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12 Star Starred
Skokie Theatre
7924 North Lincoln Avenue Skokie, IL 60077
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Across the street from the Skokie Theater is the always delicious Libertad. Small plates, inventive combinations. Reservations recommended.
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Parked for free on the street right across from the theatre.
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attended Dec 25 2011

I went to see Sean Altman's Jewmongous on Christmas without any expectations other than
a few laughs on an otherwise quiet day for those of us celebrating the end of Hanukkah. Our family party completed, the world shut down for the non-Jews, I...continued

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Website

http://www.kfarcenter.org/events/jewmongous

Quotes & Highlights

“Ethnic pride mixed with high camp.” —The New York Times
“Not since Kinky Friedman has Hebraic-humored folk been as funny.” —Philadelphia Inquirer
“Full of catchy melodies, clever arrangements and lyrics that yield satiric gems … Bawdy with a wicked modern streak …” —The Washington Post
“Skewering all things from JDate to Passover to rhinoplasty.” —Los Angeles Times
Visit the Jewmongous website for videos and more.

Description

KFAR Jewish Arts Center’s annual “It’s not a ‘Silent Night’ event” presents Jewmongous.

Jewmongous, a comedy song concert, is the colicky, uncircumcised brain child of Sean Altman: the golden-voiced song-writing wiz and former leader/founder of Rockapella (of Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?).

Sean was featured in Time Out New York’s cover story “The New Super Jews” and in The New York Times feature about “the Jewish Hipster Movement.”

Featuring original songs include the fractured Passover story song “They Tried to Kill Us (We Survived, Let’s Eat),” which was featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross; the ska-inflected “What The Hell Is Simchas Torah?”; the bluesy “My Pact With Satan;” the venomous anti-Jews-For-Jesus punk anthem “Jews For Jesus”; the cowboy romp “Long-Tongue Shloime;” the dysfunctional Bar Mitzvah anthem “Today I Am A Man;” and the swinging “Blow, Murray, Blow!”, about a Yom Kippur shofar (ram’s horn) blower so virtuosic that his playing purges listeners of all their sins, no matter how despicable.

All faiths welcome, even the faithless.