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‘From Baghdad to Brooklyn’: Actress to Bring One-Woman Show to JCC

TV and film actress andsSinger Michelle Azar will perform at the Mandell JCC in West Hartford on Oct. 29.

Submitted by Michelle Bonner, Mandell JCC

With an angelic voice, deep sentiment and humor, award-nominated TV and film actress and singer Michelle Azar brings her one-woman show to the Mandell JCC, in which she tells a timely story of a family’s love and dysfunction.

Azar, who grew up singing in the Kyric Opera of Chicago, and whose TV credits include the popular show, “ER” and “Beverly Hills 90210,” is on a quest to balance her way from Baghdad to Brooklyn. Her unique story is the product of “intermarriage” between her Sephardic, Iraqi-born, Israeli-raised, businessman father and her Brooklyn-born and raised, singer-performer Ashkenazi mother.

Azar bravely looks at her own fears and hidden prejudices and asks the audience to do the same.

Azar’s husband, Jonathan Aaron (now a rabbi in California), grew up playing basketball and learning to swim at the JCC in West Hartford, and he and his brothers are Hall High School alumni. Rabbi Aaron’s mom, Marianne, taught art class at the JCC.

“From Baghdad to Brooklyn” will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., at the Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT.

Ticket are $10 and are available by calling 860-231-6316, or emailing [email protected], or through the website www.mandelljcc.tix.com.

For more information contact Danielle Moghadam, [email protected].

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