Jake’s Take’s Concert Reviews: SuperYou The Musical

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Performers took the stage of The Players’ Club in New York City on April 22 to introduce audiences to SuperYou The Musical.  Written and created by Lourds Lane, SuperYou The Musical hopes to bring superheroines to the Great White Way, the same way that Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Mera, and the […]

A Conversation with ‘SuperYou The Musical’ Creator Lourds Lane

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure welcoming singer-songwriter and the creator of the SuperYou The Musical, Lourds Lane, to Jake’s Take. Lourds is an accomplished singer, songwriter, and violin shredder who inspires her diverse audiences. She is also committed showcasing female talent through the Medusa Festival, which is a sold out New York […]

A Night At The Theatre: Bette Davis Ain’t For Sissies

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Many millennials and members of Generation Z might ask,“Who’s Bette Davis?” Thankfully, actress and playwright Jessica Sherr has the answer.  In her one woman show, Bette Davis Ain’t For Sissies, Ms.Sherr transforms into the two-time Oscar-winning acting icon who transports theatregoersto the 20th century. Warning! Spoilers are ahead! Bette Davis Ain’t […]

The Five Question Challenge with Actress Jessica Sherr

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome actress, performer, and playwright Jessica Sherr to Jake’s Take. The San Diego, California native, is a rising star in the entertainment industry as she had co-starring roles on popular dramas such as Blue Bloods, Claws, and Flight of the Conchords.  She also made appearances in […]

A Night At The Theatre: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com If it were not for J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter, I would not become the ferocious reader that I am today. I was first introduced to this wizard by my fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Cynthia Johnston, at Indian Valley Elementary School in Overland Park, Kansas. While she only read a portion […]

A Conversation with Rory O’Malley

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a privilege to welcome Tony-nominated performer Rory O’Malley to Jake’s Take. The actor-singer made his Broadway debut in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as Leaf Coneybear before joining the original company of The Book of Mormon. His portrayal of the openly closeted Mormon Elder McKinley earned […]

A Night at the Theatre: On Your Feet

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com There are two women named Gloria that I have deep admiration for my mother, the outstanding Gloria Matzdorff Elyachar, and the impeccable Gloria Estefan.  In fact, it was my mom who introduced me to Mrs. Estefan’s iconic music when I was in Mrs. Sandy Porter’s third-grade class at Indian Valley Elementary […]

Superstars prepare for Third Annual Elsie Fest

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Central Park will be celebrating pop culture and the Great White Way on October 8, 2017, with the third edition of the Elsie Fest. The Elsie Fest is New York City’s first music festival that will give Broadway fans access to see their favorite theatre performers and music stars. The artists […]

A Night At The Theatre: “The Last Five Years”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com For 25 years, Music Theatre Kansas City (MTKC) has provided entertainment to audiences through their interpretations of Broadway classics and hit shows.  Now, MTKC is about to reach its next chapter in its quarter-century of existence: MTKC Pro. MTKC Pro offers a chance for their MTKC alumni who found success in […]

A Night at the Theatre: Disney’s Aladdin

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Recently, I headed to NYC for a family wedding (Congrats Josh and Emily!). Before the ceremony, my family and I returned to the New Amsterdam Theatre (for the first time in 12 years) to see Disney’s Aladdin. Aladdin is one of my all-time favorite Disney films, due to the outstanding score […]

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