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“You have to do it or your soul dies,” says Sharon Ohrenstein, in her daughter’s award-winning film The Fabulous Ohs, the Marriage and the Music. This documentary chronicles the marriage and career of her parents, Sharon and David Ohrenstein who lived a sometimes unsteady, but undeniably magical life spent chasing a career in the performing arts. The Ohrensteins met in Sarasota, Florida, where David was working as a part-time composer and concert pianist, and Sharon, as an actress and singer. A whirlwind romance led to a marriage in which both initially performed in their own separate shows until a one-off concert performed in tandem became their most successful gig. That inspired a career as a traveling act, performing numbers from Broadway and historical musicals, carving out a career in the arts. Touching and heartfelt, The Fabulous Ohs speaks to the resiliency and willpower Sharon and David displayed chasing their dream to bring their original music to the world, while living in a city like Sarasota, far away from the art meccas of New York and Los Angeles.

Accompanying the film premiere is a discussion with director Kathryn Parks and film subjects Sharon & David Ohrenstein. To view the conversation please click here.


Closed captions for this film were made possible with the generous support of the Miami Jewish Abilities Alliance, a program of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    45 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    South Florida Premiere
  • Director
    Kathryn Parks
  • Screenwriter
    Kathryn Parks
  • Cast
    Sharon Ohrenstein, David Ohrenstein
  • Cinematographer
    Dylan Jon Wade Cox
  • Editor
    Kathryn Parks