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Jewish, the Musical

Jewish, the Musical  is based on the life of Sigmund Freud who attributed his intellectual independence to his being Jewish and presents some stories through the lens of his theory. The story is wrapped in this year's school musical libretto a teacher just finished for his Grade Tens who are going to present their annual show first time ever on Times Square and though it sounds too old-fashioned to Millennials, it's definitely  a tribute to Mr. Shapiro's own cultural identity, so he dishes out left and right his strict directions on how every number must sound. However, the students have other plans. As the concert unfolds, the teenagers’ deliberately contemporary, almost rebellious versions along with their personal romances and anxieties begin to take over the show as Mr. Shapiro tries frantically to keep a lid on things to the delight of  the live-streaming YouTube and TV audiences, as well as cheerful crowds of Times Square.  Jewish, the Musical p resents the best of Je