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Ner Zedek to have Broadway flavor in Labor Day concert

Con­greg­a­tions of Ner Zedek will again wel­come back the Broad­way Sings pro­fes­sion­al con­cert pro­duc­tion. The con­cert is set for 1:30 p.m. on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, at Ner Zedek, at 7520 Bustleton Ave. in Rhawn­hurst.

The per­formers, who are cur­rent and former stars of Broad­way hit shows, will be at the syn­agogue for the ninth time.

“They are a very en­er­get­ic troupe of sing­ers,” said con­cert com­mit­tee chair­man Jack Be­l­it­sky. “They al­ways put on a won­der­ful show. Every­body en­joys the show. It’s very nos­tal­gic.”

Be­l­it­sky and pub­li­city chair­man Don Ag­riss ex­plained that com­mit­tee mem­bers meet year round, and that tick­et sales be­gin in Janu­ary.

Syn­agogue mem­bers are big back­ers of the con­cert, and the out­side com­munity has shown loy­al sup­port.

Some 500 people at­ten­ded a year ago.

“They en­joy the mu­sic,” Ag­riss said.

Firstrust Bank re­turns as the con­cert’s prime spon­sor. Pro­ceeds be­ne­fit Ner Zedek.

The songs will come from pop­u­lar shows such as Cats, The Phantom of the Op­era, Mamma Mia!, Les Miser­ables, The Pro­du­cers, Rent, Miss Sai­gon, Chica­go, Beauty and the Beast, Je­kyll & Hyde and Wicked.

Per­formers will not be de­term­ined un­til 10 days be­fore the show be­cause they might be sched­uled to ap­pear in Broad­way shows.

The one con­stant is host Charles Bergell, who co-foun­ded the com­pany in 2003 and serves as ex­ec­ut­ive pro­du­cer.

“Charles Bergell is a great em­cee,” Be­l­it­sky said.  

Re­served seat­ing costs $40 apiece.

The cost is $54 for pre­ferred seat­ing. The price in­cludes a post-con­cert re­cep­tion.

There will also be a raffle, with six tick­ets sold for $5. Cash prizes will be awar­ded at in­ter­mis­sion. ••

All about tick­ets … 

To or­der tick­ets by phone, call the syn­agogue of­fice at 215-728-1155 or Jack Be­l­it­sky at 215-725-2912.

Tick­ets will also be avail­able at the door.

Con­greg­a­tions of Ner Zedek is loc­ated at 7520 Bustleton Ave. in Rhawn­hurst.

For more in­form­a­tion, vis­it www.broad­way­s­ings.com

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