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YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY AN ESSENTIAL ROLE
IN THE EVOLUTION OF OF THESE TRULY UNIQUE
NEW THEATER COMPANIES.
EACH WAS CREATED TO FILL A VOID.
BOTH ARE POISED TO MAKE THEIR MARKS IN AMERICAN THEATER.
When The Soul of Gershwin kicked off the Inaugural Season of both American Theater Festival and National Jewish Theater at Parker Playhouse in March 2008, these new theater companies literally transformed overnight. No longer were they just mission statements or visionary, down-the-road goals. With a sold-out final matinee performance, both companies truly morphed into bona fide presenting theater companies with promising futuresócontingent on the promise of offering truly exceptional theatrical productions and, of course, on support from loyal funders and sponsors. The initial eight-performance Soul of Gershwin run was a smashing success. The show returns to Parker Playhouse for a full two-week run in November 2008. And watch for more soon-to-be-announced engagements of Soul of Gershwin and several other important productions.
Any gift of any size is gratefully accepted, wholeheartedly acknowledged, and publicly recognized. As our friend Jack Klugman says, "Do whatever you can..."
Many of our Inaugural Funders and Strategic partners were special guests for our gala VIP Honors performance and meet-the-cast reception that followed. SocialMiami.com covered the event and featured our honorees and cast on their website and Art About Town electronic newsletter.SocialMiami.com
Posted March, 2008
Launch of National Jewish TheaterProduced by Arnold Mittelman at the Parker Playhouse
Jack Klugman, Roberta & Harvey Chaplin
Photo by John Anderson
The launch of the National Jewish Theater and American Theater Festival was a resounding success. Leading with the musical The Soul of Gershwin, Arnold Mittelman's theatrical rebirth drew some of South Florida's most influential people. The legendary performer of stage and screen, Jack Klugman, came to town to help Arnold introduce these latest ventures. On hand at the Saturday night performance were Harvey and Roberta Chaplin. Harvey was honored for his longtime commitment to philanthropy, and is one of the founding donors to the National Jewish Theater and American Theater Festival. Also on hand were Mel Dick, Ana Azcuy and Judge Michael Chavies. After the performance, Azcuy pronounced, "Arnold Mittelman is back!"
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