Santa Monica, CA, June 04, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Santa Monica Playhouse presents the World Premiere of Aleichem Sholom! The Wit and Wisdom of Sholom Aleichem -The fifth offering in the Playhouse Sholom Aleichem catalog of musicals, part of the Playhouse Jewish Heritage Project at Santa Monica Playhouse - playing weekends through June 25th, 2018.
"'Sholom Aleichem' means 'Hello, peace be with you.' For Santa Monica Playhouse it means 'richness in Jewish theatre for the community to enjoy.'" (The Messenger)
Take a journey through the life, loves and laughter of the world's most beloved Yiddish humorist, as you are treated to an in-depth look at the foolish philosophers, philosophical fools, comical shtetl folk and not-so-comical scoundrels that populated Sholom Aleichem's real and fantasy worlds. It's a bold and bittersweet, raucous and romantic musical comedy that celebrates the great man's 102nd Yahrzeit. journeying through his loves and losses, the controversy surrounding his stories and plays, his fame and his failures, his passionate involvement in the creation of a new homeland, his travels, his travails and the tremendous joy and optimism that kept him going against all odds, and touched the hearts of millions of audiences and readers across the globe.
The new musical stars veteran performer Chris DeCarlo, who once again assays the role of the beloved author, a characterization which has been enjoyed by more than a quarter of a million audience members, and Evelyn Rudie, who has created and portrayed more than three dozen Sholom Aleichem characters in over 2,000 performances to date. Arthur R. Thompkins directs.
"Evelyn Rudie is an all-around theatrical wizard...Mr. DeCarlo's characterization is faultless." (Casting Call)
Written by and Starring Chris DeCarlo* & Evelyn Rudie*with music by Ben Weisman, Emery Bernauer, E. Rudie and Sholom Aleichem himself. Period costumes by award-winning designer Ashley Hayes, and lighting, video and set design by James Cooper.
Aleichem Sholom plays Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3:30 pm through June 25, 2018. Tickets are $35. Purchase on line at http://SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com or call the Playhouse Box Office at 310-394-9779 ext.1.
The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse is at 1211 4th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401 in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica. There is convenient parking directly across the street in city lot #1. By public transportation: take the Santa Monica Blue Bus or the LA Metro Rapid #720 and exit at 4th and Wilshire, or take the Metro Expo line to 4th and Colorado.
The Jewish Heritage Project at Santa Monica Playhouse is a program that supports the creation and presentation of productions and experiences that keep the unique richness of Jewish theatre alive, honor the historical and cultural importance of Jewish heritage, and insure that new generations of theatre-goers appreciate and celebrate the life experience of Jewish ancestry, literature and tradition.
*Member Actors' Equity Association