Julie Oak and Michelle Newman // Show: Jewlinka!
"Jewlinka!" ~Wrassling with My Bubbe ~
A Melange in Dance, Theater and Song
What do you get when you combine a Russian Jewish Bubbe with her rebellious, hippie granddaughter? Oy!!
Dynamic musician Michelle Newman and power-house character actress, Julie Oak weave dance, theater and song, in "Jewlinka" --a hilarious and heartrending portrait of Julie's bewildering Jewish upbringing. Ms. Oak plays 7 different characters, including herself at different ages and her eccentric Yiddish-accented Grandmother, while Michelle accompanies brilliantly with guitar, vocals, sound effects and a delightful array of Jewish music.
These two knock-out performers give us a wild taste of Gramma's cross-Atlantic immigration to New York City, and the clash of her American dream with teenage Julie's 1969 iconoclastic fervor.
Veteran improviser and a dynamic performer, Julie Oak produces funny, touching, and truth-speaking original theater.
She teaches "RealPlay", her own brand of movement-theater.
"Oak's work is uproariously funny and genuinely poignant" --Santa Cruz Sentinel
Michelle Hodah Newman was born singing from her mama's womb. She has delighted and moved many an audience, singing musical comedy, jazz, and Jewish cantorial music. Michelle leads Chant Circles and Sing Your Soul Song for Women with Cancer.
Center Stage (View)
1001 Center Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|