Introducing Mic in Hand! A spin-off of our Script in Hand series
An internationally acclaimed, award-winning show honoring the songs and stories of Jewish composers and their contributions to the American Musical. Beloved melodies and lyrics by the likes of Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Carole King will transport you to the streets of the theatre district, your Bubbie’s Shabbos table, or your corner of the sky.
“What a thrill to bring this show, which is in many ways about the importance of legacy, to a theater so rich in artistic heritage. I hope to give Westport audiences a rekindled love, a fresh understanding, and a newfound appreciation of songs we’ve all loved throughout the years.” – Ari Axelrod
“I’m excited to expand our Script In Hand series into this new format for the first time, especially with Ari Axelrod taking the stage. There’s a good reason Ari’s show is so celebrated. It’s joyous, funny, revealing and ultimately, an extremely moving evening of theatre presented by a master storyteller delivering some of the greatest songs ever written.” – Mark Shanahan, series curator
All are welcome to join a special post-show talkback with ADL Connecticut Regional Director Stacey Sobel in conversation with Ari Axelrod to explore inspiration for the show and its relevance amidst increased levels of hate and antisemitism nationwide.
Ari Axelrod sings "Somewhere" from WEST SIDE STORY
Ari Axelrod sings "Bring Him Home" from LES MISERABLES
MEET the performer
MEET THE CURATOR
The 2023 Script in Hand/Mic in Hand Series is supported by Joyce Hergenhan and the White Barn program of the Lucille Lortel Foundation.
For this playreading and playreadings in the Script in Hand series, masks are strongly encouraged but not required. Current CDC guidelines recommend N95 and KN95 masks. Please review our full safety protocols here. Please review our full safety protocols here.