WHO IS UNSUNG HEROES
“It takes a village to raise a child. These shows are my children, these people my village.”
Neal Dlin, Founder and Artistic Producer
Unsung Heroes Productions
Unsung Heroes Productions is the evolution of The Barbara Pinchuk Unsung Heroes Legacy Project. Conceived in 2012, 3 years after Barbara's passing, her son Neal wanted to find a way to honour his mom. Barbara was a single mother raising three children in poverty.
Now today, we are in our 10th year and have raised over $600,000 for our charity partners. And we do this all through three things she loved dearly, music, theatre and community.
We want to thank all of the incredible people behind Unsung Heroes Productions, without whom, none of this would be possible.
A BRIEF HISTORY
THE BROADWAY PROJECT - Mental Health
In our inaugural year, we produced a show called the Broadway project which was just that. Our charitable focus was mental health research in partnership with the Weizmann Institute of Science.
SING FOR TOMORROW - Poverty
In our second year we renamed the show, Sing for Tomorrow, helping to send kids to camp in partnership with Jewish Family & Child
SING FOR TOMORROW - Leukemia
In 2015 our Sing for Tomorrow show was our first to partner with Imagine a Cure for Leukemia.
4TH ANNUAL UNSUNG - Leukemia
Our 4th annual show not only sold out but did so in record time, setting a standard for our annual shows that would continue
THE TEEN EDITION - Mental Health
Working with Partners for Mental Health, talented teens took to the stage fight the stigma and raise awareness.
CAMP FIRESONG - Poverty
An acoustic concert like no other, taking our audience back to their camp days to help send kids to camp.
UNSUNG 5 - Leukemia
By our 5th annual show, we couldn't believe that the Unsung brand had grown so much, we simply referred to the show as Unsung 5
WHO NU? - Poverty
Celebrating Jewish composers and singers, Who Nu musical revue again raised funds to help send kids to summer camp through JF&CS
UNSUNG 6 - Leukemia
Our 6th annual show was our biggest yet with amazing talent, this professional production sold out early and was our top grossing show to date!
UNSUNG 7 (Virtual) - Paediatric Cancer
With a global pandemic raging, our 7th annual show became our 1st (and likely last) virtual show. The cast and crew took a major pivot to create a beautiful virtual production that raised funds to help send kids with cancer to Camp Ooch.
UNSUNG 8 - Mental Health
Unsung 8 was a live show only shortly after theatres were open to full capacity. A show for jack.org mental health was the right fit as everyone was feeling the impact of lockdowns