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Another Kind of Hero

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

8 Comments

  1. Tracey (Rubinsohn) Epley

    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

  2. Michael Hughes

    Wow! I stumbled upon this website while I was researching the history of the Walnut Street Theatre, and what a shock! I originated the role of Young Jacob in the Canadian Premiere of Another Kind Of Hero in Toronto in the 90s. Though I have been able to remember bits and pieces of lyrics and melody through the years, I am so glad to be able to listen to the music again! Thank you!

  3. Melanie Hochman

    Just like Tracey, I made my professional stage debut in this show at the age of 12. It was an experience I will never forget! I’m so glad to have this website to come back to and listen to the beautiful music that I still sing to myself often.
    Thank you for the gift of this powerful show.

    • Susan

      I wish Walnut Street Theatre would perform this again. We have had season tickets for nearly 30 years. The plays and musicals run together after awhile. This is one that has always been a standout. So memorable and well done. Please, Bernard, instead of doing Annie again, do this.

  4. Larry Raiken

    I played Jacob as a grown up, and my own grandfather in the Walnut Street production. I was so proud to have worked with Charles Abbott (director), Paul Schoeffler, James MacCammond, Cheryl Stern, John-Charles Kelly, Amanda Naughton and a strong cast. How wonderful to hear this music again.

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