Shai Amoyal (Leo Bloom) After years of being an aspiring musician, Shai's decided to take the leap into the acting world, formerly in the lead role of the musical First Date. When not on stage, Shai's a co-founder of a production company – Capricia Productions – that makes video games for music albums
Avichai Binyamin Barlinski (Choreographer, swing)
was born in South Africa. He began his dance training at age 6 at the
local dance studio and graduated from the Johannesburg Performing
Arts School. He then studied at the University of Cape
Town Ballet School graduating with a Complete Certificate in
Performing Arts & the Royal Academy of Dance Solo Seal Award.
He started his professional career with Cape Town City Ballet and
danced both soloist and principle roles, performing in South Africa,
Botswana, London and Israel.
His training and expertise included Classical Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Spanish, Latin/Ballroom, Classical Greek, National Folk Dance and Drama. He has conducted workshops for various age groups at international conferences and seminars.
Avichai retired from the professional stage but continued appearing as a guest artist for the Johannesburg & Port Elizabeth Youth Ballet. He choreographed, directed, staged and danced with his own dance company in Cape Town & Johannesburg, South Africa. In the 2000 production of "Manon" at the State Theater Opera House, Pretoria, South Africa he was asked to be the Assistant & Rehearsal Manager to the Director of the production - Leonard Prinsloo. In February 2010 he moved to Israel and since 2011 has performed and choreographed for various Musical Theater Companies in Jerusalem.
C.B. Davies (Kevin, swing) studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Terry Schreiber Studios, and in the conservatory at Michael Howard Studios in NYC. Past roles include "The Mouse That Roared" (Beston), "Picnic" (Howard), "Remember My Name" (Hans Schmidt), "Next To Normal" (Henry), "Spring Awakening" (Hanschen). He is excited to be a part of such a challenging and funny show as The Producers and to be playing so many different characters all in one performance. He recently co-produced a concept album for Broadway Records of a new musical "Song of Solomon" and co-produced "There's nothing like a...Musical!!" with his wife and parents for ESRA in Modiin where they sang tunes from Broadway musicals and more . When he is not writing, reading, or playing games he is dreaming of the chance to bring more English theater to Israel and will be pursuing a Masters in Education. He wants to thank his wife Dena for all of her support, breakfast, lunch, and dinner...and for being there for the production as well. A huge thank you to his grandparents, parents, and family for all of their support. To the awesome cast and production team, Break a leg ;)
Dale David Boccaccio Honor (Roger De Bris) of Jerusalem made Aliyah from Denver, Colorado in 2009. He is a writer, editor, events planner and poet. He has been part of the entertainment industry for over 30 years (stage and TV actor, singer, dancer, model, puppeteer and lead singer for many bands in the rock/pop/R&B genres). His last role on television was in the Israeli hit show "Blue Natali" (YES). Dale David has performed dozens of roles on stage including: WEST SIDE STORY (Bernardo), THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (The Pirate King), HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (J. Pierpont Finch), RENT (Paul, Mr. Jefferson, Seasons of Love soloist), THE COMEDY OF ERRORS (Dr. Pinch), BAREFOOT IN THE PARK (Victor Velasco), ARSENIC-THE MUSICAL! (Jonathan Brewster), THE MIRACLE WORKER (Captain Arthur Keller), MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (Tyler) and Israel Musicals' 1776 (Judge James Wilson). His original short plays "THE VETERAN", "THE MOOD RING", "SCARED AND SCARRED", "RAGGEDY OREO" and "BURIED ALIVE" have been performed on stage in Israel. THE PRODUCERS (Roger De Bris) is Dale David's second production with Israel Musicals.
Avital Kagan (swing) Has been on the stage many times, although she is still just in her teens. This is Avital's fourth production with Israel Musicals.
Erez Kantor (Carmen Ghia) Erez is a professional actor who works with many theatre companies and productions, from Shakespeare to .. Mel Brooks. He is pleased to be in his first production with Israel Musicals.
David Kilimnick (Franz), known as Jerusalem's Comedian, and dubbed Israel 's "father of Anglo comedy" by the Jerusalem Post, is now joining the theater. David is now representing Israel in the Semi-Finals of the 'Funniest Person in the World' competition, David also opened and runs Jerusalem's comedy club, the Off The Wall Comedy Basement in Jerusalem (the first of its kind). He has performed and written many one-man shows dedicated to life in Israel (the creator and performer of The Aliyah Monologues, Find Me A Wife, Uncle 'D', Religious Manifesto and more). David has also appeared on Israel's comedy network, Tzchok MeAvodah, starred on Jerusalem HaDashot, and has been hailed by the tough Israeli media as a "rising star" who possesses "Seinfeldian charm" when he takes to the stage.The rabbi turned comedian now brings his comedic talents to his role as a Nazi. An international performer and Winner of the inaugural Stage One Monologue Competition. After years of stand-up comedy and film work, this is David's premier with an ensemble. Now David is a thespian.
Yisrael Levitt (Marks, swing) a family physician by day, is appearing in his 7th production for Israel Musicals. He has appeared in numerous plays and musicals for The Hillel Theater Workshop, TACT, the Old Barn Theater in Orot, The Ashqelon Players and for Stage 80 in his native Manchester as well as playing a British soldier in the critically acclaimed movie "The Little Traitor".
