Schwartz to Celebrate Hanukkah with Songs from Wicked and More

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Stephen Schwartz, composer of the hit musical Wicked, will celebrate the sixth night of Hanukkah Dec. 12 at the Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, PA.
Stephen Schwartz
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Schwartz will be joined by the Beth Shalom Choirs, under the direction of Hazzan David F. Tilman. The program will include songs from Wicked, Children of Eden, Pippin, "Pocahontas" and "The Prince of Egypt," and the composer is expected to sing, play the piano, conduct and speak about his many works. Show time is 7 PM.

Following the performance, concertgoers are invited to help light the sixth Hanukkah candle; refreshments will also be provided.

Stephen Schwartz, a Dramatists Guild council member, composed the scores for Wicked, Godspell, Pippin, The Magic Show, Rags, The Baker's Wife and Children of Eden. He has also written for several film musicals, including "Pocahontas," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," "The Prince of Egypt" and the TV musical "Geppetto." His solo CDs of new songs are titled "Reluctant Pilgrim" and "Uncharted Territory." Schwartz is the recipient of three Academy Awards, three Grammy Awards and three Drama Desk Awards. Wicked currently plays Broadway's Gershwin Theatre.

Tickets for the one-night-only event are priced $15 (children) and $30 (adults) in advance and $18 (child) and $36 (adult) at the door. Visit www.bethsholomcongregation.org for more information.

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