the eve of Purim . . .
Ex-Rockapella star Sean Altman’s unkosher comedy song concert is "tuneful and sharply witty” (Los Angeles Times), “relentlessly
clever” (Chicago Tribune) and “bawdy with a wicked modern streak” (Washington
Post), with “hilarious pleasures” (The New Yorker) that combine “the
tunefulness of the Beatles and the spot-on wit of Tom Lehrer” (Boston Globe)
with a “silky tenor voice that produced chills” (New York Times). Altman
— one of “New York’s finest comedians” (New York Times) and “a terrific singer
and a songwriter with an ear equally attuned to comic satire and the power of
pop music” (The New Yorker) — “writes hilarious and irreverent acoustic rock
songs about his awakening Jewish awareness” (Jerusalem Post) to make you “laugh
your tuchis off” (Time Out) as “part of a new breed of Jewish hipster comedy
that includes Jon Stewart, Sacha Baron Cohen and Sarah Silverman” (Philadelphia
Daily News). He is a former, founding member of Rockapella and led that
pioneering vocal group through its heyday years on the Emmy-winning PBS-TV
series, Where In
The World Is Carmen Sandiego?, for which Altman co-wrote the
famous theme song. His classic Passover song “They Tried To Kill Us (We
Survived, Let’s Eat)” has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross.
Altman has twice performed for The President at the White House Chanukah Party,
he has shared concert stages with Billy Joel, Steve Miller, Whoopi Goldberg,
Jon Stewart, Jay Leno, Joey Ramone and Moby, and he has recorded with artists
as diverse as XTC, John Cale, Richie Havens and They Might Be Giants.
Altman sings vocal standards at the bedside of hospital patients as a volunteer
with Musicians On Call and has performed JEWMONGOUS throughout the USA,
Europe, Israel and once in China.
faiths and the faithless are welcome but due to occasional potty-mouthedness,
Sean Altman’s JEWMONGOUS is not appropriate for kids under sixteen unless
you’re training them to be sailors.
$20 available from Next Stage Arts at 802-387-0201, at Turn It Up in
Brattleboro, and Putney Food Co-op in Putney.