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Courses by instructor: Bonnie Weiss

Bonnie Weiss

Bonnie WeissBonnie Weiss is a seasoned theatre educator, writer, radio and cabaret producer. She teaches musical theatre appreciation for Bay Area Classic Learning Road Scholar (Elder Hostel) programs and for S.F. State, Santa Clara, and Dominican University OLLI. She also lectures at retirement communities throughout California. Among the many educational and community organizations through which she has offered her acclaimed presentations are San Francisco Conservatory of Music, The Concordia-Argonaut and Commonwealth Clubs, Masonic Lodges, The Stanford Women’s Alumni Association, U.C. Berkeley Extension, the Colleges of Marin and San Mateo and the Blackhawk, Oakland and Palace of the Legion of Honor Museums.

Bonnie also writes feature stories and reviews for The Sondheim Review. From 1983 to 1991 she co-produced and hosted a radio show "Front Row Center" on KALW-FM, "Two for the Show" on KEST-AM and "Open Ear" on KQED-FM. She has also produced and acted as Master of Ceremonies for 12 sold-out cabaret shows in San Francisco and San Mateo.

A Day of Jewish Learning: Ignite Your Mind

A500-SCJ Instructors: Weiss Starting: 05/04/2014 Location: Finley Community Center

Join us in Sonoma County for a day of learning. The workshops will offer topics focused on Jewish Kabbalah, urban farming, chanting, wilderness, spirituality, yoga, collage, mysticism, symmetry, music, film and the Baal Shem Tov. ...

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The Man Who Gave Fiddler Its Heart: A Tribute to Lyricist Sheldon Harnick

A200-JCL Instructors: Weiss Starting: 05/22/2014 Location: Jewish Community Library

Sheldon Harnick’s lyrics to “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Far from the Home I Love,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Do You Love Me?” and “Tradition” helped make Fiddler on the Roof one of Broadway’s longest running ...

The Man Who Put the Rainbow in the Wizard of Oz:
A Tribute to Lyricist and Humanitarian Yip Harburg

A350-OFJ Instructors: Weiss Starting: 04/29/2014 Location: Oshman Family JCC

With Musical Theatre Historian, Bonnie Weiss After a resounding, sold-out success at The Jewish Music Festival, we are bringing this acclaimed program to the Palo Alto Oshman Family JCC's special “Community Tuesdays.” That means that ...