Top 5: Upcoming cultural events in Jerusalem

There are plenty of spectacular world-class events over the next few weeks in Jerusalem guaranteed to keep you entertained.

February 5, 2013 15:04
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Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical Evita

Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical Evita 370. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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The Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical Evita, is currently being performed in Israel for the very first time in English. This powerful and award-winning musical tells the story of Eva Peron, an actress who rose to the highest ranks in Argentina in the 1940s, and beautifully explores the eternal themes of love, power, humanity and ambition.

The show is a must-see for its moving music, witty lyrics and magnificent song and dance. The show in Jerusalem will take place at the Gerard Behar Center in the town center.

When: Tuesday: 8 p.m.; Wednesday: 5 p.m.; Thursday, Saturday:  9:15 p.m.
Price: NIS 115 (discounts available for students and seniors)
Phone: Tickets: (077) 450-6012 (until 7 p.m. daily)
Address: 11 Bezalel Street

Beauty and the Beast

The famous fairytale Beauty and the Beast will take place at the Jerusalem Theater in English with Hebrew and Russian translations overhead. Brought to the public by the Light Opera Group of the Negev (LOGON), the show is an adaptation of the blockbuster animated feature film and the theatrical version that ran for thirteen successful years on Broadway. With fifty performers and a nine-member orchestra, the show promises wonderful music, entertainment and meaning for young and old.

When: Sunday, March 10 at 6 p.m.
Address: 20 Marcus St, Talbiyeh
Phone: (02) 561-7317; (02) 581-2859
Price: NIS 120

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp

Yet another renowned tale is coming to Jerusalem with an exciting rendition of the Oriental story Aladdin and the Magic Lamp that takes place at Beit Shmuel overlooking the Old City. The show offers fabulous dance, movement and choreography as well as a visual spectacle with richly colorful decor and fantastic costume design.

The story of Aladdin carries the important message that being rich does not necessarily make one happy, and this version has a humorous undertone. Though the play is in Hebrew, the message is apparent to everyone, and audiences of all languages will appreciate this production.

When: February 25 5:30 p.m.
Address: 6 Eliyahu Shama St, Jerusalem
Phone: (02) 620-3463
Price: NIS 65

Joan Miro's 'Spanish Dancer' exhibit

Spanish artist Joan Miro's works of art will be on display in an upcoming exhibition in the Focus Gallery at the Israel Museum. Inspired by flamenco dance with its sensuous arm movements, percussive steps and precise hand gestures, Miro sketched, drew, painted and crafted collages in a variety of styles from 1921-1981.

Although all of her works are clever and playful, the focus of the exhibition is on the painting and the drawing Spanish Dancer. The exhibit includes borrowed works from institutions around the world. 

When: February 27 – June 30
Address: 11 Ruppin Boulevard, Givat Ram
Phone: (02) 670-8811

Correrria Agwa

For an electric and unique ethnic dance performance, don't miss Correria Agwa, an unforgettable troupe of 11 Brazilian dancers. The troupe fuses elements of hip hop, capoeira, samba, bossa nova, circus, and acrobatics to the sounds of vibrant electronic live music. Full of passion and humor, this engaging performance takes place at the Sherover Theater in the Jerusalem Theater complex.

When: March 6: 8:30 p.m.
Address: 20 Marcus St, Talbiyeh
Phone: (02) 560-5755
Price: NIS 169-269 is a new online international travel portal offering all the latest information on things to do, places to eat and places to stay in Jerusalem

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