Temple Israel to celebrate 60th anniversary with music

by | Feb 28, 2014 | What’s Happening

Sunday, March 30, 6pm

One of the area’s most accomplished troupes of teenage entertainers will bring a show they have performed worldwide to Temple Israel to celebrate the synagogue’s 60th anniversary.

Voices of Virginia, an elite group of students from the musical theatre department of the Governor’s School for the Arts, will sing and dance to a variety of music, from Gershwin to Sister Sledge to Adele as pare of their revue, I Believe in Music.

“You will love the performance and the performers,” says Susan Eilberg, vice president of fundraising for Temple Israel. “The show is appropriate for all ages, and you will have the opportunity to meet the performers up close and personal after the show. You really don’t want to miss this one!”

The show will probably feature some future professional performers. The Governor’s School’s graduates include Grant Gustin, of Glee and Arrow fame on the CW network. Chip Gallagher, the chairman of the musical theatre department at the school, says former students have performed in 26 Broadway shows, including Rent, Hairspray and Wicked, and countless touring companies over the past 10 years.

In addition to the performance, the evening will include hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and dinner. Tickets are $50 each. Sponsorships are also available.

For more information, contact the synagogue’s office at templeisraelva@aol.com or 489-4550.