Non-Registered Critics: Wendy Paris

Jun

Aleichem Sholom! The wit and wisdom of Sholom Aleichem

The play itself is episodic, and it was hard to hear many of the lyrics in the half-dozen songs (some of which Aleichem wrote himself), which may have been due to a problem with the microphone on opening night.

Neither of these issues seemed to bother the audience, who laughed and clapped. Several stood at the end for an ovation. It made me think of the heyday of vaudeville in New York, and how exciting and reassuring it must have felt for dazed immigrants on the Lower East Side to hear the language of their childhoods spoken, the cadence and jokes and zeitgeist. 

sweet - ...read full review

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