Jewish Home has been selected as the 2014-2015 Charity Partner of the Blue Hill Troupe, Ltd.
Each year the Troupe mounts a full- scale production of a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, plus a smaller production of a Broadway-style show. The proceeds of these performances are donated to the selected charity each year. Over the past ten seasons, Troupe charities have received total proceeds ranging from $49,000 to $188,000, averaging $116,000.
The first performance this season will be the musical farce, “Lucky Stiff.” Based on the novel, The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo, the play won the Richard Rogers Award in 1988 when it was produced by Playwrights Horizon. Opening night is November 6.
All proceeds from the 2014-15 season will enhance and expand Jewish Home’s arts programming for residents on all of Jewish Home’s campuses. A new Dance and Movement class and a new Horticulture class are planned. Current activities will also benefit from the support of the Blue Hill Troupe, including Music and Performing Class which is accessible to all seniors, including those with stroke-related speech impairments and those in wheelchairs, and adaptive programs for those residents who are unable to leave their floors due to physical frailty or cognitive impairment.