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By Ande Jacobson
The village of Anatevka has taken over the stage at the Saratoga Civic Theater as final preparations are under way for West Valley Light Opera’s FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. The excitement continues to build as opening night nears. The show is full of familiar songs such as “Tradition”, “If I Were a Rich Man”, “Sunrise, Sunset”, “To Life!”, and “Sabbath Prayer”. Come see dances such as the “Bottle Dance”. Enjoy the gentle humor and rousing celebrations by the exuberant villagers and be touched by their hope and spirit in the face of tragedy. Tickets are selling well, but WVLO would love to see a full house for the gala opening night on 9 November 2013. Please call 408-268-3777 or visit the WVLO website at http://www.wvlo.org to order your tickets now. You’ll be glad you did. [Continue Reading]
October 18, 2013
By Ande Jacobson
“A fiddler on the roof. Sounds crazy, no? But in our little village of Anatevka, you might say every one of us is a fiddler on the roof, trying to scratch out a pleasant, simple tune without breaking his neck…how do we keep our balance? That I can tell you in a word – tradition!”
West Valley Light Opera is proud to present its production of Fiddler on the Roof this November and December at the Saratoga Civic Theater. The show is an audience favorite that follows Tevye the dairyman, his family, and his community in that quaint little Russian village of Anatevka. Tevye tries to keep his community’s Jewish traditions alive amidst radical changes beyond his control. Filled with familiar songs such as “To Life!”, “If I Were a Rich Man”, “Tradition”, and “Sunrise, Sunset”, Fiddler strikes a chord. It’s filled with gentle humor and joyous ethnic celebrations along with hope and a touch of sadness. [Continue Reading]
Published February 2013
In REMEMBERING MOM AND DAD, I make the jump from analyzing the stories to telling them. The book is a collection of essays and short stories written over time remembering Bayla and Jerry Jacobson. The stories include personal recollections from my experience along with the retelling of numerous events related to me in conversations over the years. Some of the stories included are: “Music in the House”, “The Parenthood Plunge”, “The Jacobson Pet Parade”, “Disney Days of Summer”, and many more. Interested?
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