/SPECIAL FOR THE AJT/

 

“Glory Days: the Music You Grew Up With,” a new review of music from the ‘50s forward comes to the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA),

March 26 to 31, 2014.

It is the first production from a new theater group, FIFTY PLUS PRODUCTIONS, and everyone on stage is 50 or older. The show is directed by George Fox and produced by Sandy Ferko, the team that brought “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Annie Get Your Gun” – all family-friendly shows – to the MJCCA.

About FIFTY PLUS PRODUCTIONS

Since 2005, George and Sandy have directed and produced three other productions at the MJCCA. Whereas casts in the first three shows ran in age from the early 30s to the 70s, the 39 members of this cast, the nine crew members, as well as the musicians, are all over the age of 50.

Many of the cast members worked with Director George Fox more than 30 years ago in productions for Temple Emanu-El, Ahavath Achim Synagogue, and JCC Galas.

George created Emory’s Ad Hoc Productions, now the longest continuous musical theater group at Emory. Years later, the cast is enjoying coming back together and meeting new friends as well.

George Fox, Creator and Director, FIFTY PLUS PRODUCTIONS said, “For ‘Glory Days’ auditions, we hoped to get at least 20 participants; but more than 50 came to audition. The cast now numbers 35. We have nine wonderful crewmembers plus an orchestra of aged 50+ musicians…. plus the help of the MJCCA staff. The cast and crew come from all over the city – as close as Dunwoody and as far away as Snellville and Lilburn.”

FIFTY PLUS PRODUCTIONS: Cast and Crew

Creator and Director: George Fox

Producer and Stage Manager: Sandy Ferko

Music Directors: Matt Bernstein, Ed Harris, Bob Schultz

Choreographers: Adrienne Bishko, Eileen Koteles, Barry Levin

Costumes: Anne Koenig

Assistant Director: Judy Paul

Musicians: conductor – Matt Bernstein; keyboard – Ed Harris, Bob Schultz; drums – Stan Fineman; guitars – Dave Katz, Robert Modugno, Bob Sustak, Glenn Zimmerman

Also joining them again are Matt Bernstein and Robert Schultz as Musical Directors (along with newcomer Ed Harris), Anne Koenig doing costumes, and a triumvirate of choreographers: Eileen Koteles, Barry Levin, and Adrienne Bishko.

Cast (in alphabetical order):

Roz Abrams, Shelley Antin, Jay Bernath, Adrienne Bishko, Susan Boaz, Nikki Canter, Michele Fox, , Nancy Gaddy, Evie Garnet, Ed Harris, Beverly Harvey, Anna Hirsch, Art Katz, Dave Katz, Roz Katz, Eileen Koteles, Arlene LaVine, Steve Leff, Bob Lehman, Barry Levin, Sandra Mislow, Robert Modugno, Carla Morrow, Jeff Priluck, Maxine Rosen, Barbara Rosenberg, Carol Schemo, Bob Schultz, Dan Shapiro, Jerry Silver, Shari Silvers, Bob Sustak, Eddie Ullman, Barry Zipperman, Steve Zisser.

Crew (in alphabetical order):

Sunni Abelman, Jackie Benveniste, Barbara Cooper, Frances Ellison, Joan King, Karen Schultz, Peggy Slotin, Lois Sokol, Lynn Sustak.

“Glory Days” Showtimes:

Wed. 3/26, 7:30 p.m.; Thurs. 3/27, 7:30 p.m.; Sat. 3/29, 9:00 p.m.; Sun. 3/30, 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; and Mon. 3/31, 7:30 p.m.

Community Adult: $25 / MJCCA Member Adult: $17 / Child/Student: $12. Purchase Tickets (678) 812-4002, or visit online at www.atlantajcc.org/boxoffice. All performances will be held at the MJCCA’s Morris & Rae Frank Theatre (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody).