Recurring EventALEICHEM SHOLOM! The Wit and Wisdom of Sholom Aleichem
ALEICHEM SHOLOM! The Wit and Wisdom of Sholom Aleichem
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2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Sunday, October 03, 2021

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Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 - between Wilshire and Arizona, one block east of the Third Street Promenade in beautiful downtown Santa Monica.

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310-394-9779 x1
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Brilliant performances! The Tolucan Times."Brilliant portrayals. You will be just as captivated as I was! Just plain brilliant! exclaims playwright/performer Wendy Michaels.


This joyous and poignant musical follows the beloved Yiddish story-teller and his mespoche, as he spins tales of his loves and losses, his fame and his failures, his travels, his travails and the tremendous optimism that kept him going against all odds. Based on Sholom Aleichem's letters and tales, the controversy surrounding his stories and plays, and his passionate involvement in the creation of a new homeland coupled with the personal recollections of those who knew him first hand, Aleichem Sholom is written by the internationally acclaimed team of Chris DeCarlo and Evelyn Rudie, with lilting songs by Emery Bernauer, E. Rudie and Sholom Aleichem himself.


The 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. Evelyn Rudie is an all-around theatrical wizard…Mr. DeCarlo's characterization is faultless. Casting Call Aleichem Sholom is presented by the Santa Monica Playhouse Jewish Heritage Project, supporting productions that keep the unique richness of Jewish theatre alive. '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 Santa Monica Playhouse is supported in part by grants from the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission, the Ahmanson Foundation, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture and Playhouse PALS.