Soul Doctor is a musical journey that tells the story of the father of popular Jewish music, Shlomo Carlebach and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone. More…
After his escape from Nazi Germany, the young Rabbi Shlomo befriended the legendary jazz singer Nina Simone who introduced him to soul and gospel music. With the “High Priestess of Soul” as his inspiration, Shlomo created a new sound with melodies that fused his roots with American popular music. With his meteoric rise as a "Rock Star Rabbi,” he struggled to harmonize his traditional beliefs with the "free love" generation of the 1960s. Today, his uplifting music and message help to define America’s most defiant era.
See it if You like quirky-interesting but real-life stories, told in a lively, fast-paced way with good music and staging
Don't see it if You aren't interested in Josephine Baker or stories about religious ways of life, or musicals
See it if you can't get tickets to much else. It's a decent story. Got a lot harsher reviews than necessary. Felt like a high school production though
Don't see it if you want to see a masterfully written and acted musical that will move you.
See it if you enjoy jewish culture and are interested in learning more about the side this show covers
Don't see it if you want to see something well written... it's good, but not the best
See it if You want to learn more about Shlomo Carlebach and his story.
Don't see it if You're looking for a transformative theater experience. This show is pretty basic and frankly quite dull. I found myself wanting it to end.