SELA – The performing arts studio founded by Yoram Loewenstein, & Hed Collage of Music are proud to present:
An original musical inspired by the life story of Aris San
Directed by Tzedi Tzarfati
A new musical by Shlomo Moskowitz directed by Tzedi Tzarfati, a portrait of the fascinating and mysterious life and death of cultural icon Aris San will open on October 8th at the studio’s theater hall. Hed College of Music’s Live Orchestra will help create the production’s tavern-like atmosphere.
The life story of the Greek boy who at age 17 immigrated to Israel and became Israel’s first mega celeb before, apparently, being murdered by the American Mafia, provided inexhaustible material for the gossip columns at the time. The talented singer who created huge hits like “Sigal”, “Everything Goes in Life” and “Boom Pam,” (different versions of which can still be heard today on Israel radio) , lived the Bohemian life of Jaffa’s Tavern society in the 60’s and 70’s, rubbing shoulders with senior army officers and government officials, including Moshe Dayan, Levi Eshkol and others.
His relationship with beautiful Aliza Azikri, a singer in the Nachal army entertainment troop (about her he wrote the song “Real Treasure Girl”) who left her husband, actor Nissim Azikri, for him, provided a constant source of headlines for the gossip magazines: passionate love; mutual baby girl; violence; betrayals.
The musical focuses on the love story between San and Azikri: a story filled with Mediterranean music, passion and a tragic ending. The musical experience will be enhanced by a full, onstage orchestra. The play is directed by one of our most experienced directors: Tzedi Tzarfati; in the role of Aliza Azikri the studio’s own graduate Hadar Razon-Rotem, who appeared in the film “Rendition” alongside Meryl Streep and Reese Witherspoon); in the role of Aris San the third year actor, Erez Regev, the next big star of Israeli theater!
Sigal was created by playwrite Shlomo Moskowitz, who wrote the highly praised play “Week”, presented at the Habima theater and the Israel Festival, as well as numerous other plays, and translations which include “The Vagina Monologues”, “Death of a Salesman”, “The History Boys”, “Philomena”, “Uncle Vanya,”, ” Retreat from Moscow”, ” Adjustment period “, ” Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”, ” Rain Man”, “Terms of Endearment”, “Love is not everything”, “Lie in our minds”, “The Full Monty” “Fun” and more.
Directed by Tzdi Tzarfati
Play by: Shlomo Moskowitz
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Performed by the third year acrors