Choices gives its regards to Broadway


In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Women’s Division event, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando is shaking things up at this year’s Choices by showing the Jewish women of Orlando how important they are in shaping the Jewish community. 

To commemorate an extraordinary 20 years, JFGO has hired a world-class producer to create a one-of-a-kind Broadway-style revue celebrating Jewish life in Central Florida. With more than 100 performers, the program will showcase amazing talent, including Yow Dance, Central Florida’s modern dance company; SAK Comedy Lab, featuring Orlando’s top improv performers; and Laura Hodos, Carbonell Award nominee and frequent performer with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

All women, including their daughters and mothers, in the community past bat-mitzvah age are invited to this showcase event on Feb. 1, 2014. The entertainment will be inspiring for women of all ages.

The production also will feature local talent from the Jewish community including Tony Moreno, Carol Stein, Andra London, Hillary Brook, Kevin Kelly and Central Florida Hillel’s Chai Pitch a capella group.

The producer, Tim Evanicki, is the owner of Starving Artist Studios, a multidisciplinary performing arts training facility in Altamonte Springs. His extensive resume as a performer, show writer, music director and director spans the globe. He has written shows that have enjoyed successful runs in London, Paris, Montreal, as well as regional tours in both the United States and Canada. Students of Evanicki have been seen on the stages of Broadway, Lincoln Center, the West End and several national tours. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School, and as a performer and member of the Actors Equity Association, Evanicki has shared the stage with such names as Patti LuPone and Kristen Chenoweth, and has performed for presidents, popes and world dignitaries.

20th Anniversary Choices will be held at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive, Orlando. Registration and cocktail hour begins at 7 p.m, and at 8:15 p.m. Havdallah, dinner and the program will begin. Couvert is $48 ($28 for women up to 20 years old). Reserve a seat online at

JFGO is also offering complementary transportation from Longwood and Maitland to make it easier for everyone to come to Choices. RSVP required in advance. Shuttles will be leaving at 6:55 p.m. in Longwood at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 2140 W. SR 434; and from the Roth JCC of Greater Orlando, 851 N. Maitland Ave., in Maitland. Guests must reserve a seat when registering for the event. There is limited space available on each bus.

For more information on the 20th Anniversary Choices Event visit, call Emely Katz 407-645-5933 x 239 or email


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