The Jewish Museum presents The Funkey Monkeys Broadway Spectacular!
The Jewish Museum presents The Funkey Monkeys Broadway Spectacular!, two concerts for families on Sunday, October 9 at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm. In this world premiere performance, the Funkey Monkeys rock their way through beloved songs from shows such as Fiddler on the Roof, Mary Poppins, Annie, and The Sound of Music, encouraging kids to sing along. The Funkey Monkeys will be joined by special guest Shawn "Disco Jew" Shafter, a member of the Storahtelling performance art collective and performer with Backyardigans Live. A full band with a four-piece horn section will accompany the show.
Tickets are $16 per adult; $11 per child; $13 adult Jewish Museum family level member; and $9 child Jewish Museum family level member. This concert is for children ages 2 to 6. Adults are asked to accompany their children. For further information regarding family programs at The Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3337. Tickets for programs at The Jewish Museum can be purchased online at the Museum's web site, www.thejewishmuseum.org.
Joshua Sitron, composer and musical director for Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer, conceived of Funkey Monkeys in 2000. The debut album, FunkeyMonkeys!, was recorded in 2001, and featured some of Broadway and television's best child stars. Soon after, Sitron (keyboard) began getting requests to hire the 'monkeys' to play live and formed a band, including Carey White (vocals), Mike Gold (balloons), Brian Carter (drums), Stuart Bogie (saxophone) and Eric Beyondo (trumpet). They take inspiration from diverse sources such as The Muppet Show's breaking of the 4th wall, Saturday Night Live's combination of sketch comedy and music, and Moulin Rouge's freedom to mix and match original and cover music in medleys and mash-ups. The Funkey Monkeys band made its live stage debut in September 2003. The band's CDs include Sing, Dance, and Underpants; Tastes Like Chicken; and Mustache. Their most recent album, Jewish 'Til You're Satisfied, was released in 2008 and features seriously funked up Jewish classics.The Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Education's school and family programs are supported by endowed funds established by the Bronfman Family, the Muriel and William Rand Fund, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, Rosalie Klein Adolf, the Kekst Family, and Mrs. Ida C. Schwartz in memory of Mr. Bernard S. Schwartz. We thank the following for their generosity: The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Kekst Family, Capital One, MetLife Foundation, J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., Alpern Family Foundation, The Pumpkin Foundation at the request of Joseph H. and Carol F. Reich, Newman's Own Foundation, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Jewish Museum Volunteer Organization, and other donors. We gratefully acknowledge public support from: New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick, Council Member Brad Lander, Council Member Mark Weprin, and other City Council Members. Access programming is made possible through the generosity of the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation and Newman's Own Foundation. About The Jewish Museum
Widely admired for its exhibitions and collections that inspire people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is one of the world's preeminent institutions devoted to exploring the intersection of art and Jewish culture from ancient to modern times. The Jewish Museum was established in 1904, when Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial art objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary of America as the core of a museum collection. Today, the Museum maintains a collection of 26,000 objects - paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, archaeological artifacts, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media. The collection is among the three largest of its kind in the world and is distinguished by its breadth and quality. It is showcased in the vibrant, two-floor permanent exhibition, Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey, examining the Jewish experience as it has evolved from antiquity to the present. The Jewish Museum organizes a diverse schedule of internationally acclaimed and award-winning temporary exhibitions as well as broad-based programs for families, adults, and school groups. General Information
Museum hours are Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11am to 5:45pm; Thursday, 11am to 8pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm. Museum admission is $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for children under 12 and Jewish Museum members. Admission is free on Saturdays. For general information on The Jewish Museum, the public may visit the Museum's website at http://www.thejewishmuseum.org or call 212.423.3200. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.