In Tuesday’s episode of The Culture Show, the music of Egypt comes to Boston. “The Band's Visit” is one of the most captivating musicals about... nothing. Though it might not be action packed, it packs a punch for maximizing everyday moments and making them feel momentous.
The Tony Award–winning show follows the adventures of a touring Egyptian band stranded in an Israeli village. With nowhere for the musicians to stay, the locals take them in for the night. Hear from the man behind their words: David Yazbek, the composer and lyricist for the hit musical, which is now onstage at The Huntington.
From there it’s two scoops of Scrooge. Actors David Coffee and Karen MacDonald talk about what it takes to play Charles Dickens’ iconic character in two different regional productions of "A Christmas Carol."
Finally, we continue with the holiday spirit, previewing a one-of-a-kind Hanukkah celebration from the Jewish Arts Collaborative and the Museum of Fine Arts.
Listen to the full show above to get all the details on these stories, as well as what to expect on tomorrow's edition of The Culture Show.