The Cultural Arts Program of the Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys presents its final theatrical performance “In the Beginning” at its current location in Arcadia before relocating.
The JFed Players community theater company present “In the Beginning,” the greatest story never told. The first five books of the Bible get a good-natured ribbing in this hysterical musical tribute to all of those ordinary, everyday people who didn’t make it into the Bible. Unremarkable though they may be, these hardy Biblical bystanders somehow survive calamity after calamity in outrageous fashion, inventing some useful and practical devices along the way (including the Life Saver – the candy, that is), escaping enslavement in ancient Egypt and helping a young man named Cain find his redemption.
With music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by David Hahn, this old fashioned Broadway musical is filled with cheeky humor, abiding warmth, toe-tapping songs, romantic ballads, and songs of hope as well as vaudeville routines.