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The Insiders: A night on Broadway in Concord

  • Ben Conant and Keith Testa, the Concord Monitor's Insiders. <br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff)

    Ben Conant and Keith Testa, the Concord Monitor's Insiders.

    (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff)

  • Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa<br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

    Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa

    (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

  • Ben Conant and Keith Testa, the Concord Monitor's Insiders. <br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor Staff)
  • Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa<br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

P erhaps you haven’t heard, but New York City was recently voted “Best place in America to find meat you’ve never heard of sold out of an old ice cream truck on the street.” A clunky title, to be sure, but does that make it any less prestigious?

It’s also still the place to go if you’re looking for a white-knuckle cab ride and a 50/50 chance of being held up at knifepoint – sometimes at once!

If you’re looking for a quality theater experience, though, you no longer need to trek to the Big Apple. In fact, you don’t have to leave Concord’s city limits. And you don’t even need to enter a theater. But you’ll still wind up on Broadway. Confused? We are, too. Wait, what were we talking about?

Temple Beth Jacob – on Broadway in the South End – is hosting its 16th annual Purimshpiel, an extravaganza featuring a satirical musical comedy as part of the traditional celebration of the Jewish holiday, Purim. The Sound of the Music Man: The Megillah According to Nuns with Trombones! is scheduled for tomorrow at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m., but reserved tickets need to be ordered nowish. Front-section seats are $20 and rear-section seats are $10 and can be purchased by calling 228-8581. “Dancing” room only tickets are available on the night of the show for $10.

Given that previous productions included a hilarious adaptation named Les Mizigillah, this sounds like something you don’t want to miss.

(Email the Insiders at
theinsiders@cmonitor.com.)

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