1999, 2007, 2017

Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days

Based on Jules Vern's
Book, lyrics and music by Yaron Kafkafi

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2017
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The 2017 revival of "Around the World in 80 Days" will star Harel Skaat as Phileas Fogg, Zvika Hadar as Passepartout, Roni Dalumi as Auda the Indian Princess, and Hanna Laslo as a female take on detective Fix.

December 2017, The Opera House Tel-Aviv.

2007
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A British gentleman by the name of Phileas Fogg (Lior Ashkenazi) makes a bet with his fellow members from the Reform Club that he can travel around the world in eighty days. Accompanies him throughout his journey is his funny French resourceful servant - Jean Passepartout (Eli Yatzpan).Fogg uses all available vehicles in the year 1872
English detective named Fix (
David Kigler) suspects that Fogg is the bank robber who escaped England with the loot. Fix decides to pursue Fogg from continent to continent and to bring him to trial in England.
In India Fogg insists of rescuing an Indian princess (
Hadas Moreno) who's about to be burned alive in her husband's funeral. Princess Auda joins them and falls in love Phileas Fogg.
In America they meet an indian chief (
Michael Lewis). The chief helps them to get back to England in time.

1999
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Oded Menashe stars as English aristocrat Phileas Fogg in the classic Jules Verne adventure story, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS. The year is 1872, and in order to win a gentleman's wager, Fogg must circumnavigate the globe in a mere 80 days! But time won't be his only adversary, because hot on his trail is a private detective named Fix (Yigal Adika) who suspects Fogg is escaping town with stolen loot. With his hilarious and trusted manservant Passepartout (Israel Katorza) at his side, Fogg uses every form of transportation imaginable to aid him in his quest. Galit Giat plays Aouda, the Indian princess, whom Fogg saves and falls in love with. Come along on this whirlwind journey across the globe that's filled with romance, exotic dances and exquisite original music. AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS is a magnificent, lighthearted family adventure that is enlivened by its all-star performers.

Phileas Fogg: ODED MENASHE
Passepartout: ISRAEL KATORZA
Princess Aouda: GALIT GIAT
Detective Fix: YIGAL ADIKA

With:
HANNI BEN SHABAT
VIKI BAREL
KOBBI VAKNIN
OREN YAIR
TALI MINKOV
ROI MASOORI
MOTTI MARTSIANO
MICHAEL EINAV
ALON KOL
ETI KASTRO
KEREN RON
ALON SHALGAL

Additional Singers:
DALIT CAHANA, YARON KAFKAFI

Guitars:
AVI SINGOLDA
JEFFERY STEVEN TUTTLE

A YOCHELMAN-ASHER-FRIEDMAN Production

Book, Lyrics and Music: YARON KAFKAFI
Based on the novel by JULES VERNE


Set Design: EREZ YANIV
Costume Design: YUVAL KASPIN
Vocal Supervision: DALIT CAHANA

Production Manager: CHAVA LEVY
Assistant to Mr. Kafkafi: ELAD WEISMAN
Publicity: BELKIN
Public Relations & Merchandise: SARI ISRAELI
Poster & Logo: PHILIP BULAKIA
Commercial Poster's Still Photographer: GILAD LAROM
Site's Pictures: LINDA BEIZER

Recorded At SIGMA STUDIOUS September 1999
Digital Editing: DVD MASTER

Choreography: CLAUDE DADYA
Director: YARON KAFKAFI

World premiere: December 4, 1999, 'Cinerama' Auditorium, Tel-Aviv.

Yaron Kafkafi adapted Jules Verne’s novel to a play, he’s also responsible for the music and the direction. His direction is meticulous and rhythmic, and the music is catchy and diverse. He is excellent in merging music with staging and plot, thus creates harmony between the different layers.
Yehuda Biton - HaAretz - Dec. 5, 1999
The Musical "Around The World In Eighty Days" does what hasn't been done here in awhile: respects our kids' intelligence. …Two hours overflowing with pleasure.
Anat Lev-Adler, Yediot Ahronot - Dec. 12, 2007
2007 - Videos
  • Around the World in 80 Days

    Lior Ashkenazi as Phileas Fogg and Eli Jaspan as Passepartout in Yaron Kafkafi's original musical - Around the World in 80 Days. (With English subtitles)
    Act I - 2nd song.

    Directed by
    Yaron Kafkafi | Produced by Yochelman-Asher Productions 2007

  • A Difficult Man

    Lior Ashkenazi as Phileas Fogg and Eli Jaspan as Passepartout in Yaron Kafkafi's original musical - Around the World in 80 Days. (With English subtitles)
    Act I - 1st song.

    Directed by
    Yaron Kafkafi | Produced by Yochelman-Asher Productions 2007

  • Around the World in 80 Days

    Video clip from the 2007 production.

  • Around the World in 80 Days

    The 2007 production - complete show.

    Directed by Yaron Kafkafi
    Produced by Yochelman-Asher Productions 2007

1999 - Videos
  • Around the World in 80 Days - 1999

    All the songs from the 1999 first production of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS. The cast members are telling the story in their own words.
    Directed by
    Yaron Kafkafi | Produced by Yochelman-Asher Productions 1999

  • Would You Look At Me?

    Galit Giat as Princess Auda has feelings for the British gentlemen who saved her life. This song expresses her frustrated for not being able to get Mr. Phileas Fogg's attention.

    Directed by
    Yaron Kafkafi | Produced by Yochelman-Asher Productions 1999

  • Around the World in 80 Days

    Video clip from the 1999 production. (Directed by Rani Saar)

1999 - Photos

Photos courtesy Linda Beizer