January 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
7 Selwyn St
Elsternwick VIC 3185
Jewish Holocaust Centre and The Kadimah
0413 351 852
The Twziggy-Wiggy Cabaret – Songs from the Ghetto. @ Elsternwick | Victoria | Australia


Songs of the Ghetto

Produced by Jewish Holocaust Centre and The Kadimah

Written and Directed by Galit Klas with songs from the Ghettos.


Amongst the constant fear, threat of deportation, hunger and disease in the guarded walls of the Ghetto, cultural activities continued. Music, theatre and cabaret were popular, hundreds of new songs were composed proving the resilience and resistance of the performers and writers.

The Tziggy Wiggy Cabaret, operates in a Jewish Ghetto in 1941. The cast know any night could be their last performance, but they still deal with fear and hunger to present their best work to their fellow Jewish prisoners.

The cabaret includes 17 songs, all written and performed in various Ghettos during the holocaust.


15th-24nd of June 2017

Preview: 15th June

Performances: Saturday 17th, Sunday 18th June (matinee and evening)

Thursday 22nd, Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th (matinee and evening)

Total of 7-8 shows

****The Ghetto Cabaret will be part of the Glen Eira Story Telling Festival


Sundays from Feb 19th 10am-2pm

Wednesdays from Feb 22nd 7pm-9:30pm


Sunday the 5th of February 10-2pm

Audition Requirements

Prepare one song, (a verse and chorus) in Yiddish or English.

Auditions will include improvising a scene and learning a chorus of a Yiddish song.

The audition may include simple choreography

Please bring a resume and a photo of yourself.

To book an audition: Call Lena on 9528 1985 or 0413 351 852

Audition, rehearsals and performances will take place at Kadimah, 7 Selwyn st, Elsternwick

But I don’t speak Yiddish!

All songs are in Yiddish and English. Prior knowledge of Yiddish is not required as long as you are willing to learn the songs in Yiddish with a coach from the Kadima. You might find you like it!


Lieb/ Male/ 30-50

Lieb is the charismatic MC who holds the whole show together, by appeasing his Prima-donna cast members and stepping in when necessary. He has a limp and uses a crutch to walk.

 Strong acting skills required.


Yankele is a street singer who is a recent addition to the professional stage. He sings his own compositions that he writes about the various people and problems in the Ghetto. He does not care too much about authority, whether it be the MC or the police.

 Strong singer and actor required. Juggling skills a plus.

Mrs. Hecht/ Female/30-55

Mrs. Hecht is from the opera houses of Europe, a Mezzo soprano, that is a stickler for professionalism.

Very strong singer and actor required


Rivke’s stage name is Hunny, she has performed with her sister, Bunny for most of their life. She likes to help other members of the cast when they are in trouble.

Strong singing (including harmonies), acting and some dancing required.


Sarah’s stage name is Bunny, she is part of the Hunny & Bunny duo and has performed with her partner, and sister, since they were very young. She is politically involved.

Strong singing (including harmonies), acting and some dancing required.

 *Hunny and Bunny can be a male duo, if so the names will be changed.

 Dancers / Female or Male/ 16-35/

Two dancers are required with skills in contemporary ballet, jazz and acro. We are looking for dancers who can dance with fiery energy at one moment, and tenderness in the next who will devise the dances with our choreographer. The dancers will work as a pair and will also have dialogue so acting skills are necessary.