Woodside Park House Concerts

of Silver Spring, MD


Sean Altman


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Why is this concert different from all other concerts?

Woops, wrong Jewish holiday - it's the first night of Chanukah, not Passover.  But this concert will certainly be very different from all previous Woodside Park House Concerts.  On this night, ex-Rockapella star Sean Altman will join us to present his acclaimed comedy extravaganza:


If you're ready to party like it's the 1999th-anniversary of Jesus Christ's bar mitzvah, please join us in our living room for an unforgettable evening of numbers such as "Taller Than Jesus,” “They Tried To Kill Us (We Survived, Let’s Eat),” and “What the Hell is Simchas Torah.”

As the Jerusalem Post puts it, Sean Altman "writes hilarious and irreverent acoustic rock songs about his awakening Jewish awareness."  Sean burst onto the national music scene as part of Rockapella, one of the first break-out a capella groups, which he led through its heyday years on the Emmy-winning PBS-TV series "Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?" (he co-wrote the well-known theme song).

Now, every December, Sean helps members of his tribe (and their friends) celebrate the Season of Feeling Left Out by warming our hearts with funny, tuneful, and entirely inappropriate songs.  If you want to check out the music before you come, you can visit, but honestly, it's best to hear this stuff for the first time live, so don't listen to everything on the website.

Sean will present two shows, one at 7 pm and one at 9 pm.  Doors for the first show will open at 6:30 and for the second show at 8:30.  We suggest a donation of $20 per guest to Sean, and we'll be offering potluck-style refreshments -- please feel free to bring a snack, dessert or beverage to contribute (should be non-meat as well as tree-nut-free), although it is not necessary for you to bring something to attend.

Space  is limited and we're certain to sell out, so please RSVP to as soon as possible and let us know whether you prefer the early or late show.  Feel free to invite friends as long as you RSVP for them.  However, JEWMONGOUS!  is not appropriate for children under high school age -- unless you're training them to be sailors.

Since the show is only an hour or so, please note that our house is very close to downtown Silver Spring, which has tons of restaurants, movies, and other things for you to do before/after the show.

We look forward to seeing you on December 8!