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Broadway Backstage

Let JCC Program Director & Broadway/opera instructor James Sokol sneak you in the Stage Door to go “backstage” on Broadway! Meet special guest theater professionals – who bring unique expertise, experiences & insights to the discussion – at our exclusive, live, behind-the-scenes visits. Photos/video clips (when available) will enrich the experience.

Come learn, off-stage, what makes the magic happen on-stage!

David Beach – The Standby, the Replacement & the Star (Nov 12)

As a standby for 2-roles in Broadway’s Moon Over Buffalo, David Beach got a break and made his debut across from Carol Burnett and Philip Bosco. This versatile actor went on to juggle multiple standby assignments, come in as replacements for others and/or originate new roles in the Broadway casts of Urinetown, Mamma Mia!, It’s Only a Play, Fish in the Dark, and, most recently, Something Rotten! TV & Film appearances include in Elementary, The Post, The Good Wife. Veep, Person of Interest, Blue Bloods and more. Come meet this charming talent with turn-on-a-dime flexibility!