This February, the Alan J. Levine Theater at the Staenberg Kooper Fellman Jewish Community Center will play host to ‘One For All Musical Theater’s’ production of Princess Diana the Musical, written by Karen Sokolof Javitch and Elaine Jabenis.
Princess Diana the Musical was written in response to the tragic death of the ‘People’s Princess’ and its’ effect on millions of people around the world. The Princess devoted her life to helping others: the downtrodden, the sick, and she was the first famous person to hold the hand of an AIDS patient. Her compassion was endless, and we lost her because of a senseless car crash. The musical delves into Princess Diana’s relationship with her husband, now King Charles, and her coping with the challenges of being a Princess with a husband who was in love with another woman.
More than a year after her death, with Karen and Elaine writing the story and Karen composing the music along with the lyrics, the first production of the Princess’ story debuted in Omaha. With a musical score arranged by Mannheim Steamroller’s Chuck Penington, the show premiered at the Joslyn Art Museum and has been produced in more than 20 cities since then.
“For those of you who saw it more than twenty years ago, Princess Diana’s story is still relevant to our lives today. Elaine and I have made many changes since its debut and we hope you will be drawn to the show even more,” Karen says. She is excited that “One For All” will have a live orchestra to play her music.
“One For All Musical Theater” is a faith-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that embraces all ages, 3 years through adult. They mount high-quality musicals where no one is turned away. Kim Moore, Executive Director and Founder says, “One For All Musical Theater” is a safe place for all to come and experience not only the best of musical theater, but also a place of unconditional love and acceptance, a place that is “One For All” indeed!”
Performances will be at 7:00 pm on February 9, 10, & 11 and 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 12. Tickets are at: OneForAllMusicalTheater.org
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