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  Aleichem Sholom! The Wit and Wisdom of Sholom Aleichem Reviews
Aleichem Sholom! The Wit and Wisdom of Sholom Aleichem
Santa Monica Playhouse

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Broadway World- Highly Recommended

"...DeCarlo's amazing portrayal of Aleichem is the heart of the show, for it is his sharing of all the people he has encountered in his life (or imagination) that populate the many humorous or heartbreaking tales shared in this musical. As he literally switches hats, vests, ties and jackets, new characters emerge to share their lives with us. Costumer Ashley Hayes is to be commended for her many dazzling, historically correct and beautiful ensembles worn so stunningly during the show."
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Shari Barrett



LA Splash- Recommended

"...Happily for audiences, Chris DeCarlo does not act the role of Sholom. He has become the reincarnation of Sholom as the writer goes on speaking tours touting his works - while his wife spends more time asking his publishers for the money he is earning than taking in the view. Evelyn Rudie does a superb job of portraying Sholom's formidable wife, torn between the practical and the esoteric. For she is a nascent feminist who works as a trained dentist - a female dentist in the nineteenth century! - with her earnings helping to keep a large family afloat while Sholom hobnobs with his countrymen gathering stories to tell."
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Elaine Mura



The Tolucan Times- Recommended

"...Aleichem Sholom is well crafted in all the right ways. With simple background images displayed on a projection screen and no set changes, the minimal production is impactful as it keeps the audience focused on the substance of the great monologues and dialogues. There are also eight catchy and engaging songs."
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Shawn Dhanak



Stage Raw- Somewhat Recommended

"...Ultimately, though, the slightness of the material belies the show's point: It's essentially a love story, charting a relationship that has spanned half a century. Their charisma together is impressive, and they possess what appears to be a genuine closeness that comes across as a great stage partnership. The result is a show that's a little iconic that holds a place within a larger body of work, more than itself alone."
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Paul Birchall