforgettable”, “a fantastic show’ – just a few of the audience responses to Beautiful as the Moon, Radiant as the Stars.  People left the Kadimah uplifted and touched, after an experience you get only in theatre, that magical chemistry between performers and audience.

What a simple concept – readings, selected and edited by Director Anna Epstein – with a little music.  It helps when you have outstanding readers:  Evelyn Krape, Danielle Charak, Elena Forbes, Isaac Apel, Galit Klas and Tomi Kalinski.

With Tomi Kalinski at the piano weaving around the stories, the narration by Isaac Apel placed each into context to create a fascinating and engaging literary history of the Jewish woman.

A standout was Freydi Mrocki singing Bunim Heller’s lament for his murdered sister, “My shvesterle Khaye”, binding the audience into a moment of collective grief and regret.

This third iteration of the Kadimah as part of the Glen Eira Storytelling Festival was the best so far.  Those of you who chose to stay home or go elsewhere – be sure you don’t miss out next time.