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The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre Presents
Those Were The Days

June 3 - 28, 2007
By Zalmen Mlotek and Moishe Rosenfeld
Directed by Bryna Wasserman

Presented by Reitmans (Canada) Limited


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In 1998, The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre presented On 2nd Avenue, a musical review about the history of Yiddish Theatre. It became a cultural phenomenon, shattering box office records at the Segal Theatre and subsequently went on to entertain audiences the world over. And now, from the creators of On 2nd Avenue, The Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre proudly presents …Those Were The Days: The award-winning song and dance extravaganza.

Those Were the Days is a celebration of music and heritage that crosses age, cultural and linguistic barriers.

Behind the Curtain

Those Were The Days was originally produced on Broadway in 1991. It garnered two Tony Award nominations (Best Featured Actor in a Musical & Best Direction of a Musical) and won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical Revue.

Did You Know?

In 1933, Sholem Secunda and Jacob Jacobs wrote a song for a forgettable play on the Yiddish Theatre stage. They soon sold the rights and split it two ways. A few years later the song was recorded in English by The Andrews Sisters and went on to become a mainstream hit, famous to this day. The song: Bei Mir Bistu Sheyn. The amount it sold for: $30.

News Release

Download the Those Were The Days' Educational e-Guide Here!

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