Author Archives: starcatcher

Meet the Rain Maker – Eli Kaplan Wildmann

  Rain is rare in Jerusalem this time of year, but when theater-goers step into the Masorti Auditorium in Arnona for Singin’ in the Rain (four remaining shows from March 22nd – March 25th), anything is possible. Just ask Eli Kaplan-Wildmann, the man responsible for both the waterworks, and for creating a light, set and…

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Movies, Mics, and the “Talkie Terror” of 1920

“My God, I hope it was the sound stage!” According to legend, that’s what silent film star Clara Bow cried out back in 1929 when she heard that a fire had broken out on the grounds of Paramount Movie Studios. Whether the quote is true or not, there is no question that the transition from…

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Singin’ in the Rain’s Queen of Comedy: Lauren Flaherty

When you learn that she once worked on the American talk show ‘Ellen’ you might think that Lauren Flaherty–currently preparing for her role as the vengeful silent movie star Lena Lamont in Singin’ in the Rain–has led a pretty glamorous life.  But wait.  It gets better. A much-loved face on the local theater scene, Lauren has played Princess Jasmine in…

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Tap Dance Secrets of Jerusalem’s Favorite Soprano

  When Aviella Trapido learned that she had been chosen to play the iconic role created by Debbie Reynolds in Singin’ in the Rain, she was instantly swept back in time. Not to the golden age of movie musicals exemplified by the 1952 film, but to her own childhood. “I’ve always loved Singin’ in the…

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Meet Assaf Berznitsky the “Dancing Cavalier” !

  From his introduction to ballet at the age of five, to participating in the creation of a film about Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” in third grade, to performing around the world with “Hora Jerusalem” for over a decade – Assaf Berznitzky’s life has been one long love affair with the world of dance. Soon, he’ll be…

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Some Spring Awakening Show Photos…

     Photos: Aharon Manor  …

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Spring Awakening Photo Shoot

        Photos: Ita Arbit  …

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