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Disney’s Jews (FREE Online class)

September 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 9:00 pm EDT

Some of the best Disney songwriters have something in common: they’re Jewish! In this interactive lecture with clips, David Benkof (the Broadway Maven) will trace the history of the music and the musicians who made The Mouse sing.


• Al Hoffman, Mack David, Jerry Livingston (“Bippety Boppety Boo”)

• Allie Wrubel (“Zippety Doo-Dah”)

• The Sherman Brothers (“It’s a Small World”; “A Spoonful of Sugar”)

• Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (“Under the Sea”; “Be Our Guest”)

• Stephen Schwartz (“Colors of the Wind”)

• Randy Newman (“You’ve Got a Friend in Me”)

Plus newer songwriters like David Lawrence, Faye Greenberg, Alan Zachary, and Michael Weiner.

Discussed: Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, Pocahontas, High School Musical, Teen Beach Movie, Once Upon a Time, Enchanted, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Disneyland

David Benkof, the Broadway Maven, has been teaching Broadway appreciation and Jewish Culture 101 online for well over a year. He aims to help students see the third time things they did not notice the first. His love for Broadway is triply expressed: his Weekly Blast, his classes, and his YouTube channel. For more information visit TheBroadwayMaven.com.

Tuition optional. No refunds.


September 30, 2021
12:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT
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