The Arizona Jewish Historical Society


Cool Summer Music Series
Concert Two


Joe and Shana Bousard

A Pocketful of Songs - A Potpourri of Broadway
Classic Jewish songs and some special material by well-known and not so well-known writers and composers!

Sunday, August 19th at 2pm

Tickets: $15 for AZJHS Members, $20 for non-members


Or call (602) 241- 7870 for more information.

People of all faiths welcome!

*All songs used by permission

Joe Bousard has worked professionally in music and theatre for over 50 years.  Since 1962 when he moved from Phoenix to New York, he has been a teacher/performer and coach of voice, acting and Musical Theatre.  Joe was born in Boston, moved to Phoenix at age ten, and is a graduate of West Phoenix High School and Phoenix College.  He received his BA degree in Speech Arts and Theatre from San Diego State College, where he performed and directed operas, plays and musicals.  After a stint in the US Army where he furthered his musical career, he went to the “Big Apple”.  He continued his work in piano and voice, honing his skills as accompanist and composer/lyricist for a variety of singers, while directing choral groups and producing his own Musical Theatre productions, under his own banner, JBL Productions.  

Joe has won awards for Children’s Television: Ohio State Ed. for ‘The Pied Piper Of Hamelin’, collaborating with Evan and Joan Thompson, and for a series entitled ‘Sons and Daughters’ for Channel 33, Hershey, Pa. “Pied Piper’ recently won an AriZoni Award for best score.  And several of his award-winning musicals have been produced by Musical Theatre of Anthem. He is a member of ASCAP, from which he received an annual “cash award for encouragement” for several years.  He was listed in JCC’s “Outstanding Young Men of America-1968”.  He has been a guest teacher at colleges, secondary schools and professional training schools in the USA and Japan, and continues to make an annual trip to conduct special Workshops and classes at Showa Academia Musicae, just outside of Tokyo.  His students have appeared in numerous professional productions and in their own cabaret performances around the world.  He is a member of Theatre Artists Studio, a non-profit organization in Phoenix (Paradise Valley), and has performed and created many cabarets and fund-raisers for them. The performers in these shows have been close friends and family. His other cabaret and musical performances have taken place at the Herberger Theatre Center –Lunchtime Series, for the past several years, with his daughter, Shana, wife, Lorraine and son-in-law, Dominik Rebilas. Their cabarets have played in many other venues around Phoenix.

Shana Bousard has been professionally involved in music and theatre all her life. She graduated from the prestigious Hartt School of Music and immediately began her career in the northeast. She was a featured singer/dancer for Holland America and Regency Cruise lines, and has performed several cabarets and concerts in Manhattan, Phoenix, and around the country. Since moving to Arizona in 1995, Shana, a proud member of Actor’s Equity, has performed for many local and national theatre companies and is an AriZoni Award winning actress/director. Favorite, recent rolls include “Glinda” in The Wizard of Oz, “Mrs. Banks” in Mary Poppins, and Rosemary Clooney/Self in “A Swingin’ Christmas!” at Phoenix Theatre, and “Sally Bowles” in Cabaret at Theatre Artists Studio. Shana is a proud, professional member of the choir at Community Church of the Verdes, and also claims extensive commercial and voice-over credits and is represented by the Leighton Agency. She is also delighted to have produced her vocal CD, ‘This One’s On Me’.  In addition to performing, Shana spends her time as a loving wife to Dominik and mother to Alexander and Emma, and currently works full time as a music therapist with many clients of all ages. Shana is blessed to be able to perform again and again with her loving and talented father.  


This program is funded in part thanks to a generous grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix

Funding also provided by City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture


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