Kfir Levy (Stormtrooper, swing) is an actor, tenor singer and a vocal teacher. Plays at the CAMERI Theater in HAIR, KAZABLAN, and in the new BILLY ELLIOT production. In 'Israel musicals' productions, Kfir played the role of Che in EVITA, and in the show HISTORY OF BROADWAY. Beyond musical theater, Kfir also played in Brecht's opera "Der Jasager", and the operetta "The Merry Widow". He's a member of the Gary Bertini Israeli Choir, sang with the Israeli Philharmonic and the Camerata Orchestra and worked with world leading conductors such as; Zubin Mehta, Asher Fisch and Vladimir Yurovsky. Kfir Started his musical training as a classical pianist, holds a B.A. in music at The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, vocally trained by Mr. Yaniv Baruch. Studied acting with the actress Dina Doron, and with the movie director Shahar Rozen. Also studies ballet dancing at the Pure Dancing Studio.
Yisrael Lutnick (Director, swing) is appearing in multiple roles in this, his favorite comedy. He has been seen on stage in Capital Musical Theatre's Any Dream Will Do (Joseph), in JEST's The Disputation (Pablo), in Israel Musicals' shows Man of La Mancha (Don Quixote), 1776 (John Adams), CATS (Gus), Evita (Juan Peron), Seussical (Mayor of Who) and Peter Pan (Captain Hook). His one-man shows Frankly Sinatra and Rosenblatt & Gershwin have been performed in New York, the Catskills, and across Israel. Yisrael founded Israel Musicals with the production of his own musical, If I Could Rewrite The World. He has recorded two albums of original music, Hamakor and Gesharim. It has been a delight working with this cast and crew, and a real treat to put on such a brilliant comedy. Yisrael thanks his wife Amy for incalculable assistance in every aspect of this production.
Hagar Nabatti (Usherette, swing) A trained opera singer and voice teacher, Hagar is pleased to make her debut with Israel Musicals.
Meirav Peleg (Hold-Me-Touch-Me, swing) is an actress, singer and dancer. She is a graduate of "The Academy of Performing Arts" in Tel Aviv. She has taken part in a variety of plays and musicals such as "Good", "Women talking Women", "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds", "My sweet dragon " and more.She has sung in a variety of vocal ensembles such as "Opbeat" (The official vocal ensemble of the open university) and "Shakespeare Ensemble" directed by prof. Avra ham Oz.
Howard Schechter (Max Bialystock) American born, Actor,
Writer and Director. He has been living in Israel since 2011. A
native New Yorker, Mr. Schechter began his Stage career in 1974
playing the lead role in the Obie Award winning play
"Moonchildren" at the Theater de Lys. He went on to play in
Tennessee Williams' "Summer and Smoke" with the Roundabout
Theater Company. He then starred in Jean Erdman's Obie Award winning
extravaganza "The Coach with the Six Insides" based on
Finnegan's Wake and produced by Joseph Campbell at the Theater of the
Open Eye. His performance at The San Diego Repertory Theater as Ricky
Roma in David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize winning "Glen Gary, Glen
Ross" garnered a DramaLogue Award for Outstanding Actor. Once
again Mr. Schechter won a DramaLogue award for his portrayal of Mr.
Wagner in the Los Angeles Theater Center Production of Raymond J.
Barry's 'Once in Doubt' winner of the Drama Critic's Circle Award for
Playwriting. While in Hollywood Mr. Schechter was featured in
many Emmy Award winning TV shows including Murder She Wrote, Hill St.
Blues, Moonlighting, Lucy and Desi: Before the Laughter, McGyver and
Seinfeld. On film he has appeared in "Hair" "Between
the Lines", the cult hit "Smithereens" and Seventh
Since moving to Israel he has appeared on Stage at Bet Avichai in "Daniel Ortega and Those Yom Kippur Blues" and "The Last Confession of Eddie Carmichael Cohen". In 2012 he was presented with a "Distinguished Artist" award by Israel's Ministry of Culture. On TV he starred as Arthur Rothstein (and Akhenaton!!) in the final season of "New York" for the YES network and appeared in the international feature film "Felafel Atomi". Mr. Schechter just completed a starring role in an historic run at The Khan of the White Donkey. The play called "The High School" by Arnold Perl was included in Sfat's Klezmer Festival. The first time a theatrical piece has been included in the renowned annual Festival. The play is based on Sholom Aleichem's "Gymnasia" and was produced by The Tsfat Theater. Mr. Schechter serves as the Artistic Producer.
This spring he will be Producing and Directing the new American hit play "Foreclosure or Yelling at Women Walking Their Dogs" in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv as part of his "Broadway in Israel" project. Howard Schechter appears courtesy of Broadway in Israel. Jewcer.org/project/Broadway-in-Israel
Meital Segal (Ulla) A professional actress and singer, Meital has performed in many productions and was a member of the international singing troupe, The Voca People. This is her second production with Israel Musicals.
Shir Zehavi (Shirley Markowitz, swing) Shir makes her debut on the Israel Musicals stage playing multiple roles in this show. She is a professional actress living in Tel Aviv.
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