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You Made Me Love You: The Story of Al Jolson, America’s First Musical “Superstar”

October 24 @ 2:00 pm

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The Story of Al Jolson, America’s First Musical “Superstar”

October 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25, 2017

The story of Al Johnson, “The world’s greatest entertainer!”

Anyone who’s listened to his recordings or seen his films will not be surprised to learn that as a Broadway star, Al Jolson was billed simply as “THE WORLD’S GREATEST ENTERTAINER!” When he recorded the first song ever heard in a sound film (The Jazz Singer), he had already been a star in Vaudeville and on Broadway for three decades. Before the age of “re-enforced sound,” Jolson was renowned for being able to galvanize audiences in The Winter Garden Theatre without a microphone. His film, “The Singing Fool”, was the highest-grossing film of its time! (It’s record was finally broken in 1939 by Gone With The Wind.) And as a singer, he introduced more popular songs than any other singer of his generation, including George Gershwin’s “Swanee”, “April Showers”, “Toot Toot Tootsie”, “California, Here I Come”, “The Anniversary Waltz”, “Rock-a-bye Your Baby (With a Dixie Melody)”, and “Waiting for the Robert E. Lee”.

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