NOW:53208:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
43°
H 43° L 37°
Cloudy | 20MPH

Intergenerational play combines stories of area seniors, performances by youth theater group

April 26, 2013

The stories of Wauwatosa seniors are the subject of a new stage production that will debut May 10 at Luther Manor Senior Living Community.

“The play is one way that Luther Manor is celebrating the many talents of our seniors during May, which is Older Americans Month,” said Kate Bertram, Director of Marketing.

“Schmaltz and Other Fond Memories from the Waldorf Astoria Ballroom,” written, produced, and directed by Diane Johnson, executive director of the Unity in Music youth theatre group, is the culmination of many writing workshops Johnson led at the Luther Manor Terrace last fall.

Johnson, who is the former artistic director for Modjeska Youth Theatre Company, first collaborated with Luther Manor residents on a musical, “Now I Can Soar” in February of 2012. The production featured performances by the members of Johnson’s youth theatre group as well as Terrace residents. The intergenerational experience was well-received by both parties, so Johnson returned to continue the collaboration.

“I held twelve two hour creative writing workshops for residents,” Johnson said. “During this time, about 40 seniors, and a few staff, wrote 200 pieces about their lives. Some were hilariously funny, some very moving. These stories were then combined, music added, and grew into a theatre piece.”

Presentations of “Schmaltz and Other Fond Memories from the Waldorf Astoria Ballroom” will take place at 7 p.m. on May 10 and 11 in the Lippold Faith and Education Center. Cream City Jazz Band will perform 30 minutes before show time to set the mood for the performance. Admission is free and first come, first served.

An accredited senior living community, Luther Manor has been caring and advocating for seniors for more than 50 years. In addition to apartment homes, assisted living and long-term care options, Luther Manor offers rehabilitation, adult day and supportive services, hospice care and community outreach programs. For more information, call (414) 464-3880 or visit www.luthermanor.org.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Foreign officials take inspiration from Wauwatosa's Innovation Campus 4/23

» Wauwatosa fire chief addresses threat of oil tanker derailment 4/22

» Mount Mary students spruce up Wauwatosa businesses 4/22

» U-Haul moving into former Harley-Davidson plant in Wauwatosa 4/20

» Teen apparel store Garage coming to Mayfair 4/20

» Suburban Woman's Club of Wauwatosa awards scholarships to teachers 4/17

» Seniors now eligible for free Milwaukee County bus passes 4/16

» Irgens names Zywave as tenant for proposed office building in Wauwatosa 4/15

» Kmart closing in developing area of Wauwatosa 4/14

» Kmart in Wauwatosa will close 4/14

» UPDATE: Friday meeting will proceed without Rep. Kooyenga 4/14

» DOT resumes resurfacing work on Mayfair Road in Wauwatosa 4/13

» Diamond Stone headlines 2014-15 All-Suburban Boys Basketball team 4/13

» Wauwatosa now accepting electronic waste 4/9

» Tornado watch in effect 4/9

» Wauwatosa voters support Bradley, Cullen and state referendum 4/8

» Interactive: Test scores jump as Wauwatosa makes literacy a priority 4/8

» 2015 Milwaukee suburbs election roundup Updated:  4/8

» Eddie Cullen wins supervisor race to represent Wauwatosa 4/7

» Milwaukee man charged after fatal crash in Wauwatosa 4/6

» Popeye's proposed for Burleigh Street in Wauwatosa 4/3

» Wauwatosa teacher, student win Kohl Foundation awards 4/2

» Judge casts cloud over web of sex offender residency restrictions Updated:  4/1

» 2014-15 All-Suburban Girls Basketball Team named 4/1

» Kari Miller leaves Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce 4/1

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Hidden Tosa

 

"Hidden Tosa" is a semi-regular feature where reporter Rory Linnane explores the closed down and closed off parts of Wauwatosa.

2015 Writing Contest

 

(Click image for details)


Local Business Directory

CONNECT