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British, Yiddish & Kiddush Part 2 is a one-night-only musical event at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

The production features the three musical talents who starred in the original British, Yiddish & Kiddush in 2016 – British entertainer Simon Spiro, Yiddish entertainer Mike Burstyn, and world-renowned Israeli Cantor Itzhak Meir Helfgot. Each one is a superstar in his own area of music, and last year their coming together to perform for the first time in “British Yiddish & Kiddush” was indeed an historical event. Keeping the formula from last year’s success, the three will once again be accompanied by the Sing-for-the-Children Orchestra – a 50-piece classical orchestra, each member of which is hand-selected from Ontario’s leading orchestras for this special concert event. Eminent Australian conductor Russell Ger returns to lead the ensemble, and Broadway and television star Thom Allison reprises his role as narrator for the evening.

This event is open to the public, and although it has a Jewish title, it is meant to be enjoyed by people of all backgrounds. The show’s writer/director, American Aliza Spiro, is known for her uplifting and crowd-pleasing musical productions throughout North America, celebrating common bonds and crossing cultural barriers through music. Because the performers in “British Yiddish & Kiddush Part 2” have diverse musical backgrounds (two have starred on Broadway, one has made films, one has a pop career, all have recorded), the show is able to feature components in theatre, comedy, opera and more, all performed authentically and at the highest professional level. Additionally, the three stars ad lib and “do shtick” as only seasoned veterans, comfortable onstage, can do.