Bagels from Benny — the Musical! - 92Y, New York

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Bagels from Benny — the Musical!

92Y and PJ Library® present this joyful, interactive show for the whole family! Written by Rebecca Schoffer and Joel Esher.

Join Benny on his journey as he explores the values of caring and sharing, building a strong sense of community and finding joy in giving thanks!

Benny loves to help out at his grandpa’s bakery. He makes the best bagels in town. One day, Grandpa explains to Benny that God, not him, should be thanked for the wonderful bagels. Benny sets out to do just that. He decides to leave God a bagful of bagels in the synagogue every week. And each week God eats the bagels — or so Benny thinks…

After the performance, families are invited to schmooze, snack and meet the cast at our lively after party!

Run time, approx. 1 hour
Best for children ages 3-8.

Adapted from Bagels From Benny written by Aubrey Davis with illustrations by Dušan Petričić © 2003. Used by permission of Kids Can Press Ltd., Toronto.

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Katja Andreiev

Katja Andreiev (Costume Designer) is pleased to return to 92Y after costuming Sammy Spider’s First Mitzvah last year.

Sam Balzac

Sam Balzac (Mr. Gold) Summer stock/regional: Sense and Sensibility (Lost Nation Theater), Avenue Q and Singin' in the Rain (Barn Theatre in Augusta, MI) …

Zachary Dylan Brown

Zachary Dylan Brown (Grandpa) is a recent graduate of Appalachian State University in North Carolina and is thrilled to be working with the talented cast of Bagels from Benny!

Myrna Conn

Myrna Conn (Musical Director) is a music director, composer, performer and teaching artist based in New York City.

MacKenzie Cutliffe

MacKenzie Cutliffe (Choreographer) is a Canadian performer and teacher based in NYC.

Joel Esher

Joel Esher (Composer) is thrilled to be bringing this lovely story to life.

Lauren Helpern

Lauren Helpern (Set Designer) designed Sammy Spider’s First Mitzvah and several benefits for 92Y.

Sophie Koester

Sophie Koester (Stage Manager) is a stage manager and recent SUNY Purchase graduate from Connecticut.

Cassidy Layton

Cassidy Layton (Ms. Silver) is so excited to be a part of the Bagels team!

Rebecca Schoffer

Rebecca Schoffer (Director, Librettist/Lyricist) is an alumna of Tufts University and the Atlantic Acting School Conservatory.

Dillan Smith

Dillan Smith (Benny) graduated from The University of the Arts in the spring of 2016.

Bebe Tabickman

Bebe Tabickman (Mrs. Gold, Dance Captain) is overjoyed to be returning to 92Y because it has been such a huge part of her childhood!

Sam Wagner

Sam Wagner (Percussion) aka Sammy Wags is an active performing and composing multi-instrumentalist in and around NYC.