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Bruce Vilanch In Another Musical “The MeshugaNutcracker!” (2017)

Monday, April 23rd, 2018


This is a collection of Jewish cultural stories and moral lessons centered on the multi-level meaning of Hanukkah, celebrated through a combination of music from The Nutcracker with revised lyrics, and traditional Hanukkah melodies. Presented by an ensemble cast of capable singers and dancers (two of whom co-wrote the show), this amusing, educational G-rated production is best appreciated by Jewish families with young children.

The MeshugaNutcracker! is a full-length musical comedy that features the wonderfully silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm (the fictional town of fools) underscored by an invigorating, Klezmer-ized orchestration of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite”, now with original lyrics that celebrate Chanukah. Judah Maccabee’s triumphant saga and accounts of perseverance during the Holocaust as well as the celebration of the first Chanukah in the new state of Israel emerge with a genuine sense of wonder as the Chelmniks tell eight stories that pay tribute to the holiday. Add in dancing dreidels, singing sufganiot, and surprise guest stars and you have the perfect recipe for a holiday gathering. Some might call it crazy…we call it The MeshugaNutcracker! Read More

Bruce Vilanch and More Set for THE BIG GAY COMEDY SHOW to Benefit REAF, 4/13

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Broadway World
Bruce Vilanch and More Set for THE BIG GAY COMEDY SHOW to Benefit REAF, 4/13
March 11, 2014

4-27-2013 3-29-19 AM

Philanthropy and stellar entertainment take center stage as the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation presents a special one-night-only benefit cabaret to raise funds to support local AIDS services. Don’t miss this evening of outrageous stand-up and musical comedy.

The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation (REAF) presents a special One Night Only benefit show THE BIG GAY COMEDY SHOW- featuring¬†Bruce Vilanch¬†(Comedian & B’way. star),Marga Gomez, Shann Carr, Ali Mafi, Kitty Tapata,¬†Shawn Ryan, Katya Smirnoff-Sky, B.O.OB.S! Sunday, April 13, 2014 – 7:30 pm. Read More

No Time At All

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Two’s Company was a benefit for the Los Angeles City College Alumni and Associates at the Alex Theater in Glendale, November 2007. It was an all-star evening of Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz songs (the composers were in attendance), introduced by alumni Cindy Williams. Here’s Bruce Vilanch having his way with No Time At All. Musical direction by Richard Berent, directed by Bruce Kimmel. – Videos online, free videos, youtube video,funny online, video tutorials, video review – Read More