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February 23, 1990 - Image 66

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-02-23

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gregation, for eight years;
she also has a private prac-
tice as a social worker.
Children aren't the only
ones she directs. Schatz also
produces shows for the
temple's adults, including
its rabbis and cantor.
Her last show, "From
Broadway to Sinai,"
featured 50 congregants
dancing and singing to
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"Both of our rabbis happen
to be very theatrical and en-
joy performing," she said.
"The cantor loves it also. At
the end of 'Broadway to
Sinai,' we did Tevye's dream
from Fiddler on the Roof, it
was our biggest number and
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"The rabbis, cantor and
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some of the congregants
were the seven dwarfs. They
did the megillah reading in
character. This Purim,
`Goldylox' will probably be
sampling the Three Bears'
hamantashen."
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As a child, Schatz was
taken to Broadway shows by
her parents, Bob and Millie
Molner, who now live in
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Southfield.
"There was always
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Broadway music in the
house," Schatz said. "My
parents owned every
musical ever made."
At age 3, Schatz began per-
forming. By the time she
was 4, anybody who came
into her house had to watch
little Irene perform.
"I was always entertain-
ing," she said. "When I was
4 years old, I took modern
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dance and that's when it hit
me. I was hooked. I just real-
ly loved it."
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Not long after, Schatz's in-
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expanded to art,
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By age 11, the precocious
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directed a nursery school
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and day camp at her Oak
Park home.
"When I was 15, I charged
$3 a week per child," she
said. "I remember doing
shows and inviting the
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of performances."
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Wearing denim skirts and
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red-checkered shirts, the
then-13-year-old and her
best friend entertained at
birthday parties, calling
themselves The
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her theatrical endeavor un-
til she graduated from Oak
Park High School in 1967.
"I never thought she'd still
be entertaining today," her
father said. "While she was
very enterprising as a young
kid, she was basically shy —
even though she related well
to children."
On the other hand,
Schatz's mother knew her
daughter would continue ac-
ting.
"We were always inter-
ested in theater, and she was
exposed to it," Millie Molner
said. "I think she's a
tremendous actress. She's
enthusiastic and very
dedicated and as a result she
gets the best out of everyone
who's involved in her pro-
ductions. Some adults in her

"Some adults in her
shows are very
surprised that they
even had the
talent. Irene has
got a lot of
accolades."
Millie Molner

shows are very surprised
that they even had the tal-
ent. Irene has got a lot of ac-
colades."
Even Schatz's husband,
Arthur, who performs
medical exams during the
day, performs in his wife's
productions in the evening
at the temple.
Their 10-year-old daughter
Jennifer, like her mother,
has been acting since she
was a toddler. At 4, the
youngster starred in a na-
tional commercial for Sears
as the little girl whose
parents bought her a new
bike.
Schatz's commercial
credits include an
Oldsmobile commercial that
featured Mickey Rooney.
"I remember he was a real
perfectionist," Schatz said of
Rooney. "I had a great time
working with him. He was
funny and had incredible
energy."
While an intern at the
University of Miami's
School of Medicine, Depart-
ment of Family Medicine, in
1974, Schatz directed its
simulated patient program.
Actors were brought in to
play patients, and medical
students interviewed them.
Since then, she has ap-
peared in several medical
industrial films and is an
assistant adjunct professor
at University of Miami,
where she teaches medical
interviewing and human
sexuality.

As a child, Schatz had a
secular Jewish upbringing
that stressed the cultural
and historical perspective of
Judaism. She, her brother
and her parents were mem-
bers of the Jewish Parents
Institute.
Now with a family of her
own, Schatz is a Reform Jew.
Next on her theatrical
schedule is "Ojus Loves
Broadway," a production put
on by her daughter and
students at Ojus Elementary
School in North Miami
Beach.
"I really enjoy working
with kids," she said. "They
are so spontaneous and not
afraid to take risks. They'll
try anything.



RosenShontz
In Ann Arbor

RosenShontz will perform
family songs 1:30 p.m. Feb.
25 at the Michigan Theater.
RosenShontz's Gary Rosen
and Bill Shontz have enter-
tained children with their
songs, "My Security
Blanket," "Rock 'n Roll
Teddy Bear" and "Sleep,
Sleep, You Gotta Go To
Sleep Right Now."
There is a charge. For in-
formation, call the theater,
668-8397.

Children's Show
At Marquis

The Arabian tale of
Aladdin's adventures when
he finds a lamp containing a
magic genie will be perform-
ed in the Marquis Theatre's
production of Aladdin and
the Wonderful Lamp March
10 -April 1.
There is a charge. For in-
formation, call the theater,
349-8110.

Temple Plans
Balalaika Concert

The Balalaika Orchestra
of Detroit will perform at the
Birmingham Temple 7:30
p.m. March 4. A reception
follows the performance.
The 10-piece group plays
Russian, Yiddish and gypsy
melodies.
There is a charge. For in-
formation, call the temple,
477-1410.

Bob Posch
Back At Duffy's

Comedian Bob Posch has
returned to Duffy's Water-
front Inn, Union Lake, 9
p.m. and 11 p.m. Friday and
Saturday.
There is a charge. For in-
formation, call Duffy's, 363-
9469.

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