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    Exploring Broadway with James Sokol: "I Want" Songs

    Virtual Event on Zoom

    When: Thursday, 10/7/2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Session dates: Thursdays, 10/7/2021 - 10/28/2021, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Where: Online




    OFJCC Palo Alto JCCDancer, choreographer and director Bob Fosse (think "jazz hands") said that most songs fall into two categories: 1) "I Want" songs and 2) "I Am" songs. Usually the second or third number in a musical, the "I Want" song is a way to engage the audience with the main character's hopes, dreams, goals or desires, which often propel him/her through the rest of the show.

    Join James Sokol for a journey with audio and video performance clips of these compelling and propelling Broadway songs. From soaring ballads to charming ditties, songs will come from the "Golden Age" to recent shows. Explore "I Want" songs in our October series and "I Am" songs in our December series.” Come for the songs; stay for the fun!

    When registering, please enter Oshman Family JCC as Program Partner.

    Senior Programs are made possible in part by generous contributions from the John R. Schwabacher Family, Diane and Jon Claerbout in memory of their beloved son Jos, as well as the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund. We are grateful for the generous support of all of our donors.


    Thursdays, October 7–28
    1:00–2:30 PM
    Online via Zoom
    $50 for Series of 4 visits
    Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | [email protected]

    Click to Purchase Tickets; Please Enter Oshman Family JCC as Program Partner

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