Farid El Atrash






A new Cabaret Musical about Farid El Atrash

Cabaret Yaffo presents the story of the life and romances of the famous Egyptian singer Farid El Atrash. From when he first started as a musician in the Cabaret of Madam Badia in Cairo, through his special connection with his sister Asmahan, a promising singer that died in her youth, and his breakthrough as a singer and a film actor, through his romances with the dancer Samia Gamal, Queen Nariman and the Israeli singer Maya Kazabianca and his expectancy that Oum Kalthoum would sing his songs.

The Musical Cabaret is accompanied with excerpts of original video clips with live singing of Farid El Atrash performed by Elias Atala.

 The show is in Hebrew, with songs in Arabic​
Show length: 100 min

Cast: Elias Atala, Rauda Sliman, Ziwar Bahlul, Rami Saliba, Hadar Dadon.
Written & Directed: Igal Ezraty
Additional Texts: Adi Mor, Rauda Sliman
Dramaturg Consultancy: Eden Uliel, Alma Ganihar
Designer: Uri Onn
Costumes: Sandra Sacran
Lighting: Ziv Voloshin
Stage Manager: Zichrini Hatzor
Video editing & Stage Manager: Adel Amsis
Art Consultant: Gaby Aldor
Consultant and Marketing: Eli Grunfeld
Photos: Raday Rubinstein

“In the short period the Arab Hebrew Theatre succeeded to export to France a different Israel. An Israel of cultural dialogue, mutual respect and joint work. On stages of Paris and Marseille the actors confused the audience: a religious Jew singing in Arabic, Arabs acting in Hebrew, while talent spoke, the audience found it difficult to understand who was Jewish or who was Arab.”
Cyril Amar– i24 News Channel

“Came back enchanted by the Cabaret performance about Farid El Atrash, at the Jaffa theatre. It is the life story of the Syrian- Egyptian singer, played by a mixed team of Jewish and Arab actors, which is a bonus by itself, and includes singers with an extraordinary vocal capability. For me it was an emotional nostalgic evening as I grew up with these songs, but even my wife who was unfamiliar with the music was swept away.
Great experience. Chapeau for the Jaffa Theatre, and the artists who facilitate the approach to the Arab culture for everybody.”
Amnon Levy, journalist

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