New Series: Jewish Composers of the American Musical

The Colorado Hebrew Chorale and its Women’s Choir, Kol Nashim are proud to feature Miryam Raizen who will present a fascinating new series: “From Tin Pan Alley Cats to the Great White Way – Jewish Composers of the American Musical.” The series will begin on Sunday, January 3 at 7:30 pm on Zoom and will continue monthly through June.

Jewish composers have had a profound impact on Broadway since the earliest days of the American Musical. In this series we will examine the earliest roots of musical theatre and the composers of Tin Pan Alley, and the continued importance Jewish composers have had on the art form, from the days of “Show Boat” all the way to “Come From Away.”

Miryam “Mimi” Raizen

Presenter Miryam (Mimi) Raizen is a graduate of Metropolitan State University of Denver with a degree in theatre and a minor in history. Mimi has written, directed and acted in numerous theatrical productions, and enjoys studying the history of musical theatre. She has had a passionate interest in musicals since her Camp Ramah days, and has performed in many amateur productions. She has spent many hours immersed in the music and history of Broadway, and is excited to be sharing her passion.

Registration is required and includes the entire series. A registration link may be found at www.coloradohebrewchorale.org. Information: info@coloradohebrewchorale.org or 303-355-0232.

About Barbara Zimmerman

I sing with the Colorado Hebrew Chorale and its affiliated women's choir, Kol Nashim. We draw on participates from throughout the Denver metro area including from Boulder. I am a member of the Board of Directors of the chorale and write publicity article for special events. Professionally, I am a biomedical research scientists and medical writer and communicator.

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