Hebrew hottie Judah Maccabee is torn between Judaism and the allure of the modern world around him. Join him on his quest for answers as he tries out for the Olympics, falls for a Greek "goddess" and discovers his destiny, with a little help from his crew and the world's first Valley Girl. Forget everything you've heard about the oil lasting eight nights: THIS is the true story of Hanukkah, sort of. Book and additional music and lyrics by Chayim Ben Za'ev; Lyrics by Richard Jarboe; Music by Harvey Shield. The show stars Craig Schulman, who lit up the Broadway stage as Jean Valjean in the international musical hit Les Miserables. Maccabeat! is presented as part of the 2007 New York Musical Theatre Festival.