The program features favorite Yuletide tunes (performed with a twist) and specialty material by Jewish composers, sung by soprano Lauren Worsham, mezzo-sopranos Donna Breitzer and Rebecca Jo Loeb, tenor Alex Mansoori, baritone Joshua Jeremiah, and Cantor Joshua Breitzer. Steven Blier joins as pianist and host, alongside clarinetist Alan R. Kay.
“Now in its 14th year, our Jewish tribute to the Yuletide season has been an amazingly sturdy program. It remains a comic gem as well as a touching, gently cathartic holiday tradition. We’re excited to offer it in a new venue–the spiffy sanctuary at Congregation Beth Simchat Torah.” — Steven Blier
Devised and premiered by Steven Blier at HENRY’s in 2010, A Goyishe Christmas to You! consists of Yuletide songs written by Jewish composers, from the wickedly funny to the meltingly beautiful. The show includes classics like Irving Berlin’s White Christmas as well as Yiddish versions of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Baby, It’s Cold Outside—a popular seasonal songbook packed with contributions by Jewish songwriters on behalf of their gentile counterparts.