The story of three generations of a Jewish-American family, spanning over almost a century, has enough drama, secrets, twists, romances and conflicts to fill several Belva Plain novels. The surprising thing about this production is how much of it works despite some major flaws. The clever set up for the story the book of Goldstein is by Charlie Schulman is that protagonist, author Louis Goldstein, Zal Owen arrives at the Actors Temple Theatre where the show is actually being performed to speak about his Pulitzer Prize winning family chronicle. As he begins to lecture, he is interrupted by his family disputing the story he has set down. Each character is well defined by this excellent actor who creates three distinct personalities. In addition to impressive dramatic skills, every one of them has a wonderful voice. And that brings us to the score.
The production will play the Actors' Temple Theatre.
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Louis Goldstein has written a tell-all family memoir. The book is a best-seller. But is it true? This uplifting and heartwarming, multi-generational musical explores the challenges and triumphs of an immigrant Jewish American family. This original musical reminds us that families are complicated, the truth is never clear, and forgiveness is our best hope. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Skip to main content. Buy new:. FREE Shipping on your first order.
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At the center of the warm yet almost entirely oomph-free new musical Goldstein is a fictional memoir, also called Goldstein , that spills all the big secrets of one Jewish American family also called Goldstein. And boy, do they have some notes. While Louis narrates his version of things, we hear occasional variations and objections, particularly from his ailing aunt Sherri Megan McGinnis. She still survives, but lives in the kind of mental fog dementia is hinted at where the past is clearer than the present. But to be honest, what Louis blabs never seems all that momentous.
She can currently be seen as Jerusha in the live recording of the show on BroadwayHD, playing opposite her real life husband, Adam Halpin. Visit www. Member of the long-running cabaret, Mrs. Foggybottom and Friends in DC. Love to my beautiful family. Music Theatre of Connecticut. Numerous readings and recordings, regular studio ensemble for Broadway label PS Classics. For my predecessors, who got on boats dreaming of Up Ahead. Broadway: Indecent , Fiddler on the Roof.