The Jazz Singer: The Musical opened on Broadway to great acclaim in 1925. Loosely based on the life of Al Jolson, the most famous and highest-paid entertainer of the 1930s, the story enacts the conflict felt by Jolson between his old-world Jewish heritage -- his father is a cantor in the synagogue -- and his own passion for performing ragtime and jazz music. Jolson went on to star in the film version of The Jazz Singer in 1927, which was a massive hit and the very first "talking picture," but the original stage show still endures. See it in Boca Raton at the Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park.
This production contains material that may not be appropriate for audience members under the age of 13.