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Telling Their Stories: An Evening of Cabaret


Join Natan Berenshteyn and Debra Clinton, two iconic figures for arts and culture in the Richmond Jewish community, for an intimate evening of stories and songs, cabaret-style. In their premiere performance together, Natan and Deb will explore popular music of the 20th century through the lens of Broadway and beyond.  The vocal stylings of Clinton, along with the mastery of Berenshteyn at the piano, will make for a memorable evening as they share the music and stories that are meaningful to them.

Debra Clinton is happy to be celebrating the start of her 12th season as Artistic Director of the Jewish Family Theatre here at the Weinstein JCC performing wonderful music with the celebrated Natan Berenshteyn. A theatre artist in the Richmond community for over 30 years, Debra has made a career performing, directing, writing, and teaching theatre. Directorial credits include work at Virginia Repertory Theatre, Firehouse Theatre, Richmond Triangle Players, Dogwood Dell and countless productions here at the JCC, including work on the inclusive theatre program, Kesem. Debra is a proud recipient of the 2013 Theresa Pollack award for excellence in theatre, as well as a recipient of a Richmond Theatre Critics Circle Award for her libretto and lyrics for the original musical, Croaker, along with composer Jason Marks.

By day, Debra moonlights as a theatre instructor in Hanover County, providing the opportunity to pass along her love and knowledge of theatre and spend her days doing what she loves. She is grateful to her supportive family who have always grounded her and to all those at the Weinstein JCC who support the arts and the work done by Jewish Family Theatre.

For the past 20 years, Natan Berenshtyn has served both the Richmond and Jewish communities through music, as the choral director at Atlee High School as well as the music and choral director at Congregation Beth Ahabah Originally from Moldova, Natan started playing the piano at age 6.  In addition to a college degree from Moldova State Institute of the Arts, Natan holds a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in music performance from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Sponsored by Lynn and Jay Schwartz


Sunday, September 22

7:30 PM

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