National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene presents one of the most popular operettas of the Roaring Twenties about a beautiful young woman named Goldele. Presented in Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles. More…
Goldele was abandoned by her parents and raised by local innkeepers somewhere in the Russian Empire. After the town hears that the young lady has inherited her father’s fortune, she draws the attention of many would-be suitors. Goldele eventually finds her way to America, bringing various characters from her European shtetl with her, and sets about to find the man she will marry. After a successful run in 2015, Folksbiene brings back its revival for an encore run.
See it if Wonderful old fashioned 90yo revival. Great music/talent. Well staged/choreographed. Innocent not trying to be clever. Refreshing. Cudos!
Don't see it if The subtitle should easily have been a foot lower and that would've made it easier on the eyes.
See it if You like romantic old fashioned musicals or operetta. The talent is excellent.
Don't see it if You aren't in the mood to read subtitles as the show is performed in Yiddish.
See it if you want the rare opportunity to see a faithful revival of a classic Yiddish musical, in its original language & w/high production values.
Don't see it if you really object to supertitles. Otherwise, this is a truly enchanting & enjoyable experience.
See it if you like beautiful voices and old fashioned musicals; you'd like to look through a window into a not so distant theatrical era
Don't see it if you would be uncomfortable reading subtitles while watching a foreign language play.
See it if You enjoy Yiddish theatre. Want to hear beautiful operatic voices. Like Yiddish humor.
Don't see it if You can't deal with English sub-titles placed high above the stage action so if you are looking at the words you miss some of the acting !
See it if you you want to remember melodies that will stick in your head! Great cast! Great dancing! One of the best shows around. Don't miss it!!
Don't see it if you don't want to be bothered reading supertitles.
See it if You like great musical performances and care about the struggles of immigrants assimilating into American culture; are a romantic
Don't see it if You cannot understand Yiddish and hate subtitles; Have no heart: Do not like beautiful romantic stories and big personalities
See it if You like operettas, large ensembles that are well-cast and directed, tuneful and exuberant theater, simple plot that's touching. I loved it.
Don't see it if You want serious drama, don't like supertitles, are looking for a big plot, don't like old-fashioned, Yiddish Theater, romance, some farce.
See it if you enjoy operetta with great voices and a look at the Yiddish stage in New York circa 1923
Don't see it if you expect realistic characters and situations and don't like reading surtitles.
See it if You enjoy PHENOMENAL vocals from great actors enjoying themselves. Cute romantic comedy. Fun to see something from a different culture.
Don't see it if The up and down of reading the super-titles while trying to catch what was happening was a little exhausting. And it is very over the top.
See it if You don't have to be Jewish! The score and the staging are heavenly. Cameron Johnson, the lead baritone, is excellent and adorable
Don't see it if A trip back to the Yiddish theater in NY a century ago, Not just a period piece -- entertaining musical theater. Cameron Johnson is a star!
See it if You want an entertaining introduction to an historical art form (Yiddish Theater) and learn more of its importance to immigrants of the time
Don't see it if You need to understand what the actors are saying and don't want to read super titles. You like nuanced characters.
See it if Captivating, energetic revival of a classic Yiddish theater operetta from 1923. Vocals were out of this world; cast exuded joy & delight.
Don't see it if There are English and Russian subtitles projected above; personally, this enhanced my enjoyment. Plot was pure silliness; a fun evening!
See it if You enjoy musicals/operettas. Wonderful cast having fun onstage. Super-titles explain everything. Wed. from 4-8 museum is free. Do both.
Don't see it if No sure why you would not go, unless you hate musicals or cannot read super-titles.
See it if You want to see a fine wonderfully talented & engaging cast perform a rare & ageless piece of theatre history, a fun fully realized operetta
Don't see it if You don't like operettas, things Yiddish or subtitles, charming or historical entertainments performed by a first-rate cast & orchestra.
See it if you like golden-age musicals with highly melodic score, superb singing and dancing, large cast and orchestra. Funny, very light plot, a gem.
Don't see it if you simply don't do supertitles, but don't let the Yiddish language or operetta tag keep you from seeing this charmingly delightful offering
See it if want to try something a bit different--it's opera meets musical comedy, want an opportunity to see some authentic Yiddish theater
Don't see it if don't like Fiddler on the Roof, operatic singing or old fashioned storytelling
See it if you are interested in Yiddish theatre or more broadly in the styles of popular entertainment of the early 20th Century.
Don't see it if you prefer a contemporary sound or have difficulty reading super-titles for works not performed in English.
See it if you like operettas, you're interested in musicals with Jewish themes, you're interested in light & fun with great singing. Intimate venue
Don't see it if you don't want to read supertitles (it's in Yiddish), you don't like operettas. Expect an audience that talks throughout the whole show, too
See it if masterfully done operetta, gorgeous singing,sentiment, emotion, farce all at once-gives you an understanding of why these shows were popular
Don't see it if no tolerance for sweet entertainment, bored with hardly surprising plots and broad characters
See it if you love operettas and some great young voices. Also, if you enjoy the 20's silent film era. A must see.
Don't see it if you don't like reading subtitles as it is in Yiddish
See it if You would enjoy hearing Yiddish and seeing a wonderful period piece joyfully and lovingly performed.
Don't see it if You only enjoy contemporary theatre and don't want to use subtitles.
See it if you love operetta, top-notch singing, & glimpse how Yiddish theater helped immigrants assimilate. A jewel of a production!
Don't see it if you don't like operetta or supra-titles. This is a perfect production, but if you don't like operetta who cares? But so delightful; try it!