Ah, Jerusalem – A New Musical


Ah, Jerusalem! a new musical – in English – produced and directed by Bernie Kukoff, will premiere this month in Jerusalem, with performances every Sunday and Thursday evening at Beit Shmuel, beginning February 21, 2013.

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Kukoff, whose past credits include The Cosby Show and the delightful I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, has turned his attention to Jerusalem, and the comic/romantic potentials of its history.

A short description of the plot from the creators:

Charlie and Madeline Axelrod and their teen-age daughter Robin are packed to go on vacation to Mexico when Charlie gets a nighttime “vision” from his ancestral Uncle Mordechai imploring Charlie to go on a mission to Jerusalem to retrieve a family treasure.  And so begins the adventures of the Axelrods of Indianapolis, as they travel through centuries – encountering love in the time of King Solomon, danger in the time of the Crusades, and a “ticket to history” in the Jerusalem bus station circa 1920.  The show is full of humor and twists, as the Axelrods experience a high-energy, transformational journey through Jerusalem.

Ah, Jerusalem!
Sundays & Thursdays at 20:00, Beit Shmuel, 6 Shama Street, Jerusalem.
Tickets may be ordered online, or call: 02-6237000.

Original play by: Bernie Kukoff, Lucille Lichtblau & Alan Gelb
Director: Bernie Kukoff
Original score & lyrics and musical director: Danny Paller
Set design: Michael Kramenko
Costume design: Frieda Klapholtz Avrahami & Michal Yaakobi
Lighting: Eli Kaplan-Wildmann
Choreography: Ofra Idel Ruby Edelman,; and Yaeli Greenblatt
Producers: Bernie Kukoff, Danny Paller & Bimot 10
General manager: Daniel Alter
Featuring: Nitzan Sitzer, Roni Yacobovitz, Miri Fraenkel, Josh Bloomberg, Lev Kerzhner, Gady Weissbart, Rosie Richman