GAL APPROVED! See Fiddler… In Yiddish! Plus: Madea Comes To Her EndBy Delaina Dixon | March 1, 2019 | Gal Approved
SEE. Madea is dead! Okay, it’s not that bleak. Tyler Perry, who created Madea, has declared that his newest film, A Madea Family Funeral, will be her last incarnation. The plot? Madea’s set to attend a joyous family reunion, but it becomes a hilarious nightmare as she and her crew travel to backwoods Georgia, and have to plan a funeral that could unveil unsavory family secrets. All of Madea’s cohorts are there to witness the fun insanity she brings, which means you should be ready for all those raunchy, raucous, “did she just say that?” moments! Want a little of that action yourself? Play the Madea Family Funeral: Race To The Funeral game and see how you would hold your own with this crew. A Madea Family Funeral is now playing nationwide.
SEE. The DivaGals were at the opening night of Fiddler On The Roof In Yiddish. Yes, you read that right. It’s the classic musical of a Jewish father in the early 1900s dealing with his headstrong daughters who are challenging their traditional ways and a Russian regime that threatens their very existence — with a little linguistic twist. In the show, Tevye’s three eldest daughters all buck tradition as they marry men not chosen by their father or matchmaker, but purely for love. It causes Tevye to do some serious soul-searching. The production mounted in New York City, directed by Broadway legend Joel Grey, is extra special because it’s performed in Yiddish, the historical language of the Ashkenazi Jews. Even though the language may be unfamiliar, the production’s themes of love, community, racism and resilience are very clear. Many of the songs in Fiddler will ring familiar, like “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset,” just to name a few. If you’re anything like us, you’ll be tapping and humming along to these well-known tunes. And don’t worry, there are subtitles on the stage to keep you in the know. Get your tickets to Fiddler On The Roof In Yiddish at Stage 42 here. And keep an eye out for rising star #WBWD Drew Seigla who plays Pertshik (pictured far right). He’ll be crushing Broadway stages for years to come.
photo credit: Lionsgate, FiddlerInYiddish