"Brilliant performances!" Tolucan Times Read the full review here!
"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...Set to music, the talented performers from the Santa Monica Playhouse tell his story with compassion, humor, songs, and pure fun." LASplash. Read the full review here!
“ ‘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
“Because of these Rudie-DeCarlo musicals, the rich heritage of the first author to write in Yiddish is freshly presented to enjoy anew.” Backstage
"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. It’s grounding to see this part of our shared past re-created in sunny Santa Monica, whether or not we actually grew up on tales of shtetl life. These stories of inequity and triumph, love and laughter, family and religion are part of our heritage and identity, and connect us to a part of ourselves." Jewish Journal Read the full review here!
"No doubt you will be just as captivated as I was..." BroadwayWorld. Read the full review here!
“Sholom Aleichem comes alive for us under the expertise of Evelyn Rudie and Chris DeCarlo, who has been portraying Sholom Aleichem since 1976 and who has captured the essence of the man, not by accent but by a fully fleshed out persona.” Beverly Hills Outlook
“Evelyn Rudie is an all-around theatrical wizard…Mr. DeCarlo’s characterization is faultless.” Casting Call
“I will never forget my evening with Sholom Aleichem, and I thank you for bringing him so beautifully back ‘To Life’.” Lillian Aderman Moller (Second Cousin of Sholom Aleichem)
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“Our sincere appreciation for the outstanding evening we experienced at the Santa Monica Playhouse during our theater party…we had no problem selling out the house. Your group is to be commended for the enthusiasm, talent and entertainment offered. The City of Santa Monica is fortunate to have a theater such as the Santa Monica Playhouse.” Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America
“A delightful evening. Our group thoroughly enjoyed your spirited performance.” Friends of the Visual Arts Center of Beer Sheva
“This was a fantastic totally Jewish show greatly appreciated and enjoyed by our party of Sisterhood members.” D. F., Leisure World