Irving Berlin: The Ultimate Jewish Immigrant
A Multimedia Presentation
by Charles Troy
On Sunday, December 8, at 1:30 pm, the “Let’s Have Fun Together” Committee is please to welcome back Charles Troy, acclaimed dramatic musical historian. He will present a ninety-minute multimedia show, “Irving Berlin: The Ultimate Jewish Immigrant.”
MCJC tickets are $15 each — but we don’t want anyone to miss this wonderful event because of the ticket price. For a complimentary ticket, please contact Bruce Weiss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up and get your payment instructions at https://mcjconline.org/event/charles-troy. You may also contact Bruce Weiss at 815-338-2721.
Mr. Troy is a graphic designer and former theatre lyricist who has developed more than fifty multimedia presentations on musical theatre subjects. More than twenty of these presentations are 90-minute programs on the stories behind many of the great musicals. These visually seamless presentations combine his own original graphics with historic photos, edited audio tracks with the lyrics displayed onscreen, and illustrative video clips — all coordinated with a scripted narrative, evolved from his extensive research, that weaves the pertinent events into a dramatic tale.
Charles is based in the Chicago area, and has appeared twelve times at the Woodstock Opera House over the last two seasons. He appears regularly at the Skokie Theatre on the first Wednesday afternoon of every month. He has also appeared at the York Theatre Company in NYC, at the Cole Porter Festival in Porter’s hometown of Peru, Indiana, at the Elkhart Jazz Festival, in Scottsdale, in San Francisco, and makes a tour of Florida every January.
“Irving Berlin: The Ultimate Jewish Immigrant” is one of Mr. Troy’s most popular presentations, and we are excited to be able to bring him back to MCJC. If you were at the last Charles Troy presentation on West Side Story, we know you’ll want to return for more. If you missed that one, be sure to save the date, Sunday, December 8, for an unforgettable afternoon.
SONGS IN THIS PROGRAM
(Featured in chronological order)
1907 “Marie” from Sunny Italy Irving Berlin
1909 “Sadie Salome” (Go Home) Dorothy Loudon
1909 “My Wife’s Gone to the Country” Collins & Harlan
1909 “That Mesmerizing Mendelssohn Tune”
Lynnette Perry and Jason Graae
1910 “Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon” Joan Morris
1911 “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” Max Morath
1912 “When I Lost You” Maude Maggart
1912 “When the Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves for Alabam’” Michael Feinstein
1912 “At the Devil’s Ball” Joan Morris
1914 “Simple Melody” Jo Stafford, then Ethel Levey and Blanche Tomlin
1915 “I Love a Piano” Barbara Cook
1915 “Cohen Owes Me Ninety-Seven Dollars” William Cantor
1915 “When I Leave the World Behind” Maude Maggart
1918 “Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning” Jack Haley
1919 “A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody” John Steel
1919 “Mandy” Eddie Cantor
1919 “You’d Be Surprised” Joan Morris
1921 “All By Myself” Bing Crosby
1924 “Lazy” Joan Morris
1924 “What’ll I Do?” Linda Ronstadt
1924 “All Alone” Connee Boswell
1925 “Remember” Maude Maggart
1925 “Always” Gordon MacRae