That's Entertainment

Our 2023-2024 Season will include both virtual and in person programs. Virtual programs will be streamed via Zoom and in person programs will be presented at the Levis JCC Sandler Center (unless otherwise noted).

Weekly lectures and discussions on all of the forms of entertainment that we love including film, theater, television, comedy, music, dance and more!

Individual in person lectures: $18, Gold & Gold Plus Members: $12, Platinum Members: Free (unless noted)
Pick 6 in person programs: $90, Gold & Gold Plus Members: $60, Platinum Members: Free
Virtual programs are free for all virtual members, $10 for non-virtual members (unless noted)

If you need assistance purchasing tickets or membership, call the Box Office at 561-558-2520.

LEVIS JCC SANDLER CENTER | 21050 95th Avenue S., Boca Raton, FL | 561-558-2520

*Important: please note that when arriving to our campus for evening and Sunday events, you must use the 95th Avenue S. entrance
(off of Glades Road between Lyons Road and 441).

Dan Hudak presents Hudak on Hollywood

Virtual via Zoom

Thursdays, 3:00 pm

June 8: 
Best Duos: The Actors
July 13: Best Supporting Actors
August 10: The Unsung Heroes
September 14: Greatest Quotes in Film History

A lifelong film lover, Dan Hudak has worked extensively as a film critic in print, radio and television. He has provided film reviews and commentary for WPLG-TV (ABC) Miami-Ft. Lauderdale,, the Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor,,, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Newsday, Orlando Sentinel, San Francisco Examiner and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He is the owner of Hudak On Hollywood, Inc., and his popular “Hudak On Hollywood” lectures are given throughout Florida and Colorado. He is the former chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association. He studied Film History and Criticism at Bard College and the University of Miami, where he received his M.A. in Film Studies.

Betsy Schwarm presents
Classical Music Series

Virtual via Zoom

Thursdays, 3:00 pm

June 15:
A Star-Spangled Survey: Sousa, Copland and Bernstein
July 20:
Ivory Expressions: Chopin and Rachmaninoff
August 17:
Impressionism in Classical Music: Debussy and More
September 21:
Beyond the Ballets: Investigating Tchaikovsky

Music historian Betsy Schwarm spent a dozen years on the air at the vintage KVOD radio, "The Classical Voice of Denver." She has also taught university-level music appreciation, but is especially known for her user-friendly approach to talking about classical music.

Richard Knox presents

Virtual via Zoom

Wednesdays, 3:00 pm

June 7: 
The Great American Songbook Part 5
July 5: Linda Ronstadt
August 2: Neil Diamond
September 13: Linda Eder

Richard Knox is a native son of Brooklyn, NY where he attended Brooklyn College and later earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Baruch College. After moving to Merrick, NY he began a long tenure as Director of Mathematics for the Copiague Public Schools. Following his retirement after 38 years as a school teacher and administrator, he began to develop a series of multimedia presentations based on his first love, the performing arts. His list of over 70 programs includes Broadway musicals, film, and opera. Richard specializes in 20th century song writers and vocalists, and radio and television programs of the “Golden Age.” Currently Rich is a resident of Omaha, Nebraska where he continues to present programs virtually via Zoom.

Brian Rose presents

Virtual via Zoom

Wednesdays, 3:00 pm

June 21: 
The Magic of Fred Astaire
July 26: Gene Kelly - Singing and Dancing in the Rain
August 23: Over the Rainbow: The Hollywood Career of Judy Garland
September 20: “One More for My Baby”: The Hollywood Songbook of Frank Sinatra
October 18: Elvis in Hollywood

Brian Rose is a professor emeritus at Fordham University, where he taught for 38 years in the Department of Communication and Media Studies. He’s written several books on television history and cultural programming, and conducted more than a hundred Q&A’s with leading directors, actors, and writers for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Screen Actors Guild, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Directors Guild of America. Over the last decade, he’s presented more than 500 lectures at libraries and cultural organizations around the country, including the Smithsonian, the 92nd St. Y, Film Forum in New York City, OLLI in Washington DC and JCC’s in New York, Chicago, Cincinnati and Boca Raton.

Charles Troy presents

Virtual via Zoom

Wednesdays, 3:00 pm

June 28: The Creation of “1776”
July 19: The Creation of “Evita”
August 30: The Creation of “Ragtime”
September 27: The Creation of “The Wizard of Oz”
October 25: The Creation of “Wicked”

Charles Troy is a retired graphic designer and former theatre lyricist who has developed more than fifty multimedia presentations on musical theatre subjects. During the pandemic, he has converted these presentations into videos, which he presents virtually. These videos combine his own original graphics with historic photos, edited audio tracks with the lyrics displayed onscreen, and illustrative video clips — all coordinated with a voiceover narrative, evolved from his extensive research, that weaves the pertinent events into a dramatic tale. Half of these videos are 80 to 90-minute programs on the stories behind many of the great musicals. Charles is based in the Chicago area.

Gail Leondar-Wright presents
What Makes Sondheim Great?

Virtual Via Zoom

Thursdays, 3:00 pm

September 28: An Introduction to Stephen Sondheim
October 5: Lyrics and Gypsy
October 12: Sondheim’s Three Axioms
October 19: Sondheim’s Relationship to the Musical Theatre Tradition
October 26: How Sondheim’s Love of Puzzles and Mysteries Expresses Itself in Sweeney Todd
November 2: Putting it Together and Sunday in the Park with George

Free for virtual members, $50 for 6-week course

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