Sparking the Mind Series - Fact vs. Fiction in Historical Musicals with Professor John Kenrick
September 24, 2019
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
JCC of Central NJ
1391 Martine Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07090
Introducing Sparking the Mind Series
Tuesdays at the J
Fact vs. Fiction in Historical Musicals with Professor John Kenrick
Explore the often surprising way that beloved stage and screen musicals have radically reshaped stories based on real life events.
Price: $8/class, Subscription Price: $28, Member Price: Free, Stay for lunch - Price: $6.50, Recommended Senior Price: $4.50, reservations are needed three days in advance, contact Alison Rivlin at 908-889-8800 x260 or [email protected]
The Sound of Music
Tuesday, September 10 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Sponsored by Heart (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Tuesday, September 24 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Sponsored by Seniors in Place, LLC
Yankee Doodle Dandy
Tuesday, October 15 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Sponsored by Carol Poppel in memory of her mom, a true Yankee Doodle whose family arrived in 1626
The Jolson Story
Tuesday, October 22 • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Sponsored by Carol Poppel in memory of her dad from who Carol learned the Jewish culture
John Kenrick, professor at New York University, Steinhardt School and the New School University, created Musicals 101.com. He combines a passion for entertainment history with a practical know-how earned while working on both amateur and Broadway stage productions including Pulitzer Prize winning Rent and the revival of Grease. His goal is to make show business history as entertaining and exciting for others as it is for him.