by Karen Avrech
Because the Jewish film A Light for Greytowers was produced for a female audience, Karen sat down and screened the DVD, while Robert was safely tucked away in his office.
The movie evokes the Broadway musicals “Oliver” and “Annie” with admirable professionalism while injecting just enough Yiddishkeit to establish it as a pioneering work in Jewish musical theater. The musical numbers are energetic and beautifully sung. The matron of the orphanage carries the show, but even with her powerful performance the orphans hold their own, and find their marks with precision and confidence. I would have liked more musical numbers since they are the most enjoyable part of the movie. I look forward to more work from these artists!