On this week's Seekers of Meaning TV Show and Podcast, Cantor Ben Kintisch discusses his musical, "Life Review - The Hospice Musical."
Life Review: The Hospice Musical is a new musical celebrating life, love and loss through three seasons at a residential hospice. The story follows our young Rabbi David, the new chaplain at the facility. He arrives in autumn, eager and naive, caring but lonely. As he ministers to the patients, Rabbi David learns from his patients even as he cares for them. and their loved ones.
In Life Review: The Hospice Musical, each patient sings their story. We hear from a proud mother remembering snow, a brave but scared young man wondering what's to come, an older man looking for one last friend, and a man of God singing praises.
As the show's website puts it: "It's A Chorus Line meets Fiddler on the Roof."
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About the Guest
Cantor Benjamin Kintisch
Cantor Benjamin Kintisch is a Cantor, a chaplain and a music teacher, in addition to his involvement with theater and songwriting. “Life Review” is the first musical he has created.
He has loved singing and performing on stage since his youth. He graduated from Brown University with concentration in Judaic Studies. Graduate studies at Jewish Theological Seminary included a Masters in Sacred Music along with a Cantorial degree. Kintisch recently completed his fourth year of chaplaincy training, having served in both hospice and eldercare facilities. Most recently he became a middle school chorus teacher in Dundalk, MD. He currently lives in Columbia, MD with his wife, daughter, and dog.
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