This year’s Showcase, held Sunday, April 2 and Monday, April 3 had a royal theme. Each act played the role of a different country, bringing its gift of song or dance to the audience. The celebration was held at the Schottenstein Cultural Center, 239 E. 34th St. on Yeshiva University’s Beren Campus.
Proceeds from the performance will benefit Magen David Adom and Sharsheret, a support organization for young Jewish women with breast cancer.
“The mission statement of Showcase is threefold,” explained Showcase Director Eliana Rudolph, a senior at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women. “We want to unite students in a way that provides a positive outlet for their abilities, we want to raise awareness of the talents of Stern students, and we want to join to raise money for worthy causes.”
Last year’s one-night-only concert raised $1,500 for Sharsheret and Magen David Adom. “A student might not have $1,500 to give herself, but she can contribute her time and talent and raise the same amount she would want to give.”
The production is funded by the Stern College Dramatic Society and the Stern College Student Council.
“The Showcase performances offer our women the opportunity to express themselves through the arts –– music, drama, dance –– in a meaningful forum,” said Zelda Braun, associate dean of students. “The support of the campus community and the community at large will foster the diverse talents of our performers.”