Sunday, September 18, 2011

Eleanor Reissa: Yiddish Comedy in Music - Be Happy...But Not Too Happy


Eleanor Reissa has sung all over the world in solo shows, with bands and orchestras, in English and in Yiddish, in small private venues and in thousand seat theatres.


Her solo show, Hip, Heymish, and Hot, garnered rave reviews off-Broadway and in Florida’s Parker Playhouse.


Besides singing solo, she has sung with Theo Bikel, Mike Burstyn, Bruce Adler, Claire Barry, Neil Sedaka, the Klezmer Conservatory Band, Frank London and the Klezmatics and many many others.

Last October, Reissa performed in concert at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in downtown New York. In this video clip, she sings the yiddish song Freylakh Zayn (Be Happy). But in a comedic introduction to the song for non-Yiddish speakers, she launches into a description of Jewish life in Brooklyn and why it's OK to be happy, but not too happy.  Enjoy! 
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO IS NOT VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.) 

1 comment:

  1. Makes me screaming proud to be Jewish......L'Chaim!!

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