Another Kind of Hero

by Betsy Alexander on August 4, 2015 · 2 comments

Music by E.A. Alexander • Book & Lyrics by Lezley Steel

Another Kind of Hero

“Heroic!…a surprisingly good musical about a seemingly impossible subject.” – Toby Zinman, City Paper

“Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg rescued thousands of Hungarian Jews from certain death by the ruthless Nazi regime. This passionate musical brings to life his triumphs and tragedies in an incredible story of heroism, romance, adventure, and determination. Raoul Wallenberg is ANOTHER KIND OF HERO.” – Institute for Jewish/Christian Understanding

Cheryl Stern as Giselle Epple

“…thoroughly entertaining, providing a three-dimensional picture of the Swedish diplomat hero which intrigues and amazes.” – Ben Rose, Canadian Jewish News

“…incredible and exhilarating…a work of lyrically bracing significance.” – Charles Lee, WFLN, Arts In Review

Dinner with Eichmann

Dinner with Eichmann
Song: “What’s Going Through His head?”

Paul Schoeffler (seated, left) as Raoul Wallenberg and James A. McCammond (seated, right) as Colonel Eichmann in Walnut Street Theatre production.

“And the music…ah, the music!”
– Nels Nelson, Daily News Theatre Critic

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Tracey (Rubinsohn) Epley June 13, 2017 at 1:37 am

Betsy,

You cast me in the chorus of Another Kind of Hero as a 14 year old child in 1992, and this production remains the single most formative and memorable experience of my life. 25 years later, I can still remember the music as if it were yesterday. I did not make theater my profession, but it will always be my passion, and I just wanted to thank you for giving me such an incredible opportunity and experience all those years ago.

Thanks again,
Tracey (Rubinsohn) Epley

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Mark Quinn Warren June 24, 2017 at 5:39 pm

This is exciting.. I would love to see this performed on the stage…

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