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54 Below

A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

The Musical Comedy In Concert
March 4, 2015
Cover charge: $25 – $35
Premium Seating: $70

Cover Charge Additional $5 At Door

Food & Beverage Minimum: $25


Wed, Mar 4 7p Doors 5:15p Tickets


David Michael Finkelstein’s Bar Mitzvah
A new musical comedy by
Sue Fabisch (Motherhood the Musical)

“The musical by the talented Fabisch, who wrote the book, music and lyrics for this…provides the audience a ringside seat for an evening of unabashed hilarity.”  – Huffington Post

You know that group of relatives that you don’t want to invite, but you have to anyway?  Well, they’re all here.

Join us for the concert version of this all original new musical comedy, where the story takes place, well, at a Bar Mitzvah.  Ruth, the matriarch of the bunch is the overbearing Jewish mother, butting into everyone’s business – especially her daughter Sarah.  Poor Sarah is just trying to make it through the event without one more person commenting on why she’s not married yet.  And father Irv rounds out the trio as he pretends he can’t hear a word of what his wife is saying.  Along comes Cousin Barry and his “girlfriend” Gina, a beautiful Italian manicurist, which of course leaves everyone confused because they all thought that Barry was gay!  And then there’s Matthew, the mystery man…who’s also, (wait for it) a doctor!

After two successful runs in New Jersey (The Warehouse and The Forum Theatre) the crazy relatives are here and ready to talk behind your back.

Sue Fabisch is the author of Motherhood the Musical which has played to sold-out houses around the US as well as in Scotland and in a two-year tour around Australia.  She is the writer (book, music and lyrics) of David Michael Finkelstein’s Bar Mitzvah.

With Julie Waldman-Stiel (CatsFiddler on the Roof), Paul Whelihan (The Flame KeeperFiddler on the Roof), Joseph Spiotta (On the TownHairspray), Alicia Cordero (In the Heights), Arnaldo Ortiz (In the HeightsChildren of Fatima), Cindy Summers (I Love You, You’re Perfect Now ChangeNine).

Music Direction by Deborah Martin (New Jersey Shakespeare Festival).

Photo: East Hanover NJ Cast