9th Annual Hanukkah Hullabaloo set for Dec. 14

From left, Stuart Rosenberg, Jeff Lazaroff  and his daughter Daisy Lazaroff perform at last year’s Hanukkah Hullabaloo. File Photo: Eric Berger

On Saturday, Dec. 14, Brothers Lazaroff return to the Grandel Theatre for the second year in a row to host their 9th Annual Brothers Lazaroff Hanukkah Hullabaloo. 

Rabbi James Stone Goodman and the Eight Nights Orchestra will be performing the annual recitation of “Eight Nights,” their original spoken word, electro-klezmer composition, interwoven with tributes to some of the musicians lost in 2019 including Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, New Orleans greats Dr. John and Art Neville, as well as tributes to Brothers’ favorites Bob Dylan the late Leonard Cohen.  

St. Louis great Anita Jackson will return for her second Hullabaloo, along with Grammy-nominated singer Elizabeth McQueen (of Austin, Texas), formerly of Asleep at the Wheel, to help with the vocal duties. Members of the Funky Butt Brass Band and DJ Boogieman will also take part.

Brothers Lazaroff will be teaming up again with Metro Theater Company to raise money for the organization’s youth violence prevention program “Say Something, Do Something.” 

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Latkes will be fried live on stage and available for donations.

The event starts at 7 p.m. The Grandel Theatre is located at 3610 Grandel Square. 

Tickets, from $25-$50, are available at http://bit.ly/hanukkah-hullabaloo2019. Proceeds from the event will help enable schools across the region to receive this program at no cost. Metro Theater Company will be in the midst of their winter production of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and the Hullabaloo will take place within the meticulously crafted old-time radio studio built for the show.

Brown Smith Wallace is presenting sponsor and the event also is supported by the Staenberg Family Foundation, Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Hudson Management Services and Ben Newman Companies.